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Old Yesterday, 06:42 PM
 
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4500 ft elevation probably means 10 degrees cooler in the summer. Is it also booming with new homes?
At 7am, how is the commute to
Veterinary Specialty Center Tucson
4909 N La Cañada Dr, Tucson, AZ?
thanks
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Old Yesterday, 09:24 PM
 
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4500 ft elevation probably means 10 degrees cooler in the summer. Is it also booming with new homes?
At 7am, how is the commute to
Veterinary Specialty Center Tucson
4909 N La Cañada Dr, Tucson, AZ?
thanks

I lived there for a little over a year before we moved to Texas. It is cooler than Tucson and gets more rain the summer and some snow in the winter. When I lived there it seemed that Oracle Road through Oro Valley had endless road projects that slowed the commute down. You are looking at 40 minutes each way or more.



As far as new construction there is that in Saddlebrook west. It is lower elevation than Oracle. Elevations similar to Tucson or Catalina. Oracle has mostly acre plus lots and homes are spread out.



There is lots of wildlife. Javalinas, Coyotes, Deer, Tarantulas, etc.
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Old Today, 06:54 AM
 
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I go trail running and hiking in Oracle a fair amount. Nice place to visit for a few hours, but wouldn't want to live there. The only place to buy staple items in Oracle are a dollar store and a couple of convenience stores. You'll be driving down to Catalina for the closest grocery store (which also tends to be the most expensive chain) or all the way to Oro Valley for all the other shopping you need like Target, Home Depot, etc...

Now if you are trying to get away from people and want peace & quiet, Oracle is great location.

It's a solid 40 minute drive with current road conditions. There is an upcoming two year road project to repave and improve Oracle Road and that is basically the only way into town from Oracle. Could turn that 40 minutes into an hour or more for the next few years.
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Old Today, 10:02 AM
 
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There are many artists who live there. It is very lovely. I love going up for open studios in the spring. But make no mistake it is not convenient to shopping. Closer to Phoenix though if you go there a lot. I would love to live there but it is too far away for me.
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Old Today, 06:43 PM
 
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There are many artists who live there. It is very lovely. I love going up for open studios in the spring. But make no mistake it is not convenient to shopping. Closer to Phoenix though if you go there a lot. I would love to live there but it is too far away for me.

Its not really closer to Phoenix. Its at least 90 miles to Phoenix and probably 40 to downtown Tucson.
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