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Old 01-10-2007, 12:15 PM
 
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Are Tucson and Austin similar at all? Both large college towns, very hot in the summer ...
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Old 01-10-2007, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Anywhere but here!
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I also responded to another post of yours regarding Phoenix/Vegas, however between Tucson and Austin, GO AUSTIN! I don't know what kind of climate or surroundings you are looking for...but in my honest opinion Austin would rank way over Tucson! Good luck on your search!
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Old 01-10-2007, 12:56 PM
 
Location: South Bay, California
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Tuscon is about 10 degrees hotter in the summer than Austin. That's about all I know.
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Old 01-10-2007, 05:28 PM
 
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Default We looked at both.............

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Are Tucson and Austin similar at all? Both large college towns, very hot in the summer ...
We looked at both as a place for retirement. Austin did nothing for us. We are moving to Tucson in April.
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Old 01-10-2007, 10:11 PM
 
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It would probably come down to how you feel about the desert in general. Do you hate humidity, hate rain, and think sticking your head in an oven with 5% humidity feels idea? Do you want to see some mountains nearby and love dry skin? Then move to Tucson.

If none of the above applies, check out Austin. Although personally, I think Austin is a far overrated city.
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Old 01-11-2007, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Austin TX
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punkzip, I responded to your post about this in the Austin forum.
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Old 01-12-2007, 09:34 AM
 
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Default asking the same q myself- austin vs. tucson?....

i live in central az., and want to get back to a more happening culture....i am 100% texan, grew up in houston, and love austin....but for my business it is easier to stay in az.....they are both fun cities, especially if you are less of a "mainstream" person....the treasures of tucson are a bit harder to find...but that makes it cool....i go down a lot and frequent markets, restaurants, etc, that my friends that have lived there for years know nothing about...
i think austin has more going on...but my sister and bro-in-law, and many others that have lived there for a while all are getting out....i don't really understand this, but it is the case...i think they are both kinda "slacker" towns, but they both have opportunity for creative individuals...
as far as climate- i cannot imagine any climate worse than south texas...houston is worse than austin, but not much...sure it is hot in the summer in tucson, but 105 w/ 15% humidity feels far better than 95 with 95% humidity.....
the other main reason i am choosing tucson is the proximity to real wilderness....the white mtns., chiricahuas, the sea of cortez,the sonoran desert, all these far far outrank any place in central texas for solitude and beauty...i love the hill country of tx, but the parks are very small...almost all the land in texas is private...and glorious big bend is closer to tucson than austin....
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Old 01-13-2007, 11:21 PM
 
Location: way out west
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Horacewayne said it all . . . except I enjoy the lack of mosquito torture every evening in Tucson . . . Lived 16 years in TX and those TX 'skeeters' just about killed me! I had to keep ice packs on the bites to get the swelling down - which for me was from elbow to wrist when they got me on the forearm.

The hill country of Texas is lovely, but I really missed the BLM access to the public that other western states have so much of - like Arizona. That's one big reason I stay.
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Old 01-20-2007, 06:31 PM
 
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My choice is Tucson! It is beautiful. Very hot, but no where near as hot as Phoenix!! I grew up in Tucson, and than moved to Phoenix - lived there 16 years. Phoenix is dirty and hotter than the blazes (11 months of the year). Tucson is nice, and it feels more family oriented. Hope that helps!
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Old 01-21-2007, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Tulsa
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My choice is Tucson! It is beautiful. Very hot, but no where near as hot as Phoenix!! I grew up in Tucson, and than moved to Phoenix - lived there 16 years. Phoenix is dirty and hotter than the blazes (11 months of the year). Tucson is nice, and it feels more family oriented. Hope that helps!
What areas of Tucson would you avoid living in? Reason I ask is that we might be moving there for retirement and will have maybe only around $200K or less to spend on housing. Are there any decent remanufactured housing areas like there are in Henderson or Boulder City, NV in the Tucson area? Or, how about those areas to the south of Tucson like Green Valley or Rio Rico?
Thanks for any feedback,
Best regards,
Tom
Tulsa
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