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Old 01-13-2007, 06:56 PM
 
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Hello everyone, I'm from Long Island NY and will be moving to Tucson soon. My husband and I are 40 years old, and are interested in buying a manufactured home within a 20 minute drive from the University. I need horse property for my 20 cats, so i can build them their own quarters. My questions are: Are there nice manufactured home communitys close to the U OF A, and which parts of town would they be in? Also, will there be a problem with my cats if they're ouside in a closed up pen, with respect to bugs and coyotes? And, any information about Tucson in general, or the pre-fab communities would be appreciated. Thank you for your input.

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Old 01-13-2007, 09:51 PM
 
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Hi June
Im new here too, and have no idea about the pre fab homes....but just wanted to say hi...we moved from Plainedge...got here July 3rd...dont miss Long Island at all ... well maybe.....the FOOD.
Debra
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Old 01-14-2007, 11:22 AM
 
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Have you visited Tucson on a house hunt yet? Seeing for yourself will be most helpful.
Since the University of AZ is sort of the middle of the area, you can get there from just about anywhere in about 30 minutes -
Except during 'snowbird' time between November and March. The roads are much more crowded then, and everything takes longer.

If you want acreage, you pretty much have to commit to outlying communities:

North of Tucson, you'll find Catalina and Oracle have some options in acreage & older manufactured homes. Oracle is another 15 min. or more drive from the University.
South of Tucson, you'll find a few around Vail, Coronado, Sahuarita, Green Valley.
You might also look around the west side of Tucson, literally in the Tucson Mountains - west side of Tucson would be the closest drive to the Univ.
Also might consider Picture Rock area - further west/northish beyond the Tucson Mountains - longer drive, but lots of manufactured older homes on acreage.

Hope that's not TMI (too much information)! Best wishes and welcome to Tucson!

We have several very active animal rescue organizations.
Since you are into cats, you might be interested in volunteering with the Hermitage Cat Shelter volunteers - a no kill policy sort of group.
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Old 01-14-2007, 02:54 PM
 
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Hi June
Im new here too, and have no idea about the pre fab homes....but just wanted to say hi...we moved from Plainedge...got here July 3rd...dont miss Long Island at all ... well maybe.....the FOOD.
Debra
Hello Debra and thank you for the response. Im glad i heard from someone from Long Island telling me they dont miss it. Ill miss my family thats about it, but they can visit. How are your neighbors? Are they friendly out there, you know like Long Island neighborhoods or am i gonna be lonely with no friends.?
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Old 01-14-2007, 03:01 PM
 
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Have you visited Tucson on a house hunt yet? Seeing for yourself will be most helpful.
Since the University of AZ is sort of the middle of the area, you can get there from just about anywhere in about 30 minutes -
Except during 'snowbird' time between November and March. The roads are much more crowded then, and everything takes longer.

If you want acreage, you pretty much have to commit to outlying communities:

North of Tucson, you'll find Catalina and Oracle have some options in acreage & older manufactured homes. Oracle is another 15 min. or more drive from the University.
South of Tucson, you'll find a few around Vail, Coronado, Sahuarita, Green Valley.
You might also look around the west side of Tucson, literally in the Tucson Mountains - west side of Tucson would be the closest drive to the Univ.
Also might consider Picture Rock area - further west/northish beyond the Tucson Mountains - longer drive, but lots of manufactured older homes on acreage.

Hope that's not TMI (too much information)! Best wishes and welcome to Tucson!

We have several very active animal rescue organizations.
Since you are into cats, you might be interested in volunteering with the Hermitage Cat Shelter volunteers - a no kill policy sort of group.
Hello and thank you. Yes i did hunt for prefab homes, but I was only there for 3 hours and the realtor I used didnt know her way around. So we kept getting lost. Very upsetting. About the cat shelter, i will go there if i have time, you see thats how I got 20 cats, they are all rescued. And i dont need anymore. im actually buying a home there for them. I would prefer a pool side condo. to live in, but cant because of all my animals. Oh well they win. And i think the next time I visit I will look into the west side. thank you again and keep in touch. I have lots of Questions.
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Old 02-04-2007, 04:32 PM
 
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Hi .. I suggest looking in the Sahuarita - Vail area just south of Tucson.. lots of 4+acre sites for sale with mobile homes on them starting at about $160k, west of the 19 are even larger mini-ranches all well under $200k.
A large Casino is nearby as well and another one further west.
We are looking in that area as well .. lots of choices & I think these could be good investments as this area is set to grow.
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Old 02-04-2007, 07:27 PM
 
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Hi .. I suggest looking in the Sahuarita - Vail area just south of Tucson.. lots of 4+acre sites for sale with mobile homes on them starting at about $160k, west of the 19 are even larger mini-ranches all well under $200k.
A large Casino is nearby as well and another one further west.
We are looking in that area as well .. lots of choices & I think these could be good investments as this area is set to grow.
Thank you for the information and I wish you luck also. Im hearing horror stories on the manufactured home forums so im a little afraid to buy one. But I have no choice right now this is all I can afford till my hubby gets out of college. And of course this is my only option because i have 20 cats so i wanna build them an arizona room or a barn to live in. Well keep in touch and good luck on your hunt.
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Old 02-06-2007, 08:20 AM
 
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Hello Debra and thank you for the response. Im glad i heard from someone from Long Island telling me they dont miss it. Ill miss my family thats about it, but they can visit. How are your neighbors? Are they friendly out there, you know like Long Island neighborhoods or am i gonna be lonely with no friends.?


June....oh yes, I so miss my family.
I only have neighbors on one side, and they are very sweet. We dont know them very well as yet...but...so Im not sure I/we will have what we had in NY.

No one is out front here in Oro Valley, sitting on the porch/stoop like back east...that makes it harder to make friends with all the block so I'm not sure we will have that again....but I am hoping for it.
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Old 02-06-2007, 11:47 AM
 
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Default Max Cats

You better check with the Tucson Dept of Health or other agency. There may be a maximum number of cats you can board regardless if you are a rescue person.
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Old 02-06-2007, 04:57 PM
 
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Hello Debra and thank you for the response. Im glad i heard from someone from Long Island telling me they dont miss it. Ill miss my family thats about it, but they can visit. How are your neighbors? Are they friendly out there, you know like Long Island neighborhoods or am i gonna be lonely with no friends.?


June....oh yes, I so miss my family.
I only have neighbors on one side, and they are very sweet. We dont know them very well as yet...but...so Im not sure I/we will have what we had in NY.

No one is out front here in Oro Valley, sitting on the porch/stoop like back east...that makes it harder to make friends with all the block so I'm not sure we will have that again....but I am hoping for it.
Thats what my family, who live in Scottsdale AZ told me. But if theres alot of people moving there from NY, Im sure youll come across friendly people.
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