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Old 05-27-2009, 08:03 AM
 
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I'm thinking about buying a house south of downtown- at like 10th and 18th. The area looked strange. There were 400,000 dollar houses among 100,000 dollar houses. I think there were even some section 8 condos. It is right by a police station and very close to downtown. Does anyone know about this area? I was hoping it would have a high future appreciation being that it's right next to downtown. I would be living in it so I do want to know that it is safe. I'm not really familiar with the central/downtown area of Tucson, so any help is greatly appreciated. =)
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Old 05-28-2009, 04:01 PM
 
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there has been some gentrification going on for years down there...thus, the $400K houses....you may be talking about what some call Barrio Viejo S of the TCC, eh??....

if you're comfortable with in-town urban living, it may be good for you...you'll need some appreciation for the history and culture of the area (Hispanic origins, tolerance, mixed backgrounds, architecture)....I think the area has been headed in the right direction for a while now....some older locals may resent newcomers like you, but if you show you're doing good and respect the local traditions, they'll take you in, I think....

lots to consider
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Old 05-28-2009, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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I'm thinking about buying a house south of downtown- at like 10th and 18th. The area looked strange. There were 400,000 dollar houses among 100,000 dollar houses. I think there were even some section 8 condos. It is right by a police station and very close to downtown. Does anyone know about this area? I was hoping it would have a high future appreciation being that it's right next to downtown. I would be living in it so I do want to know that it is safe. I'm not really familiar with the central/downtown area of Tucson, so any help is greatly appreciated. =)
Simply put, Ashmatical . . . definitely, NOT MY CHOICE!
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Old 05-28-2009, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Baja Arizona
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there has been some gentrification going on for years down there...thus, the $400K houses....you may be talking about what some call Barrio Viejo S of the TCC, eh??....

if you're comfortable with in-town urban living, it may be good for you...you'll need some appreciation for the history and culture of the area (Hispanic origins, tolerance, mixed backgrounds, architecture)....I think the area has been headed in the right direction for a while now....some older locals may resent newcomers like you, but if you show you're doing good and respect the local traditions, they'll take you in, I think....

lots to consider
azdr hit the nail on the head, Ash! Not everybody understands, nor could they ever enjoy, the old ideas of another type of Tucson (cultures, traditions, styles) which are such an excellent and incredible part of the downtown area. However, if you're willing to dig in and be a part of that, then... it may well be for you...
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