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Old 04-14-2007, 05:28 PM
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Hello, I've been fortunate enough to get a new job and have the choice of moving to albuquerque or Tucson. I've been to albuquerque twice for a short period of time and like what I saw, but I've never been to Tucson. Does any one have any advice on comparing the two cities?? I am a single female moving by myself and don't know anyone in either city. So I would like a safe place to live and I like the outdoors. I don't like all the new developements and prefer older more established communities. But I guess all cities have booming new developement areas these days. I'll have to rent a house probably for the first year, but would like to buy one eventually. Any help on comparing the two cities would be nice.
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Old 04-14-2007, 05:58 PM
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Towns are somewhat similar. Obviously the weather is a little nicer in Tucson in winter and in Alb in summer. Both are great outdoors places but if you snow ski pick Alb. If you hike, pick Tucson.

I like the UA better than UNM although both are nice. Old Town Alb is better than anything in Tucson, but Tucson has a little more cosmopolitian feel.

Mexican food is slightly different but both are great.

Traffic is bad in both but probably worse in Tucson simply because there is little viable freeway in Tucson while Alb has two freeways that intersect in the middle of town.

Alb is greener and has the river (with water in it) but Tucson (dry rivers) has a little more spectacular backdrop and the uniqueness of the Saguaro stands.

both have some of those type of neighborhoods you like.

Overall, I like Tucson a little better (lived there) but I think Alb would be a nice place and I might like it more if I had ever lived there instead of just visiting.
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