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Old 11-02-2009, 05:32 PM
 
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My parents want to relocate to Tucson to retire.

They found a place to live in a mobile home park near Monte Vista & N. Alvernon Way.

Can anyone tell me more about this area?

Is it safe for seniors?


Thanks a bunch,

T. Rus
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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My parents want to relocate to Tucson to retire.

They found a place to live in a mobile home park near Monte Vista & N. Alvernon Way.

Can anyone tell me more about this area?

Is it safe for seniors?


Thanks a bunch,

T. Rus
Not really a bad area, T. Rus . . . definitely not the best either.

If you'd like, I'm heading over that way tomorrow and I'll swing by for a closer look if you post or DM the actual address.
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:39 PM
 
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I'm not sure about Monte Vista and Alvernon but my mother bought a MH on Blacklidge near Alvernon (Blacklidge is just one block north of Monte Vista) in "Paradise Village" and was very happy there.

Paradise Village is an Over-55 park and very nicely maintained. My brother took over her MH after she suffered a stroke and he's still residing there very happily.

It's absolutely very midtown Tucson and very densely populated. The closer you get to Grant and Alvernon, the lower the income level (for the most part) and therefore more crime.

If your folks are purchasing in an over-55 park round there, they should be just fine.
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:21 PM
 
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the address is 3825 E Monte Vista Dr.

It's a 55 and over park. Thanks for your help.

T. Rus
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Baja Arizona
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I'm not sure about Monte Vista and Alvernon but my mother bought a MH on Blacklidge near Alvernon (Blacklidge is just one block north of Monte Vista) in "Paradise Village" and was very happy there.

Paradise Village is an Over-55 park and very nicely maintained. My brother took over her MH after she suffered a stroke and he's still residing there very happily.

It's absolutely very midtown Tucson and very densely populated. The closer you get to Grant and Alvernon, the lower the income level (for the most part) and therefore more crime.

If your folks are purchasing in an over-55 park round there, they should be just fine.
That dreaded Grant & Alvernon...
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Old 11-03-2009, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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the address is 3825 E Monte Vista Dr.

It's a 55 and over park. Thanks for your help.

T. Rus
I'll do a Snoop Test tomorrow afternoon, T Rus.
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Old 11-04-2009, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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the address is 3825 E Monte Vista Dr.

It's a 55 and over park. Thanks for your help.

T. Rus
Ok, T Rus . . . here are the results of my unprofessional Snoop Drive-By!

The Desert Flower Mobile Home Park has not aged well and appears to be very rough and run-down from lack of maintenance and basic TLC. The location is not particularly bad but not comfortable walking distance to the simple necessities such as stores, shops and banks.

No expert on Over 55 Parks and no idea of their budget requirements but I feel strongly they can do better.

Once again, let me know if you need more information. Sorry I didn't take my camera but if pictures will help, I can go back.

I sure hope this helps.
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Old 11-12-2009, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Live outside of Tucson in one of the bedroom communities or in the county. The Marxist city gov spends all their time on their failed social engineering programs rather providing basic services like police/fire. Tucson has over 300 different gangs with thousands of gang members. Graffiti and vandalism is rampant.

I live in Ward III and unfortunately and I have to live through another term of Karin Uhlich.
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:00 AM
 
Location: El Cajon, CA
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I recommend Sahuarita, a nice developing town a half hour south of Tucson
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Old 11-12-2009, 02:56 PM
 
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I'll do a Snoop Test tomorrow afternoon, T Rus.
I just wanted to say thanks for being my intelligence on the ground. It was extremely helpful.

I am flying to Arizona tomorrow to check out some other parks for them


T. Rus
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