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Old 03-27-2010, 11:13 AM
 
Location: missouri
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heres the deal.. im moving back to tucson after almost 10 years.. have a kid who'll be a freshman in hs next year... i want to stay in central tucson.. my wife is leaning more towards eastside... what would you think about rincon hs ??? or saguaro ??? i want to stay north of broadway.. east of columbus .. but not to much east of wilmot.. cuzz i know the eastside has been overrunwith thug wannabes.. and crime has been going up for a long time over there... seems like central is just as it allways has been.. quiet, lots of hardworking middle class families, not a bad crime rate... if im wrong please let me know!!!
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Old 03-28-2010, 12:36 AM
 
Location: West of the Catalinas East of the Tortolitas
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Have you thought about the northwest area? Oro Valley has good schools, and south of Tucson in Vail is a really good area with excellent schools. East is good and bad (other posters know much more than I do about that area), but another poster said Rincon HS is really good, so that is a positive. When we bought our place here, we looked at The Lakes at Castle Rock, some other areas off Tanque Verde, Marana, Oro Valley and near the Foothills Mall. We eventually settled on Oro Valley, and don't regret it at all. Since your child is in HS, you might want to think of an area that is teen friendly in making your decision, like close to malls, movie theaters, good schools, outdoor activities, etc. If you were a kid, where in Tucson would you want to be?
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:03 AM
 
Location: missouri
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thats the thing .. i grew up in that area...19 years .. close to park mall ,reid park.. bunch of n'hood parks...wouldnt mind living on the outskirts.. but its so far from anything..
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:31 AM
 
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Central Tucson has been experiencing a lot of crime lately.. its been all over the news. They even have police officers on foot going from door to door...
Having children myself, I feel that the school district/school is the most important thing. We live in Vail where the schools are some of the best in the state. We are very happy with it and things really aren't that far.
If you are looking to stay in town, I would just the northeast side of town, or the northwest. Northeast would most likely put you in the Catalina Foothills District and northwest would put you in Marana or Amphi Districts.
Gooduck!
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Old 03-31-2010, 10:25 AM
 
Location: missouri
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Yeah .. ive heard that also... but what parts of central really ???? i mean they call 29th st. central.. the whole glenn/fortlowell... alvernon/columbus areas central.. i know alot of those areas are infested with dope .. i did grow up in midtown.... but it seems that north of broadway and east of columbus has allways been fairly decent.. am i wrong ??? dont make enough money to live in the foothills.. plus its overrun with rich kids on hard drugs.. herion/coke.. at least in town its more pot heads you gotta worry about... unless you end up in the areas i mentioned above.. i liked rincon high school.. most my friends that went there have been fairly successfull and have sent thier kids there also... so what does anyone think??? for a normal middle class family.. am i making a reasonable assumption.. of the area.. or am i totally off the mark??? like i said havent lived in tucson in almost 10 years...
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Old 05-07-2010, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Mustang, OK
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thats the thing .. i grew up in that area...19 years .. close to park mall ,reid park.. bunch of n'hood parks...wouldnt mind living on the outskirts.. but its so far from anything..
just think of it this way, you'll be taking the scenic view to wherever you're going. i lived on Orange Grove and Oracle, then moved in with my girlfriend to Oro Valley. true, it did take me a little bit longer to get to work (about 45 minutes), but you learn to make adjustments.
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Old 05-07-2010, 04:30 PM
 
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i live just north of palo verde high school, and my neighborhood has very few issues with crime.
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Old 05-08-2010, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Southern New Jersey
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Crime is everywhere in every city-it's become a rare occurance to live anywhere with NO problems. I figure that if people are active in their neighborhoods, and have a good relationship with the local police-neighborhoods can be gotten rid of crime and gang wanna-be's. Just my humble opinion, as I lived near Grant/Alvernon for over 5 years, and NEVER once had a problem. So would I move back to that area ? Sure-knowing that caution and knowledge are power.
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Old 05-09-2010, 08:12 AM
 
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My main concern would be my kids welfare. I'd figure out which schools had best academic performance, which had the lowest gang influence, etc, etc.

It's well and good to say that all areas have problems, but it's just a fact that some areas are far less dysfunctional than others, on a variety of levels. I'd probably opt for OV if I had school aged kids.

Good luck with your decision.
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Old 05-09-2010, 03:03 PM
 
Location: North Phoenix
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just think of it this way, you'll be taking the scenic view to wherever you're going. i lived on Orange Grove and Oracle, then moved in with my girlfriend to Oro Valley. true, it did take me a little bit longer to get to work (about 45 minutes), but you learn to make adjustments.
Razorblade's on here? There goes the neighborhood!

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