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Old 04-10-2010, 12:01 AM
 
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whats e Waverly st and n country club road area like? is that a bad area? we are looking at a place around there and now im not so sure? i can get on google earth so some specific street names would help alot when trying to figure out the better "safest" areas. i have 2 small children and we would be renting.
My husband can do pretty much anything for work he is a certified Chevrolet mechanic, He has been an IT guy from 1986-now, He is a bartender, Tile Setter, Car salesman... lol Hows the work down there?
Thanks
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Old 04-10-2010, 12:34 PM
 
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You might want to check rita ranch area on southeast side of the city. It is a little apart from the city and has everything you need, still close enough to commute to anywhere, very nice family environment. There are reasonable houses for rent.
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Old 04-10-2010, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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whats e Waverly st and n country club road area like? is that a bad area? we are looking at a place around there and now im not so sure? i can get on google earth so some specific street names would help alot when trying to figure out the better "safest" areas. i have 2 small children and we would be renting.
My husband can do pretty much anything for work he is a certified Chevrolet mechanic, He has been an IT guy from 1986-now, He is a bartender, Tile Setter, Car salesman... lol Hows the work down there?
Thanks
How 'bout this, Jccp . . . post the actual address and while I'm running around the next day or two, I'll snoop it out for you. "Curb Appeal" isn't everything but that area has some nice pockets as well as some less-than-nice pockets.

Also, until employment location is settled, I would stay as central as possible because commuting in Tucson can be a booger. For example . . . if your husband finds employment with one of the major Auto Dealers on Auto Mall Road (West of Oracle and South of River) commuting from Rita Ranch would be a killer.

Good Luck.
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Old 04-10-2010, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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How 'bout this, Jccp . . . post the actual address and while I'm running around the next day or two, I'll snoop it out for you. "Curb Appeal" isn't everything but that area has some nice pockets as well as some less-than-nice pockets.

Also, until employment location is settled, I would stay as central as possible because commuting in Tucson can be a booger. For example . . . if your husband finds employment with one of the major Auto Dealers on Auto Mall Road (West of Oracle and South of River) commuting from Rita Ranch would be a killer.

Good Luck.
Not disagreeing with you but it is true things all depend on perspective. I spent some time in Dallas and have passed through LA a few times and after that to say any commuting from just about anywhere to anywhere in Tucson is tough is hard to swallow. You can get from 1 corner of tucson to the other in under 45 minutes, for the most part. Sometimes in other cities that is all you go for a few blocks on the highway, as I know from bitter experience.
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Old 04-10-2010, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Not disagreeing with you but it is true things all depend on perspective. I spent some time in Dallas and have passed through LA a few times and after that to say any commuting from just about anywhere to anywhere in Tucson is tough is hard to swallow. You can get from 1 corner of tucson to the other in under 45 minutes, for the most part. Sometimes in other cities that is all you go for a few blocks on the highway, as I know from bitter experience.
You are absolutely correct, Bily4 . . . commuting is relative.

However, during the Winter months, in order to get from one corner of Tucson to the opposite corner (Rita Ranch area to The Auto Mall) in under 45 minutes during commute hours would almost require a helicopter.

Remember, it is almost impossible to avoid Road Construction here.

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Old 04-11-2010, 11:45 AM
 
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I'm interested in Tucson as well... or, just out west. I'm in Florida now and not liking it too much.

Is there a break down of the Positives and Negatives in Tucson?

I was also thinking about Phoenix but the housing lots are so postage stamp, I don't think I could stand it. I'm on 5 acres right now.


Thanks,
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Old 04-11-2010, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I'm interested in Tucson as well... or, just out west. I'm in Florida now and not liking it too much.

Is there a break down of the Positives and Negatives in Tucson?

I was also thinking about Phoenix but the housing lots are so postage stamp, I don't think I could stand it. I'm on 5 acres right now.


Thanks,
I tried to find a pros and cons of Living in Tucson. For some reason none would come up, though Im sure they are there somewhere in the search.
So I will start a new thread. Im sure you will get plenty of pros and cons watch for it.
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Old 04-11-2010, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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I tried to find a pros and cons of Living in Tucson. For some reason none would come up, though Im sure they are there somewhere in the search.
It's about 1985 in Tucson. That's a pro for some people and a con for others.
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