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Old 05-21-2010, 11:15 PM
 
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How safe is the area near 5th St between Alvernon and Country Club? I know this is right on the border of Sam Hughes neighborhood. I have a college-aged child looking to rent an apartment in this area and I'm a worried sick parent.
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Old 05-22-2010, 04:30 AM
 
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5th Street between CC and Alvernon is VERY safe. On the southern side of 5th Street you have El Encanto, one of the nicest in-town neighborhoods in Tucson. I am not sure what the neighborhood to the north of 5th Street is called, but it is very nice as well. That whole area is surrounded by very safe neighborhoods for the most part. Once you take Alvernon north of Speedway things start to become iffy. However, your son or daughter is moving to a very nice area of Tucson. There is a very nice apartment complex that always stands out to me on the SE corner of 5th and Dodge. It is very nicely-landscaped and looks nice and quiet.

The nice thing about that area is that it's very close to El Con Mall. El Con Mall itself is largely empty, but on its perimeter you have a Target, Home Depot, Burlington Coat Factory, and a very nice and modern movie theater. There are also numerous restaurants including Claim Jumper, In-N-Out Burger, Chick-Fil-A, and Rubio's Mexican Grill to name a few.
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Old 05-22-2010, 07:04 AM
 
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Thank you for your response!
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Old 05-23-2010, 02:28 PM
 
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great convenient in-town area....I think the area N of 5th St is called Miramonte, but may be wrong....great mix of all ages

tell your kid to go up to 3rd St and get in the little bike lane there to get to the U....very popular access to the school.....
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Old 05-25-2010, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Southern New Jersey
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Good replies--he/she should do fine in that area. And if you're still concerned, then visit the place with him/her to feel better about the choices. Your post doesn't say where you're from-if you're there in Tucson or somewhere else. But also try and encourage them to establish a lot of friends at the U so they can maybe travel back and forth together if possible. There's strength in numbers if you're concerned about him/her being out alone. I think that it's a better choice than some places in town.
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Old 05-29-2010, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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I lived in that area years ago when I attended the UofA. A condo at 3604 east 4th street.

Aside from actually living in the Sam Hughes area it is the best place in town for a college student to live as far as safety, convienance and access to the university. I just hopped on the bike, went over to 3rd street and cruised right into campus. Took about 10-15 minutes to get to class.

The areas adjacent to campus to the north, south and west are not as safe as Miramonte and are older and more party oriented.
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