When we think of Tucson, many of us envision a vast desert landscape. Sports fans may recognize the town as the home of the University of Arizona. However, Tucson is much more than just a college town. It has a diverse array of neighborhoods from country club suburbs and small town exurbs to hip urban areas. No matter what your taste may be, there is sure to be a neighborhood that is ideal for you in “The Old Pueblo.”
The Presidio District is the oldest part of the city. It was established in 1775 by Irishman Hugo O’Conor who was working on behalf of the Spanish crown. Today, you can still see parts of an original wall from the fort at Presidio San Agustin del Tucson. The area now features a rich array of attractions, including dining, shopping, and a vibrant nightlife.
Right next to the University of Arizona is Main Gate Square, a pedestrian-friendly shopping and dining destination with a diverse mix of restaurants and retailers. Discover style, flavor, and college culture as you shop in the city’s perpetual sunshine. The area was originally developed in the early 20th century by the first female professor at the University.
One of the best websites for finding great suburbs for retirees throughout the United States is Movoto. In fact, they recently published a list of the top 10 Tucson suburbs for retirees. Based on senior amenities, affordable housing, access to downtown Tucson, the cost of living, and more, Oracle was rated the best suburb for older adults. The small town has more than 100 doctors, and the crime rate is incredibly low. Plus, there are plenty of green spaces for those who like to hike and watch wildlife. Other top locations on the Movoto list were Littletown, Tucson Estates, Green Valley, Summit, Sahuarita, Catalina, Three Points, Nelson, and South Tucson, which has an extremely low cost of living and where more than one out of every five residents is aged 65 years or older.
In case you are looking for a second opinion, Niche, a top real estate site, came out with their own list of top places to retire in Arizona. In addition to also listing Green Valley and Tucson Estates, they mention the Tucson suburbs of Oro Valley, Catalina Foothills, and Casas Adobes.
Some of us like to surround ourselves with youth in the hopes of staving off the aging process. Others of us prefer to be around people who have lived through similar life experiences. Tucson has whatever you may be looking for in a neighborhood, and there are tools to help you find the right area for you. Neighborhood Scout is one good one that shows you which Tucson neighborhoods have good public schools, high home values, low crime rates, and more.
Tucson is sure to have what you want no matter what your lifestyle may be. Have a great time as you search for your new home and learn more about the city.
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