Tucson is the second largest “stand alone” city in Arizona with a population that hovers around a half million folks; give or take. It also has a shaded past that has been well documented by historians. Does the gunfight at the OK Corral ring any bells? You can see real cowboy’s bring it to life weekends outside the city in Tombstone, a popular tourist attraction.
Tucson, Arizona is one of those large cities that has been able to keep a “small town” atmosphere and ambiance, which makes it the near-perfect place for family living. Just outside the city is Mt. Lemmon which, on occasion, allows skiing, if you can picture that. Here in a monolithic desert city where temperatures reach into the low and mid 100 degree mark, yet three months later, you can take your kids up the hill to Mt. Lemmon for snowboarding and ski-tubing.
One thing you will find driving around the city is the abundance of new homes in Tucson. You’ll also like the “affordability” factor, as well. With a diverse climate and housing market, a new homeowner wannabe can dip their toes in homes and condo swimming pools without fear of any “sticker shock.” Just a stone’s throw outside Tucson off Interstate 10 that runs through the city, is a small bedroom community called Marana that encompasses affordable housing along with a shopping centers surrounded by 129,000 acres of amazing National Forest and a desert preserve nearby.
For those families considering a move to the Tucson area and continue the journey and responsibility of raising a family in Tucson will find these items worthy of mention:
** New homes in Tucson can be as expensive as your budget allows. Four bedrooms are priced at the low $400,000, but if you choose the Marana area, you can pretty much get what you want like a new three and three, priced in the mid $200,000 range.
** Whether you come to visit Tucson or making new plans to move to the area, you’ll find three things working in your favor in terms of ingress and egress: Interstate 10, Tucson International airport, and the Amtrak Sunset Limited. Also no more pounding the steering wheel in your vehicle, and traffic tie-ups for a half hour or more. A great school system for your kids, and when university time rolls around, The U of Arizona is right downtown.