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Tucson, Arizona, 85718
1 Bedroom$580 - $879
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Tucson, Arizona, 85741
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Tucson, Arizona, 85718
1 Bedroom$739 - $928
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Tucson Apartment Rental Market
Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 13.1% 8.6% +4.5% $10,000 to $14,999 8.7% 6.4% +2.3% $15,000 to $19,999 8.8% 6.7% +2.1% $20,000 to $24,999 9.2% 7.2% +2.0% $25,000 to $29,999 8.4% 7.0% +1.4% $30,000 to $34,999 8.0% 6.9% +1.1% $35,000 to $39,999 6.7% 6.4% +0.3% $40,000 to $44,999 5.6% 5.9% -0.3% $45,000 to $49,999 5.0% 5.2% -0.2% $50,000 to $59,999 7.7% 9.1% -1.4% $60,000 to $74,999 7.6% 10.1% -2.5% $75,000 to $99,999 6.2% 9.7% -3.5% $100,000 to $124,999 2.4% 4.7% -2.3% $125,000 to $149,999 0.9% 2.2% -1.3% $150,000 to $199,999 0.9% 1.9% -1.0% $200,000 or more 0.7% 2.0% -1.3%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 4.5% 5.6% -1.1% 10.0% to 14.9% 9.1% 10.1% -1.0% 15.0% to 19.9% 12.3% 13.8% -1.5% 20.0% to 24.9% 13.1% 13.1% +0.0% 25.0% to 29.9% 10.9% 11.0% -0.1% 30.0% to 34.9% 7.7% 7.8% -0.1% 35.0% to 39.9% 6.1% 5.8% +0.3% 40.0% to 49.9% 7.5% 7.4% +0.1% 50.0% or more 21.8% 17.7% +4.1% Not computed 7.1% 7.7% -0.6%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 20.2% 16.1% +4.1% 25 to 34 years 28.1% 29.0% -0.9% 35 to 44 years 20.7% 22.1% -1.4% 45 to 54 years 13.7% 14.3% -0.6% 55 to 64 years 6.6% 7.3% -0.7% 65 to 74 years 4.5% 4.8% -0.3% 75 to 84 years 4.0% 4.2% -0.2% 85 years and over 2.1% 2.1% +0.0%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 50.1% 36.5% +13.6% 30 to 44 minutes 24.7% 27.9% -3.2% 45 to 59 minutes 7.3% 13.9% -6.6% 60 or more minutes 17.9% 21.7% -3.8%
Source: 2000 Census
Tucson looks like a picture postcard with mountains in the background, massive cactus in the foreground and beautiful rolling hills in between. Situated only 60 miles from the Arizona-Mexican border, it truly blends the two cultures. Imprints of early explorers from Spain, Native Americans and frontiersmen are seen and combine in gentle ways to create a special modern city.
Although a very old settlement, Tucson didn’t start to populate to any degree until around 1900 and has seen a slow steady growth since that time. It has been home to a number of military type installations, and now depends on advanced technology businesses and tourism for its economy.
With a near perfect climate (it is sunny 350 days per year), the city’s numerous resorts, golf courses and other outdoor recreational areas make it a destination for tourists and a wonderful place for living. Almost any choice of a Tucson apartment will put you near a great lifestyle.
So much about life in Tucson revolves around being outdoors that it isn’t a surprise to find so many parks and areas where you can pursue almost any activity. Sabino Canyon, which is a national park, provides near to town hiking, swimming and picnicking. The Desert Museum has incredible botanical gardens and is adjacent to another national park, Saguaro.
For indoor activities, Tucson has several good museums, a Titan missile museum and for sports fans, the University of Arizona Wildcats are a huge drawing card. Tucson is the home of quarter horse racing and spending an afternoon at Ritillo Downs is great fun.
A Look at Old and New
Your search for a Tucson rental apartment will present many choices. The downtown area finds loft conversions in a once historic area which now caters to the arts as well as new skyscrapers. Midtown houses the University of Arizona, Reid Park and historic architecture. You’ll find adobe houses and buildings, trendy shop and restaurants and a variety of people in this area.
As the city spreads out, there are varied new and old housing options. In each area, you will find historic and interesting mixed in with newer, more modern structures. Tucson is a very bicycle friendly city and should be considered a transportation option when choosing a place to live.
Western Style Cuisine
As might be expected, Tucson’s cuisine revolves around Southwestern and Mexican cuisines, but also expect to be surprised. ‘Restaurant Row’ is located in East Tucson near many of the new corporate buildings, and you will find everything from Asian to Italian to American fare there. Traditional barrio food is plentiful in the largely Hispanic area of South Tucson. Once settled into your Tucson apartment, you will discover your own finds in your new neighborhood.
Finding a nightlife scene in Tucson will send you the Fourth Avenue and its many bars and restaurants. This is the area to find dancing and partying at places like Plush and The Surly Witch. It’s casual and local fun. A little more upscale is Club Congress downtown which hosts music on most nights and is always lively.
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What are some quiet neighborhoods in Tucson?
The West University Neighborhood in Tucson, bordering the University of Arizona, is an ideal location for young people and families alike. The close proximity to the university breathes life and culture into the community with sporting events, art festivals, and great restaurants. Yet the West University manages to remain a quiet and relaxed neighborhood for its residents, just far away enough from the downtown buzz. Alternatively, Sabino Canyon, nestled at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains, is an affluent community, known for its serene surroundings, upscale shopping and dining, and magnificent homes.
What's the weather like in Tucson?
Tucson is nestled in the valley of the Sonoran Desert in southeastern Arizona. Summers are hot and dry with high temperatures exceeding 100 degrees, yet cooler and more humid than a typical desert climate due to Tucson's higher elevation. Monsoon season typically takes control of the region during July and August and tends to bring a good deal of rainfall to the area. Winters are mild with highs in the mid 60s and lows dipping into the 30s and 40s. Spring and fall bring the most comfortable weather in the region with warm days and cool nights, making these seasons ideal for Tucson's many cultural events including the Tucson Folk Festival and the Tucson Rodeo, both held during the springtime.
How is the area around Lantana Apartments on W St Marys Rd for a single female looking for an apartment?
The neighborhood around Latana Apartments is called Barrio Hollywood and is an older, traditionally family oriented neighborhood. Longtime residents (and there are many!) have plenty of neighborhood pride and tell stories of the days when the Barrio's streets were unpaved, all the neighbors knew each other and people left their doors unlocked. Now, this area of Tucson is a good area for a single or family looking for affordable housing with a close proximity to recreational facilities and downtown Tucson. The Barrio Hollywood neighborhood is surrounded by parks, also. Sentinel Peak Park, home of “A” Mountain is located to the south but runs along an underground river up eastern border of the neighborhood.
how is the taxi cab service
There are at least 10 cab companies in Tucson that all seem to be pretty affordable. Cabs will pick you up for about $2.50 and charge you $2.00 for each additional mile.
how reliable is the public transit?
According to their website, Sun Tran is an award winning public tranportation system that services 20 million riders every year. We saw the map, which is here: http://suntran.com/pdf/Current%20System%20Map%20AUG%2010.pdf, and it looks pretty awesome. There are many routes all over Tucson and it looks like they serve the surrounding suburbs such as Marana and Oro Valley pretty well.
Do you have 55+ communities? What are 1-bedrooms renting for?
While you can't search for 55+ apartments, many apartment communities indicate that they focus on older residents by including descriptions in their listings. You can browse Tucson apartments by bedroom and then see if any of those apartments are 55+.
Is Tucson famous for any kind of restaurant or food in particular? What's the local favorite?
Featured on the Travel Channel's Man vs. Food and served by hundreds of vendors throughout the city, Sonoran Hot Dogs are the Tucson staple. The classic Sonoran hot dog is wrapped in mesquite-smoke bacon, topped with freshly-chopped tomatoes, onions, shredded cheese, tomatillo salsa, pinto beans, mayo, ketchup, and mustard and served on a soft and fluffy Mexican bolilo roll, with a fresh-roasted chili served on the side. Dating back to the 1960s and made popular in the 80s, many variations of the traditional Sonoran hot dog now exist. Favorite Sonoran hot dog joints in Tucson include El Guero Canelo, BK's, Spotlights Grill, and countless outdoor vendors called "Hotdogueros" dispersed throughout the city.
I've got dogs. What are the best places in Tucson for being outdoors with pets?
Tucson is home to seven designated dog parks. The local favorite Gene C. Reid Park is a one-acre off-leash park located across the street from the Reid Park Zoo. The dog park is open from 7am until 9pm daily and features separate, lighted, fenced-in areas for large and small dogs, water fountains, and shaded picnic tables. The Rillito River Trail is a popular spot for dog walkers with miles upon miles of paved trails with magnificent views of the river. Additionally, many Tucson restaurants feature dog-friendly patios, including Buck and Lil's BBQ, The Cereal Boxx, Mama's Famous Pizza and Heroes, and Lil' Abner's Steakhouse. The Pima Air and Space Museum showcases 250 aircraft displays over 80 acres of land with leashed dogs allowed at the outdoor exhibits.
What would an ideal weekend be like in Tucson?
An ideal weekend in Tucson might begin with a trip to the beautiful Tucson Botanical Gardens or with a horseback ride overlooking the gorgeous Catalina Mountains. Next, head to Sabino Canyon for some more fun in the sun including hiking, swimming, and picnicking. Take an evening trip to one of the city's museums like the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum or the Pima Air and Space Museum, but don't forget to make time for a trip to Old Tucson Studios, Tucson's fun-for-all-ages Western town movie set.
Does Tucson have a downtown area where a lot of people walk around?
Yes. With an eclectic assortment of food, drink, and music for both day and night time enjoyment, Tuscon has a vibrant downtown scene. The three main sections of downtown Tuscon include the Presidio District, the Barrio Viejo, and the Congress Street Arts and Entertainment District. The recently restored Fox Theater is located in the city center. On that note, downtown is still undergoing renovations, the culmination of which would include a large retail and community center.
Does Tucson have a good school system?
Tuscon has a fairly good school system relative to the rest of the state, but it is subpar when compared to the rest of the country. Public education is primarily provided by the Tuscon Unified School District. With 125 schools serving about 60,000 students, this district was rated better than 51.5 percent of school districts in Arizona and 13.1 percent of school districts in the United States.