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Pima Community College
You may only be at Pima for a couple of years (it is a two year college), but this big university will leave a big impression on you. This community college's two year courses cover every discipline, from arts, to business, education, health, science and social sciences, as well as a variety of trade courses.
The area around Pima Community College is among the country's best for walkability, scoring 82 out of 100. There are grocery stores, bars, cinemas, coffee shops and libraries all less than half a mile from the university, and the Pima area itself is only 10 miles from the center of Tucson. The bike network is extensive in Tucson, which will effectively bring your apartment much closer to the city's amenities.
Pima Community College's Amazingly Diverse City
In Tucson, you're only an hour away from Phoenix, and three quarters of an hour away from the Mexican border in one of the US's warmest cities. Culturally, the city is extraordinarily diverse, with only 50% Caucasian populations, and the rest a widely varied mix of other races and cultures. This multi-ethnicity is celebrated in festivals like the All Souls Procession, modelled on the Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead in Mexico, but combining elements from many cultures. Wherever you find the perfect student housing for you, in Tucson it's likely to be a hotbed of amazing cultural differences.
Tuscon Rentals for Pima Community College Students
Apartments in Tucson are not as plentiful as in some cities, but there is a wide variety of prices. Try The Gateway, as one of the lowest priced complexes closest to Pima Community College's main campus. Prices for apartment rentals start at around $350 per month, as in many other areas, and most housing doesn't reach much past $750 per month. Many student apartments in Tucson are more than a couple of miles from the main college campus, so a car is handy.
Tucson - A City for All Sorts
Tucson itself is surrounded by five mountain ranges, and it is home to the US's southern most ski destination, Mount Lemmon. There are plenty of outdoor activities and exploring to do - matching Tucson's cultural diversity is the array of classes and clubs. Bike hire, racquet clubs, yoga studios, golf, fitness and bowling are all popular.
When liquid refreshment is in order, Tucson rates highly. Well over a third of the city's bars, pubs and clubs get four or five stars from local reviewers. The Shanty, with their international beer selection, is a favourite, and the rest of Tucson's top bars have equally creative names - Bison Witches Bar and Deli, The Meet Rack, The Surly Wench, and Asylum are some. A city to be enjoyed!
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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.