Tucson Retirement Living

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Where To RetireIs a Tucson retirement in your future? During the next decade 36 million people will retire. A question on the minds of many – “Where should I live when I retire?”

Some will choose a location outside the United States. However, most stay in the U. S.   One U.S. destination that has consistently been ranked a “top place” to retire is Tucson, Arizona. Why? Let’s take a look.

A Tucson retirement provides many of the things retirees are looking for. Starting with the weather. Warm winters and over 340 days of sunshine a year. Good weather means you can plan being outdoors every day. Golf, tennis, swimming, hiking, biking, pickle ball and anything else you want to do.

Activities And Events

The performing arts activities and events abound. Tucson retirement means any of the over 230 performing arts a year are available to you.

Collage sports are provide by the University of Arizona. The U of A Wild Cats are ranked in the top 20 US teams. A Tucson retirement will have football, basketball, baseball, soccer and more.

The history of Tucson begins thousands of years ago. Indian tribes farmed the area as far back as 2,000 BC.
 
But the official history begins in 1775 with the arrival of Spanish soldiers. The Spanish founded Presidio San Augustin del Tucson.
 
Tucson remained part of Mexico until 1854. The Gadsden Purchase brought Tucson to the United States territory.

Some Interesting Thing Around Tucson

A Tucson retirement can include many day trips. Tombstone, Tubac, old mining towns and missions. Many attractions are only an hour away.

Tucson resides in a Sonoran Desert valley. Five mountain ranges surround the city. A 2 hour car ride can take you from the valley floor ( at 2,389 feet above sea level) to Mt Lemmon at 9,157 feet. The scenic trip traverses seven of the world’s nine life zones. That is the same as driving from Mexico to Canada.

For birdwatchers, Tucson retirement living will provide more than 500 species of birds to view. The Tucson area is the year around home for many species of hummingbirds. Birdwatchers may also find one of the more than 150 species of birds in a day during the migration periods.

Tucson Retirement LivingTucson’s also provides access to many other cities and resort area in the Southwest. So a Tucson retirement includes travel. San Diego, Las Vegas and Santa Fe are within a 1 day driver or less. And the Sea of Cortez in Mexico is a 4 hour drive.

Activity Adult 55+ Communities

And there is more – much more to a Tucson retirement lifestyle. Review some of the Tucson 55+ communities or find a home to fit your lifestyle and interests.

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Considering A Home In Tucson, AZ?

Are you thinking of a Tucson retirement? Finding your perfect home can be a challenging process. But we can make the process much less stressful for you.

We have been Tucson Realtors since 2002. We know Tucson and the Tucson Real Estate market. As a top Realtor duo, we invest the time to understand your home buying interests and desires. At our first meeting, we will review the current real estate market with you. Show you the market data and then walk you through the Arizona home buying process.

Why? We want you to know what to expect. And what to plan for.

Interested in new construction? We’ll brief you on buying a new construction home. And what’s unique about the process.

For us, you are not another real estate transaction. You are a client and, future friend. We strive to create a relationship that continues long after you move into your home. Review our profiles. Check out our backgrounds, education, and certifications.

We are here to help you “know what you need to know” to buy a home in Tucson, AZ. We provide you information on Tucson events, places to shop and restaurants.

Our resources include contractors, electricians, and home services. We will also help you get deals on tile and paint to make the home you buy yours. Our professional service backgrounds mean we put you first!

Thinking about selling a home in the Tucson area?

Selling a home requires more than listing it in the Tucson MLS system. It’s about marketing. Marketing through multiple online channels.

To no one’s surprise, 80% of home buyers start their search on the internet. Homes must be visible on multiple internet channels. The more visible a home is, the faster it will sell.

We use multiple online marketing channels to showcase your home. We will build a stand-alone website built to show your home. Our marketing program targets key cities in the U. S. based on the season.

For luxury listings, our drone service provides video of your home and neighborhood. This video along with professional photos helps the online buyer see and feel in your home.

To learn more about how we can help you sell your Tucson home, call us – 520-940-4541 – to arrange a meeting. We will visit your home and prepare a comparative market analysis.

Then we will meet with you to review our analysis and our marketing program to “get your home sold!”

Conclusion

Thank you for visiting www.premiertucsonhomes.com! It’s one of the top real estate websites in Tucson. Our clients say that, not us.

Our website provides information on communities and neighborhoods in the greater Tucson area. Want more? Give us a call – 520-940-4541. We are ready to answer your questions and help you get the information you are looking for.

We are a top Realtor duo in Tucson, AZ since 2002. Read our client testimonials. Give us a call. We look forward to making your home buying or selling a home an enjoyable experience for YOU!

Considering a Tucson retirement? Or thinking about Tucson AZ as a future retirement address? We can help!

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Pros And Cons Of Living In Arizona – Tucson That Is!

Pros And Cons Of Living In Arizona – Tucson Arizona That Is!

A List Of Biased Pros And Cons Of Living In Arizona – Tucson Is Our Home

Pros and cons of living in arizona Tucson AzWhat are the Pros and Cons of Living in Arizona? Pros and cons about any place are in the eye of the beholder.  Therefore, there are pros and cons about living anywhere.

A Bit About Arizona

Arizona has more than 300 days of sunshine a year. Tucson has 350 days. That means there is almost never a rain out for any outdoor activity.

Arizona is the 6th largest area in the United States. That means temperatures change a lot depending on where you are in the State. So one of the Pros and Cons of living in Arizona is the weather.

In northern Arizona, Flagstaff has big seasonal temperature changes throughout the year. Even snow in the winter months. Actually, loads of snow. There is even a Flagstaff winter festival – Winterfest. Winterfest is Flagstaff’s 28-day winter extravaganza held in February.

Southern Arizona weather has milder winters and warmer summers. Tucson is in southern Arizona. Phoenix isn’t, but some say it is.

Tucson Is In Southern AZ

In Tucson, there are over 350 days of sunshine. Yes, the summer season is warm. OK, let’s say hot! But not near as hot as Phoenix gets! Humidity is low and you don’t have to shovel the sunshine.

Tucson’s elevation ranges from 2,400 to 3,000 feet above sea level depending on where you are. Phoenix is at an elevation of 1,100 feet. That elevation difference means Tucson is 10 to 15 degrees cooler in the summer.

As the pros and cons of living in Arizona go, the weather is a big reason people decide on to live in Tucson, Arizona. Three months of hot summer days aren’t bad for nine months of great weather.

As a Top Tucson Realtor team, we live in Tucson AZ and love it! We think Tucson is the only place to live in Arizona. But we help people find a home everywhere in southern Arizona, Phoenix and other cities.

The Pros and Cons of Living In Arizona or anywhere else come from each person’s perspective.  We love Tucson and enjoy living here. So, we have a bias. With that said, here are our pros and cons of living in Arizona – Tucson AZ that is! Tucson AZ is the best city in Arizona!

Top 5 Pros In The Pros and Cons of Living in Arizona – Tucson

1. Mountains. If you feel you are home anytime you see mountains, you’ll be completely captivated in by Tucson. Five mountain ranges surround Tucson.

2. Sunsets. The combination of the Sonora Desert landscape and Mountain creates amazing sunsets. Tucson is a place where you can end each day with artistic sunset. Vivid colors, wispy clouds and shimmering rays of sunlight. Simply magnificent!

3. Weather. This can only be a pro in the pros and cons of living in Arizona. Especially Tucson. What can be bad about lots of sunny days? We have them – 350 days a year. We can get over 100 degrees in the summer months, but the rest of the year is fantastic. Warm days, cool evenings and lots of sunshine. Oh, I said that already.

And many people believe summer weather in Tucson is hot. And summer day highes will definitely have temperatures between 100 and 105 degrees. BUT compared to other Arizona cities, Tucson is cooler. Why? Elevation and low humidity. See how Tucson ranks against other popular Arizona cities…HERE.

You can check out the monthly high and low temperatures – HERE.

4. Sunshine! In Tucson, you won’t get the cloudy day blues. Tucson boasts 350+ glorious days of sunshine. Clear sky, a few puffy clouds, and the sunshine. What else could you want?

5. Fresh Air. Tucson rankings in the top cities with clean air. It is one of the 5 Cities with the Best Air Quality in the U.S. (2013). It ranked #1  for cleanest metropolitan areas in the country for 24-hour particle pollution (American Lung Association – 2013) and one of the Top 25 cleanest county’s (Pima) for Year-Round Particle Pollution (American Lung Assoc. State of the Air 2015).

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Pros and Cons of Living in Arizona – Tucson – For Active People

6. Bikers Heaven. In 2014, Bustle placed Tucson #7 among the 10 Best Cities in the U.S. For People Who Love to Ride. Tucson ranked #12 in the Bicycle Magazine’s list of America’s Top 50 Bike-Friendly Cities (2012). Outdoor Magazine gave it to honor of Best Road Biking City in 2010. Tucson has over 100 miles of surface trails for biking and running.

7. Runner’s euphoria. Miles and miles of surface trails make Tucson a dream come true for cyclist and runners. Runners can choose from flat trails to steep winding trails. The mild weather (start early in the summer) means you can go for a run every day. There are also organized marathons, 1/2 marathons and 5ks throughout the year.

8. Hiker’s Dream. There are many great hiking trails within the city limits. And the mountains and foothills provide a chance to hike and explore. No need to drive an hour!

9. Golfer Paradise. Perfect weather and lots of challenging courses give golfers the opportunity to play. Join a country club or tee it up on one of the daily fee courses. But play away!

10. Swimming. With 350+ days of sunshine, Tucson is a great place for swimmers. Community pools and aquatic centers abound. Both aquatic athletics poolside lounging are easy to find.

11. Rock Climbing. Remember the mountain ranges surrounding Tucson? Well, they make every rock climbers heart beat faster.

The Pros And Cons Of Living In Arizona – Tucson – Being Out and About

12. Food Scene. After all that exercise, you’ll be happy to know that Tucson’s food scene continues to excel. Especially Downtown. You will be in for a treat with the number of downtown dining spots. No matter what your food fix is, you will find it in Tucson, AZ.

13. The University of Arizona. The U of A is a Pacific Conference powerhouse. You name it, they play it! And play it well. Basketball, Football, Baseball, Tennis, Softball. The list goes on.

14. Mexican Food. This is already covered in “food scene”. But the choices of Mexican food are limitless in Tucson. And we mean real Mexican Food. From the lighter Sonora style, street tacos, and burritos with lots of cheese. Oh, and consider a Sonora dog for lunch. One of a kind!

The Pros and Cons of Living in Arizona – Tucson – About The Area

15. Monsoons. The monsoon season is from early July to mid-September. When conditions are right, clouds build up over the mountains in the early afternoon. Then around 2 to 3 PM, it rains. Actually, it can pour. But not everywhere. One block can have a downpour, and across the street, the sun is shining. After the rain, more sunshine and a beautiful sunset.

16. NO Natural Disasters. Tucson and Southern Arizona aren’t known for natural disasters. During the monsoon season, there will be “sheet” flooding in some areas. But NO hurricanes, tornadoes, haboobs, earthquakes or floods. Tucson has felt the effect of earthquakes in Mexico and California, but none has been local.

A study in June 2018 by Bloomberg News indicated home values in high risk area for natural disasters have declined over the 2007 to 2017 period. Or increased less than low risk areas.

By the way, haboobs do occur in the greater Phoenix area. So, if you are considering Phoenix, stand ready during the summer monsoon season for the haboobs.

17. Fewer Bugs. Tucson’s elevation and dry climate make it a poor habit for bugs. Yes, there are gnats in the spring and occasional fly, but the mosquito is almost non-existent. Unlike most other areas, you can play outdoors and not have pesky little things flying around.

People And Places

18. Nice People. Tucson is one happy place. People love it here and want to show everyone why. With few cloudy days and 350 days of sunshine, how could anyone be blue?

19. Close To Other Great Places. 7 hours to San Diego and Sea World, 7 hours to Disneyland in Anaheim, CA. Palm Springs 5.5 hours. Grand Canyon 5 hours. 4 hours to Rocky Point in Mexico. There are lots of interesting places to visit within hours of Tucson AZ.

20. Winter Skiing On Mt. Lemmon. Yes, you can be skiing within 1 to 2 hours of Tucson during the winter. Mt. Lemmon, as an elevation of 9,200 ft has black diamond ski runs. Mt. Lemmon is also a popular summer getaway. With the elevation, the temperatures will be 20 to 30 degrees cooler.

Pros and Cons of Living in Arizona – Tucson – Local Scenes 

21. Desert Vistas. Not only is Tucson surrounded by 5 mountain ranges, it is in the Sonora Desert. The desert views are special. And the sunsets are spectacular.

22. Stargazing. Tucson observes low light pollution rules; unlike Phoenix. That means the stars are in your face. Also, since most evenings are crystal clear one can see the stars with the naked eye. For the more serious stargazers, get a telescope or visit Kitt Peak Observatory near Tucson. Even the less expensive telescope will let you see lots of faraway stars.

23. 4th Largest Book Festival in the USA. Be sure to mark your calendar every spring for the 4th largest book festival in the USA! Book signings!

Pros and Cons of Living in Arizona – Tucson – Its Easy and Interesting

24. Easy Access Around Downtown. The Tucson Streetcar system launched in 2014. It provides easy access throughout the downtown area. Park your car, buy a pass and see the sites. It’s easy!

25. Colorful Architecture. The central neighborhoods of Tucson have homes dating back to the early 1900’s. Artsy bungalows, row houses, cottages, adobe, and ranch-style homes populate the historic areas of Tucson.

26. Comfortable Casual Living. Tucson is pretty “laid” back. Yes, business people wear suits and ties. During the winter months. Summer is Friday casual all the time.

Last, But Not Least

27. Affordable Home Choices. Tucson has affordable housing. Median home price in July 2016 was $178,000. And yes, there is something for everyone. Homes for first time home buyers or Condo/Townhouse living. There are Mid-Century homes and historic neighborhoods. And of course, luxury $1 million plus home communities.

Affordable housing and the cost of living is lower than most other cities of its size.

  • The cost of living in Tucson is 5% lower than the Arizona average.
  • The cost of living in Tucson is 8% lower than the national average.
  • Tucson housing cost is 22% lower than the national average.

What more could you want?

So how about the Cons in the Pros And Cons of living in Arizona – Especially Tucson

1. No Fast Paced Living. Let’s get this straight. Tucson isn’t New York, Chicago or Los Angels. Phoenix is a much faster pace place. So, if you want to be on the fringe of a nervous breakdown, Tucson may not be for you.

2. No Freeways. There is only one freeway in Tucson, AZ. The I-10. It runs from the northwest to southeast side of Tucson. Travel in Tucson is on surface streets with a 45 MPH limit. Guess what? Traffic moves well.

3. Resort Destination. Tucson is a winter resort destination. Visitors and snowbirds flock to the area.That means lines in the restaurants, more cars in the parking lots and traffic on the streets.But guess what! Nobody cares. It is a resort destination every day, no matter who is here. We love it!

We are sure there are other Cons, but no matter what they are the Pros far outnumber them. And if these Pros and Cons aren’t enough to convince you to move to Tucson, then here are more reasons to consider why Tucson may be right for you.

Considering A Home In Tucson, Arizona?

Are you thinking of buying a home in the greater Tucson area? Finding the right home can be a challenging process. But we can make the process much less stressful for you.

We have been Tucson Realtors since 2002. We know Tucson and the Tucson Real Estate market. As a top Realtor team, we invest the time to understand your home buying interests and desires. At our first meeting, we will review the current real estate market with you. Show you the market data and then walk you through the Arizona home buying process.

Why? We want you to know what to expect. And what to plan for.

Interested in new construction? We’ll brief you on buying a new construction home. And what’s unique about the process.

For us, you are not another real estate transaction. You are a client and future friend. We strive to create a relationship that continues long after you move into your home. Review our profiles. Check out our backgrounds, education, and certifications.

We are here to help you “know what you need to know” to buy a home in Tucson, AZ. We provide you information on Tucson events, places to shop and restaurants. Our resources include contractors, electricians, and home services. We will also help you get deals on tile and paint to make the home you buy yours. Our professional service backgrounds mean we put you first!

Conclusion

There are pros and cons of living in Arizona as there are in other places. But in our view, the pros of living in Tucson far outweighs the cons. Tucson, AZ is a great place to live. So pack your bags and get moving to Arizona. Tucson, that is.

So if you are considering a move to Arizona, please consider Tucson, AZ. No matter why you are moving – job, education, new scenery or future place to retire.

Thank you for visiting www.premiertucsonhomes.com! It’s one of the top real estate websites in Tucson. Our clients say that, not us.

Our website provides information on communities and neighborhoods in the greater Tucson area. Want more? Give us a call – 520-940-4541. We are ready to answer your questions and help you get the information you are looking for.

We are a top Realtor duo in Tucson, AZ since 2002. Read our client testimonials. Give us a call. We look forward to making your home buying or selling a home an enjoyable experience for YOU!

Put Tucson on your list. And when you do, give us a call. We can help you find your “perfect” home in Tucson, AZ.

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