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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    A
Arroyo Chico is a neighborhood in Tucson, Arizona with a population of 7,413. Arroyo Chico is in Pima County and is one of the best places to live in Arizona. Living in Arroyo Chico offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Arroyo Chico there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Arroyo Chico and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Arroyo Chico are highly rated.
About Arroyo Chico...
Population
7,413

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$123,470
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$816
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Arroyo Chico Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,824
National
$55,322
Families with Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

Arroyo Chico Reviews

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There is a lot of crime in Tucson, and particularly around one of the nicer parks in the town, which is disappointing. The combination of gangs and racial division leads to a somewhat tense atmosphere. Tucson has it's shining moments. It's certainly more liberal than much of the state, and the living costs are incredibly low compared to the rest of the country. The "vibe" of downtown and the 4th Avenue district are fun and welcoming, and the Second Saturday events are fun for the whole family. It depends on what you want to sacrifice for. I personally do not like living here, but much of that has to do with the heat. It is excruciatingly hot outside. Be forewarned
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Our car has been stolen from out front yard while we were home. Everyone I know carried a knife or something in order to protect themselves. Tucson is very poor, and our public education has never been the best. Many students turn to gangs after high school. The gang presence is bad enough that teenagers are banned from the malls in groups larger than two. Most people do not trust the police to help, in fact they are almost more afraid of the police than the gangs. It doesn't feel safe here, unless you are in the Foothills or the nicer areas of town.
There is crime. However, unless you live in the southside, you hardly experience it.