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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A+
North University is a neighborhood in Tucson, Arizona with a population of 11,422. North University is in Pima County and is one of the best places to live in Arizona. Living in North University offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In North University there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in North University and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in North University are highly rated.
About North University...
Population
11,422

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$86,867
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$873
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    84%
  • Own
    16%
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North University 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
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$26,592
National
$55,322
Families with Children
4%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

North University Reviews

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I never explored much outside of my house, but it's a great area for college students. It's within walking distance of the U of A, several restaurants, and groceries. The roads are also better than in many areas of Tucson, though still not amazing.
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I love living in Tucson and going to school here. The community has a very historic vibe and there are many community service events held in Tucson making it a caring community. Lots of business is carried out in Tucson as well showing not only that is a historic community but that it is being innovating and is advancing. This is the perfect place for me to live during school and I would definitely choose to live here again. I have not experienced any issues with crime here despite the common stereotype that Tucson is unsafe
We have a wonderful Whole Foods in the Area. I come from Scottsdale, so I'm used to living in a place where everything is literally perfect all the time and I probably have higher standards. However, I can say that most places near the University in Tucson are are least clean and safe.