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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
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A+
Sam Hughes is a neighborhood in Tucson, Arizona with a population of 9,778. Sam Hughes is in Pima County and is one of the best places to live in Arizona. Living in Sam Hughes offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Sam Hughes there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Sam Hughes and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Sam Hughes are highly rated.
About Sam Hughes...
Population
9,778

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$259,735
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,016
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%
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Sam Hughes 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
$48,362
National
$55,322
Families with Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    40%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Sam Hughes Reviews

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So charming! The houses are bursting with character. The area is eclectic and close to tons of wonderful shops, restaurants, etc. It is a gem of a neighborhood.
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Don't get me wrong, I like my city. It is way cleaner than a lot of cities of its size, it is small enough to the point where I know the person who bags my groceries but big enough for there to be fun places to go eat, hangout and plenty of job opportunities. Personally I believe locally my city focuses way too much on fixing the streets and does not put enough money towards education. As far as elementary, middle and high schools go, if you want your child to get a good education, chances are you have to send them to a private school and pay yearly tuition. Cops focus almost entirely on giving teenagers chargers for drinking and possessing marijuana but rarely tackle the bigger issues.
Tucson is a growing city with many young people coming in and adding to the lively atmosphere. The desert is beautiful though it gets hot here in the summer!