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Population

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$165,535
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$937
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    63%
  • Own
    37%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
NG
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$29,101
National
$55,322
Children
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%

Samos Reviews

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Many people consider Tucson to be a slum filled with hobos, but it is a beautiful place. I have never not felt safe and the downtown region is expanding and developing everyday!
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The area is necessary to be close to campus and near friends. However, the University is location between the freeway in the airport in a relatively poor and run down outside area. South of the University is generally unsafe whereas east and further north are safe areas. The homes in the surrounding area are predominately 1950s traditional Tucson stucco and brick homes. This means the toilets are heavy flow, the windows are old, the pipes are rusted and the rooms are usually small. This tends to make landlords more reactive than proactive when it comes to home repair and maintenance.
I have never had an issue, but I hear of many incidents such as stolen bikes. Be prepared and smart and you and your belongings will be fine!