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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  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
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A+
West University is a neighborhood in Tucson, Arizona with a population of 8,843. West University is in Pima County and is one of the best places to live in Arizona. Living in West University offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In West University there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in West University and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in West University are highly rated.
About West University...
Population
8,843

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$102,844
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$760
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    83%
  • Own
    17%
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West University Rankings

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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
$21,298
National
$55,322
Families with Children
2%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

West University Reviews

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As a resident of Tucson, there are plenty of outdoor activities to choose from! My personal favorites are hiking, rock climbing, and biking. My favorite place to hike is Mount Lemmon, slightly north of Tucson. Since Tucson is a very dry, desert climate, it's nice to hike up Mt. Lemmon and experience a different environment. Mt. Lemmon also offers skiing during the winter months since it gets quite cold up in the mountains. During the summer months, green trees and streams can be seen at Mt. Lemmon. Another of my favorite places to hike is Gates Pass, it is a closer and more convenient drive than Mt. Lemmon. Gates Pass has steeper hikes and nice outlooks of the valley. It is also known for stargazing at night since it's far enough away from the city.
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Sometimes i feel like i am at risk being a young college student, i feel that there needs to be more police presence to divert people from committing crimes.
I love living here but i have a very hard time with the weather. I would definitely live here again, but i would rather be somewhere colder.