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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$132,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$772
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%

Tucson Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    471
    283
  • Murder
    6
    6
  • Rape
    80
    41
  • Robbery
    231
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    775
    500
  • Theft
    4,719
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    364
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$37,973
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

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Aside from the blinding summer heat, Tucson is one of the coolest cities. UNESCO designated Tucson as a World City of Gastronomy. There’s everything from a delicious hole-in-the-wall like Los Tacos Apson to fine dining with ever-changing menus like Cafe Poca Cosa. There are delectable eateries everywhere such as Cafe Desta (Ethiopian), TallBoys (breakfast and beer) or La Cocina - to name a few. Tucson has more than great food. We have beautiful scenery and access to any and all interests. Try visiting the Desert Museum or DeGrazia Gallery! We have great hiking, spelunking, ghost towns, artsy markets, the Titan Missile, airplane graveyard, talented local musicians and visual artists, historic venues, various museums, eclectic places to stay and play, beautiful sunsets and crested saguaros. Tucson has it all.
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While I personally have a decent job making a decent living, this would not be possible without going to school and getting my Associates degree. I find Tucson to be fairly expensive overall to live here. Due to our proximity to the border, insurance is very high as well as living in the heat makes utilities more expensive as well. On the other hand, vegetables and fresh fruits are very reasonable making food less expensive than other communities. One of the things I LOVE most about Tucson is the weather, with the exception of June, July and August is it really nice here. Tucson is one of the EASIEST towns I have ever lived in to get around. IF you are directionally challenged, you have a different mountain as a guide so you always know if you going the right direction. ONE thing I do wish they would do here in AZ not just in Tucson, UPGRADE your schools! They have the University of Arizona here in this city but don't prepare their students to attend this school.
Tucson is a beautiful place to live. It's a decently sized city with an ample and friendly community. Surrounding the city are mountain ranges such as the Santa Catalinas, the Rincons, and and the Santa Ritas, giving its inhabitants great places to hike and enjoy nature. In addition to this, the Saguaros seen throughout the city are beautiful sights, especially when combined with the colorful sunsets that mark the summers in Tucson. In addition to the abundance of nature, the downtown area of Tucson is full of cultural variety and public festivals and events, bars, and more. Tucson is a great place to live!