Tucson, AZ, is one of the anchors of life, business and opportunity in the Southwestern United States, offering great scenery, attractions and a way of life. The city of 526,116 is the second largest in the state and home to the University of Arizona, the first university in the state.
Just 60 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, Tucson’s diversity is evident in the fact that 33.5 percent of its residents speak a language other than English at home. The city also recognizes its Native American and Spanish heritage in its history and through its museum exhibits at the Arizona Historical Society and a number of annual fairs and festivals.
This metropolitan area is an affordable place to live for anyone looking to start out their life or settle down. With a median home value of $141,600 and a median monthly rent of $742, Tucson provides a great opportunity for Southwestern U.S. living. The University of Arizona provides a great variety of diverse career options, and Tucson’s heavy tourism — around 3.5 billion visitors and $2 billion annually — also means there is a constant flow of economy and opportunity.
Tucson also sits right in the middle of some of the country’s most beautiful scenery, such as the Arizona-Sonora Desert, Willow Canyon or Mica Mountain. All sorts of great outdoor recreation is available in Tucson’s public parks or in natural areas in the city’s backyard.