A Terrible Place To Live

I started this Blog to help travelers and people in tucson see what I have seen over the past 10 years, All I could find on the internet were Pictures of Mt Lemon( which is partially burnt down), The desert Museum, Sabino Canyon, Neighborhoods North of River, and Saguaro National Monument. This only represents 10% of Tucson, The majority of this town is completely run down, crime ridden, and down right disgusting.
I was born and raised here, over the past 10 years I have watched the town I once loved change astronomically, It is a terrible place to live, and an even worse town to try and raise a family.
It is a great place to live if you enjoy carrying a gun in your waist, dealing drugs, and robbing innocent people, if this is the lifestyle you choose to live than you will feel right at home here in Tucson.
The Summers are unbearable it gets to be 120 at times, with very few activities for relief, there are some resort pools to cool off at, if you can get a room, if you do they are discounted so much in the summer that the pool is filled with low life's and drunks.
There is truly no relief from the heat you are a prisoner in your own home during the day time hours, you are forced to go out at night when it is cooler, needless to say this is when the majority of thugs, gang bangers, and drug addicts roam the streets.
We do not have any sports teams to watch, everyone down here makes a huge deal about a college football team (The Wildcats) a total joke! They tailgate down by the U of A before games, it is sad to watch this town try and do it like the big boys (AZ Cardinals) up in PHX.
Tucson has a terrible problem with the homeless population, they are not like trendy homeless kids they are like, scary, drug addict mentally ill homeless people. They flock here due to the dry climate and warm winters, in the dead of summer they move into Psychiatric facilities and shelters, in the winter they roam the streets and stand on traffic islands panhandling.
If you are thinking of moving here "DO NOT DO IT" If you live here and are thinking of leaving, get out before it gets worse, or you end up dead. I will be leaving here real soon and never coming back.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Tucson rankes almost dead last for best places to live in the US according to CNN and other lists.
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Look closely at the, Median Family income, Test scores in reading, Test scores in math, Personal and property crime, only 59% completed "some college"

Tucson stats
FinancialCity statsBest places avg.
Median family income
(per year)
Family purchasing power
(annual, cost-of-living adjusted)
State sales tax6.60%5.57%
State income tax rate
(highest bracket)
State income tax rate
(lowest bracket)
Auto insurance premiums
(Average price quotes, for the state)
Job growth %
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Median home price$100,000$269,768
Average property taxesN.A.$6,517
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Colleges, universities and
professional schools (within 30 miles)
Test scores reading
(% above/below state average)
Test scores math
(% above/below average)
% students attending public/private
schools (located within town limits)
Quality of life
Air quality index*
(% of days AQI ranked as good)
Personal crime incidents (per 1,000)732
Property crime incidents (per 1,000)53320
Median commute time (in minutes)19.022.2
% population with commute
45 mins. or longer
% population walk or bike to work6.2%3.2%
Leisure and culture
Movie theaters
(within 15 miles)
(within 15 miles)
(within 15 miles)
Public golf courses
(within 30 miles)
(within 15 miles)
Museums (accredited by AAM;
within 30 miles)
Ski resorts (within 100 miles)16
Arts funding (Dollars per person of state funds spent on arts)0.51.4
Annual rainfall
% clear days in the area5332
High temp in July ° F100.1°86.8°
Low temp in Jan ° F40.5°18.4°
Median age37.035.2
Completed at least some college
(% of residents)
Married %43.2%57.9%
Divorced %13.2%8.0%
Racial diversity index
(100 is national average; higher numbers indicate greater diversity)

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