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.


Sunday, January 13, 2013

Here are a few reviews I have found on the internet from people who have lived in Tucson.

I moved to Tucson from the northwest in 2003, and I think it is the worst mistake ever. Tucson is violent, run down, and poor. You drive down the road, and there is decay everywhere. I would never have suspected that Tucson is like this. Downtown is scary even during the day. But at night, I won't go near downtown. The south side is very run down and dangerous with lots and lots of gangs. I can't understand why anyone would want to move here. Phoenix is ten times better. Sure the weather is nice, but you can find the same weather somewhere else, that is better. If anyone has any questions,feel free to contact me at TrueDaniel_G@hotmail.com

I want to give you my perspective on living in tucson, az. I have lived in The bronx, NY, Lakewood, nj, phoenix, az, denver, co, new york city, and now tucson, az. I am a family man and have been working over 20 years in my profession. There are positives and negatives of any choice, to be fair. Positives: the air quality is really good here. Visually, that means you can see the natural beauty here. You can't in phoenix. Although Tucson smells like a sewer everywhere. (Sewer problems). There is a lot of beautiful nature here. That means you have areas that are wonderful to be in and enjoy with hiking, biking, etc. although that can be dangerous here because of the out of control crime. That's it for the positive. Now the negatives: crime-completely out of control everywhere and authorities have no plans of changing that neither does anyone care. Expect to get victimized here. Poverty, whoa! Massive and everywhere. The rich here separate themselves from the poor. This is a very poor town. Tucson is very run down and the authorities dont care. It looks like the great depression never left here. We are the northern border city of the U.S. it kind of looks like mexico. That accounts for the poverty, crime, and rundown look here. Pay is horrifying here and so is the housing stock. There are no families downtown, mostly singles from the universities. They like it here because lots singles here, but this is not an ideal place to raise a family. Landlords are running lots of scams because they can easily take advantage of students. You can walk downtown and bike, but not designed for bikers, could get killed on your bike. Downtown becoming yuppie now and dont care for it. They are just taking every dollar out of working man's pocket. Cultural stuff is repetitive and useless and overcrowded, although some of it is good. Tucson people are arrogant about Tucson which is obvious ridiculous. Weather: yikes! Global warming is here. 10 months of year 100 degrees is almost here and 2 months freezing weather, occassion nice day. Overall, i would recommend to run as far as you can from this place. It's not going to make it.

If you are thinking about moving to Tucson, DON'T unless you are going to retire! This is the most backwards state ever. I've lived here for 5 years because my husband's job relocated him. I wished we would have not taken the promotion. The people here are nice and welcoming, but that's it! The wages here are so low you can't earn a decent living. It doesn't matter if you have a degree, skills the pay is still crappy. The schools suck. Although I live in a upper middle class neighborhood the quality of education in the public schools is lacking. If you don't believe me research AZ's ranking among educating. My husband and I are trying desperately to leave this place. It robs you of you spirit. It is a college town and a prison town. The market is saturated with low paying service jobs and the employers are so use to paying low wages because they hire illegal workers, I think it will take decades to catch up and stop living in fantasy land. There is a lot of hate towards the Mexican people here, there is a lot of crime, drug abuse and child abuse. Please do you're research before coming here. The weather is great, but that's it.

10 comments:

  1. Sounds like you should have done your own research before coming to Tucson. Pack up your scared little family and move back to candy land world. You are a scared little but case lady. I bet your husband wishes he would of left you before his promotion.

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    1. Wow, you must be one of the Tucsonians the article speaks of, arrogant about your shitty little city. Just because your husband left you, doesn't mean her husband wanted to leave her! Sorry

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  2. yeah tucson sucks

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  3. its better than willcox,arizona

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  4. Tucson is the home of the homeless, seriously though it sucks here. I can't wait to leave

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  5. People that have never lived outside of Tucson do not understand just how horrid Tucson is. When compared to the rest of the nation, it doesn't take analyst to make a correct assessment of the state of this city. The weather draws people to Tucson. To be fair, crime is everywhere, however it is the attitude of the city authorities that differentiate Tucson, The city is not trying to stop the crime, gangs,poverty,make the school system better. It is as if the people want to remain in their ignorant,poor bubble. So I have decided who am I to get in the way of a self destructing city? I am leaving as soon as I get finished with school.

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  6. Tucson is great. Just buy a house with a pool. Downtown is Booming, the UofA is fantastic, and the nightlife is great. If you can't afford a home (as is the case with the original blog), with a pool and the amenities to make it through 5 weeks of heat, then you shouldn't be having baybies (and shopping for baby clothes).

    Hope you've moved by now.

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  7. Tucson is a wasteland. I am a UA student and I worked as a part time delivery driver for awhile so I got to see the bad side of the city, especially at night. The first night on the job someone tried to break into my car and steal one of the subs I was delivering. That is only a small part of it tho, the whole city is extremely poor. Coming from where I grew up it felt like a third world country. I moved into a nice house about 3 blocks north of the University with my roomates and about a month later a student we knew who lived 1 street over from us got shot and killed over a drug related incident with a local Tucson gang. About a week later one of my roomates car was broken into and robbed. I just leave mine unlocked so that they won't break the windows. There are so many worthless homeless people that they come into the University Library at all hours of the day and night. Utterly disgusting and horrorifing thing to see. The only reason I came here is because my family bought a vacation home in the Catalina Foothills. So when I came here I liked the university but I did not realize that the City was so bad. If you want to live in the area, move to the Foothills, they are relatively nice. But I recomend that you stay up there and do not venture into the city of Tucson.

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    1. Don't get me wrong, I love the university of arizona but I hate Tucson with a passion. The moment I graduate I will be moving far away from here.

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  8. I agree with those who say Tucson sucks. It does worse....IT REEKS. Low pay jobs, an educational mill called the University of Arizona (who locals see as the mighty "Wildcats", who have one NCAA basketball championship which that school will never repeat (and a football team that always stinks), Trichloroethylene tainted water, beryllium belched in the air by crooked businesses, vicious police and sheriff's department, corrupt city and county government, too many illegal aliens, no public services, potholes, graffiti everywhere, drug dealing abounds. I came here by accident in 1989, suffered a back injury shortly thereafter, and have been stuck here ever since. I have been in 37 of the 50 states, and Tucson ranks as low as New Orleans for lowlifes, a two class community, and an overabundance of drifters. If I could get to Seattle, I would be the happiest man in the world. If you've seen or read "The Grapes of Wrath", this place was settled by the Okies who were stopped here from entering California. For those who LOVE Tucson, GO TO HELL. You're probably locals and snowbirds who have the bucks to afford what the outside developers have erected to cash in on the backs of the poor locals and unfortunate people who came to Tucson by mistake. I speak from experience, having lived in Santa Barbara, Monterey, Eugene, Oregon, Houston, Los Angeles, and, of course, Seattle. DO NOT MOVE TO TUCSON. MOVE OUT OF TUCSON. GO ANYWHERE SHORT OF SYRIA.

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