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Southern Arizona offers an unparalleled quality of life for today’s professional. With nearly 1.6 million people living in an expansive stretch of awe-inspiring and lush desert landscape, Southern Arizona is accomplishing a goal that many growing regions have abandoned—an ecologically sound and culturally sophisticated approach to growth and development.


Census Bureau, 2019


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Census 2019

University of Arizona ranked in the top 100 higher education institutions in the world
Tucson ranked One of 35 Potential Innovation Centers
Tucson ranked One of Ten Best Cities for Startup Costs
Tucson ranked in top 50 for tech salaries
Tucson among affordable cities where people want to live
Tucson in top 100 most culturally diverse cities in the U.S.
Forbes names Tucson in 7 Best Cities For Remote Workers In 2021
Tucson ranked one of The Best Places to Live in 2019
U.S. News Ranks Tucson among the top 100 best places to live



Downtown Tucson has experienced a miraculous economic revitalization with unprecedented levels of investment, hundreds of new businesses, and thousands of new jobs resulting in a thriving Downtown environment. Geographically located in the heart of the city, Downtown Tucson has transformed itself from a government center to the region’s entertainment hub. There is an increasing variety of restaurants, nightlife and cultural arts venues, and scores of major events that attract more than a milion people annually.

Since 2008, Downtown business has shown steady growth and diversification. Commercial investments have led to new construction and renovations to a number of historic buildings, creating unique spaces for street-level businesses and office-based firms. New construction, primarily located near the Sun Link modern streetcar line, has re-established Downtown as a magnet for real estate development, and has been a major contributor to Tucson’s economy.

Founded in Tucson, Arizona, one of the most important, inclusive and authentic public ceremonies in North America today with over 100K participants.

Selected in 2015 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® attracts 65,000 attendees and has included exhibits from Smithsonian Institution and Carnegie Museum of Natural History.


Tucson is ranked one of the best cities for young professionals and remote workers. The city is ecologically and culturally diverse with big-city amenities at a much lower cost. Curious about your possible savings? Use our Cost of Living Calculator to discover how you can thrive on less in Tucson.


Matched up with most major cities in the country, Tucson with all it has to offer still boasts one of the lowest costs of living.

Established in 1880, Vail has beautiful landscapes, great schools, and a friendly community with an ever-increasing population. Vail has experienced a roughly 400% increase in population since 2001. Vail traces its history back to the first railroad surveys and while the train no longer stops in Vail, the double set of railroad tracks that encompass the original town site are a reminder of the town’s roots as a railroad town.

Source: Greater Vail Area Chamber of Commerce

As a unique crossroads of culture, industry and innovation, Marana claims a rich and diverse history. Documented inhabitation of the region extends back over 13,000 years, when Native American tribes lived in the area. Now with more than 45,000 residents and 126 square miles of incorporated area, Marana is one of the most economically progressive communities in the region, and the future continues to look bright.

Source: Discover Marana

The Town of Oro Valley is six miles north of Tucson at the base of local landmark Pusch Ridge. With views of both the Tortolita Mountains and the Tucson skyline, the town is home to more than 45,184.

Source: Oro Valley & Visit Tucson

The Catalina Foothills area boasts legendary art galleries, spectacular golf courses, restaurants, and shopping, all right at the doorstep to Tucson’s greatest wonder – the Sonoran Desert. Possibly Tucson’s most iconic feature, the mountain peaks of the Santa Catalina Mountains are truly breathtaking, and in the Catalina Foothills you’ll have a front-row seat.

Source: Visit Tucson

Incorporated in 1994, Sahuarita is the fifth youngest town in the State with a rich cultural history and legacy established by the ancestors of Native American groups who still live there. Sahuarita is known for its FICO pecan orchards along Nogales Highway and the gateway to the sycamore and cottonwood canyons of Madera and Gardner.

Source: Sahuarita



As the 33rd largest city in the U.S. Tucson offers all the amenities of a big city while still retaining some of the charm of a small town. It is culturally diverse and that rich heritage is reflected in its architecture and its restaurants.

Tucson was ranked in the “Top 25 Arts Destinations” by American Style Magazine. There are more than 35 art galleries in just the downtown area alone and the region offers 30+ museums to explore and enjoy including the world renowned Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and the Reid Park Zoo. In 2018, Best Cities ranked Tucson in the Top 100 Cities in the World!

Professionals can live, work and play in Tucson with a variety of outdoors activities that can be enjoyed year-round thanks to Tucson’s dry, sunny climate.

Outside Magazine ranked Tucson as one of the “Best Places to Live in 2019” citing some of the great things about Tucson such as the food, the hiking trails, being able to live close to open space and newly completed 131-mile bike path circling the city.



days of sunshine per year


mountain ranges for jogging, rock climbing, horseback riding, stargazing and bird watching.


acres of parkland for hiking, camping and exploring


golf courses to test the skills and relax the mind


miles of bike paths consistently place Tucson on the list as one of the nation’s most bike friendly cities


When Tucsonans aren’t outdoors enjoying their own favorite sports activities they can choose from a variety of major spectator sports such as:
University football and basketball games at the University of Arizona
Championship golf such as the Conquistadores Cologuard Classic, a cornerstone of the World Golf Championships
Internationally acclaimed “El Tour de Tucson” bicycle race
Arizona Cardinals football , Phoenix Suns basketball, Phoenix Coyotes ice hockey, and Arizona Diamondbacks baseball just up the road in Phoenix


The region has more than its share of world-class resorts – fantasy oases with spectacular golf courses and luxurious pools and spas including the world-renowned Miraval, consistently ranked as one of the best resorts in the world by Conde Nast Traveler, SpaFinder, and Travel & Leisure among others.


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Tucson offers high-skilled / high-wage jobs in industries working to solve the country’s biggest challenges.


Complemented by a K-12 public educational system with over 236,000 students, as well as 266 private and charter school choices, this well-developed education infrastructure maintains an open ear to the needs of individuals and families. Southern Arizona is home to a number of nationally recognized institutions for higher education.

Tucson can provide the best of both worlds, if you are intentional. The 33rd largest metro in the U.S., it’s big enough to make your big idea happen but not too big that you get lost. That low barrier to entry, and that family feel, is a really special thing that a lot of other places don’t have.

Zach Yentzer
30, Tucson Young Professionals

I love the quirkiness and uniqueness of Tucson; we have character and even with all the growth and development, we still hold on to that. There’s so much I appreciate about Tucson: the outdoors, food (UNESCO City of Gastronomy), the people, the culture.

Luchie Javelosa
30, Visit Tucson

As a college town, Tucson is a great place to work and live! While not everyone is a graduate of the University of Arizona, we can all appreciate the Bear Down spirit that fills our desert with abundant culture, activities and, of course, Wildcats!

Lacey John
Director, Alumni Career and Professional Development, UArizona



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