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.
TUCSON MSA POPULATION
Census Bureau, 2019
AVERAGE HOME PRICE
Tucson Association of Realtors 2020
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.
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.
Tucson offers a wide variety of communities in which to live. Choose a home in the scenic outskirts of the city center with an easy commute; a new and technologically equipped apartment in the city center; or an affordable and comfortable home in an existing neighborhood.
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.
350+ days of sunshine per year
4 mountain ranges for jogging, rock climbing, horseback riding, stargazing and bird watching.
37,000 acres of parkland for hiking, camping and exploring
40+ golf courses to test the skills and relax the mind
800 miles of bike paths consistently place Tucson on the list as one of the nation’s most bike friendly cities
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.
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
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
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
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