Tucson is the second largest city in Arizona, located southeast of Phoenix and just sixty miles north of the Mexican and U.S. border. The area has many beautiful communities, some of which overlap the city limits. These include; Casas Adobes, Catalina Foothills, Tortilla, Sahara, Vail, New Pascua and Tanque Verd. Good Old Pueblo, as the city is sometimes called is located at the base of a volcanic mountain.
According to Best Places statistics Tucson, especially in the zip code of 85756 has one of the lowest costs of living. This, along with its warm dry client, makes it an ideal place for retirement. It is also well known as a very LGBT friendly city. It is the home of many artists, writers and great thinkers that just want to enjoy the peace offered by such a friendly community. There are many parks in and just outside of the city that offer hiking, climbing and other athletic activities for those who love spending time in the great outdoors.
Tucson is also an affordable place for most gay and lesbian individuals to live. The average listing price for a home according to Trulia marketing trend statistics is $288,984 and the median sales price is $134,900. The average price per square for property here is $130.00 as of December 2012.
The most popular neighborhoods on the higher end are Sam Hughes, with home prices in the upper 300’s, and Civano and Bienman-Elm with home prices in the mid 200’s.
An up and coming neighborhood is Julia Keen which has an 11% rise in listing prices from last year. This is a tightly knit yet large friendly neighborhood that is very near the Tucson airport. It is also near several big parks and reputable elementary schools. The Rose, Pueblo Gardens, Fairgrounds and Garden City are similar residential areas that have average house listing values of below $70,000.