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Saguaro National Park is located right in Tucson, and it’s home to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. High desert country means some snow in the winter in the surrounding hills, but there are blue skies most of the year. Tucson is a popular retirement destination, but the Army and the Air Force are also big employers here.

The University of Arizona is in Tucson, so there’s a lively student community here. Tucson is flat, so it’s bikeable, and the city has been adding more bike lanes and dedicate bike routes. Sun Tran is the local bus service; it’s centered on downtown and the University, with a street car serving downtown.

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43 Walk Score of Tucson, AZ

Tucson is a Car-Dependent city

Most errands require a car.

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Don Hummel Park

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Tucson Organic Gardeners

Tucson is the 27th most walkable large city in the US with 520,116 residents.

Tucson has some public transportation and is somewhat bikeable.

Find apartments in Tucson's most walkable neighborhoods: Iron Horse, West University and Pie Allen.

Tucson Apartments for Rent

Tucson Neighborhoods

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1 Iron Horse 87 69 99 582
2 West University 87 64 94 4,515
3 Pie Allen 85 66 99 777
4 Dunbar Springs 78 62 99 1,088
5 Campbell-Grant 78 39 96 1,247
6 Samos 78 41 93 1,038
7 Sam Hughes 76 45 97 4,756
8 Rincon Heights 76 55 98 2,168
9 Armory Park 76 64 99 1,820
10 Avondale 75 42 91 1,524
11 Garden District 74 41 86 6,557
12 Duffy 73 42 94 1,122
13 Miles 73 46 96 828
14 Palo Verde 72 41 87 5,501
15 Grant-Glenn 72 39 98 1,425
16 Shaheen Estates 72 39 97 1,267
17 Keeling 71 44 96 4,708
18 Barrio Hollywood 71 38 93 2,900
19 Mountain 1st Avenue 70 42 98 1,364
20 Ocotillo Oracle 70 46 98 1,137
21 Blenman-Elm 70 43 97 3,125
22 Miramonte 70 41 91 3,503
23 Mitman 69 42 87 1,200
24 El Presidio 69 66 98 633
25 Hedrick Acres 69 42 97 3,517
26 Balboa Heights 69 43 96 1,370
27 Coronado Heights 68 43 93 1,650
28 Vista Del Monte 68 39 88 1,574
29 Vista Del Sahuaro 68 40 79 1,446
30 Harlan Heights 68 43 85 1,518
31 Alvernon Heights 67 41 80 605
32 Santa Rita Park 67 47 93 1,936
33 Thunderbird Height-Wilmot Desert Estate 67 42 85 847
34 Highland Vista Cinco Via 65 41 91 842
35 Broadmoor-Broadway 65 39 95 923
36 Catalina Vista 65 44 93 715
37 Feldman's 65 55 97 2,381
38 Sewell 65 39 79 1,202
39 Swan Way Park 64 40 97 1,138
40 La Madera 64 38 97 1,063
41 Peter Howell 63 42 93 1,800
42 Mountain View 63 42 95 1,349
43 Doolen-Fruitvale 63 40 83 1,866
44 Barrio Viejo 63 62 95 771
45 Wakefield 63 49 80 6,729
46 Amphi 63 44 87 7,454
47 Dodge Flower 62 41 85 2,834
48 Richland Heights West 61 41 94 547
49 Limberlost 60 47 80 3,513
50 Oak Flower 60 40 88 2,309
51 Poets Square 58 40 89 1,117
52 Menlo Park 58 45 85 5,016
53 Broadway-Northeast 57 39 69 676
54 Richland Heights East 57 38 90 561
55 Cabrini 57 40 83 1,986
56 San Gabriel 56 40 87 902
57 Northwest 56 49 94 1,029
58 Jefferson Park 55 48 92 2,457
59 Barrio Santa Rosa 55 52 93 1,040
60 Colonia Del Valle 55 38 63 2,195
61 Terra Del Sol 55 38 61 4,557
62 Sunset Villa 55 38 79 1,242
63 Campus Farm 55 38 86 6,942
64 Miracle Manor 54 41 84 3,151
65 Myers 54 38 67 5,203
66 Rose 54 44 75 2,154
67 Naylor 53 38 76 1,081
68 North University 53 55 94 1,978
69 Arroyo Chico 53 38 91 2,811
70 Bravo Park Lane 52 37 65 3,258
71 Corbett 52 37 62 6,124
72 Fairgrounds 52 49 73 2,204
73 Desert Aire-Loma Linda 51 39 58 544
74 Rosemont West 51 39 60 1,657
75 Toumey Park 50 38 76 2,125
76 Dietz 50 37 58 7,316
77 Harold Bell Wright Estates 49 41 65 602
78 North Dodge 49 41 79 2,124
79 Sunnyside 49 38 57 15,433
80 Barrio Blue Moon 48 46 91 987
81 Julia Keen 47 38 77 5,282
82 Barrio Contro 46 35 90 1,078
83 Roberts 45 38 72 2,461
84 South Park 45 38 78 3,540
85 Cherry Avenue 42 32 54 8,733
86 Stella Mann 39 30 64 4,510
87 Mortimore 39 35 57 1,237
88 Barrio Nopal 38 26 49 5,659
89 Flowing Wells 38 31 67 8,755
90 El Rio Acres 37 36 71 2,174
91 Rillito 37 37 80 1,513
92 Old Fort Lowell 35 32 65 2,240
93 Carson Corner 35 34 53 5,815
94 Brichta 34 36 48 692
95 Old Spanish Trail 33 28 57 3,538
96 Elvira 33 28 52 3,224
97 Las Vistas 32 30 67 3,158
98 Bear Canyon 31 7 46 2,425
99 Western Hills II 29 34 75 1,065
100 Eastside 29 40 52 4,169
101 Pueblo Gardens 28 33 64 2,460
102 Santiago Hills 28 38 58 865
103 Prince Tuscon 27 28 74 1,905
104 Santa Cruz Southwest 27 27 56 2,770
105 Midvale Park 26 28 51 13,539
106 Lakeside Park 25 31 52 5,372
107 Drexel Park 23 40 51 2,098
108 South Harrison 23 13 42 6,279
109 Rita Ranch 20 14 47 16,082
110 A Mountain 19 26 39 3,335
111 Civano 19 14 33 2,818
112 Houghton 14 26 34 3,392
113 Groves Lincoln Park 13 28 43 5,308
114 Enchanted Hills 13 25 46 1,657
115 Westside Development 9 21 44 4,064
116 Tuscon Park West 5 13 42 725
117 Mesquite Ranch 3 14 32 1,859
118 Starr Pass 3 5 31 1,726
119 Coyote Corridor 3 24 29 2,307
120 Saguaro Miraflores 1 20 19 655

Eating & Drinking

There are about 1,347 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Tucson.

People in Tucson can walk to an average of 1 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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thumbnail for Don Hummel ParkThis neighborhood gem, alsoknown as Limberlost Family Park, it is the heart of the neighborhood and a great place to meet your neighbors. Picnics are frequent, and pick-up softball games can be found on the weekends.

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on Don Hummel Park

35 Transit Score of Tucson, AZ

Tucson has Some Transit

A few nearby public transportation options. Find Tucson apartments for rent on Redfin.

Public Transit Routes

Tucson has some public transportation and about 43 bus and 1 light rail lines.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Tucson on public transit.

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Roskruge Bilingual Magnet Middle School

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Lollipop Culture Shop

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Building

66 Bike Score of Tucson, AZ

Tucson is Bikeable

Some bike infrastructure.

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Saint Cyril's Of Alexandria

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Saint Cyril's Of Alexandria

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Saint Cyril's Of Alexandria

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Saint Cyril's Of Alexandria

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Saint Cyril's Of Alexandria

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Diamondback Bridge

thumbnail for Tucson Organic GardenersGorgeous botanical gardens! In the summer admission is just $8 for adults and $4 for kids. Students get a discount with id.

Chrystine G
on Tucson Organic Gardeners

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Columbus Mobile Home Park

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Sunnyside,Tucson,AZ

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Sunnyside,Tucson,AZ

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Valley of the Moon

thumbnail for Saint Cyril's Of AlexandriaNearby shopping plaza including restaurants and a spa. #stcyril

Katt Valenzula
on Saint Cyril's Of Alexandria

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El Hogar Alternative School

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Amphi High School Greenhouse

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Tohono Tadai Transit Center

thumbnail for Saint Cyril's Of AlexandriaAdorable personalized homes. #stcyril

Katt Valenzula
on Saint Cyril's Of Alexandria

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