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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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Walk Score of Tucson, AZ

Tucson is a Car-Dependent city

Most errands require a car.

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Saint Cyril's Of Alexandria

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

Eating & Drinking

There are about 1,636 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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Transit Score of Tucson, AZ

Tucson has Some Transit

A few nearby public transportation options. Find Tucson apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Tucson has some public transportation and about 49 bus lines.

Transit Time

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

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Tucson has about 10 car shares from RelayRides and Hertz On Demand.

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I live and work in one of the best little neighborhoods around.

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Roskruge Bilingual Magnet Middle School

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Lollipop Culture Shop

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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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Diamondback Bridge

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Columbus Mobile Home Park

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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.

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Valley of the Moon

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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 AlexandriaNearby shopping plaza including restaurants and a spa. #stcyril

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Limberlost Neighborhood Mural

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