10 Best Places to Live in Arizona

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6. Tucson

Tucson, Arizona is a Pima County city that sits just near the United States and Mexico border. With a population of over 530,000 residents, Tucson welcomes cultural diversity that stems from regional influence as well as the popular University of Arizona, bringing in college students from all around the world. Located in the Sonoran Desert, Tucson also immediately looks to various mountain ranges including the Tucson Mountains, the Santa Rita Mountains, the Rincon Mountains, the Tortolita Mountains, and the Santa Catalina Mountains for its geographic significance. Tucson is known for being easy to navigate with its grid structure and defined neighborhood markers. Lovers of wildlife are attracted to Tucson for its surrounding unincorporated areas and undisturbed natural animal habitats near Mount Lemmon. Cultural events in Tucson relate to local history and findings and include celebrations like the Festival of Books, the Mineral Show, the Folk Festival, the Fourth Avenue Street Fair, the Tucson Rodeo, the All Souls Procession Weekend, and more.

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