So, when someone researches rentals in the Tucson market - what are the hottest areas? At first guess - I think UA/Central area and second, the east-side of town. Then I did some research - I was close but not on target!
It surprises me, but it doesn't (if that makes sense) that the Downtown area is one of the hottest areas - I think lately the reason is because lots of affordable housing has cropped up in Tucson's effort to "revitalize" the downtown area. But you won't find many families - mostly business|student|solo type of individuals who love this type of atmosphere.
Central comes in second because, well it's central - easy access to almost any part of town - and most amenities - shops, bicycle paths, things within easy getting to distance, bus routes, hospitals, schools - you name it - you can find it within a few miles radius.
And then my favorite part of town - east (northeast) - where you are close enough - but far away enough too! More space in between your neighbors, outdoor activities all over, a mix between families, houses, townhomes, condos, lots of senior citizen areas and what I love most - seems the east side of town has the most generous giving type people who want to volunteer their time to help the community and other!
This blog is written with my opinions and my opinions are presented with accuracy but not guarantees. Please talk to a professional before making any real estate, financial or agency decisions. Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind - 2014. If you want to reprint parts of this - just email me for my permission: KGCProperties@gmail.com .