Did you know that the Hokokam Indians settled the area that would become Tucson some 4,000 years before Europeans ever arrived in the area? This means that the city, which has grown to be the second largest in the state of Arizona, is also one of the oldest inhabited sites in all of North American history. Officially made part of the state in 1854 and incorporated city in 1877, Tucson can thank Southern Pacific Railroad for bringing about the initial growth that allowed it to become the city it is today.
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Housing Statistics Investing some time into researching any area that you might be planning to purchase a home either through traditional lending avenues or via one of the many rent to own home programs is crucial. When you know what the area is doing, you can then gauge just how and where you should spend your money.
Weather Summers get hot in Tucson, with temperatures reaching over 100 degrees. The area gets 11.8 inches of precipitation per year. The lack of humidity means Tucson has a dry heat that won't leave you feeling like you are dripping away. During the winter, temperatures can get as low as 30 degrees during the night.
Local Events and Festival There is more to living in Tucson than just great home prices and extraordinary weather. There are actually several annual events and festivals to look forward to. Some of the major events that take place are the Family Arts Festival, which is held every year at the Tucson Convention Center, the reenacting of the famous capturing of the Dillinger gang at the Dillinger Days Street Festival, and the Arizona International Film Festival.
Arts and Culture According to the Wall Street Journal, Tucson is a "mini mecca for the arts." Some of the region's best performing arts, museums, galleries and studios are in Tucson. For example, Tucson has its own symphony, opera, professional theater, and ballet company. Museum lovers are going to find the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson Museum of Art, and the Arizona State Museum more than capable of satisfying their cultural needs. Plus, Tucson is home to over 35 art galleries and more than 200 art related groups.
Neighborhood Guide From Armory Park, which is registered on the National Register of Historic Places, to the pre-WWII built Barrio Anita area, Tucson has a lot of history to offer its residents. For example, some of the area's earliest settlers made Tucson's Barrio Kroger home because of the agricultural benefits, while others in the area made Barrio San Antonio, soon to be added to the historical register, home.
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