Moving to Tucson can seem daunting. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. There are lots of areas in Tucson that are appealing to new residents. Today, we’re going to focus on Tucson’s West side area. There are a few great neighborhoods, lots of positive features and attributes, as well as plenty of great housing options.

Moving to Tucson: 7 Quick Facts About the West Side

If you are thinking about moving to Tucson you'll love this collection of info about Tucson's West side! It's a great area with lots of perks!

Housing Options

Quick fact number 1 is all about our two great properties in Tucson’s West side! Both The Place at Canyon Ridge and The Place at 2120 are located on the West side of Tucson. Anyone looking at moving to Tucson should consider checking out these beautiful properties. There are many options as far as layout is concerned and both properties share a beautiful location in Tucson’s West side. The views are unparalleled and the perks are too! Our properties share the MCLife Promises that are common to all of our properties, as well as our We Love Pets Policy. There are more benefits to living at one of these locations than we could possibly list here; click above for more information about these great housing options in West Tucson.

Amazing Coffee Shops

If you are a coffee lover (or tea lover) and you are moving to Tucson you’ll need to know where to get a great cup of coffee. Luckily, we’ve already covered that in our article linked above. Quick fact number 2 is all about that caffeine we all know and love…coffee is a must and in West Tucson alone there are some AMAZING coffee shops! You’re never too far from a great cup of coffee in Tucson.

Neighborhood Life

Violent crime in Tucson is about a 58 on a scale of 1-100. This is slightly above the middle of the line. The good news is that the West El Camino Del Cerro neighborhood on Tucson’s West side is among one of the safest in the region! If you are looking for a neighborhood based solely on crime statistics you can rest easy in this area knowing that you have chosen a great location on Tucson’s West side.

Cost of Living

The cost of living is an important analysis tool when considering a move. The cost of living index in Tucson is 95.2 with housing at just 82.7! That means that you are getting a great value for your money when it comes to buying real estate in Tucson. It also means that you should have a little more money if you are coming from a location that is closer to the national average of 100!


Here is some great news…the weather in West Tucson is amazing. You can’t beat the dry heat of Tucson when it comes to weather! The desert life can take some getting used to but the weather is a very nice perk. You don’t have to worry about a muggy heat or snowdays!

Local Restaurants

There are so many great local restaurnats in West Tucson. If you are considering moving to Tucson you’ll need to know where to grab a quick bite! These awesome restaurants are close by, and they’re perfect for those busy days when only half of the kitchen is unpacked! In case none of those are your style you can always check out these 5 great places to eat in West Tucson!

Happy Hour

Even if you won’t be working in West Tucson you’ll need to know where the best spots are for happy hour! When the day is done and you need to unwind you can do so close to home. Some of these may even be within walking distance. Check them out and you might even have a chance to make some new friends!