Tucson: Largest City in southern Arizona

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Great streets to drive though

Tucson is approximately 2,400 feet above sea level and 60 miles north of the Mexico border and about 150 miles south of the capital city, Phoenix- and about 500 miles east of Los Angeles and the ocean). Tucson is one of the last of the wild frontiers, being the oldest inhabited city in North America (inhabited first by the Hohokam Indians around 100AD). The valley is home to a half million people who dwell in this Southwestern U.S. desert environment. I relocated to Tucson a year ago from a small town called Sonoita, in comparison, Tucson is huge (read my Sonoita blog). Tucson is actually a big city, it is one of the larger metropolitan cities in the United States. It is the site of University of Arizona " home of the Wildcats" and is the largest city in southern Arizona.

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Major suburbs of Tucson include Oro Valley, Marana northwest of the city, and South Tucson and Sahuarita couth of the city. Communities in the vicinity of Tucson including within and or overlapping the city limits include Casas Adobes, Catalina foothills, Flowing wells, Catalina, Tanque Verde, Green Valley and Vail. Tucson has a population of approximately one million. Some of Tucson’s main tourist attractions include: Pima Air & Space Museum, Arizona State Museum, Tucson museum of art, Biosphere 2, Titan Missile museum, Desert museum, Colossal Cave Mountain Park, Saguaro National Park, Kitt Peak Observatory, Tohono Chul Park, Old Tucson, Tucson Botanical gardens, and University of Arizona museum of art.

Funny I,  have not seen half of the attraction within my town, I should get active and do so before I decide to relocate and then regret not seeing them. To do so of course I would need to limit some of my out of state and out of country travels. O' I must mention - Tucson has some breathtaking sunsets, nothing compares . . .!

Welcome to Tucson! You will have an exciting time in the land of the wildcats.

 

AtlantaBelle says:
Gorgeous pictures...Thanks for the info! :)

http://blog.reserve123.com/2008/12/visit-the-old-pueblo-for-a-vacation-to-remember/

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Posted on: Dec 05, 2008
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Great streets to drive though
Great streets to drive though
tucson
tucson
National Bank on Wilmot
National Bank on Wilmot
downtown tucson
downtown tucson
the williams center - downtown tuc…
the williams center - downtown tu…
San Xavier del Bac Mission
San Xavier del Bac Mission
At Superstition Mt. The Elvis Pres…
At Superstition Mt. The Elvis Pre…
Tucson skyline
Tucson skyline
Sunset in Tucson
Sunset in Tucson
Tucson
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