Everything else equal, I think we can all agree that living in a cheaper place is better than living in a more expensive place.
I’d much rather pay $500/mo in rent than $1,000. And I’d rather pay $2 for coffee than $5.
And while every neighbhorhood in Tucson might be more expensive than living in rural Arizona, there are certain neighborhoods that are definitely cheaper.
So what exactly are those Tucson neighborhoods where your dollar goes a little further — you can get that one bedroom instead of the studio?
Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Tucson are the cheapest.
What’s the cheapest neighborhood to live in Tucson for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Julia Keen looks to be the cheaptest Tucson neighborhood to live in.
At this point we should make it clear that you do get what you pay for — some of these neighborhoods might not be the best places to live in Tucson. You could be sacrificing location or crime rates in return for more space and cheaper groceries.
Read on to see how we determined the places around Tucson that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Tucson.
Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from cheapest to most expensive.
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How We Determined The Cheapest Tucson Hoods In 2019
In order to rank the cheapest places to live in Tucson, we had to determine what criteria defines ‘cheap’.
- Overall Cost Of Living
- Rent To Income Ratio
- Median Home Value To Income Ratio
We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 127 in each category, where 1 was the cheapest.
Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a cheap neighborhood index.
And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest cheapest neighborhood index the ‘Cheapest City Neighborhood In Tucson.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Julia Keen.
Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the cheapest places Tucson. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from cheapest to most expensive.
The 10 Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Tucson For 2019
The median income in Julia Keen comes in at $42,510 and the median home value is $73,883 for 2019.
The median income in Country Glenn comes in at $50,934 and the median home value is $103,650 for 2019.
The median income in Cherry Avenue comes in at $35,309 and the median home value is $68,825 for 2019.
The median income in Terra Del Sol comes in at $44,142 and the median home value is $94,167 for 2019.
The median income in Myers comes in at $25,509 and the median home value is $48,150 for 2019.
The median income in Flowing Wells comes in at $39,991 and the median home value is $83,992 for 2019.
The median income in Westside Development comes in at $62,475 and the median home value is $128,300 for 2019.
The median income in Dietz comes in at $40,835 and the median home value is $100,867 for 2019.
The median income in Rose comes in at $25,698 and the median home value is $83,200 for 2019.
The median income in Drexel Park comes in at $24,952 and the median home value is $46,850 for 2019.
Summing Up The Cheapest Places In Tucson
If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Tucson where prices are low and it’s cheap to live, this is an accurate list.
As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Tucson aren’t all cheap. Sewell takes the title of the most expensive neighborhood to live in Tucson.
We ranked the neighborhoods from cheapest to most expensive in the chart below.
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