The 10 Cheapest Tucson, AZ Neighborhoods To Live In For 2019


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Tucson are the cheapest of the cheap.

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Editor’s Note: This is our first time ranking the cheapest neighborhoods to live in Tucson.
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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’.

Using census and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • 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

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Population: 4,315
Cost Of Living Index: 81 (4th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.7 (1st cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.008 (2nd cheapest)
More on Julia Keen: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Julia Keen comes in at $42,510 and the median home value is $73,883 for 2019.

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Population: 787
Cost Of Living Index: 84 (16th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.0 (8th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.006 (1st cheapest)
More on Country Glenn: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Country Glenn comes in at $50,934 and the median home value is $103,650 for 2019.

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Population: 9,191
Cost Of Living Index: 83 (10th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.9 (7th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.017 (25th cheapest)
More on Cherry Avenue: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Cherry Avenue comes in at $35,309 and the median home value is $68,825 for 2019.

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Population: 5,241
Cost Of Living Index: 86 (29th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.1 (14th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.014 (10th cheapest)
More on Terra Del Sol: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Terra Del Sol comes in at $44,142 and the median home value is $94,167 for 2019.

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Population: 5,159
Cost Of Living Index: 80 (1st cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.9 (4th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.021 (52nd cheapest)
More on Myers: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Myers comes in at $25,509 and the median home value is $48,150 for 2019.

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Population: 11,466
Cost Of Living Index: 85 (21st cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.1 (12th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.017 (26th cheapest)
More on Flowing Wells: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Flowing Wells comes in at $39,991 and the median home value is $83,992 for 2019.

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Population: 3,401
Cost Of Living Index: 89 (48th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.1 (9th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.008 (4th cheapest)
More on Westside Development: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Westside Development comes in at $62,475 and the median home value is $128,300 for 2019.

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Population: 7,533
Cost Of Living Index: 86 (29th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.5 (25th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.014 (11th cheapest)
More on Dietz: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Dietz comes in at $40,835 and the median home value is $100,867 for 2019.

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Population: 1,881
Cost Of Living Index: 81 (4th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 3.2 (65th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.009 (7th cheapest)
More on Rose: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Rose comes in at $25,698 and the median home value is $83,200 for 2019.

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Population: 2,048
Cost Of Living Index: 81 (4th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.9 (3rd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.025 (88th cheapest)
More on Drexel Park: Homes For Sale | Data

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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Detailed List Of The Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Tucson For 2019

Rank Neighborhood Cost Of Living Index
1 Julia Keen 81
2 Country Glenn 84
3 Cherry Avenue 83
4 Terra Del Sol 86
5 Myers 80
6 Flowing Wells 85
7 Westside Development 89
8 Dietz 86
9 Rose 81
10 Drexel Park 81
11 Silvercroft 86
12 Arroyo Chico 86
13 Vista Del Monte 92
14 El Rio Acres 85
15 Groves Lincoln Park 90
16 Barrio Centro 89
17 Desert Aire-Loma Linda 86
18 Doolen-Fruitvale 87
19 Santa Cruz Southwest 83
20 Rancho Buena 86
21 Swan Way Park 85
22 Parkway Terrace 89
23 Wakefield 84
24 North Dodge 82
25 Colonia Del Valle 94
26 Corbett 87
27 Enchanted Hills 89
28 Mortimore 90
29 Elvira 87
30 Miles East West 85
31 Sunnyside 86
32 Dodge Flower 83
33 Highland Vista Cinco Via 98
34 South Park 86
35 Toumey Park 90
36 South Harrison 96
37 San Ignacio Yaqui 82
38 Wilshire Heights 98
39 Alvernon Heights 81
40 El Presidio 84
41 Rita Ranch 103
42 Stella Mann 89
43 Avondale 83
44 Midvale Park 89
45 Poets Square 98
46 La Madera 95
47 Fairgrounds 84
48 Barrio Blue Moon 85
49 Thunderbird Heights-Wilmot Desert 93
50 Sunset Villa 88
51 Midtown 89
52 Starr Pass 99
53 Peter Howell 96
54 San Clemente 95
55 Miracle Manor 83
56 Saguaro Miraflores 104
57 Las Vistas 87
58 Bravo Park Lane 87
59 Lakeside Park 93
60 Saint Cyrils 87
61 Eastside 106
62 Old Fort Lowell 100
63 Ironwood Ridge 97
64 Barrio Anita 92
65 Desert Palms Park 106
66 Cabrini 90
67 El Cortez 88
68 Civano 109
69 Mesquite Ranch 109
70 San Gabriel 93
71 Houghton 113
72 Rosemont West 97
73 Santa Rita Park 87
74 Western Hills 89
75 Glenn Heights 98
76 Rosemont East 104
77 Barrio Santa Rosa 92
78 Harrison East-South 99
79 Roberts 83
80 Harlan Heights 93
81 Limberlost 89
82 Broadway-Northeast 100
83 Mitman 94
84 Jefferson Park 92
85 Campus Farm 90
86 Menlo Park 92
87 Amphi 85
88 A Mountain 91
89 Udall Park 100
90 Barrio Viejo 101
91 Keeling 86
92 El Gheko 100
93 Broadmoor-Broadway 109
94 Barrio Hollywood 89
95 Mountain View 95
96 Shaheen Estates 100
97 Oak Flower 88
98 Campbell-Grant 98
99 Prince Tucson 97
100 El Conquistador 120
101 Richland Heights East 99
102 Rincon Heights 90
103 Catalina Vista-Blenman-Elm 115
104 Blenman-Elm 111
105 Palo Verde 94
106 Balboa Heights 85
107 Bear Canyon 115
108 Sam Hughes 114
109 Rillito 97
110 Miramonte 93
111 Barrio San Antonio 99
112 Millville 99
113 Tucson Park West 95
114 Richland Heights West 99
115 Armory Park 104
116 Samos 100
117 Northwest 95
118 Mountain First Avenue 100
119 Ocotillo Oracle 93
120 Hedrick Acres 95
121 Dunbar Spring 97
122 Feldman’s 96
123 Iron Horse 105
124 North University 105
125 Pie Allen 98
126 West University 103
127 Sewell 106

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