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Promontory Apartment Homes
60 W Stone Loop
1 Bed
2 Bed
3220 W Ina Rd
1 Bed
2 Bed
3 Bed
Finisterra Luxury Rentals
6795 E Calle la Paz
1 Bed
2 Bed
3 Bed
Casa Bella
175 W Valencia Rd
1 Bed
2 Bed
201 N Wilmot Rd
1 Bed
2 Bed
Fountain Plaza
2345 N Craycroft Rd
1 Bed
2 Bed
Palomino Crossing
750 E Irvington Rd
1 Bed
2 Bed
1345 S Kolb Rd
1 Bed
2 Bed
Retreat at Speedway
7401 E Speedway Blvd
1 Bed
2 Bed
Las Brisas
2525 N Los Altos Ave
1 Bed
2 Bed
Brookwood Apartment Homes
201 S Kolb Rd
1 Bed
2 Bed
Starrview at Starr Pass Apartment Homes
1050 S Bill Martin Dr
1 Bed
2 Bed
3 Bed
Vista Montana Apartments
734 E Roger Rd
1 Bed
Arches at Oracle
5921 N Oracle Rd
1 Bed
2 Bed
3119 E Bermuda
2 Bed
2 Bed
1116 W Titleist
Rancho Vistoso
2 Bed
10818 N Sand Canyon
Canada Hills
2 Bed
50 E Silverado
Valle Del Oro Townhomes
2 Bed
6321 N Via Acacia
La Paloma Ridge Estates
3 Bed
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City Guide
Tucson Breakdown


Downtown is the apex of culture, especially the Sam Hughes neighborhood. Here you’ll find active neighbors, recently renovated homes, and a bike friendly ‘hood. Lots of young’uns from the University of Arizona rent in the blocks between Speedway and Grant Streets, from North Euclid to North Campbell, so if you’re a fan of the college scene and/or you prefer your sidewalks to be café-lined (East Speedway), this may very well be the place for you. Keep this in mind: because of the close proximity to campus, some of the apartment complexes in Downtown Tucson run more like extensions of the dorms than independent housing options. If you're young and looking to live with similarly aged whipper-snappers in a secure building (and all with the freedom of living off-campus), then this option will provide you with decent rent and a college atmosphere. Downtown leans toward the more expensive end on the renting spectrum (up to $1,000 per month for one bedroom), but at least rent usually includes all utilities -- including air conditioning, which can become a great value if you are a homesick penguin.

Northwest to Northeast

The areas spanning West University, Alvernon Heights and Northeast Tucson are all verydesireable, especially as one moves toward the western part of the city. The Northeast and the West neighborhoods have an Old West vibe, they’re the ones that can take credit for giving Tucson a unique feel unlike any other in Arizona. Here, the sky is wide, the nights are dark, and the coyotes can be heard for miles. If you want to hop on your mountain bike or cinch up your hiking boots and take off for the day, you'd be doing no wrong in these parts of town. The Eastern part of the city, especially as you head a bit south of Northeast, is a bit less expensive than the West because it's further from Downtown and University of Arizona. Though units typically don't have air conditioners here, most offer a ceiling fan or at least surprisingly efficient window treatments. If that doesn’t strike your heat beating fancy, rest assured that outdoor swimming pools are commonplace. If you’re a pet lover, good news (kind of)! Most complexes allow pets, (this is the great outdoors, right?) the only downside is that a few have breed or size restrictions. Make sure to check with your to-be landlord before moving in your Irish wolfhound.

Outer Boroughs

“But what about the children?!” you’re probably asking your computer. Don’t worry, Tucson’s got an app- Er, I mean, area for that. The Catalina Foothills to the east and Vail to the south are home to some highly recommended areas. Sabina Canyon and Ventana Canyon are upper-class neighborhoods with beautiful vistas and plenty of natural beauty to go around. Up north, the new development of Casas Adobes is working to fill a gap in Tucson residential apartments by providing a quiet area for young adults and new families. The apartment complexes in these neighborhoods are based around communities -- some more youth-culture friendly than others, so if you’re looking to settle down with the fam it’d benefit you to take a peek first or ask the manager. Renting in these outer suburbs satisfies the appeal of living in the wild, wild west without all the gun-slinging, pestilence, droughts, and giant spider robots. If you’re not completely sold just yet, how do spa facilities in addition to the amenities common among most Tucson apartments sound? Those stress knots don’t stand a chance.

Getting outta Dodge…and into Tucson

Tucson International Airport is only 6 miles south of Tucson's central business district. Thankfully, expedient travel between TIA and your Tucson destination doesn’t require bending the space-time continuum to your will. Shuttles, taxis, or even the Sun Tran city bus can get you to wherever you need to go in a relatively painless fashion. Once in Tucson, the roads are fairly bicycle friendly and the city is equipped with a good amount of bike paths to help all you velophiles move easily from one spot to the other. The Sun Tran bus system is, like most any bus system, less than ideal but is being constantly improved upon. As an added bonus, some apartment complexes provide covered parking for tenants with cars, free shuttle transportation to the University of Arizona and some other hotspots around town, which helps alleviate traffic congestion and the communicative college illness of wallet shrinkage.

The Last Wagon

On the plus side, Tucson nestles right up to Saguaro National Park, Catalina State Park, and Tortolita Mountain Park. If you are a nature lover, you have the option to leave your front door and enjoy the great outdoors without having to endure hours in traffic to reach it. While the summer days can reach up to 100°F, advocates aren’t lying when they say, "it's a dry heat." The winters rarely drop below 55°, so you don’t have to worry about bringing any heavy jackets with you. Make sure you bring a raincoat though, you’ll need it by the time monsoon season hits around July-August (when it downpours for 15 minutes to an hour every day). If anything, you'll be happy for the novelty of rain and a change from that expansive blue sky.

Rent Report
January 2017 Tucson Rent Report

Tucson rent prices increased over the past month

Tucson rents grew by 0.1% over the past month, bringing year-over-year growth to 1.1%. 1-bedrooms in Tucson have a median rent of $560, while 2-bedrooms cost $750.

Tucson is the 10th most expensive city for renters

  • Surprise: Surprise has the highest rent prices in Arizona. 2-bedrooms there rent for $2,500, while 1-beds run $830. Surprise rents grew by 0.8% over the past month and are up 2.1% over last year.
  • Scottsdale: In Scottsdale, median rents are at $2,400 for 2-bedrooms and $1,350 for 1-beds. Rents in Scottsdale are 2.2% higher than last year.
  • Gilbert: Although rents decreased by 1.3% over the past month, Gilbert has the 3rd highest rents in Arizona. A 2-bedroom in Gilbert costs $1,240, and 1-bedrooms rent for $1,000.

Phoenix shows the fastest-growing rents

  • Glendale: Glendale rents grew by 3.6% over the past year, the 2nd most growth of any Arizona city during that same period. 1- and 2-bedrooms in Glendale cost $750 and $930, respectively.
  • Chandler: Chandler shows the 3rd fastest-growing rents in the state, at a 3.1% increase over last year. Median rents in Chandler are at $1,120 for 2-bedrooms and $980 for 1-beds.
  • Mesa: Having experienced a 3.1% increase in rents this past year, Mesa shows the 4th highest rent growth. 2-bedrooms in Mesa have a median rent of $900, while 1-bedrooms run $740.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

City Median 1 BR price Median 2 BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Surprise $830 $2500 0.8% 2.1%
Scottsdale $1350 $2400 0.1% 2.2%
Gilbert $1000 $1240 -1.3% 0.3%
Tempe $950 $1190 0.6% 1.4%
Chandler $980 $1120 0.0% 3.1%
Peoria $850 $1070 0.3% 2.4%
Phoenix $830 $1000 0.4% 3.8%
Glendale $750 $930 -0.3% 3.6%
Mesa $740 $900 -0.1% 3.1%
Tucson $560 $750 0.1% 1.1%


Apartment List Rent Report data is drawn monthly from the millions of listings on our site. 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom rents are calculated as the median for units available in the specified size and time period. Price changes are calculated using a “same unit” methodology similar to the Case-Shiller “repeat sales” home prices methodology, taking the average price change for units available across both time periods.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List’s Rent Reports cover rental pricing data in major cities, their suburbs, and their neighborhoods. We provide valuable leading indicators of rental price trends, highlight data on top cities, and identify the key facts renters should know. As always, our goal is to provide price transparency to America’s 105 million renters to help them make the best possible decisions in choosing a place to call home.

Tucson Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter confidence in the economy, homeownership, and cities
Here's how Tucson ranks on:
C Overall satisfaction
C- Safety and crime rate
F Jobs and career opportunities
B- Recreational activities
A- Affordability
B- Quality of schools
B Weather
C- Commute time
B State and local taxes
B Public transit
A Pet-friendliness
Best Worst
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Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released results for Tucson from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

“Tucson renters are relatively dissatisfied with the city overall,” says Andrew Woo, Director of Data Science at Apartment List. “Most categories received average or near-average scores across the board.”

Key findings in Tucson include the following:

  • Tucson renters give their city a C overall in satisfaction.
  • The highest-rated categories for Tucson were pet friendliness (A) and affordability/cost of living (A-).
  • Renters here are also relatively satisfied with access to public transit (B) and quality of local schools (B-). They are less satisfied with things like safety (C-) and commute times (C-).
  • The biggest source of dissatisfaction for Tucson renters is local jobs and career opportunities (F).
  • Tucson renters are relatively less satisfied with their city than renters in other similarly sized cities such as Albuquerque, NM (B+) and Fresno, CA (B-).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction included Arlington, VA; Lincoln, NE; Pasadena, CA; Boston, MA; and Madison, WI. The lowest rated cities included Newark, NJ; Bronx, NY; Bridgeport, CT; Baltimore, MD; and Salinas, CA.

Renters say:

  • “I love relatively low prices on gasoline, rent, fruits and vegetables; as well as the Grand Canyon, zoo, and the University of Arizona campus….Buses run not as often as they’re needed.” —Kairat
  • “I love everything about Tucson. I noticed right away the friendliness of the residents of people in my city.” —Anon.
  • “Tucson has lots of fun, outdoorsy things to do, and the weather is great for a lot of the year. On the downside, while there are some very nice neighborhoods, some are a little on the sketchy side. It's a nice enough place to live, but it is a little too spread out and transportation around town can be time consuming.” —Jeffrey G.
  • “Lovely mountains and wildlife, but terrible crime rate.” —Eve H.