Welcome to Tucson and Southern Arizona

Nature has given us a very special place to live here in Tucson and Southern Arizona.  Beautiful mountain ranges, colorful and lush Sonoran Desert landscape and of course the majestic saguaro cactus are part of our everyday landscape.  Summers bring warm temperatures and awesome monsoon showers that provide the moisture for life to sustain itself through nine months of sunny, bright blue skies.

Tucson is a friendly city with just enough activities to keep everyone busy but still keep our city on the edge of being laid back.  We are eclectic in Tucson.  Our history, heritage and culture goes back centuries, but our eye is on the future.

Grassy parks, mountain hiking trails and bicycle-friendly urban and rural roads create recreational opportunities like nowhere on earth.  The University of Arizona is a world-famous tier one research facility with national champion teams in multiple sports.  Tucson has high schools that are highly rated at both the national and state level.  Restaurants and entertainment choices provide a kaleidoscope of choices and endless variety.

Tucson and Southern Arizona have much to offer in career opportunities. Industries and services providers that are experiencing tremendous growth include space exploration, aerospace and defense, and bio-technology.  Tucson’s unemployment is below the national average and its growth in total output is above the national average.  The cost of living in Tucson is very attractive, with affordable housing choices across our region.

Whether you want to be close to the newly invigorated central city of downtown Tucson, find your home in one of Tucson’s neighborhoods or in one of the suburban communities such as Oro Valley, Marana, Sahuarita or Vail, you will find a new and positive sense of truly “being home” in Southern Arizona.

For demographics and further information on Southern Arizona communities view the Tucson Metro Chamber’s Relocation Guide.

Once a Native American farming community, the Tucson metro area is now a thriving, nearly 500-square-mile metropolis with about one million residents. Tucson combines the amenities of a metropolitan community — sports, opera, symphony, live theater, ballet and a jazz society — with the perks of a resort community with breathtaking desert scenery and luxury golf courses. The cost of living in metro Tucson is 5% less than the national average and it is considered one of the most affordable places to live in the Sunbelt.

Cities

Towns

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Department of Transportation
The Transportation Department also operates Tucson’s metropolitan transit system, including Sun Tran Buses and special transport vans, or Sun Van, for those with special needs.
dot.ci.tucson.az.us
4220 S Park Ave
Tucson, AZ 85714
Schedule Information: 792-9222
Sun Van Reservations: 620-1234
Special Service: 791-4100

AIRPORTS

Tucson International Airport
www.flytucsonairport.com
7250 South Tucson Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85756
Phone: (520) 573-8100

Marana Regional Airport
www.flymarana.com
11700 W Avra Valley Rd.
Marana AZ, 85653
Phone: (520) 382-8052

Ryan Airfield
www.flytucsonairport.com/ryan-airfield
9698 W. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85735
Phone: (520) 883-9800

RAIL SERVICES

AMTRAK
www.amtrak.com
400 North Toole Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: (520) 623-4442

Port of Tucson
www.portoftucson.net
6964 E. Century Park Drive
Tucson, Arizona 85756
Phone: (520)623-1411

STREET MAINTENANCE

City of Tucson
The Department of Transportation is responsible for maintaining City streets, street signs, traffic signals and street lighting.
dot.ci.tucson.az.us
201 N Stone
Tucson, AZ
Street Maintenance: (520) 791-3154
After Hours/Weekends: (520) 791-4144

Pima County
Pima County Transportation oversees County Street and roads. Regional Flood Department oversees flood control operations.
dot.pima.gov
201 N. Stone
Tucson, AZ
Road Maintenance: (520) 740-2639
Emergencies: (520) 295-4595
Transportation Problems: (520) 740-6410

Regional Flood Department
Flood Control & Flooding Problems: (520) 243-1800
rfcd.pima.gov

State of Arizona
The State Department of Transportation maintains the region’s designated State routes, including Interstate 10.
www.azdot.gov
1444 W Grant Rd
Tucson, AZ
I-10 Maintenance: (520) 628-5700
Other Maintenance: (520) 628-5705

Banner – University Medical Center – North Campus
1501 N. Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85724
Phone: (520) 694-0111

Banner – University Medical Center – South Campus
2800 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713
(520) 874-2000

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson
2650 N. Wyatt Drive
Tucson, AZ 85712
Phone: (520) 325-1300

Holy Cross Hospital
1171 W. Target Range Road
Nogales, AZ 85621
Phone: (520) 285-3000

Kindred Hospital
355 N. Wilmot Road
Tucson, AZ 85711
Phone: (520) 584-4500

Northwest Medical Center
6200 N. La Cholla Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85741
Phone: (520) 742-9000

Oro Valley Hospital
1551 E. Tangerine Road
Oro Valley, AZ 85755
Phone: (520) 901-3500

Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
3601 S. 6th Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85723
Phone: (520) 792-1450 | 800-470-8262

St. Mary’s Hospital
1601 W. Saint Mary’s Road
Tucson, AZ 85745
Phone: (520) 872-3000

St. Joseph’s Hospital
350 N. Wilmot Road
Tucson, AZ 85711
Phone: (520) 873-3000

Tucson Medical Center
5301 E. Grant Road
Tucson, AZ 85712
Phone: (520) 327-5461

ELECTRICITY

Tucson Electric Power Company
TEP provides electrical service to most area residences and businesses. Its Customer Service Office is open 7:00 am – 7:00 pm (M-F).
www.tep.com
PO Box 711
Tucson, AZ 85702
Customer Service: (520) 623-7711
Informacion en Español: (520) 623-7722
Outages/Storm Damage: (520) 623-7711
Other Emergencies 24 Hrs/7 Days a Week: (520) 623-3451

Trico Electric Cooperative
Trico is a non-profit, member-owned cooperative that economically provides safe, reliable electricity that optimizes benefits for their members and their communities.
www.trico.coop
8600 W. Tangerine Rd.
Marana, AZ 85658
Phone: (520) 744-2944

NATURAL GAS

Southwest Gas Corporation
Southwest Gas provides natural gas service to most area residences and businesses. Its Customer Service Office is open 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (M-F).
www.swgas.com
3401 E. Gas Road
Tucson, AZ 85714
Customer Service: (520) 889-1888
Gas Leak/Emergency: (520) 746-1076
General Offices: (520) 889-5600

WATER

Tucson Water Department
Tucson Water Department provides water service to most City residents and a large number of other area communities.
www.tucsonaz.gov/water
310 W Alameda
Tucson, AZ 85701
Customer Services: (520) 791-3242
Emergency/After Hours: (520) 791-4133
General Information: (520) 791-4331

Metro Water District
Metro Water provides water service primarily in the northwest metropolitan Tucson area.
www.metrowater.com
6265 N. La Canada
Tucson, AZ 85704
General Information: (520) 575-8100

CABLE/PHONE/INTERNET

CenturyLink
www.centurylink.com
333 E. Wetmore Rd., Third Floor
Tucson, AZ 85705
Phone: (520) 838-3000
*CenturyLink is the official provider of Advanced, IP Voice Communication Services for the Tucson Metro Chamber

Comcast
www.comcast.com
8251 N. Cortaro Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85743
Phone: (520) 744-1900

Cox Communications
www.cox.com
1440 E. 15th Street
Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone: (520) 867-7470

Nextiva
www.nextiva.com
8800 E. Chaparral Rd., Ste 300
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Phone: (800) 799-0600

RECYCLING

City of Tucson Recycling
Environmental Services provides residential collection of recyclable materials.
www.tucsonaz.gov/esd
4004 S. Park Ave
Tucson, AZ
Recycling Information Line: (520) 791-5000

TRASH/LANDFILLS

City of Tucson
Environmental Services provides residential and commercial refuse collection for City residents and businesses. Billing for refuse collection is included in your monthly water bill.
www.tucsonaz.gov/esd
4004 S. Park Ave
Tucson, AZ
Customer Service: (520) 791-3171
Commercial Services: (520) 791-3171

Landfills
Landfill Information: (520) 791-5085
Pima County Information: (520) 243-7300
Public Works Department General Environmental & Landfill Information: (520) 740-4014

Waste Management, Inc.
www.wmofarizona.com
5200 W. Ina Road
Tucson, AZ 85743
Customer Service: (520) 744-2600

SEWERS

Pima County Wastewater Management operates the sewer system in the metropolitan Tucson area, including the City of Tucson.
Sewer Emergencies: (520) 443-6500
General Information: (520) 740-6500
Billing: (520) 740-6609

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