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Hi folks!<br>
We are moving to Tucson in a few months and I am interested in finding out a few things.<br><br>
We need to live within 5 miles or so of U of A. My hubby is going to grad school so we will be broke.... but we have three little boys! Are there any safe neighborhoods where it is possible to rent a place to live that will contain all of that boy energy?<br><br>
PLus, we do cd'ing. Is it like a major sin to use so much water to wash dipes? Anyone else in the Tucson area do cd?<br><br>
Thanks so much.
 

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Tons o mamas cd here. As for rentals within 5 miles of U of A it just depends on your budget. Rents here have not quite caught up with the cost of buying a house so they are not too bad. 3 bedroom 2 baths depending on which hood you are in range from 900 and up usually. Closer to the U the pricier it is of course. LMK if you have any other ?s.
 

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We live south of Broadway, east of Swan. There are a number of houses for sale or rent in this general vicinity, which are 1950s brick ranch houses for the most part, 3 or 4 bedrooms, and tend to have decent sized fenced backyards.<br><br>
We CD here. It takes water to produce disposables too, and they will end up in a landfill. I still think that overall CD's are better for the environment or at least equal, and I feel that they are waaay better for health (no chemicals like dioxin, no link with sterility, etc.) I figure, hey, I still wear clothes and I wash them--I'm not getting disposable clothes because of a concern for the water table! We did replace our ancient maytag that was leaking oil with a HE front loader though as a compromise.<br><br>
Edited to add--my neighborhood is about five miles from the U, and there is a little neighborhood park several blocks from us with lots of grass to run around and swings and a play structure and a ramada. There are a lot of older residents who are the original owners when the houses were built in the early 50's, or a lot of the grown children/grandkids of the original owners, but a lot of younger families with kids seem to be moving into the neighborhood also. It is pretty much accessible to go by bus from here--there are several stops that get you to the U by bus, although they are less than frequent. My DH works at the U and it takes about 15 minutes for him to get to work if he drives, closer to 40 total by bus. It's a decent bikeable distance too if it's not blazing hot. It is also a very convenient location, close to librarys, Reid Park (which has a FABULOUS pool--the Edith Ball adaptive aquatic recreation center) two Targets, Home Depot, drugstores, Sunflower Market, Trader Joes--all within about 3-4 miles. I really like our neighborhood. We are selling our house and moving to another state for DH's work, but otherwise, we'd be happy staying here!
 

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We live in Central Tucson, well w/in 5 mo of the U of A...and cloth diaper (fuzzi bunz)! There is also a diaper service here - Seventh Generation. There are definitely houses w/in 5 mi of the U of A to rent!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We CD here. It takes water to produce disposables too, and they will end up in a landfill. I still think that overall CD's are better for the environment or at least equal, and I feel that they are waaay better for health (no chemicals like dioxin, no link with sterility, etc.) I figure, hey, I still wear clothes and I wash them--I'm not getting disposable clothes because of a concern for the water table! We did replace our ancient maytag that was leaking oil with a HE front loader though as a compromise.<br><br>
Edited to add--my neighborhood is about five miles from the U, and there is a little neighborhood park several blocks from us with lots of grass to run around and swings and a play structure and a ramada. There are a lot of older residents who are the original owners when the houses were built in the early 50's, or a lot of the grown children/grandkids of the original owners, but a lot of younger families with kids seem to be moving into the neighborhood also. It is pretty much accessible to go by bus from here--there are several stops that get you to the U by bus, although they are less than frequent. My DH works at the U and it takes about 15 minutes for him to get to work if he drives, closer to 40 total by bus. It's a decent bikeable distance too if it's not blazing hot. It is also a very convenient location, close to librarys, Reid Park (which has a FABULOUS pool--the Edith Ball adaptive aquatic recreation center) two Targets, Home Depot, drugstores, Sunflower Market, Trader Joes--all within about 3-4 miles. I really like our neighborhood. We are selling our house and moving to another state for DH's work, but otherwise, we'd be happy staying here!</div>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">We live in Central Tucson, well w/in 5 mo of the U of A...and cloth diaper (fuzzi bunz)! There is also a diaper service here - <b>Seventh Generation</b>. There are definitely houses w/in 5 mi of the U of A to rent!</div>
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It's actually Next Generation Diaper Service. It's mama-owed/run by two sisters.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">It's actually Next Generation Diaper Service. It's mama-owed/run by two sisters.</div>
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Geez I always do that! Thanks for the correction!
 

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We live in SE Tucson, so I can't really help with the rent thing. I've lived in Tucson for a year, but I'm still not too familiar with all the areas.<br><br>
We cd with no problem. And I've met tons of cd moms here which is really great. I think you can help save water in other ways. The benefits of cd outweigh the water issue. So no worries!
 
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