Tucson, AZ Moving Tips and Services

Just over 100 miles south of Arizona’s capital, Tucson is home to roughly 520,000 residents. Many individuals move to Tucson to become a Wildcat and attend the University of Arizona (U of A). Others come to Tucson for the almost continual sunshine and dry climate. Being located in the beautiful Sonoran desert is a major perk for those outdoor enthusiasts with activities such as golf, rock climbing, hiking, and more available year round. Whether you are moving to Tucson to better your education or are simply attracted to the warmer climate, you’ll be sure to enjoy desert living.

Valuable Information for Your One-Way Move to Tucson, Arizona

U-Haul has more than 30 truck rental and drop off locations to accommodate you. On top of that, here is some valuable information that has helped other people make the one-way move to Tucson.

  • Bear Down – Tucson has a lively college atmosphere, serving as home to University of Arizona. Home to more than 30,000 undergraduate students, it isn’t uncommon to see parts of the city colored in cardinal red and navy blue, especially during basketball season and March Madness. Keep in mind when you’re moving into the city, housing availability and rental rates can fluctuate around the school schedule.
  • Neighborhoods – Tucson is a relatively large city, and the housing options are plentiful. If you want to be within close proximity of the University of Arizona and the Medical Center, check out the neighborhoods of Sam Hughes and Blenman-Elm. They are located just east of campus. For a little more urban vibe close to downtown and Fourth Avenue, Armory Park may be what you are looking for. For a location in Northwest Tucson, Dove Mountain has been a popular destination for families, golfers, and retirees; it is home to a championship golf course that you can enjoy nearly year round. With some of the best schools in the city, Catalina Foothills is a great place to raise a family; it’s also a fantastic place for shopping and dining out. These are just a few of the neighborhoods Tucson has to offer, but if you’re not sure where to begin, these are some good places to start. Be sure to consider that most travel will not be done on freeways or highways, so factor in your commute when looking for a home.
  • Beat the Heat – For most of the year, Tucson has an amazing climate. However, Tucson is another Arizona city where temperatures will top 100 degrees during the summer. So we’ll just say it; moderate your time in the sun and buy some sunscreen. Additionally, it would be wise to make sure your vehicle has a quality air conditioning system keep you cool while temperatures peak during daytime hours. If you must move during this time, take advantage of our MovingHelp® labor services and relax in the shade.
  • Monsoon Season – You should also be aware that Southern Arizona doesn’t get too much rainfall, but when it does, it pours. Monsoon season can start as early as June and sometimes last until September. Arizona roads are not equipped to handle heavy rainfall, so there’s a possibility of encountering flooded washes.
  • Public Transit – If you’re looking to get around Tucson without a car, look into the Sun Tran, Sun Express, Sun Shuttle and the new Sun Link streetcar. Sun Tran is the citywide bus system, Sun Express uses express routes to and from downtown, while Sun Shuttle is a neighborhood transit service. The newest addition, the Sun Link streetcar, is a streetcar that runs through central Tucson to connect the U of A campus, downtown Tucson, the Tucson Convention Center, and various shopping and entertainment districts.


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