Saguaro National Park
Tucson is a great place to live. Yea, it's hot in the summer, but four months of hot gives way to eight months of absolutely beautiful weather. Tucson is surrounded by three beautiful mountain ranges which offer an array of outdoor activities and stunning beauty. It is well known for the amazing storms, limitless hiking trails, excellent cycling activities, and gorgeous golf courses. In 36 years of living in Tucson, I have come to regard it as the only home for me.
Tucson and it's surrounding area have now surpassed one million in terms of population. However, it still maintains a spread out small town feel. The pace of life is more laid back, traffic and pollution are very minimal for a city of it's size, and there is still plenty of space for the city to continue to grow and expand.