Finding an affordable Tucson apartment
Tucson rental rates drop with the economy
The Tucson apartment housing market is enduring economic conditions with lower rent rates and more amenities. The Tucson rental housing, especially around the U of A, is facing higher vacancies, especially during the summer months when most students have gone.
Students often rent the prime properties first
The best time to rent an apartment in Tucson is May through July and December. These are the months that students attending the University of Arizona are out of town. Student housing becomes more affordable and the drop in tenants can also lower rents citywide.
Renting an apartment near the U of A becomes more difficult in August and January when the students return by the thousands. Affordable apartments near campus main gate fill up fast. Some apartment complexes near the UA are booked months or semesters in advance.
Because of Tucson's reputation for lower priced housing and rental units, it is often several hundred dollars cheaper than comparable rentals in Phoenix, San Diego or Los Angeles. Room sizes are often larger in Tucson. More about Student housing near the University of Arizona.
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