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Student Housing Tucson

It's simple to reserve student housing Tucson with Casita. Tucson is one of the most sought-after destinations for students in the USA, so start your search for student accommodation there as soon as possible. With our housing experts at your disposal, finding your ideal student studio or en-suite accommodation will be a breeze. Whether you are looking for single rooms, shared rooms, en-suite rooms, apartments, penthouses, quadruplets, or something else, one of our many Tucson accommodation options can meet your needs. To quickly secure a student room with Casita, get in touch with our bilingual, 24-hour staff.

About Tucson

Tucson is a vibrant city in southern Arizona, known for its stunning desert landscape, warm climate, and rich cultural heritage. The city is home to a diverse community of people and offers a unique blend of old and new, with historic architecture and modern amenities coexisting in harmony. Visitors can explore the city's many museums and art galleries, which showcase the area's rich history and vibrant arts scene. Tucson is also a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, with numerous hiking and biking trails, parks, and nature reserves offering opportunities to enjoy the region's natural beauty.

Suburbs in Tucson

Tucson has a number of suburbs and neighbourhoods that students can call home during their stay in the city. As a student, you can book student housing Tucson in various areas that differ in traffic, transportation, amenities, and location with respect to your university of choice. The best suburbs in Tucson include Sam Hughes and Barrio Viejo.

Sam Hughes

Sam Hughes is a charming historic neighbourhood located in central Tucson, Arizona. The neighbourhood is known for its beautiful tree-lined streets, historic homes, and friendly community. The homes in Sam Hughes vary in architectural style and date back to the early 20th century, giving the neighbourhood a unique character and charm. 

Residents of Sam Hughes enjoy easy access to downtown Tucson, the University of Arizona, and the nearby shops and restaurants on Fourth Avenue. The neighbourhood is also home to Himmel Park, which offers a variety of recreational opportunities, including a swimming pool, tennis courts, and playgrounds. 

Barrio Viejo

Barrio Viejo is a historic neighbourhood located in the heart of Tucson, Arizona. The neighbourhood dates back to the 19th century and is known for its colourful adobe homes, narrow streets, and vibrant Mexican cultural heritage. Many of the homes in Barrio Viejo have been restored and renovated, preserving the neighbourhood's historic character and charm. 

Visitors can explore the area's many art galleries, boutiques, and restaurants, which offer a unique blend of traditional and modern styles. The neighbourhood is also home to several important cultural landmarks, including the Tucson Museum of Art and the El Tiradito Shrine.

Cost of Living in Tucson

The cost of living in Tucson, Arizona, is relatively affordable compared to other major cities in the United States. Housing costs in Tucson are lower than the national average, with a wide range of housing options available at different price points. A student accommodation’s rent can cost anywhere between $400 and $1,200.

The cost of food and groceries is also lower than the national average, and residents can take advantage of several affordable grocery stores and farmers' markets in the area. Healthcare costs in Tucson are also relatively affordable, with several top-ranked hospitals and medical centres in the city. However, the cost of utilities and transportation in Tucson is slightly higher than the national average, and residents may need to budget accordingly. 

Transportation in Tucson

The Sun Tran bus system operates throughout Tucson and surrounding areas, with multiple routes and frequent service. Students can take advantage of discounted fares with a valid student ID. The Tucson streetcar, which runs through downtown Tucson and the University of Arizona campus, is also popular with commuters and students.

Additionally, several rideshare companies operate in Tucson, such as Uber and Lyft, providing an alternative mode of transportation. Tucson has an extensive network of bike lanes and trails for those who prefer to cycle, making getting around on two wheels easy and safe. The city also has a bike share programme, Tugo, with multiple stations located throughout the city for convenient bike rentals.

Life in Tucson

Tucson is a vibrant college town that offers a great student life. With the University of Arizona located in the heart of the city, students have endless opportunities to get involved in campus activities and events. Tucson also has a thriving arts and culture scene, with numerous galleries, museums, and theatres downtown. For outdoor enthusiasts, Tucson's beautiful desert landscape provides ample hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing opportunities. The city also hosts several annual events and festivals, including the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show and the All Souls Procession, which celebrates the Mexican Day of the Dead. 

Tucson Attractions

There is much to see and do at Tucson's notable tourist destinations and monuments, and attractions range from parks and open areas to museums and art galleries. You can find many things that can pique your interest in Tucson! Additionally, Tucson offers a variety of free activities for students.

Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park is a must-see attraction for visitors to Tucson. The park is home to over 1.6 million saguaro cacti and offers numerous hiking trails, scenic drives, and opportunities for wildlife viewing.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a unique combination of a botanical garden, zoo, and natural history museum. Visitors can explore the desert landscape and learn about the plants and animals that call it home.

Mount Lemmon Scenic Byway

The Mount Lemmon Scenic Byway is a breathtaking drive that takes visitors from the desert floor to the summit of Mount Lemmon, which rises to over 9,000 feet. Along the way, visitors can enjoy stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

Universities in Tucson

As a city with a significant population of local and international students, Tucson is home to many top-ranked universities and world-renowned institutions. Casita has options for student accommodation in Tucson near the city’s universities; check some of them out below!

University of Arizona

  • One Tucson student accommodation option is available near the university.

  • Old Main and Shantz bus stations are a short stroll away from the university.

  • Nearby places of interest: Tucson Botanical Gardens and Arizona State Museum.

Nearby Cities

Besides having facilities for student accommodation in Tucson, Casita offers student accommodation in these other cities in the USA: Abilene, Alhambra, Ann Arbor, Astoria, Athens, Atlanta, Auburn, Austin, Baltimore, Baton Roug, Bellingham, Berkeley, Birmingham, Blacksburg, Bloomington, Boston, Boynton Beach, Brooklyn, California, Central, Champaign, Chapel Hill, Charleston, Charlotte, Charlottesville, Chicago, Clarksville, Clemson, College Park, College Station, Colorado Springs, Columbia, Conway, Denton, Denver, Detroit, East Palo Alto, El Sobrante, Fayetteville, Fort Collins,Fullerton, Gainesville, Greenville, Houston, Huntsville, Indianapolis, Kalamazoo, Kansas City, Kings County, Knoxville, Lafayette, Laramie, Las Vegas, Lincoln, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Marina del Rey, Menlo Park, Mesquite, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Mountain View, Jacksonville, Jersey City, Jonesboro, Natchitoches, New Haven, New Orleans, New York, Norman, Oakland, Orlando, Overland Park, Oxford, Oxford - Ohio, Philadelphia, Pineville, Prairie Village, Providence, Queens County, Radford, Raleigh, Riverside, Rochester, Rock Hill, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, San Marcos, Santa Monica, Springfield, State College, Statesboro, Stillwater, Storrs, Syracuse, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tempe, Tuscaloosa, Tyler, Waco, West Hollywood, West Lafayette, Wichita, Wichita Falls, Willington, Wilmington

Frequently Asked Questions:

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When should I start looking for Tucson student housing?

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Starting your search for student housing in Tucson early is recommended. The earlier, the better. Also, Casita is there to help you with most of the steps: the room type, the amenities provided, the location, and the proximity to your university.


Are there short-term stays in Tucson?

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Yes, but you should check the availability of your Tucson student accommodation of choice during your desired period. You can also refer to a Casita accommodation expert to help you find accommodation that accepts short-term stays.


How much rent does a student pay for accommodation in Tucson?

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The average monthly cost for student housing in Tucson is between $400 and $1,200. This mainly depends on the room type, the provider, the location, and the amenities offered at the property.


How do I pay for my student room in Tucson?

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Payments can be made via net banking or through your debit card. We also have our own payment portal at Casita, where we can assist you with the entire payment process!


Can I pay my Tucson student housing rent in instalments?

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Yes, you can pay your rent in instalments. However, some providers may require you to have a U.S. guarantor. Refer back to your accommodation expert for further help on the matter.

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