6 Must-Have Community Resources for Tucson

By Jess Hutton

tucson-community-resources If you’re packing the moving van for Tucson, Arizona, you have plenty of reasons to be excited. In addition to mild weather and abundant recreational opportunities, Old Pueblo boasts eclectic cultural offerings and a vibrant music scene. But unless you know someone who’s got the inside scoop on Tucson, you might feel overwhelmed with everything it has to offer. Don’t fret — read on. In no time at all, these six resources will have you enjoying Tucson like a seasoned local.

Arizona Daily Star

Getting involved in the community is one of the best ways to meet new people. Thankfully, the Arizona Daily Star makes it easy to find activities that pique your interest. Scroll through the site’s comprehensive calendar, or search for events by date, keyword, or cost. From art exhibits to children’s programs, wellness classes to career counseling, the variety of goings-on in Tucson is impressive.

KRQ 93.7 FM

Whether you’re a morning person or not, you’ll love waking up to Johnjay and Rich every weekday on KRQ 93.7. On the air together for over a decade, the duo will entertain you from your first cup of coffee all the way to the office. Tune into KRQ throughout the day to hear modern music hits, then let radio jockey D-Wayne Chavez de-stress your commute home. And when the workweek is over, make the most of your weekend by attending a concert or community activity posted on the KRQ calendar. tucson-community-johnjay-rich Photo from JohnJayandRich.com


Search Tuscon’s ClassifiedAds.com listings for great deals on virtually anything you might want, including furniture and home decor for your new apartment. Or, if you need to clear out some of your unwanted items, place a free ad and turn them into cash. ClassifiedAds.com is also a great resource for finding services like volunteer opportunities and carpools.

Tucson Happenings

A free monthly publication, “Tucson Happenings” is the place to turn for an exhaustive agenda of local events. It also offers a robust list of gallery exhibits and openings, as well as engaging articles about places of interest throughout Tucson. You can read the current issue, as well as past issues, on their website.

Pima County Public Library

With more than twenty Tucson locations, the Pima County Public Library system makes it easy to take advantage of everything your neighborhood library has to offer. Get your library card and enjoy access to an extensive digital inventory, free movies and music, and a variety of exciting community programs. tucson-community-library Photo from Pima County Library

Tucson Weekly

In addition to news and opinion, “Tucson Weekly” gives you the down-low on city happenings. Explore their site and discover numerous art and cultural affairs, as well as entire sections dedicated to live music and cinema. You can also refer to the alternative publication’s “Best of Tucson” series to find everything from amazing eateries and wine bars to first-class dog parks and bike paths. Delve into these resources and you’ll be feeling like a genuine Tucsonan in no time. If you’re already familiar with Tucson, give newcomers a hand by sharing where you turn for event listings, classifieds, apartments, and more in the comments.