So the word on the street is that Tucson has the nation’s smallest apartments (at least in larger cities), according to Realtor.com.  While we’re not arguing their findings, and actually find them rather interesting, we can say with certainty that our furnished rental apartments are not tiny.  But if that’s your thing… call us and we’ll see what we can do for you there as well.

Surprise: Cities With the Biggest—and Smallest—Apartments

http://www.realtor.com/news/real-estate-news/apartment-sizes-shrinking/In an age where soaring housing prices and the urge to downsize are giving juice to the tiny-house movement, it isn’t surprising that rental units across the U.S. are getting even smaller. Maybe it’s a sign to finally purge those dusty shoes and record collections taking up valuable space?

The average size of a brand-new apartment is 8% smaller this year, at 934 square feet, than it was in 2006, according to a recent report from RentCafe.com.

The report from the rental website looked only at studios and one- and two-bedroom rentals in buildings with more than 50 units in the largest 100 cities.

The smallest units overall are in Tucson, AZ, a city not far from the Mexican border. Studios are a mere 398 square feet, while one-bedrooms are a cramped 595 square feet and two-bedrooms are just 907 square feet. read more at realtor.com

For those who happen to find themselves in tiny apartments with not much extra space, or anyone just looking to get out of the house and not spend a bunch of money, we have good news for you (as long as you can take the heat…)  Free movies in the park is back!

‘Movies in the Park’ is a free, family event

http://www.kgun9.com/news/local-news/movies-in-the-park-is-a-free-family-eventTUCSON (KGUN9-TV) – Looking for something fun to do with the family this summer? How about a free movie screening on a 40-foot screen?

The movies will be shown at dusk at the Reid Park Demeester Performing Arts Pavilion located at 920 S Concert Place.

The screenings are free and open to the public. Guests are invited to bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the movie. read more at kgun9.com

The heat though… that’s NOT something to joke about or take lightly.  This is especially true for our out of town guests who may not be aware of how hot it really is around here.  Or who think the old adage of “but it’s a dry heat” means it’s not so bad or not so dangerous.  This is simply not the case as we’ve so tragically learned this past week.

Missing German hiker found dead in Tucson; weekend heat toll rises to 6

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-breaking/2016/06/21/missing-german-hiker-found-dead-tucson-weekend-heat-toll-rises-6/86215376/A missing German hiker was found dead Tuesday morning, Pima County authorities said, the second of three in his hiking group to perish in Sunday’s record heat.

His death brings this weekend’s heat-related death toll in Arizona to six.

Marcus Turowski, 33, was found dead west of Ventana Trail 98 at about 7 a.m. Tuesday after a two-day search. read more at azcentral.com

Please folks, be careful out there.