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The Duffy neighborhood is a haven for younger families and working professionals in their 20s and early 30s. A funky neighborhood with many walkable features, Duffy offers an urban living environment with affordable housing options for younger individuals and working-class families.

Duffy incorporates ZIP code 85712 and is bordered by Speedway Boulevard on north, 5th Street on the south, Rosemont Boulevard on the west and Craycroft Road on the east. The majority of houses in the neighborhood are smaller single-family units which were built in the time frame from World War II through the 1960s. Houses have appreciated by 134 percent from 1990 to 2010, gaining value at a higher rate than the national average.

There are two schools located within the neighborhood of Duffy. Duffy Elementary School is located on the corner of Rosemont Boulevard and 5th Street and accommodates Kindergarten through fifth grade. It has an enrollment of roughly 275 with a student to teacher ratio of 15:1. The Mary Meridith School is a K-12 school at the corner of Magnolia Avenue and 4th Street and is an alternative-education school for students with serious emotional and behavioral challenges.

There are several restaurant options for residents in the area. The 5th Street Kosher Deli and Market and Feig’s Kosher Market and Deli both offer kosher foods along with sandwiches, sides, and other deli fare. Other restaurant options in Duffy include Japanese teriyaki, Thai, and Mexican. Local fast food options are McDonald’s and Wendy’s.

This area of Tucson is known for its thrift store shopping options, and Duffy has second-hand stores such as the Speedway Outlet, offering residents deals on used clothing, electronics, and more. There is also a post office location near the corner of Woodland Avenue and 5th Street. The commercial complex also includes the large Christ Church United Methodist congregation.


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