About Oro Valley, AZ   


The Town of Oro Valley (map), incorporated in April, 1974, is a glorious community on the edges of Tucson’s northern border. Residents and visitors are constantly amazed at the spectacular mountain views provided by the majestic Catalina Mountains to the east and the stately Tortolita Mountains to the north. Oro Valley sits at an elevation of 2,620 feet, covers over 34 square miles, and has a current population of nearly 40,000.

The area of Oro Valley has been inhabited intermittently for approximately two thousand years by various groups of people. The Native American Hohokam tribe lived in the Honeybee Village located in the foothills of the Tortolita Mountains on Oro Valley's far north side around 500 AD.

Oro Valley residents vigorously support an active arts scene and community.  The Greater Oro Valley Arts Council (GOVAC) promotes artistic endeavors which can be evidenced throughout the town by numerous public art exhibits and displays.  In fact, the Town requires all commercial and industrial developments to commit 1% of their construction costs to public art pieces that must be viewable to the public at least 40 hours per week. GOVAC regularly hosts public concerts, art shows, and cultural galas throughout the year.

There are five excellent public schools in Oro Valley:  Canyon Del Oro and http://www.amphi.com/~irhs/index.html with grades 9-12; Wilson School with grades K-8; Painted Sky Elementary in Rancho Vistoso with grades K-6 and Copper Creek Elementary, also with grades K-6.  Other area schools are Mesa Verde or Harelson Elementary Schools and Cross Middle School.  These schools are part of the outstanding Amphitheater Public School District.

Institutes of higher learning include nearby Pima Community College, with an enrollment of more than 23,000, and the University of Arizona in central Tucson, with an enrollment of 30,000.

While a division of Honeywell Aerospace and other high tech industries are located within Oro Valley, the town’s economy is fueled in large part by the resort industry. Endless days of warm sunshine and gorgeous vistas entice Oro Valley residents as well as seasonal visitors to enjoy the community’s world class resorts and amenities. Golfing opportunities abound and include:

Oro Valley Country Club
Hilton El Conquistador Resort, Pusch Ridge Golf Course
Hilton El Conquistador Country Club
The Golf Club at Vistoso
The Stone Canyon Golf Club
Sun City Vistoso Golf Club


Oro Valley currently has a strong network of roads suitable for biking, an activity the community holds dear. Throughout the next several years, cyclists will see Oro Valley’s Bikeways Plan come to life and the inventory of bikeable roads double. To further enhance bicycle riding, the Town is planning to construct 7 miles of separated paths along the CDO Wash and Big Wash which will link up with the Pima County bikeway paths. When the entire system is complete, there will be over 100 miles of pathway along the county washes for riding, walking, jogging and inline skating.

The incredible growth and development experienced by the Town of Oro Valley has created a viable environment for commerce while increasing the quality of life for its residents. Northern Pima County is the second fastest growing sector in the state of Arizona, and small business is the primary driver.

Oro Valley, AZ Homes for Sale

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$279,900

1136 W Versilia, Oro Valley

Beautiful, single owner home in move-in ready condition. Great room design with fireplace. Open Kitchen with stainless appliances, lovely dark stained cabinets and granit...

  • Beds4
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  • Courtesy ofColdwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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$329,000

14185 N Fawnbrooke, Oro Valley

So many beautiful upgrades in this 2BR/2BA 1,766 sq.ft. Sunrise floor plan home in Sun City Oro Valley that has transformed it to a luxury designer home. Located on a qui...

  • Beds2
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  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$624,000

10408 N Pecan, Oro Valley

Looking for privacy, views & location? How about an oversized 3 car garage-one for your RV & an approx. 40' X 22' workshop? Pool? This home has all this & more. Sitting ...

  • Beds4
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  • Courtesy ofColdwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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$385,000

1056 E Coachwood, Oro Valley

Wonderful Cheyenne Model in Sun City Oro Valley with Catalina Mountain Views. Chef's Kitchen with a Stainless 5-Burner Gas Range & French Door Refrigerator, Beautiful Qua...

  • Beds2
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  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$520,000

11777 N Palawan, Oro Valley

Exceptional contemporary home built by Maracay in the gated community of Rancho Del Cobre. This impeccably maintained home is better than new with the advantage of a full...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3
  • Courtesy ofRealty Executives Tucson Elite

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$338,500

11081 N Tapestry, Oro Valley

This fabulous move-in ready 5-BR home with Master Suite downstairs features wonderful island kitchen/greatroom with plenty of cabinetry, granite countertops, nicely tiled...

  • Beds5
  • Baths3
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$255,000

163 W Alyssa Canyon, Oro Valley

Bright, immaculate, vaulted ceiling home in the Overlook at Rancho Vistoso. Split floor plan with 3 beds and a den/playroom. Great for entertaining. Open concept kitchen,...

  • Beds3
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  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$335,000

12790 N Bandanna, Oro Valley

This beautiful two story home offers four bedrooms, custom design features, two car garage, natural desert landscape & stunning pool with views! The main entry includes f...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3
  • Courtesy ofExp Realty

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$400,000

12803 N Via Vista Del Pasado, Oro Valley

Gated in prestigious Rancho Vistoso community, this luxurious home is within minutes of schools, hiking trails at Honey Bee Canyon and Wildlife Ridge Park. Boasting over ...

  • Beds3
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  • Courtesy ofExp Realty

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$339,999

13444 N Atalaya, Oro Valley

Model perfect 3 bedroom plus den & split bedroom, great room design on a fantastic lot with golf course and unobstructed Catalina Mountain view. Super kitchen with granit...

  • Beds3
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  • Courtesy ofRe/Max Results

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$272,900

2362 E Wide View, Oro Valley

Beautiful 4-bedroom/2 bath home in highly popular Rancho Vistoso neighborhood on a quiet cul-de-sac! Home features include: large family room with fireplace;breakfast noo...

  • Beds4
  • Baths2
  • Courtesy ofTierra Antigua Realty

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$334,900

693 W Tremolo, Oro Valley

Move into this fantastic home right away. Every detail has been lovingly seen to and it has been prepared just for you. Granite countertops and gleaming stainless stee...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$265,000

2199 E Jonquil, Oro Valley

Enjoy peaceful indoor and outdoor living in this lovely move-in ready home! This expanded light and bright Montara Model has a 2 bd/2ba split floor plan and additional d...

  • Beds2
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  • Courtesy ofColdwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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$900,000

12858 N Eagles Summit, Oro Valley

This gorgeous Revelation MODEL selling w/ a 6 mos. Leaseback. Call for more details. Home features our ''Next Gen'' home w/in a home w/attached separate living quarters...

  • Beds4
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  • Courtesy ofLennar Sales Corp.

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$500,000

10575 N Stargazer, Oro Valley

Range priced 500-515K.No poly pipes! Replaced Sept. 2018. Meticulously cared for Custom masonry home in beautiful gated Canada Hills Est. Pusch Ridge views. Retreat to y...

  • Beds4
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  • Courtesy ofOmni Homes International

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$661,940

12846 N Eagles Summit, Oro Valley

Aurora MODEL HOME selling w/ a 6 mos. Leaseback. Call for more details. 3 BR+ Den w/closet, Bonus room & expansive master suite! Has an exceptional gourmet inspired kitc...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3
  • Courtesy ofLennar Sales Corp.

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$510,000

12674 N Rock Creek, Oro Valley

Beautiful 4BD/3BA (2,853sqft), 3 car garage home located in the heart of Oro Valley. As you enter this immaculate home with an open floor plan, the breath taking mountain...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$358,500

11009 N Canada Ridge, Oro Valley

Remarkable find in the desirable Canada Ridge subdivision. Updates abound, both inside and out! Enter through lush landscaping into a smart floor plan with no wasted spac...

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  • Courtesy ofKeller Williams Southern Arizona

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$975,000

13684 N Placita Meseta De Oro, Oro Valley

Majestic Mediterranean home located at the end of a cul-de-sac on nearly an acre of land in highly sought after Estates at High Mesa, an elevated small gated custom home ...

  • Beds3
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  • Courtesy ofOmni Homes International

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$425,000

Oro Valley

Backing to a natural desert greenbelt, this lovely setting captures mountain views and a feeling of space and privacy. Quality intrega masonry steel construction. Tall ...

  • Beds5
  • Baths4
  • Courtesy ofThe Nordstrom Group, Inc