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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$315,000

10217 N Nine Iron, Oro Valley

Beautiful cul-de-sac house with 4 bedrooms, huge family room with a wood burning fireplace. one of the bedrooms is downstairs with it's own bathroom, walk in closet and a...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$389,900

10973 N Black Canyon, Oro Valley

Meticulously UPDTATED 4 bdrm home in desirable Canada Hills! True entertainer's dream home with 10' high ceilings and superb layout. Gorgeous kitchen w/granite countertop...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofIntegra Group Real Estate, Llc

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$1,060,000

1138 Tortolita Mountain Ci Unit #234, Oro Valley

Fairfield Homes Stone Canyon New Construction in Prestigious Stone Canyon with unobstructed panoramic views of the Catalina Mountains & Pusch Ridge. Arizona living at it'...

  • Beds3
  • Baths4.0
  • Courtesy ofRealty Executivestucson Elite

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$279,900

10347 N Mineral Spring, Oro Valley

Holla! Popular 2713 plan in the guard gated community Villages of La Canada. Ready to move in, or update to reflect your own personal style. One bedroom and bathroom down...

  • Beds5
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofVista Point Properties

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$568,848

13050 N Eagles Summit, Oro Valley

The beautiful Catalina floor plan is the perfect single-family home with an expansive great room and kitchen area, and split-bedroom floor plan. This home offers 3 bedroo...

  • Beds4
  • Baths4.0
  • Courtesy ofLennar Sales Corp.

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$385,000

269 W Sacaton Canyon, Oro Valley

Located in the heart of Rancho Vistoso. This stunning home offers spaciousness and loads of upgraded finishes. An open concept home in immaculate condition! Large kitchen...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofState Territory Realty, Llc

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$449,000

12671 N Rock Creek, Oro Valley

Enjoy life's luxuries in this semi-custom Southwestern four bedroom home situated on .24 acre lot in Oro Valley with pebble-tec pool & water feature. Amenities include we...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofTierra Antigua Realty, Llc

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$264,900

2438 E Stone Stable, Oro Valley

Plenty of space with 4 bedrooms. Newer granite counter tops, back splash and appliances. Fireplace for chilly mornings. Backyard offers views to Pusch Ridge, Pepple Te...

  • Beds4
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofTierra Antigua Realty, Llc

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$250,000

2342 E Precious Shard, Oro Valley

Sweeping Catalina Mountain views add to the charm of this super rare find in Rancho Vistoso! Forget about paying a traditional electric bill- your monthly solar costs are...

  • Beds3
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofKeller Williams Southern Arizona

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$849,000

11260 N Shadow Vista, Oro Valley

Enter this custom built home through charming courtyard with copper gates and fountain. Foyer leads to dining room w/natural wood floor & fireplace. Gourmet kitchen overl...

  • Beds5
  • Baths6.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$398,000

12283 N Echo Valley, Oro Valley

Amazing Upgrades in this 5 BR Rancho Vistoso home!! Travertine Floors 1st Floor; Remodeled Kitchen w/Newer Cab'ts, Granite Counters, Island w/Double Sink, Stainless Appli...

  • Beds5
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofAt Home Tucson Realty

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$850,000

1649 W Sunkist, Oro Valley

MAGNIFICENT home surrounded by breathtaking Mountain, Sunset, & Distant City Views with a charming private gated courtyard entry. It boasts endless upgrades & specialty f...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofKeller Williams Southern Arizona

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$639,000

11752 N Mabini, Oro Valley

Rancho del Cobre is a delightful open-space gated community. Schools and shopping are just minutes away and surrounded by the majestic Catalina Mtns. This Spacious Pinnac...

  • Beds4
  • Baths4.0
  • Courtesy ofMaracay Realty, Llc

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$299,000

1074 W Shoal Creek, Oro Valley

Upgraded Exceptional Home at 1074 W Shoal Creek Lane w/ Sensational Views-Catalina Mountains & El Conquistador Golf Course in Sought After Villages of La Canada! A must ...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$297,950

841 E Trenton, Oro Valley

Beautiful home located on a large 1/4 acre lot on a private cul-de-sac. Private backyard with mature fruit trees on a drip system, 3 car garage with storage. Dramatic soa...

  • Beds3
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofGold Valley Realty, Llc

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$295,000

10821 N La Quinta, Oro Valley

This is the home you have been looking for! Santa Fe style, 3 - car garage, single story home, with extended patio, open space behind, and a sparkling pool. Well maintain...

  • Beds2
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofKeller Williams Southern Arizona

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$439,900

11940 N Verch, Oro Valley

FOR THE LOVE OF HOME - This is where you should be. Inviting location on oversized corner lot with room for a pool. Inviting entryway & curb appeal with pro flowering la...

  • Beds3
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofColdwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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$423,639

13257 N Rainbow Cactus, Oro Valley

This beautiful single story home is located in The Cove at Center Pointe Vistoso, a gated community within Rancho Vistoso and features a Gourmet Kitchen with Gas Drop-In ...

  • Beds3
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofMaracay Realty, Llc

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$275,000

10515 N Autumn Hill, Oro Valley

Oro Valley gem. This immaculate single story home is stunning. You will benefit from significantupgrades including new stainless steel appliances, Travertine tile, soarin...

  • Beds3
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofTierra Antigua Realty, Llc

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$430,000

12961 N Via Vista Del Pasado, Oro Valley

Incredible 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Home With No Detail Spared! Wood-Like Tile Plank Flooring Throughout Living Areas & Plush Carpeting In Bedrooms. Master Includes A Walk I...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofKeller Williams Southern Arizona

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