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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$759,900

831 W Annandale, Oro Valley

Welcome home to this beautifully, fully remodeled home in the highly desired, gated community of Villages of La Canada in Oro Valley! This home boasts wood like flooring ...

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  • Courtesy ofTierra Antigua Realty

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$564,950

11441 N Scioto, Oro Valley

In the heart of beautiful Oro Valley, a welcoming well-maintained five bedroom home enjoying mountain views and a pool is now available. It's in a lovely neighborhood wit...

  • Beds5
  • Baths2
  • Courtesy ofColdwell Banker Realty

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$745,000

11566 N Ironwood Canyon, Oro Valley

The prestigious Ironwood Canyon is a gated community located in Oro Valley, Arizona that boasts Southwest-style semi-custom homes. This beautiful Santa Fe style home offe...

  • Beds3
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  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$439,000

14740 N Wonderview, Oro Valley

Exceptional 2 bedroom 2 bath plus office contemporary home with wrap around mountain views located in the active adult 55 and up community of Sun City in Oro Valley. View...

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  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$665,000

13425 N Fiesta Flower, Oro Valley

Move-in ready home in gated Alterra Vista. Private front entry opens to expansive great room in split bedroom floor plan home w/ high ceilings. Fully upgraded gourmet kit...

  • Beds3
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  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$425,000

14270 N Wisteria, Oro Valley

You'll feel right at home upon entering this Sonoran Model in coveted Sun City Oro Valley. The stunning views of the Catalina Mountains from the kitchen & family room wil...

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  • Courtesy ofColdwell Banker Realty

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$615,000

11676 N Desert Holly, Oro Valley

Located in the heart of Oro Valley in a private enclave of well-kept homes, this lovingly maintained soft contemporary home is incredibly appointed and features private c...

  • Beds5
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  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$438,000

9900 N Hacienda Hermosa, Oro Valley

Do not let the square foot deceive you. The home looks and feels much bigger than it is! The mountain views are fantastic! Kitchen has stainless steel appliances, quartz ...

  • Beds3
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  • Courtesy ofRealty Executives Arizona Territory

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$495,000

1100 W Garden Grove, Oro Valley

This beautiful 4 Bedroom 2.5 Bath home is located in the popular Rancho Vistoso Community! You will love the gourmet kitchen that opens up to the Great Room. Featuring do...

  • Beds4
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  • Courtesy ofExp Realty

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$340,000

12179 N Kylene Canyon, Oro Valley

A charming home in the Overlook at Rancho Vistoso with scenic views. Expand your living space into the backyard of this bright 1,141 sf, 2BR/2BA+den/office or convert to ...

  • Beds2
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  • Courtesy ofColdwell Banker Realty

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$498,000

2359 Vistoso Village, Oro Valley

Welcome to Vistoso Vistas - Home of Colorful Views! This contemporary home is ready for a new owner to enjoy the scenic mountain views to the North and East! Second sto...

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  • Courtesy ofKeller Williams Southern Arizona

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$389,000

740 W Placita Vega Vista, Oro Valley

Wonderful Oro Valley Home with a Gourmet Kitchen. Kitchen Features Quartz Counters, Maple Cabinets with Slow Close Cabinets & Drawers, Stainless Appliances, Gas Range, ...

  • Beds3
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  • Courtesy ofTierra Antigua Realty

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$485,000

14540 N Chalk Creek, Oro Valley

THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME.Beautiful 2BR/2BA (1524 SF) home with most striking,spectacular, outstanding, lovely CATALINA VIEWS! Large golf course lot with fabulous salti...

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  • Courtesy ofCentury 21 1st American

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$489,000

10845 N Eagle Eye, Oro Valley

YOUR new Oro Valley home could be this beautifully maintained 2BR/2BA + Den in highly desirable Canada Hills! Whether from the casual dining nook off kitchen, or from the...

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  • Courtesy ofColdwell Banker Realty

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$4,900,000

1535 W Tortolita Mountain, Oro Valley

Architect Kevin B. Howard, Lot 287 Stone Canyon speaks for itself. Nothing compares to the brilliant architecture and stone outcroppings in this unique environment. For t...

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  • Courtesy ofRuss Lyon Sotheby's International Realty

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$4,500,000

14486 N Travertine, Oro Valley

Another one-of-a-kind spectacular Desert Modern from Award Winning Architect Kevin B. Howard that sets a standard for innovative design, construction, artistry and beauty...

  • Beds4
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  • Courtesy ofRuss Lyon Sotheby's International Realty

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$424,900

14269 N Trade Winds, Oro Valley

Well maintained Mariposa Model with mountain views. Foyer opens to an inviting, spacious LR & DR area with high ceilings. Kitchen has newer SS appliances & Quartz counter...

  • Beds2
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  • Courtesy ofColdwell Banker Realty

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$565,000

10740 N Ridgewind, Oro Valley

Located at the end of a cul-de-sac above the 18th green, home of the El Conquistador golf course. Enjoy your upgrades, light & bright kitchen complete w/custom cabinets, ...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3
  • Courtesy ofColdwell Banker Realty

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$525,000

265 E Painted Pottery, Oro Valley

Truly Special Meritage Home in the Highly Desirable Gated Hohokam Mesa Community in Rancho Vistoso. Located at the End of a Cul-de-Sac w/ Landscaped Common Area to the Ea...

  • Beds3
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  • Courtesy ofTierra Antigua Realty

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$485,000

14170 N Dawn Ridge, Oro Valley

Welcome Home! This Expanded Silvercreek Model-1674 sq ft. has an open concept feel with aSouthwest flair. The home has a ton of natural light. New ceramic...

  • Beds2
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  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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