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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$299,000

10051 N Rancho Sonora, Oro Valley

Rare opportunity to live in a Oro Valley neighborhood with no HOA! A well constructed block home with .85 of an acre of land and a crystal clear pool! Enjoy a beautiful m...

  • Beds3
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofCrossroads Brokerage

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$439,000

10306 N Alder Spring, Oro Valley

Stunning 4 bed 3 bath home in highly desired La Reserve community. Relax by the pool in the landscaped private backyard & enjoy the amazing mountain views! Spacious split...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofRealty Executives Tucson Elite

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$750,000

12782 N Vistoso Pointe, Oro Valley

Unique, dramatic & stunning contemporary with luxury amenities PLUS wide-sweeping views of entire Catalina Mtn range. Located on high promontory in gated Vistoso Pointe i...

  • Beds3
  • Baths4.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$449,900

11940 N Whispering Ridge, Oro Valley

HIGHLY UPDATED WITH PERFEECTION PLUS , remarkably designed Pepper Viner Home detailed with absolute move in readiness- excitement starts on entry w/neatly designed vestib...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofColdwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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$350,000

1973 W Desert Highlands, Oro Valley

This beautiful home greets you with soaring ceilings & open loft areas. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac lot with views of 3 mountain ranges! An updated kitchen, w/ near new...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$399,900

12316 N Echo Valley, Oro Valley

The HUGE yard will blow you away! It has everything: Mountain Views, pool, spa, basketball court, bocce ball court, covered patio, fire-pit & beautiful landscaping. Home ...

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

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$275,000

1439 E Desert Starling, Oro Valley

Great Value within gated La Reserve's Desert Mirage community! This contemporary home offers high ceilings, formal living Room with dining area, large kitchen with a brea...

  • Beds3
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofTycor Realty Co.

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$375,000

14313 N Alamo Canyon, Oro Valley

Pristine Cheyenne Model, .25 Acre Lot Bordering Common Area w/Dramatic Catalina Mountain Views! Wonderful Outdoor Space: Ext'd Patio w/Low Wall Seating, 4 Electric Rollsc...

  • Beds2
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofTierra Antigua Realty, Llc

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$345,000

1131 W Shoal Creek, Oro Valley

Villages of La Canada Gem in Heart of Oro Valley. Panoramic Catalina Views fill backyard. Pride of ownership in 4 Bed/4 Bath/3 Car 2 story remodeled home. Courtyard ent...

  • Beds4
  • Baths4.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$289,500

10254 N Fox Hunt, Oro Valley

Welcome Home! This attractive house in the desirable Villages of La Canada in Oro Valley features a split bedroom floor plan with an office that can easily double as a 4t...

  • Beds3
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$299,000

1340 E Ishtaria, Oro Valley

Move in Ready 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bath located in the desirable Catalina Shadows. This open and bright home features vaulted ceilings, large windows, and tile flooring in li...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofHomesmart Advantage Group

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$670,000

1532 E Placita Meseta Dorada, Oro Valley

Panoramic Catalina Mountain views from an elevated lot! This sensational, east facing custom built 4BD/3BA (2,802sqft) home is located in the desirable gated community of...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$279,000

11728 N Labyrinth, Oro Valley

Get it before it's goneCatalina Shadows 4BR/3BA home with breathtaking, unobstructed Catalina Mountain views. No rear neighbors because the house backs up to a natural de...

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

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$255,000

11956 N Labyrinth, Oro Valley

Panoramic Mountain Views from the private backyard that is backed to the natural desert. Builder originally placed one of the highest lot premiums on this property. Cool...

  • Beds3
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofBerkshire Hathaway Homeservices Az Prop

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$259,000

1093 E Regent, Oro Valley

Lovely Windsor Model, featuring 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and office/craft room. This home is 1800+ sq feet. Newer Kitchen cabinets with granite, newly painted exterior and int...

  • Beds2
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$344,000

14369 Topock, Oro Valley

Stunning 2 bedroom Sun City home with an abundance of recent upgrades. The spacious kitchen features beautiful quartz, upgraded built in gas range on the island with dow...

  • Beds2
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofRealty Executives Tucson Elite

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$299,000

1263 W Montelupo, Oro Valley

Wonderful Rancho Vistoso Home with 3071sqft,2-Story Open Floor Plan. High Ceilings & Large Windows creating abundance of light.Downstairs features extra office/den or 5th...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofTierra Antigua Realty

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$434,036

13249 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 Executive Gourmet Kitchen with Ga...

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

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$573,882

13447 N Trailing Indigo, Oro Valley

This beautiful single story home is located in Center Pointe Vistoso, a gated community within Rancho Vistoso. This home features a Gourmet Kitchen with Stainless GE App...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofMaracay Realty, Llc

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$565,349

13463 N Trailing Indigo, Oro Valley

This beautiful single story home is located in Center Pointe Vistoso, a gated community within Rancho Vistoso. This home features a Gourmet Kitchen with Stainless GE App...

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

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