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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$879,000

13355 N Como, Oro Valley

Rustic custom home build on over 5 acres of horse property with panoramic mountain view. The home has 2 masters which would make the perfect in law suite and 3 full bathr...

  • Beds5
  • Baths3
  • Courtesy ofOliver Realty, Llc

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$475,000

13843 N Maxfli, Oro Valley

This elegant home is located in Fairfield Rancho Vistoso, a gated community in Oro Valley. As you enter the property you will walk through a custom arch way that leads yo...

  • Beds3
  • Baths2
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$1,050,000

1342 E Placita Meseta Dorada, Oro Valley

Spectacular SW contemporary w/wrap around Mtn, Sunset & some City views. Arched entries, domed hallways & dramatic high ceilings are found throughout. Impeccably maintain...

  • Beds4
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  • Courtesy ofTierra Antigua Realty

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$350,000

14299 N Copperstone, Oro Valley

DON'T MISS THE 360 WALK THROUGH VIRTUAL TOUR ATTACHED (Under Photos)!  Welcome to Sun City, one of Oro Valley's most exclusive Age Restricted Communities. This 2-be...

  • Beds2
  • Baths2
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$1,200,000

1215 W Weathered Stone, Oro Valley

Stunning custom estate in the exclusive guard gated community of Stone Canyon boasts panoramic mountain and city light views from private observation deck. Situated on on...

  • Beds4
  • Baths4
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$473,900

11450 N Silver Pheasant, Oro Valley

Photos coming soon. This dazzling 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home with wood floors has a bonus room that's perfect for a home office! The kitchen boasts an island and sleek ap...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3
  • Courtesy ofZillow Homes, Inc

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$450,000

1570 E Chisholm, Oro Valley

VIEWS Galore!! Sun City beauty sited on an elevated corner lot! Paver courtyard entrance! Updated w/ quality finishes & details throughout. Stylish & functional kitchen ...

  • Beds2
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  • Courtesy ofRealty Executives Arizona Territory

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$899,000

13934 N Steprock Canyon, Oro Valley

Stunning Rancho Vistoso residence in gated 14-home upscale community. Open & bright great room style w/split floorplan. 3,377 SF: 3BD,4BA +Den. 3-car garage one bay used ...

  • Beds3
  • Baths4
  • Courtesy ofRuss Lyon Sotheby's Int Realty

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$399,000

2388 E Spring Pioneer, Oro Valley

Looking for PRIVACY and VIEWS? Stunning home is an entertainers dream with a huge backyard oasis! Enjoy gorgeous Catalina Mountain views from your sparkling heated pebble...

  • Beds3
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  • Courtesy ofColdwell Banker Realty

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$525,000

1381 E Sonoran Desert, Oro Valley

17'to 22'feet dramatic high, and open ceilings allow in natural lighting and amazinq mountain views in thisvery well maintained home in the qated La Reserve Community. Co...

  • Beds3
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  • Courtesy ofColdwell Banker Realty

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$850,000

11103 Joy Faith, Oro Valley

Sophisticated Oro Valley living in this stunning and well-kept SW Contemporary on 3/4 acre lot. Amenities: split floor plan, polished concrete floors, upgraded tile and ...

  • Beds3
  • Baths3
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$849,000

897 W Placita Luna Nueva, Oro Valley

Just listed in Oro Valley's desired Moonridge community! Spectacular 4BR/4BA (+den+bonus) custom home on large/private/quiet lot. Luxurious custom touches throughout, inc...

  • Beds4
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  • Courtesy ofAt Home Desert Realty

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$475,000

72 E Brookdale, Oro Valley

Exclusive Mountain Views from Primary Bedroom balcony in the heart of Oro Valley. Come enjoy your next home. This wonderful Rancho Vistoso Family home has 5 bedrooms, 3 f...

  • Beds5
  • Baths3
  • Courtesy ofKeller Williams Southern Arizona

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$320,000

1190 W Coblewood, Oro Valley

This fabulous 4-bedroom 2.5 bath home is in the desirable gated community of the Villages of La Canada. Upon arrival, you will walk into the bright and freshly painted in...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3
  • Courtesy ofColdwell Banker Realty

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$365,000

10768 N River Point, Oro Valley

Seller will accept or counter offers between $365,000 and $385,000Located in the heart of Oro Valley fully updated on a HUGE cul-de-sac lot, w/ pool & impressive mountain...

  • Beds4
  • Baths2
  • Courtesy ofColdwell Banker Realty

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$380,000

2365 E Agapanthus, Oro Valley

Welcome to retirement living at its finest in this active Sun City Community! Your 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1689 Sq ft home has been freshly painted inside and is move in ready...

  • Beds3
  • Baths2
  • Courtesy ofTierra Antigua Realty

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$399,000

14644 N Spanish Garden, Oro Valley

Lovely Madera on large corner lot with mountain views. 1779 sq feet with 2 BR and 2 BA. This home is light and bright with an open feel. Newer laminate plank flooring and...

  • Beds2
  • Baths2
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$399,900

11272 N Platte, Oro Valley

Extremely Private Monterra Hills Home with Catalina Mountain Views. Bright Kitchen with Maple Cabinets, Gas Range & Pantry. Sunny Breakfast Nook with Bay Windows. Open Fa...

  • Beds4
  • Baths2
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$542,900

1170 W Coblewood, Oro Valley

Move in ready home with lots of upgrades. Man guarded gated community home in ''The Villages of La Canada'', sits on a beautiful lot with 5 beds and 2 full bath and one t...

  • Beds5
  • Baths3
  • Courtesy ofRealty Executives Arizona Territory

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$850,000

11735 N Vista Del Sol, Oro Valley

Spectacular home with guest house located on an expansive 4.68 acre lot featuring Catalina mountain and sunset views. Thoughtful split floorplan designed around a central...

  • Beds4
  • Baths4
  • Courtesy ofExp Realty

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