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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$250,000

12761 N Seacliff, Oro Valley

Fantastic Home nestled on a corner lot and move-in ready. Charming courtyard entry with Majestic Mountain Views. Double Door entry into Den, plush carpet, soothing palett...

  • Beds4
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofKeller Williams Southern Arizona

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$289,500

556 W Paseo Rio Grande, Oro Valley

This Oro Valley gem is a must see!!! Take in the beauty of the Catalina's from both the front andbackyard! The home has only had 1 owner and has been well cared for and m...

  • Beds4
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofHomesmart Advantage Group

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$650,000

10550 N Lambert, Oro Valley

Completely rebuilt & remodeled w/increased square footage & upgraded w/only the finest architectural details! The Soothing & Tranquil front courtyard instantly provides a...

  • Beds3
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$278,000

712 W Tremolo, Oro Valley

Enjoy a relaxed, comfortable, & convenient lifestyle at Tangerine Terrace! This enclave of newer homes is centrally located w/in Oro Valley & just minutes from grocery st...

  • Beds4
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$289,000

1073 E Crown Ridge, Oro Valley

Highly Upgraded Madera Model. N-Facing Yard w/Mountain/Desert Views; Cov'd Patio, Ext'd Terrace, Curved Masonry Walls w/Lighting for Outdoor Seating. Walled & Gated Front...

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

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$699,000

11520 N Flying Bird, Oro Valley

Impressive mountain views! Stunning east facing 4bd (3,163 sqft home) located in gated Palisades Point. This completely remodeled home located on over 1/2 acre offers a f...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$294,900

959 E Desert Glen, Oro Valley

Warm and inviting updated Pacifca Model. Vaulted ceilings and large windows create bright and light ambiance. Interior boasts fresh paint, plantation shutters, an updated...

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

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$349,900

12372 N Mount Bigelow, Oro Valley

Beautifully updated & upgraded, Like New, Meticulously Maintained Home sits on PANORAMIC VIEW lot!Breathtaking Catalina Views w/ No Homes Behind. Private Retreat w/ Refur...

  • Beds3
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofColdwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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$729,900

11275 N Flying Bird, Oro Valley

Custom Hacienda situated on elevated & private 1.51 ac lot, capturing the sweeping Catalina Mountain views. Privacy & views like this are hard to come by! Split Floorpla...

  • Beds5
  • Baths4.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$1,900,000

1302 W Twisted Mesquite, Oro Valley

Amazing 5 Bedroom 4.5 Bath 5,269sf Contemporary Masterpiece in Stone Canyon Built By Maccarone Homes. Main home is 4360sf with a newly added 909sf guest house offering a ...

  • Beds5
  • Baths5.0
  • Courtesy ofKeller Williams Southern Arizona

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$399,900

12413 N Copper Queen, Oro Valley

Quarter acre cul-de-sac lot with superior Catalina Mountain views and fantastic green belt privacy. Spacious 4 or 5 bedroom 3 bathroom with loft, familyroom, eat-in kitch...

  • Beds5
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofRe/Max Results

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$269,900

1091 W Eagle Landing, Oro Valley

Spectacular 4 bed 3 bath home with 2 car garage & mountain views. Main floor features 1 bed, 1 bath, family room, living room, kitchen & dining. Elegant banister stairway...

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

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$425,000

1869 W Wimbledon, Oro Valley

Magnificent mountain views from the backyard & almost every window within the house! The home sits on a private lot at the end of the cul-de-sac with common desert area b...

  • Beds3
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$265,000

1283 W Feather Grass, Oro Valley

Hurry this won't last long! This charming Oro Valley home is nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac in the iconic Copper Creek Estates with access to nature trails & walking dist...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofOracle Land & Homes

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$750,000

62 E Morning Ridge, Oro Valley

Nestled on an elevated premium view lot, this amazing semi-custom built Sombra home offers privacy along w/sweeping Catalina mountain & city light views.Long secluded dri...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$300,000

13568 N Wide View, Oro Valley

Seller will accept or counter between $300k-$325k. Fantastic Vistoso home w/ Lovely Mountain Views. Drive up to 2 1/2 garage, perfect for quad, golf cart or workshop! Wal...

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

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$299,900

13126 N Tanner Robert, Oro Valley

Fannie Mae HomePath offering! Huge 5 bedroom home Plus a loft/rec room! Large master bathroom with dual vanities and a garden tub. Good size and low traffic cul de sac lo...

  • Beds5
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofHomesmart Advantage Group

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$349,000

14739 N Burntwood, Oro Valley

Sun city custom designed home - customized model with w/ added entry and 3rd bedroom. This creates a double master suite home w/ a 3rd bedroom for office or guests. Bonus...

  • Beds3
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofKeller Williams Southern Arizona

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$325,000

13798 N Lobelia, Oro Valley

Wonderful Panoramic Mountain View property. Great opportunity. This Expanded Cresent floor plan will go quick.

  • Beds2
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofColdwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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$800,000

13504 N Silver Cassia, Oro Valley

Simply spectacular, almost brand new, Maracay Homes Arrowhead model at The Pinnacle At Center Point in Rancho Vistoso. Sited on one of the best lots in the subdivision, a...

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