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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$370,000

420 W Sugar Loaf, Oro Valley

Monterra Ridge jewel is located on a quiet cul-de-sac with great expanse of common area in backyard assuring peace, privacy, and beautiful sunsets...only to be rivaled by...

  • Beds3
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  • Courtesy ofRuss Lyon Sotheby's International Realty

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$425,000

13187 N Woodburne, Oro Valley

First Showings to be Open House on Saturday 4/27 from 11-3 . Gorgeous Semi-Custom ( Morning Sky Builders ) Home with Lush private backyard with pool. Original Onwers Fi...

  • Beds3
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  • Courtesy ofHomesmart Advantage Group

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$259,000

13388 N Piemonte, Oro Valley

Nestled in Rancho Vistoso is a beautiful 3 bedroom home with a den! This home welcomes you to a bright and open great room with double doors entering the den. Vaulted cei...

  • Beds3
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  • Courtesy ofOmni Homes International

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$325,000

11076 N Eagle Crest, Oro Valley

Inviting + updated California contemporary in central OV community of Canada Ridge at Canada Hills. 3BD/2.5BA/2,219sqft showcases neutral color palate, airy vaulted ceili...

  • Beds3
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  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$430,000

10190 N Alder Spring, Oro Valley

Beautiful custom home with stunning mountain views in popular Gated La Reserve! Open & bright split plan with soaring ceilings, tons of windows & 20'' ceramic tile throu...

  • Beds3
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  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$625,500

887 W Corax, Oro Valley

Amazing beautiful 1 story hm located at Center Point Vistoso in the gated enclave of ''The Pinnacle''. This Camelback Model; Corner Lot has an oversize lot w N/S facing. ...

  • Beds4
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  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$874,950

635 W Atua, Oro Valley

A truly spectacular home with lots of ''WOW'' factors, this Oro Valley Country Club gem has grace, charm, elegance and possibly the best resort back yard in town! Set up ...

  • Beds4
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  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$325,000

13052 N Woosnam, Oro Valley

Beautiful Rancho Vistoso home surrounded by open areas and featuring Catalina Mountain Views. Entrance invites you into the light filled living room & spacious dining are...

  • Beds3
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  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$725,000

480 W Echo Point, Oro Valley

Stunning home in exclusive Stone Gate offers flowing floorplan, open kitchen, spacious bedrooms and a den. Beautiful views from every window captivate the natural beauty ...

  • Beds3
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  • Courtesy ofTierra Antigua Realty

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$279,900

790 W Mallard Head, Oro Valley

This self-sufficient, move-in ready and relatively maintenance free home is truly a find! Located on a peaceful cul-de-sac location, this magnificent, modern home featur...

  • Beds3
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  • Courtesy ofColdwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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$775,950

13665 N Placita Montanas De Oro, Oro Valley

Tucked away in lovely gated Estates at High Mesa in Oro Valley, and indeed situated on a high mesa with wrap-around mountain views, is a softly Southwestern and comfortab...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$294,900

11350 N Palmetto Dunes, Oro Valley

Canada Hills Santa Fe , sunset, mountain and golf course views. 3BD/2BA formal LR/DR areas plus FR off kitchen. High ceilings w/wood plank & Vigas, ceiling fans througho...

  • Beds3
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  • Courtesy ofOmni Homes International

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$290,000

1340 E Ishtaria, Oro Valley

Contemporary style Oro Valley home with Mountain Views! Spacious two story with 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths upstairs and half bath downstairs. The main floor offers a formal...

  • Beds4
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  • Courtesy ofHomesmart Advantage Group

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$295,000

1262 W Varese, Oro Valley

Come see this 3 bedroom/ 2 bath, single story home with a den and a 2 car garage located in Rancho Vistoso! Beautiful open floorplan, entry leads to living area. Shutter ...

  • Beds3
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  • Courtesy ofOfferpad Brokerage, Llc

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$620,000

814 W Chrysanthia, Oro Valley

UPGRADES GALORE!!! Maracay, Verbena Model. Oversized lot! 3 bedroom AND a den/office. This Gourmet kitchen will take your breath away! Sub-Zero refrigerator, Asco dishwas...

  • Beds3
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  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$599,000

763 W Soaring Hawk, Oro Valley

Captivating custom built home in scenic Oro Valley! 3 br plus den! Split BR plan. Located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac on a large over 1/2 acre lot backing to a lush ...

  • Beds3
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  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$1,395,000

1550 W Aero Star, Oro Valley

Private paradise w/authentic southwestern ambiance. 5,423sf Old World Charm 5BR/8BA Hacienda on 6.93 acres in La Cholla Airpark w/horse facilities & 1,305sf guest home su...

  • Beds5
  • Baths8
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$1,250,000

12225 N Camino Del Plata, Oro Valley

Stunning 5 bedroom, 5 bath, 5 car mini-ranch, hacienda estate with 6,223 sq. ft. on 3.65 desert acres, with horse facitilies, city and Tortolita Mountain views. Circular...

  • Beds5
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  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$314,900

13021 N Singh, Oro Valley

Immaculate and beautifully updated 3 bedroom 2 bath with Den Contemporary home in Rancho Vistoso. Designer paint, Window coverings, and beautiful tile and wood flooring. ...

  • Beds3
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  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$259,500

391 W Ajax Peak, Oro Valley

Relax and enjoy the mountain views from this Santa Fe style 3 bedroom 2 bath home nestled on a large corner lot. The functional kitchen includes gas cook top, microwave, ...

  • Beds3
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  • Courtesy ofRe/Max Excalibur