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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$354,000

12878 Westminster, Oro Valley

Desirable Rancho Vistoso! Lovely home offers great Catalina/Pusch Ridge views! Well cared for 3bed/2 bath open living home has great room off kitchen; Oversized tile in...

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  • Courtesy ofTierra Antigua Realty

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$950,000

13250 N Cape Marigold, Oro Valley

Spectacular unobstructed Panoramic Catalina Mountain View. Soft contemporary design w/simplicity, subtle sophistication & open floor plan. Sitting on premium lot in Gated...

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  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$375,000

11449 N Ingot, Oro Valley

The home you are considering has been own by the family since it was built. They have takengreat pride in their home so there is no known deferred maintenance. The interi...

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  • Courtesy ofColdwell Banker Realty

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$485,000

12659 N Granville Canyon, Oro Valley

Meticulously maintained 4 Bedroom 3 Bath home in Oro Valley! Plenty of room, with one bedroom downstairs and 3 on the upper level with Mountain Views and large Walk In c...

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  • Courtesy ofHelp-U-Sell Realty Advantage

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$550,000

2347 E Cargondera Canyon, Oro Valley

Highly desirable Windsor model 2 bed 2 bath with updates galore!...very private rear yard backs to desert with Catalina Mountain Views! Updates include exterior paint, ro...

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  • Courtesy ofColdwell Banker Realty

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$950,000

13978 N Bowcreek Springs, Oro Valley

Seller to entertain/counter offers between $950,000-$1,000,000. Architectural & Contemporary with Amazing Million Dollar views of boulders and ancient rock out croppings ...

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  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$375,000

11272 N Flat Granite, Oro Valley

Updated 4 bedroom home in prime Oro Valley location. This home has it all, and Pusch Ridge is in your backyard. Open floor plan. Kitchen has oak cabinets, travertine coun...

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  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$550,000

11259 N Mountain Breeze, Oro Valley

SOUGHT AFTER CASITA/Guest Suite w/PRIVATE Entrance, Separate HVAC & Duct Work & Full Bathroom Adds FLEX SPACE Options to this Luxuriously Upgraded 4 Bed,3 Bath, 3 Car Gar...

  • Beds4
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  • Courtesy ofTierra Antigua Realty

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$425,000

13945 N Sutherland Wash, Oro Valley

Come and see this charming Sun City Essex model home featuring 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, a den and craft/flex room! The bright kitchen has ample cabinet space, breakfast bar a...

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  • Courtesy ofColdwell Banker Realty

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$949,000

13105 N La Canada, Oro Valley

Beautiful custom home in Oro Valley with Guest Casita. Enjoy this stunning 3 BR/4BA home with separate den with amazing picture windows. Ideal for indoor/outdoor entert...

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  • Courtesy ofRuss Lyon Sotheby's Int Realty

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$340,000

14242 N Cirrus Hill, Oro Valley

Another Del Webb masterpiece in Rancho Vistoso's Sun City. This Monterra model has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and measures 1298 sqft with tile throughout. The layout is per...

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  • Courtesy ofKeller Williams Southern Arizona

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$515,000

89 E Brearley, Oro Valley

Are you ready to open your front door to the beautiful views of the Catalina Mountains and Pusch Ridge? This 2007 built Pepper-Viner Home has plenty of room for you, your...

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  • Courtesy ofKeller Williams Southern Arizona

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$519,500

13215 N Stonecrop, Oro Valley

Luxury meets simplicity in this stunning Rancho Vistoso listing! Built in 2021, this beautiful Mattamy home has incredible curb appeal! You won't want to miss this stunni...

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  • Courtesy ofKeller Williams Southern Arizona

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$537,000

34 W Golden Spur, Oro Valley

Wow! Spectacular residence w/excellent curb appeal & 3 car garage! This 4 bed, 2.5 bath home sits on an oversized cul-de-sac lot! Interior boasts a spacious great room, h...

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  • Courtesy ofAz Flat Fee

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$385,000

12866 N Desert Olive, Oro Valley

Charming, well-maintained Rancho Vistoso 3bd/2ba split-BR single story home on premium corner cul-de-sac lot w/amazing yard, sparkling pool & mountain views! Large backya...

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  • Courtesy ofRealty Executives Arizona Territory

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$1,725,000

14503 N Shaded Stone, Oro Valley

Tuscan lifestyle with modern amenities featuring rooms with a variation in ceiling heights, including the spacious Great Room providing Catalina Mountain views, an adjace...

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  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$340,000

13200 N Classic Overlook, Oro Valley

A True Gem!!! Immaculate condition and updated throughout. This home is truly move in ready. Spectacular views of the Catalina Mountains and Pusch Ridge with no neighb...

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  • Courtesy ofE-Realty & Investments

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$355,000

11849 N Crescendo, Oro Valley

Beautiful home in the heart of Oro Valley. This Monterra Ridge home is 1,634 Sq Ft, 3 bedroom/2 bath plus den, with mountain views from the front yard. Open Kitchen/livi...

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  • Courtesy ofOmni Homes International

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$550,000

12849 N Oak Creek, Oro Valley

Spanning a generous 3100 sq ft with plenty of space for the whole family to enjoy, this inviting Oro Valley home is in a prime location near popular parks, schools, and w...

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  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$398,000

355 W Greys, Oro Valley

Look no further, for your dream home awaits you!!! Come see this beautiful 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath + Den and 3 car garage home, with spectacular mountain views. located in the ...

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  • Courtesy ofTierra Antigua Realty

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