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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$675,000

1266 W Portico, Oro Valley

Beautiful single story home, located in the desirable, quiet gated community of Vistoso Gateway. This former AF Sterling model features a split floor plan and has incredi...

  • Beds4
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  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$329,000

10530 N Camino Rosas Nuevas, Oro Valley

Empty nesters - and ready to move! In the heart of Oro Valley! Stunning Views of Pusch Ridge, across from River Front Park, close to shopping, schools, and convenient to ...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3
  • Courtesy ofTierra Antigua Realty

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$310,000

10300 N Bald Head, Oro Valley

RARE find in gated Villages of La Canada in the heart of Oro Valley. Cul-de-sac location means no neighbors to the immediate rear allowing mountain views to abound! Beaut...

  • Beds3
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  • Courtesy ofRedfin Corporation

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$292,000

2292 E Ram Rock, Oro Valley

Perhaps the best lot in Rams Pass with no neighbors behind and unobstructed view of Catalina Mountains. Enclosed backyard with covered patio, gas fire-pit, sitting walls....

  • Beds3
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  • Courtesy ofTierra Antigua Realty

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$271,000

11867 N Desert Slopes, Oro Valley

Beautifully remodeled home in established Copper Creek neighborhood. Home boasts new hard surface flooring, new interior paint, new kitchen granite, sinks and faucets, ne...

  • Beds3
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  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$1,695,000

419 W Tortolita Mountain Unit #354, Oro Valley

Timeless traditional contemporary in one of Arizona's finest developments, The Stone Canyon Golf Club. Arrive thru the long winding driveway lined with lush landscaping t...

  • Beds3
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  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$359,000

190 E Brearley, Oro Valley

Move- in ready Pepper Viner home in the conveniently located Rivers Edge community. This well maintained home features an open floor plan with hard surface flooring throu...

  • Beds3
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  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$1,195,000

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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$265,000

10241 N Wild Turkey, Oro Valley

This is the home you've been waiting to find and it won't last long! Views with plenty of privacy and on the golf course with no golf balls in your yard! This beautiful m...

  • Beds3
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  • Courtesy ofExp Realty

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$1,399,000

931 W Tortolita Mountain, Oro Valley

Simply Magical! Enjoy unobstructed and panoramic views of 4 mountain ranges, Tucson's city lights, sunrises and sunsets! Stunning private, enchanting estate on 4.12 acres...

  • Beds3
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  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$495,900

1263 W Portico, Oro Valley

Range Priced-Seller will entertain offers between 495,900-524,900 Eloquently appointed hm.w/Mtn. views in desirable gated Oro Valley community. A courtyard entry adds arc...

  • Beds4
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  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$350,000

13510 N Piemonte, Oro Valley

Striking 4BD/3BA (2,839 SF)+ loft contemporary home in the heart of Oro Valley boasts Pusch Ridge views. Gated front courtyard with archway leads to an impressive main le...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$333,900

355 W Ajax Peak, Oro Valley

SPECTACULAR PUSCH RIDGE VIEWS await in this IMMACULATELY maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom plus den/office home in desirable Monterra Hills. Wonderful high ceilings, open...

  • Beds3
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  • Courtesy ofColdwell Banker Residential Br

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$725,000

12636 N Red Eagle, Oro Valley

Gorgeous contemporary rustic home featuring 4 bedroom, 3 baths, with 4,400+ sqft of living space! So many beautiful features to enjoy. Vaulted exposed beam ceilings, flow...

  • Beds4
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  • Courtesy ofKeller Williams Southern Arizona

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$263,000

13121 N Deergrass, Oro Valley

This Oro Valley one-story offers an in-ground pool, a kitchen island, an outdoor barbecue, and a two-car garage.

  • Beds3
  • Baths2
  • Courtesy ofOpendoor Brokerage, Llc

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$379,900

10800 N Eagle Eye, Oro Valley

Enter this home and the first thing you see are the soaring ceilings, open floor plan & amazing views of the golf course & Catalina mountains. 2 ''master suites'' w/ easy...

  • Beds2
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  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$350,000

1580 E Sonoran Desert, Oro Valley

Immaculate Move-In Ready La Reserve residence: Secluded, stylish, contemporary, southwest personality. Located near end of cul-de-sac, nestled into a bluff, in desirable ...

  • Beds3
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  • Courtesy ofOmni Homes International

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$305,000

11460 N Palmetto Dunes, Oro Valley

Life doesn't get much better than being able to enjoy the beauty of Pusch Ridge from your back porch. This 2002 square foot, Canada Hills home overlooks the golf course a...

  • Beds3
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  • Courtesy ofColdwell Banker Residential

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$425,000

10790 N La Quinta, Oro Valley

This Oro Valley two-story home offers a spa and in ground pool, gas fireplace, kitchen breakfast bar, island, master bathroom separate tub and shower, covered patio, and ...

  • Beds5
  • Baths4
  • Courtesy ofOpendoor Brokerage, Llc

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$325,000

2327 E Montrose Canyon, Oro Valley

Owner/Agent DON'T miss out on this Amazing opportunity to own this Beautifully updated 2 bed, 2 bath home W/Den and open floor plan in the coveted Sun City Community. Too...

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  • Courtesy ofTierra Antigua Realty

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