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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$385,000

13022 N Whitlock Canyon, Oro Valley

Fabulous home! Breath taking cathedral ceilings w/ interior custom paint and accent walls that demand attention! 3 bdrms, 3 bthrms, den w/ Murphy bed, formal dining/liv...

  • Beds3
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofRealty Executives Tucson Elite

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$384,950

1585 W Fairway, Oro Valley

Light, bright two-story Oro Valley home overlooks the golf course with fabulous mountain and city light views. Located at end of a cul de sac, architect owner bought it ...

  • Beds3
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofFoothills Properties

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$455,000

13793 N Slazenger, Oro Valley

Updated 3BD/ 2BA/ 1,941SQFT contemporary home in popular Fairfield at Rancho Vistoso offers desirable floorplan, including family room w/ fireplace. Charming walk-way lea...

  • Beds3
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$264,900

170 E Spring Sky, Oro Valley

Beautiful light-filled home in the cozy Desert Sky gated community, conveniently located just west of Oracle Road. High ceilings and skylights bathe the open floorplan wi...

  • Beds2
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofColdwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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$359,000

10706 N Sand Canyon, Oro Valley

Absolutely stunning Golf Course and panoramic Mountain Views. Located in Canada Hills community, this beautiful home features 3 Bedrooms + a Loft, 2.5 Bathrooms,formal Li...

  • Beds3
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofHelp-U-Sell Galleria Realty

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$334,900

693 W Tremolo, Oro Valley

Move into this fantastic home right away. Every detail has been lovingly seen to and it has been prepared just for you. Granite countertops and gleaming stainless stee...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$1,595,000

1332 W Twisted Mesquite, Oro Valley

Another MK Alliance/Tom Mancuso and Ron Robinette quality custom contemporary at it's best! Timeless contemporary home on one level with spectacular mountain vistas and ...

  • Beds3
  • Baths4.0
  • Courtesy ofRuss Lyon Sotheby's International Realty

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$365,000

1134 W Shoal Creek, Oro Valley

Beautifully maintained home in the Villages of La Canada! Open floor plan with soaring ceilings, 2 gas fire places and ceiling fans in every room for maximum comfort. The...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$435,000

12450 N Copper Queen, Oro Valley

Beautifully appointed home features 5 bedrooms, 3 Baths in desirable Rancho Vistoso Neighborhood. Spacious floor plan allows for entertaining on a grand scale with formal...

  • Beds5
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$340,000

1104 W Garden Grove, Oro Valley

Upgraded Beauty located in a Popular Oro Valley Neighborhood! This 4 bedroom, 2.5 Bath home comes equipped with Energy Efficient Solar Panels, Custom Paint and Large Tile...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofRincon Ventures, Inc.

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$330,000

191 W Saddletree, Oro Valley

Wonderful Sante Fe style home with 5 bedroom/4 bathrooms, 40 ft lap pool and so much more. The interior features a beautiful kitchen with tiled counter tops all stainless...

  • Beds5
  • Baths4.0
  • Courtesy ofExp Realty

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$429,950

11229 N Via Rancho Naranjo, Oro Valley

Desirable Naranja Ranch. Large lot has privacy and seclusion on one-third acre. Well-maintained with 4BR/2.5BA w/2400+sf has great room, dining and formal living that can...

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

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$375,000

11937 N Labyrinth, Oro Valley

PRIVATE OASIS! This move-in-ready home islocated on a premium lot with only one neighbor and a common area behind. Enjoy a recently renovated,pebble finished Pool while k...

  • Beds5
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofBerkshire Hathaway Homeservices Premier Properties

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$1,699,000

14340 N Tortolita Estates, Oro Valley

Built to Suit 4015 sqft on 20.55 Acres atop of Tortolita Mountain Range in North West Tucson, Arizona. This Parcel Borders the untouched Tortolita Mountain Park and Overl...

  • Beds3
  • Baths4.0
  • Courtesy ofRealty Executives Tucson Elite

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$359,900

1383 Sundial, Oro Valley

Large family home with diving salt water pool on a large cul-de-sac lot with common area to the rear. The home has 3 bedrooms upstairs with two baths and downstairs has a...

  • Beds4
  • Baths4.0
  • Courtesy ofHomesmart Advantage Group

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$360,000

1243 W Versilia, Oro Valley

Sought after home in desirable Oro Valley neighborhood. Master Bedroom is located on the first floor. There is also a first floor Den/Office that could be Bedroom #5. ...

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

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$599,000

989 W Dancing Rain, Oro Valley

Fabulous four bedroom, plus den, three full bath, semi-custom home in wonderful Vistoso Estates. Long winding driveway leads to private southwest contemporary home which ...

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

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$450,000

11930 N Verismo, Oro Valley

VIEWS! These Catalina Mtn views are unlimited & amazing. The home is warm, inviting, stylishly decorated w/classic neutral colors & textures. High dramatic ceilings as yo...

  • Beds3
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  • Courtesy ofTierra Antigua Realty

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$413,915

13012 N Spinystar, Oro Valley

Beautiful Aspect plan w Rustic Spanish Elevation is Move-in ready today!! Gorgeous 1-story home offers spacious greatroom with gas fireplace & 12' sliding glass door to b...

  • Beds3
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofMattamy Homes

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$259,500

14132 N Trade Winds, Oro Valley

Extended Mariposa, 1532 sg feet. This is the perfect floor plan, great room with wall of windows looking at the mountains. Rolling sunshades ,tile th...

  • Beds2
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company