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

14339 N Mickelson Canyon, Oro Valley

Stone Canyon luxury golf retreat! Enjoy AZ laid-back lifestyle: move-in ready 1,942 SF great room style 3BR/3BA golf casita with front & rear paver patios from which to e...

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  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$800,000

487 W Coyote Moon, Oro Valley

Seller shall entertain and/or counter offers between $800,000-$850,000. *Solar system offers virtually no electric bill* Located in the coveted Coyote Ridge custom neighb...

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  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$279,000

936 E Sedona, Oro Valley

Sun City Oro Valley Charmer w/ Mountain Views. Claridge model 2/2+ den 1463 sqft w/ rare open concept floor plan & 2 car garage. This home is open & bright w/ tons of nat...

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  • Courtesy ofHomesmart Advantage Group

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$310,000

1835 E Ganymede, Oro Valley

Nestled in desirable Oro Valley, indulge in sophisticated southwest living in this meticulously-maintained five bedroom, three bath home boasting high ceilings and broad ...

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  • Courtesy ofColdwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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$469,900

1735 W Windgate, Oro Valley

AMAZING resort-style oasis in Canada Hills Villages, Oro Valley! Every angle of this home has been tastefully & perfectly updated. 5 bed, 3 full baths + flex room. Plenty...

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  • Courtesy ofHomesmart Advantage Group

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$314,995

11390 N Copper Creek, Oro Valley

BEAUTIFUL HOME with a 3 CAR GARAGE on a LARGE PREMIUM CUL-DE-SAC LOT and COPPER PIPES. Enjoy Outdoor Living in the Large Sparkling Swimming Pool & Large Outdoor Patio. Op...

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  • Courtesy ofRealty Executives Tucson Elite

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$288,000

14530 N Crown Point, Oro Valley

Welcome Home !! I am lovely well maintained Pacifica model move in ready Home, with 2BDR/2BA . Short distance to the main recreation center where you can enjoy countles...

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  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$329,900

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...

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  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$300,000

14551 N Chalk Creek, Oro Valley

Desirable updated Silvercreek model in Sun City Oro Valley community...including interior and exterior paint, expanded kitchen with new cabinets, granite countertops, and...

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  • Courtesy ofColdwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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$319,999

11911 N Cantata, Oro Valley

OPEN HOUSE!!! SATURDAY 1-4PM & SUNDAY 12-3PM!!! A stunning Oro Valley Gem! Right in the center of it all, this home is a true show stopper! Walk into soaring ceilings, wa...

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  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$1,275,000

14564 N Quiet Rain, Oro Valley

Welcome to this Tuscan masterpiece that is located within the guard gates of The Estates at Honey Bee Ridge. The 5869 sqft home has it all, starting with 4 bedroom + den...

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  • Courtesy ofRuss Lyon Sotheby's International Realty

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$674,900

11865 N Vista Del Sol, Oro Valley

Gated estate on a premium 5 Acre horse property w/full horse facilities,Guest hse & 4 car garage in Oro Valley. Main hse 4260Sft. & Gst.hse 1103 Sft A hidden desert oasis...

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  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$375,000

12616 N Pioneer, Oro Valley

1-owner custom home on lg cnr lot. Common area buffers back & side. Dbl door entry to formal liv/din rm w/ 18' ceiling & slate fireplace. Wall of arched windows frame stu...

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  • Courtesy ofColdwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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$314,900

1890 W Canada Hills, Oro Valley

Open Spacious Golf Course Lot home in Canada Hills. Open Family room off kitchen area with fire place. Inviting Living room and Dining area. Master suite opens to over s...

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  • Courtesy ofRealty Executives Tucson Elite

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$265,000

10047 N Roxbury, Oro Valley

Wonderful property in the El Conquistador area with amazing Pusch Ridge Mountain views. Spacious 1,805 sqft 4 bedroom 2 bath home with low maintenance private yard with f...

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  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$339,900

13383 N Barlassina, Oro Valley

Located in Stonefield at Rancho Vistoso, this DR Horton built 5BD/ 3BA/ LOFT/ 2,980sqft home sits on premium view lot backing to common area w/ mtn & desert views. Premiu...

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  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$289,900

12550 N Copper Queen, Oro Valley

Rancho Vistoso single-story, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home with pool and a 3-car garage on a corner lot. Split bedroom plan with large master bath and walk-in closet. Master...

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  • Courtesy ofTierra Antigua Realty

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$310,000

12849 N Desert Olive, Oro Valley

Stunning Home in the heart of Oro Valley! Open Floor Plan! Light and Bright throughout with breathtaking views! Kitchen boasts of an island/breakfast bar, walk-in pan...

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  • Courtesy ofKeller Williams Southern Arizona

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$389,000

11727 N Via De La Verbenita, Oro Valley

Shows like a model home. Private long drive leads you to your secluded hide-away on almost a 1/2 acre. Inside you will find lots of tile, floor to ceiling windows and a...

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  • Courtesy ofTierra Antigua Realty, Llc

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$535,000

12833 N Mystic View, Oro Valley

Exquisitely remodeled Copper Canyon HOME boasts magnitudes of CUSTOM upgrades. Enter into the foyer offering Porcelain Floor tiles, 16 ft Cathedral Ceiling, Crown Molding...

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  • Courtesy ofColdwell Banker Residential Brokerage