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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$969,900

1731 E Calle Del Vaso, Oro Valley

You will be WOWED, by the Captivating and unobstructed, panoramic mountain views,from this hilltop retreat! Wonderful turn-key opportunity. All furnishings,home goods & m...

  • Beds3
  • Baths5.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$685,000

13804 N Como, Oro Valley

Stunning. Simply stunning! Private, serene & quite obviously the home of an artist. Lots of space for entertaining & great indoor/outdoor flow. Views in every which direc...

  • Beds4
  • Baths4.0
  • Courtesy ofTierra Antigua Realty

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$419,000

10780 N Chapin, Oro Valley

Absolutely stunning Catalina Mtn views from this hilltop home. Perfectly situated to enjoy the breathtaking sunrises and sunsets of AZ. Outdoor living at its best on th...

  • Beds3
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofHomesmart Advantage Group

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$279,500

986 E Seven Palms, Oro Valley

Sun City Living in a Silver Creek Model...1684 sq.ft., two bedroom, two bath, large kitchen and nook, dinning area and living room, added den and extended laundry room wi...

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

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$305,000

13339 N Lithic, Oro Valley

Woodside-blt on scenic private view lot. 14 tile throughout, surround sound wiring/solar screens/intercom/5 ceiling fans. Large utility room. 1st floor 4th bedroom and ne...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofExp Realty

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$424,990

9918 N Bighorn Butte, Oro Valley

Amazing 3/2.5 contemporary home with some of the best views in Arizona! This home inside has updated chef's kitchen, redone bathrooms, cathedral ceilings, incredible natu...

  • Beds3
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofKeller Williams Southern Arizona

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$349,750

13623 N Vistoso Reserve, Oro Valley

Well maintained home in the heart of Oro Valley. Many upgrades include honeycomb blinds, extended rear patio slab, oversize view lot. Room to roam as the rear yard is amp...

  • Beds5
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$280,000

13401 N Rancho Vistoso Unit #165, Oro Valley

Incredible 3 bd/2 ba NW home located within desirable gated active adult community of Rancho Vistoso Village. Lovely split bedrm plan feats. appealing architectural niche...

  • Beds3
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofExcelsior Real Estate

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$325,000

14256 N Greenspun, Oro Valley

Unique property located on a beautiful lot with full Mountain views. This home has some of the Great Room concepts; very open plan, living room, dining, and kitchen. Kitc...

  • Beds2
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$354,900

1891 W Ivywood, Oro Valley

Former Model Home in Oro Valley ready for new owner! 3BR2BA/ with Family Room/Den or Office/Excercise Room. Custom built-in library unit in Den/office. Spacious Master Su...

  • Beds3
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$289,000

2413 E Agapanthus, Oro Valley

This gorgeous two bedroom, two bath home is open, bright and has been well maintained. It is the very desirable Madera model with split bedroom plan. This house boast a ...

  • Beds2
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofTierra Antigua Realty

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$999,500

585 W Red Mountain, Oro Valley

Unobstructed panoramic view of Catalina Mtns, city lights, sunrises/sunsets. Enjoy outside cooking area w/misted patios & fire pit. Intelliflo VS controlled pool, hot tub...

  • Beds3
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofArizona Realty And Rentals

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$349,333

13909 N Desert Butte, Oro Valley

Desirable Crestview former model home. Private, oversized lot on quiet cul-de-sac backs to natural desert common area. Spacious 2br/2ba 1858sf open floor plan home full o...

  • Beds2
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofKeller Williams Southern Arizona

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$428,000

766 W Champions Run, Oro Valley

This spacious single-story home features a game room, three full bathrooms, master suite which boasts two walk-in closet, a private den and large centralized great room. ...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofLennar Sales Corp.

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$1,100,000

12526 N Vistoso View, Oro Valley

Spectacular Views of Push Ridge & Catalina Mountains.This amazing home sitting on 1.54 acres in Vistoso View Point at the end in the cul-de-sac, a gated community is abso...

  • Beds5
  • Baths4.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$527,284

11052 N Gemma, Oro Valley

Brand NEW energy-efficient home ready January 2018! The stunning Patagonia features an open concept floor plan which makes cooking in the gourmet kitchen while entertaini...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofMth Realty Llc

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$289,000

1829 E Royal Ridge, Oro Valley

Sun City Oro Valley - Well maintained/move in ready 2,046sf 2BR/21/2BA+den w/newer carpet & tile. Kitchen is at center of home as ultimate gathering place w/wall oven & m...

  • Beds2
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$294,500

1258 W Molinetto, Oro Valley

Spacious Home - 4 BR plus large upstairs Loft! Beautiful home w/spacious living/dining room. Custom kitchen cabinet w/dark Mahogany cabinets, granite counter tops, breakf...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofKey Realty Group Llc

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$384,900

11009 N Mountain Breeze, Oro Valley

Gorgeous and ready to go in the very popular Canada Hills Community of Oro Valley! Upgrades are everywhere in this 4 bedroom, 3 bath home that sits on over a 1/4 acre lot...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofRuss Lyon Sotheby's International Realty

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$300,000

11962 N Crescendo, Oro Valley

SELLER WILL CONSIDER OFFERS IN RANGE OF $300,000 - $325,000. Breathtaking Mountain Views from inside and out and HUGE Lot with Resort Style Backyard grace this Oro Valley...

  • Beds3
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofRe/Max Excalibur