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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$258,500

13227 N Hammerstone, Oro Valley

Gorgeous 4 bed 2 bath home, with separate living space and formal dining. Upgraded kitchen with granite counter tops and S.S. appliances. Beautiful wood tile throughout t...

  • Beds4
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofExp Realty

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$258,500

13227 N Hammerstone, Oro Valley

Gorgeous 4 bed 2 bath home, with separate living space and formal dining. Upgraded kitchen with granite counter tops and S.S. appliances. Beautiful wood tile throughout t...

  • Beds4
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofExp Realty

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$300,000

11330 N Mountain Meadow, Oro Valley

TJ Bednar built TEP guaranteed home with spectacular mountain views in the heart of Oro Valley. Large gated garden courtyard welcomes you into this inviting abode. This i...

  • Beds2
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofRe/Max Excalibur

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$449,000

14607 N Lost Arrow, Oro Valley

Located in the heart of Oro Valley, this beautifully remodeled Sun City home has it at all. Amazing Mountain Views from both the front and back yard, all while being situ...

  • Beds2
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofRealty Executives Tucson Elite

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$330,000

1912 W Muirhead, Oro Valley

Magnificent 4 BR/3 BA on Amazing Large Lot with No Neighbor Behind in Canada Hills! Brand New Interior Paint, Carpet and Tile! Beautiful Open Split Bedroom Floorplan wi...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofTierra Antigua Realty

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$410,000

11574 N Verch, Oro Valley

Pusch Ridge Mountain Views and Greenbelt Privacy on a premium .47-acre Saguaro-studded lot! Inside, enjoy the luxury of a brand-new kitchen with gorgeous granite slab cou...

  • Beds3
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofRealty Executives Tucson Elite

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$350,000

13911 N Eddington, Oro Valley

Exceptional 3Bd/2ba/3 car garage (1,802 sqft) home with a sparkling pool and spa nestled in the desirable community of Rancho Vistoso. Enter this updated home and you wil...

  • Beds3
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$250,000

14557 N Lone Wolf, Oro Valley

Stunningly beautiful- remodeled Kachina/Durango model in highly desired Sun City, Oro Valley. All tile flooring throughout- gorgeous bathroom and kitchen remodels- inclu...

  • Beds2
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$275,000

299 W Ajax Peak, Oro Valley

Spectacular mountain views from the covered back patio and back yard of this newly refurbished Monterra Hills home. New Granite counters in the kitchen, new cabinets, sta...

  • Beds3
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$1,475,000

13435 N Como, Oro Valley

25 ACRE TORTOLITA MOUNTAIN RANCH! Privacy, unobstructed views of the Catalina and Tortolita Mountains, fabulous full horse facilities and a gorgeous ranch style custom ho...

  • Beds3
  • Baths7.0
  • Courtesy ofFirst United Realty, Inc

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$275,000

102 E Elixir, Oro Valley

Beautiful Oro Valley home. Four Bedroom, 2 Bath home. Full length covered back patio.

  • Beds4
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$254,900

11300 N Sawtooth, Oro Valley

One of the best deals in Oro Valley. Pristine 3 Bedroom 2 full bath.in Monterra Hills. Newer HVAC Chef's Dream Kitchen and Granite Countertops, Newer GE appliances. Newly...

  • Beds3
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofExp Realty

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$274,900

13047 N Desert Olive, Oro Valley

This property is a must see! This 3 bedroom 2.5 bathroom property is located in the much desired Rancho Vistoso neighborhood within walking distance of Innovation Academy...

  • Beds3
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$1,595,000

9410 N Calle Loma Linda, Oro Valley

Class, grace & elegance;remodeled & updated Oro Valley 7,080sf, Mediterranean home+874 guest quarters w/4 car garage on 4.7AC w/spectacular Catalina Mountain views w/incr...

  • Beds8
  • Baths8.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$295,000

1314 W Varese, Oro Valley

You will love this immaculate home with designer touches in Rancho Vistoso on a corner lot. This single story plan offers large welcoming foyer, split 4 bedrooms with off...

  • Beds4
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofTierra Antigua Realty, Llc

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$329,900

227 W Granite Canyon, Oro Valley

Step in through the double front entry doors into an updated, single story home that allows plenty elbow room for everyone. Great space for entertaining inside or out. K...

  • Beds3
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofExp Realty

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$380,000

10739 N Sundust, Oro Valley

Golf course and mountain views! Come see this gorgeous 5 bedroom 3.5 bath home today! Enjoy the privacy and quiet of a cul-de-sac. Expansive entry into light and bright f...

  • Beds5
  • Baths4.0
  • Courtesy ofHomesmart Advantage Group

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$399,900

10135 N Calle Del Carnero, Oro Valley

Extremely Private La Reserve Home with a Secluded Lot Surrounded by Pristine Natural Desert & Sweeping Catalina Mountain Views. Large Picture Windows Capture the Magnific...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$309,900

1117 W Montelupo, Oro Valley

Meticulously maintained move in ready home.lots of granite,tile and laminate floors (no carpet). Beautifully manicured yards. Enclosed front patio with flag-stone. Gourme...

  • Beds3
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofAlstar Associates

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$324,900

11341 N Twin Spur, Oro Valley

Desert Vista in the heart of Oro Valley. Move-in ready. Spacious 2,329sf 3BR/2BA single story home w/3 car garage on large lot on Cul-de-sac Street. Lot backs to open are...

  • Beds3
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company