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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$275,000

12984 N Yellow Orchid, Oro Valley

Stunning property in Northwest golf community! Home is located on a quiet cul-de-sac with easy access to main thoroughfares. Open concept entryway with views! Modern kit...

  • Beds3
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$449,000

9918 N Bighorn Butte, Oro Valley

One of the best views Oro Valley has to offer with sweeping ridge top views of the Catalina Mountains and the city lights throughout. Be prepared to be amazed by this fab...

  • Beds3
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$325,000

1960 W Muirhead, Oro Valley

Conveniently located to shopping and schools! Beautiful open spacious floor-plan perfect for any family. High ceilings and open areas you wont feel closed in. Family room...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofRe/Max Excalibur

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$284,900

11240 N Sawtooth, Oro Valley

Amazing 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with custom feel, split floor plan, great room and formal dining area overlooks backyard, self cleaning pebble tech pool & jacuzzi, artific...

  • Beds4
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofBidegain Realty, Inc.

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$387,900

10120 N Alder Spring, Oro Valley

Gated La Mirada in La Reserve. Well-maintained & move in ready 2BR/2BA+den w/unobstructed views of Pusch Ridge, Sunsets & Oro Valley lights from ridgetop lot at base of...

  • Beds2
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$705,000

13853 Steprock Canyon, Oro Valley

Exquisite former model located in 14 home Gated community in the Heart of Rancho Vistoso! Close to The Golf Club at Vistoso. Open Great room design,perfect for entertain...

  • Beds3
  • Baths4.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$349,900

13038 N Woosnam, Oro Valley

Situated on quiet cul-de-sac in Oro Valley's Somerset Canyon in Rancho Vistoso, backing to natural buffer & Vistoso Golf course, this one -story 4BR/2BA+3 car garage has ...

  • Beds4
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$387,500

314 W Klinger Canyon, Oro Valley

Looking for a well-priced, spacious home, updated and lovingly maintained, with a terrific pool/spa, in a quiet congenial neighborhood where kids ride bikes and neighbors...

  • Beds5
  • Baths4.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$307,000

1370 W Rose Quartz, Oro Valley

This remarkable Copper Creek home has it all, including fantastic curb appeal on a quiet cul-de-sac lot and an open, split-bedroom floor plan. The beautifully remodeled k...

  • Beds4
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofKeller Williams Southern Arizona

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$250,000

12933 N Carlsbad, Oro Valley

Absolutely GORGEOUS 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home with tons of upgrades! This move-in ready home comes with a beautiful kitchen that features granite counter tops and all app...

  • Beds3
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy of1st Heritage Realty

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$335,000

11215 N Via Rancho Naranjo, Oro Valley

This lovely, well maintained, 4BD/2BA semi-custom home is a must see. The covered entry welcomes you into a warm and inviting formal living and dining area with vaulted c...

  • Beds4
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$609,900

12521 N Copper Spring, Oro Valley

Nestled quietly along a natural desert wash and set off the street, this private home provides everything! Offering 4 bdrms with spacious living areas spread nicely over ...

  • Beds4
  • Baths5.0
  • Courtesy ofRe/Max Results

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$349,950

11820 N Gray Eagle, Oro Valley

On a lovely quiet street, a beautifully landscaped front yard with lush mature plantings and trees greets visitors to this former model home filled with upgrades and upda...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$594,900

11082 N Delphinus, Oro Valley

Former model home available now as-is! The stunning Patagonia features an open concept floor plan which makes cooking in the gourmet kitchen while entertaining guests in ...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofMth Realty Llc

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$599,900

11090 N Delphinus, Oro Valley

Former model home available now as-is! The Sonoita features a gourmet kitchen with extended cabinets, beautiful kitchen countertops, pocket office and rumpus room off th...

  • Beds5
  • Baths5.0
  • Courtesy ofMth Realty Llc

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$269,000

152 E Atelier, Oro Valley

Highly upgraded home in quiet family neighborhood with gorgeous mountain views, self cleaning/fresh water pebble tek pool, spa, rock water feature, built-in BBQ, stainles...

  • Beds3
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$349,000

13041 N Woosnam, Oro Valley

Somerset Canyon at Rancho Vistoso in Oro Valley 2,475sf 4BR/2BA + 3 car garage. Open floor plan w/foyer entry leading to great room, kitchen & dining. Open Kitchen w/stai...

  • Beds4
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$429,500

249 W Milbrae Springs, Oro Valley

Amazing Mountain Views! Gorgeous interior. Resting on a large corner lot and Located in quiet neighborhood in the desired community of Rancho Vistoso. This 4 bedroom 3 ba...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofRealty Executives Tucson Elite

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$457,723

2361 W Capricorn, Oro Valley

Brand new energy efficient home ready @ Oct. 2017! Patagonia features open floorplan, highlighted by a large great room that flows effortlessly from the kitchen and dinin...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofMth Realty Llc

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$463,960

11141 N Hydrus, Oro Valley

Brand new energy efficient home ready @ October 2017! The Sonoita features a gourmet kitchen with extended espresso cabinets, quartz kitchen countertops, pocket office a...

  • Beds5
  • Baths4.0
  • Courtesy ofMth Realty Llc

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