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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$975,000

408 W Coyote Moon, Oro Valley

Awe inspiring views of Catalinas from this custom built home on private 3.7 acre lot at the end of a cul-de-sac. Elegant open kitchen surrounded by huge family room. Cust...

  • Beds4
  • Baths4.0
  • Courtesy ofKinonen Real Estate Advisors

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$374,990

1738 W Lost Moon, Oro Valley

Amazing 4/3 split bed plan in Oro Valley on a cul-de-sac with a pool! Inside this home has it all with extensive tile flooring, open floorplan, new paint, and lots of nat...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$295,000

1659 E Deer Hollow, Oro Valley

Million dollar views from this one of a kind lot in gated La Reserve. Enjoy the city lights from the newer Thomasville kitchen with granite counters,designer back splash ...

  • Beds3
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$795,000

13051 N Tailwind, Oro Valley

Southwestern style home on 7.72 acre lot in La Cholla Airpark with 3653 sqft four bedroom main house, 1380 sqft two bedroom guest house and 1170 sqft three car garage. Co...

  • Beds6
  • Baths4.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$400,000

13343 N Regulation, Oro Valley

Seller will accept or counter offers between $400,000 and $425,000. Absolutely Gorgeous 1 Story Home in Stone Terrace Neighborhood of Rancho Vistoso in Oro Valley. Step i...

  • Beds3
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofKeller Williams Southern Arizona

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$334,987

11334 N Cactus Rose, Oro Valley

Seller's will accept or counter offers in the price range between $334,987 to $349,900. Enjoy the warm appealing hospitality this well maintained energy efficient home ha...

  • Beds3
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofColdwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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$268,000

919 W Annandale, Oro Valley

You will find remarkable views of Pusch Ridge on this very private lot that backs to natural desert. Natural light beams through the extra large windows in this home givi...

  • Beds3
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofTierra Antigua Realty, Llc

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$330,000

12884 N Pioneer, Oro Valley

Desirable 3 bed 3 bath + den in rancho vistoso oro valley. Corner lot with scenic views of the catalina mountains creating spectacular sunrise & sunsets. Gream room layou...

  • Beds3
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$340,000

11420 N Scioto, Oro Valley

Outstanding views of Pusch Ridge from the moment you open the front door! On the golf course with pool, office, 3-car garage, fireplace and popular layout with split bed...

  • Beds3
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofLaura A Gilbreath

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$399,000

12820 N Camino Vieja Rancheria, Oro Valley

A beautiful, better than new, 5BR 3BA family home. 2903 sq. ft. Spic and Span! Built 2013, so Lennar Builder warranty still in place until 2018. Nice mountain view protec...

  • Beds5
  • Baths3.0
  • Courtesy ofA.W. Marrs Inc.

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$319,900

376 W Sacaton Canyon, Oro Valley

Here is a Wonder ''New on the Market'' Single Story Home in Rancho Vistoso. It's a Darling 4 Bedroom, 2 bath, Split Bedroom Plan with an Open Greatroom concept. ( Kitche...

  • Beds4
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofColdwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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$265,000

11078 N Sand Pointe, Oro Valley

First time on the market and being sold by the original owner who has taken wonderful care of this special home. AMAZING DROP DEAD GORGEOUS views from your Great room, M...

  • Beds2
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofTierra Antigua Realty

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$415,000

11546 N Mountain Breeze, Oro Valley

Panoramic, unobstructed Catalina Mountain range views from the east facing patio/pool area of this highly sought after Desert Vista home. Back yard over looks desert comm...

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

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$298,500

12160 N Jarren Canyon, Oro Valley

Unobstructed views of Pusch Ridge and the Catalina Mountains from the backyard and master bedroom. This home is nestled in a highly sought after community in Oro Valley. ...

  • Beds3
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$1,295,000

1231 E Canada Vista, Oro Valley

Spectacular Breathtaking Views! Mountain, City and Sunset. A Life of Luxury in a Natural Paradise. Gated courtyard with a long circular driveway that leads you to the go...

  • Beds5
  • Baths4.0
  • Courtesy ofRealty Executives Tucson Elite

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$379,900

12967 N Dapple, Oro Valley

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

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$419,000

8710 N Newport, Oro Valley

*Oro valley jewel* nestled high in catalina mtns- pusch ridge range! Breathtaking views in every direction! Spectaular homesite surrounded by million $$hms offers forever...

  • Beds3
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofLong Realty Company

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$339,000

1214 W Moodie, Oro Valley

Gorgeous 4 bedroom home on large corner lot. No homes on one side or behind you. Open floorplan with spacious kitchen & dining. Large master bedroom with bay window and h...

  • Beds4
  • Baths2.0
  • Courtesy ofColdwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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$269,000

1065 E Royal Oak, Oro Valley

Pride Of Ownership Shows In This Popular Crescent 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Model Located In Sun City Active Adult Community. Great Room and Dining Areas Show Beautifully With R...

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

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$275,000

12760 N Haight, Oro Valley

This home is right in the heart of Rancho Vistoso in a gated community. From the moment you enter the front door, you will be greeted with wood floors, soaring ceilings a...

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

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