Oro Valley, is a town located 6 miles north of Tucson in Pima County and about 110 miles southeast of Phoenix, making it a very desirable location for high tech firms as well as second home residents needing easy access to and from a major city.
Oro Valley has bee on the list of "100 Best Places to Live and Launch" a business; a top ten best town for families in America; one of the "Ten Most Playful Towns in America"; it's listed as a "Top-Rated Smaller City"; and the FBI ranked Oro Valley #1 in the State of Arizona for the lowest levels of both violent crime and property crime, among cities with populations of 5,000
Here are Top 5 Things to know about Oro Valley:
They take speed limits seriously - in fact today, the Oro Valley Police are out in full "HiVE" mode - High Visability Enforcement - in another words, they are swarming the streets doing traffic enforcement more than usual!
They also take other crimes seriously - in 2013, they had 141 DUI arrests, compared to Tucson with 2686 arrests. Compared to similar population in the town of Marana, they were still among the lowest DUI rate.
On January 18th and February 1 - if you come and give your opinion about the Town of Oro Valley - you'll get free pie!
They have their own Parks and Recreation Department and host several events every month - including a Move Across Two Ranges Hike Event in March.
They have one of the largest Aquatic Centers in Pima County one that is envied and named Outstanding Center of The Year last year!