Located out of the hustle and bustle of Tucson Arizona, is the town of Oro Valley. This beautiful community is located at the base of the gorgeous Catalina Mountain range, Oro Valley is a growing town with a lot to offer. The landscape, schools, golf courses, and outdoor attractions are just part of what make Oro Valley a desirable place to live.
This town is located approximately three miles north of the Tucson city limits, in northern Pima County. Spreading out over 34 square miles it sits at an elevation of 2,620 feet. The town was founded in April 1974. Residents of Oro Valley enjoy the beautiful desert landscape surrounding the area, and the views of the Catalina Mountains. It is common to see natural desert wild life in the area including coyotes, javelina, and many species of birds. There are many varieties of cacti around the town too including saguaro, ocotillo, and barrel cacti. Oro Valley hosts five public schools that offer education for grades from K-12. All five schools are part of the Amphitheater Public School District, whose test scores average higher then state, country, and national averages in every category for math skills, and reading language.
In addition, Oro Valley has a closely located Pima Community College Campus, is within a quick drive from the University of Arizona, and a short distance to a University of Phoenix Campus as well. Oro Valley is host to many luxurious resorts and golf courses. Avid golfers will love the sunny weather, and beautifully maintained courses. There are a variety of courses available to meet the needs of all skill levels. Courses include the Hilton El Conquistador Resort with Pusch Ridge Golf Course, the Oro Valley Country Club, the Golf Club at Vistoso, The Stone Canyon Golf Club, The Golf Villas at Oro Valley, and the Sun City Vistoso Golf Club. Enjoying the weather in Oro Valley is another one of the many perks of living in this community. See some of the best examples here. There are numerous parks, hiking, biking, and walking paths that sprawl throughout the town. Many bike lanes are provided throughout Oro Valley to help residents stay in shape, and prepare for the annual Tour de’ Tucson.
The Oro Valley Recreation department provides an extensive directory of programs and activities for the town, for people of all ages. There are many other wonderful benefits to being a resident in Oro Valley. Such as, the weekly Farmers’ Market, created in 2004 this outdoor covered market is located at Oro Valley Town Hall. Local vendors and other members of the community love strolling to the various booths every Saturday Morning for an assortment of fresh fruit, vegetables, and many products unique to the southwest. The town is host to a newly constructed Oro Valley Public Library, with a large assortment of reading material and state-of the- art computers for public use. Recently the town opened the Oro Valley Market place, which is home to many restaurants, shops, and a brand-new movie theater.
Downtown Tucson is just a short 30 minute drive away which hosts many concert venues and has an eclectic nightlife. Oro Valley is a community that is an ideal home to many different people. It is a great community to retire in with various clubs, and fantastic outdoors. However, it is also a safe and family friendly area with good schools, and many activities for all ages. There are many newly developed homes in the area that will allow homeowners to customize their dream home. Many properties in Oro Valley come with beautiful views of the Catalina Mountains, and close access to everything the town has to offer. Many properties are beautifully maintained, and newly constructed. This ensures residents enjoy all of the finer and more modern luxuries that homes have to offer.