Community

TOWN FACTS

Oro Valley, incorporated in 1974, is 36 square miles of lovely high desert located below the Tortolita and Santa Catalina Mountains some 6 miles north of Tucson. Its 2010 population of 41,011 is one of the fastest-growing in Arizona. Oro Valley has received many accolades as a great place to live, to launch a business, and to raise a family. It is a complete community – well-built, well-maintained, clean and safe, with a growing base of good jobs and all the services and amenities anyone needs.

The town has a balanced population according to age, with an average of 49.8 years. There are just under 18,000 households, with an average household income of $71,628, one of the highest in Arizona. More than half of all OV residents have a college degree.

 

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Natural Beauty

With this weather, you’ll want to be Outdoors

Oro Valley sits at an elevation just over 2,600 feet at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Slightly drier and cooler than neighboring Tucson, Oro Valley enjoys very mild winters and hot summers. The Sonoran Desert is unique because it has two rainy seasons; the winter months from November through March, and the summer monsoons.

Want a taste of the Sonoran Desert? Take the 2-1/4- mile hike on the Linda Vista Trail in the Pusch Ridge Wilderness, see the petroglyphs in Honey Bee Canyon Park, or head to Catalina State Park for miles of trails for hikers, bikers and horses. Head for the Heirloom Farmers Market every Saturday at Steam Pump Ranch and stock up on fresh veggies, crafts, handmade foods and other goodies. And there are eight golf courses in and nearby Oro Valley.

Thriving Commerce

Oro Valley is a bioscience and aerospace hub for Southern Arizona.

Companies such as Roche Tissue Diagnostics, a world leader in tissue-based cancer diagnostic technology; Icagen, a leader in pharmaceutical compound research; Meggitt Securaplane, prominent in securing systems for aircraft; and Honeywell, a major aerospace business, have major facilities in town. Retirement and senior living is another burgeoning field. The Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort is a major attraction and employer.

State of the Art Health & Wellness Centers

Oro Valley Hospital a leader in joint replacement.

Oro Valley Hospital has 146 beds, with both in-patient and out-patient care. The hospital has a level IV trauma center, a senior-friendly emergency room certification, and a growing reputation in partial and total joint replacement using the most current technology. The community has 3 urgent care facilities and a complete array of medical and dental offices.

Education, Entertainment and the Arts

A Community by Design

Schools in Oro Valley are part of the Amphitheater School District. Amphi Schools rate 9 out of a possible 10, according to GreatSchools.com. Amphi has 2 high schools, 2 middle schools and a number of elementary schools in Oro Valley, including Southern Arizona’s first Science, Technology, Engineering and Math elementary school, Innovation Academy.

Oro Valley is a complete community with more than 60 restaurants, an array of unique, locally owned retail stores as well as national companies, and an emerging arts opportunity with public art, regular public music and cultural events, a modern movie theater complex, an outstanding public library and Children’s Museum Oro Valley.

Oro Valley Map & Guide


Our Map & Guide contains comprehensive information on all the great activities, lifestyle and community information you need to know about Oro Valley.

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