Welcome to Oro Valley
Offering breathtaking views of the Santa Catalina Mountains just three miles north of the Tucson city limits, Oro Valley has been named the safest city in Arizona by publications like Fortune Magazine and Bloomberg Businessweek.
Nestled in northwest Tucson, the 36-square-mile town is home to more than 45,000 residents and offers an active lifestyle for year-round or seasonal residents. Outdoor recreation is plentiful with a variety of trails perfect for hiking, mountain biking, and running. Various access points to “The Loop” multi-use path make it easy to get out and enjoy cycling, walking, or strolling.
Each community in Oro Valley is filled with a range of homes, from condos to luxury estates. Shopping centers, a bevy of popular restaurants, and many renowned schools are located nearby. A variety of public, private, and resort golf courses also exist here. Some of the most notable include Oro Valley Country Club, Stone Canyon Club
, and The Views
What to Love
- Named best place in Arizona to raise kids by Bloomberg Businessweek
- Active outdoor lifestyle & breathtaking mountain views
- Home to one of Arizona’s most popular state parks, Catalina State Park
- Plenty of conveniences, including shopping, dining, a movie theater & hospital
People & Lifestyle
The population is balanced across all age segments, and residents in Oro Valley enjoy an upscale lifestyle. Per capita income is among the highest of any community in Arizona. The median age of this town is 50.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Outdoor recreation is a major part of life in Oro Valley. Residents here frequent Catalina State Park
, located on the western slopes of the Santa Catalina Mountains, and enjoy traversing The Loop Trail System
, which connects many Tucson communities. Here you’ll find interconnected paved bike paths along the banks of the Rillito River and around Tucson that span a total of 136 miles.
On Saturday mornings, locals gather for the Heirlooms Farmers Market
at Steam Pump Ranch
. This Oro Valley tradition operates year-round, offering a seasonal bounty from the surrounding farming communities. Local fruits and vegetables, as well as beef, pork, and farm-fresh eggs, can be purchased here each week.
Things to Do
is home to four multi-use fields, an archery range, and several dog parks. The Sonoran Desert Flyers and ramadas here are available for reservations.
Honey Bee Canyon Park
, which is home to many cultural treasures, offers three miles of hiking trails, a historic rock dam, and rentable ramadas.
There’s also boating, water skiing, and fishing opportunities at one of the area’s several lakes, each within a two-hour drive. In the summer, Mount Lemmon — only 80 minutes away in the Santa Catalina Mountains — offers a cool retreat at 9,000 ft elevation.
Oro Valley is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include: