Oro Valley Real Estate
About Oro Valley
Southern Arizona’s ‘Upscale Tech Mecca’ basks in the desert sunshine beneath the Santa Catalina Mountains six miles north of Tucson. This town of roughly 41,000 citizens hosts more than 10 tech firms and has earned a nickname related to that accomplishment, among others; it has been called one of the ‘Ten Most Playful Towns in America,’ one of ‘America’s Top-Rated Smaller Cities,’ and fell into the Top 50 of Fortune Small Business magazine’s ‘100 Best Places to Live and Launch.’ It also rakes in accolades for lowest violent- and property- crime rates, and excellence in education, medical care, and even golf courses. With so much to offer in terms of positive community living and growth, as well as many activities, an arts scene, and natural beauty, Oro Valley is a sought-after and thriving community.
Points of Interest in Oro Valley
Arts: Not only does Oro Valley host its own Festival of the Arts each spring, but it also boasts regular open-air concerts and public art displays. The town’s proximity to Tucson allows its residents to partake in the neighboring city’s abundance of performances and robust arts scene as well.
Dining: Whether it’s Sunday brunch or after-work happy hour, Oro Valley’s restaurants serve up everything from steak, seafood, and sandwiches to Chinese, Indian, Italian, Mexican, and New American cuisine. Nearby Tucson is also bursting at the seams with culinary delights for a family dinner or a night on the town.
Schools: Oro Valley residents send their children to school in the Amphitheater Public School district, which features the acclaimed BASIS charter middle and high school. BASIS has consistently been named one of the best public schools in the nation. Canyon del Oro and Ironwood Ridge high schools have also been ranked in the Top 5 percent of US public schools. There are three private schools in Oro Valley, including two high schools.
Shopping: From the Saturday Farmers Market to Sprouts Market, and from Trader Joe’s to Target, Oro Valley’s businesses breezily meet your shopping needs. Tucson’s La Encantada shopping center offers upscale shopping just a few miles down the road, and the Tucson Mall is also conveniently located nearby.
Sports and Recreation: History abounds in Oro Valley; the Steam Pump Ranch, Immaculate Heart Preparatory School, Honey Bee Village, Bell House, and Romero Ranch all offer a look into the past. The Oro Valley Public Library offers a more contemporary setting for patrons of all ages to check out the library’s holdings or take part in regularly scheduled activities and special events. On top of the community’s golf courses and abundant hiking and biking opportunities in Catalina State Park, Oro Valley boasts an aquatic center with a water slide, recreational pool, competition pool, and an interactive splash pad. There is even a town archery range with fixed and moving targets. When residents aren’t soaking up the sun or cooling off in the water, they can break a sweat in a variety of fitness studios and gyms around town.
Why buy real estate in Oro Valley
The word ‘gold’ (Oro) in its name is not for nothing: Oro Valley is a magnificent area, and the town is a mirror for its rich surroundings. From golf and resorts to archery and aquatics, there are plenty of reasons to be outside enjoying the valley and its surrounding mountain landscape. With Tucson just down the road, Oro Valley’s residents get to have a mid-sized town feeling while living close to all the amenities of a larger city. Affluent, well-cared for, and offering much-desired properties: Oro Valley is the perfect place to start or raise a family, succeed in your career, or spend a fulfilling retirement.