Welcome to Oro Valley
An outdoor oasis and thriving art community
Oro Valley is a beautiful suburban town just a few miles north of Tuscon, situated in the western foothills of the gorgeous Santa Catalina Mountains. This vibrant community boasts views of the Tortolito Mountains and the stunning Tuscon skyline. According to the Arizona Daily Star, it is known as Arizona's Upscale Tech Mecca, with over 10 high-tech firms.
The Oro Valley lifestyle is a unique blend of art, nature, and recreation. Combined with its concentration of tech-related firms and fast growth, it feels like a bustling and dynamic community with a strong sense of culture. This draws in a variety of individuals to Oro Valley as year-round residents and welcomes people from across the United States to enjoy their second or winter homes.
What to Love
- Incredible mountain views
- Access to great schools
- Pristine and beautifully-kept community
- Tight-knit atmosphere with young families and 55+ communities
- Fast growth
- Plenty of shopping and a thriving public art scene
- Easy commute to I-10
Oro Valley is rich in natural beauty, public art, and outdoor recreation. From art galleries to the 5,500+ acres of outdoor spaces to explore, residents find opportunities to exercise the mind and body around every corner. There's an artsy, on-the-go vibe combined with luxury and high-tech allure. With all the dining, shopping, and attractions you could want within 10 minutes, Oro Valley is ideally suited to call home.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Oro Valley is close to everything you could want when it comes to dining and shopping. Harvest Restaurant serves New American cuisine and features seasonal produce. For upscale Italian fare, Caffee Torino has a contemporary setting and an extensive wine list to enjoy. If you're looking for craft beers, Noble Hops is an excellent gastropub with a rotating selection of great foods. You can enjoy their outdoor patio and bar to enjoy the nice weather. Finally, when you're in the mood for delicious, sophisticated pizza, Vero Amore cooks theirs on a wood-burning stove with freshly made mozzarella and tomatoes from Italy.
Things to Do
Outdoor recreation dominates the list of activities to do in Oro Valley. The Oro Valley/Tuscon Loop is an incredibly popular way to explore the region by biking, walking, or running. Honey Bee Canyon Park includes hiking trails, a historic rock dam, and many other cultural treasures from the past. Riverfront Park is ideal for a casual day of fun, with walking trails, basketball and tennis courts, an equestrian staging area, and shaded playground equipment.
If you need a new place to cool off, the Oro Valley Aquatic Center has a large pool, water slide, and splash pad. And, if you love golf, you must explore The Stone Canyon Club. The world-class golf course is the only Tuscon area golf course to ever rank in the top 100 golf courses in America. The club also features a luxurious health and fitness facility, a modern restaurant, and a variety of social events throughout the year. The Oro Valley Archery Range receives excellent reviews from visitors. It has a fixed range, two walking courses, and offers archery lessons for all ages and skill levels.
Some of the many annual events to add to your calendar include the Oro Valley Festival of the Arts, the Oro Valley Music Festival, El Tour de Tuscon bicycle race, and the Tuscon Marathon.
The students of Oro Valley are served by Amphitheater Public Schools and other notable schools, including:
Painted Sky Elementary School, PreK - 5th Grade
Copper Creek Elementary School, Kindergarten - 5th Grade
Innovation Academy, Kindergarten - 5th Grade
Leman Academy of Excellence, Kindergarten - 8th Grade
Richard B. Wilson K - 8 School, Kindergarten - 8th Grade
Immaculate Heart School, Preschool - 12th Grade
BASIS Oro Valley, Kindergarten - 12th Grade
Canyon del Oro High School, 9th - 12th Grade, Ranked in the top 1.5% of schools nationally
Ironwood Ridge High School, 9th - 12th Grade