Oro Valley Real Estate Information

Oro Valley, incorporated in April of 1974, is located in the northern area of Pima County. It’s about six miles north of Tucson city limits, giving residents easy access to everything Tucson has to offer. The valley is the result of the Gold Creek and Santa Cruz River joining together in the Catalina Mountains. Oro Valley is spread out over 34 square miles, is at 2,620 feet elevation, and has a population of about 40,000 residents.

Just for Pet Owners

If you are thinking of moving to Oro Valley and you have pets, there are some things particular to this area you should know about. First of all, you need to have a dog license. These are available through the Pima Animal Control Center (phone: 520-743-7666). In order to get your dog license in Oro Valley, your dog must be vaccinated against rabies. Your dog has to be confined even when on your property, unless they’re on a leash six feet or shorter with someone at the other end of the leash. This means you will need a fence or pen of some kind, because tethering them up on a chain isn’t allowed in Oro Valley.

The Arts in Oro Valley

The arts scene in Oro Valley is alive and abundant. There are always artistic events promoted in the area, with a good percentage of them being backed by the Greater Oro Valley Arts Council. Here are just some of the artistic events that residents have to look forward to…

The Oro valley Festival of the Arts is held every April. You can enjoy live musical performances at the Canada del Oro Riverfront Park, an open-air amphitheater, all throughout spring. During the winter, the Oro Valley Town Hall hosts the Musical Magic for Kids. There are also choral performances as well as a string quartet that performs throughout the area.

One of the biggest and most well-known artistic events in Oro Valley is the annual Independence Day celebration. Choirs perform, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra performs, and the Hilton El Conquistador Resort provides concerts and fireworks.

Oro Valley is really a wonderful place to live. In fact, they have been recognized several times for being a great place to live:

  • Fortune Small Business Magazine included Oro Valley on its list of “100 Best Places to Live and Launch a business” in March of 2008.
  • Family Circle Magazine listed it as one of the “Top Ten Best Towns for Families in America” in August of 2008
  • Money Magazine listed Oro Valley as one of the “Best Places to Live” in both 2007 and 2008.
  • Nick Jr. Family Magazine said it was one of the “Ten Most Playful Towns in America” in 2004