Welcome to Oro Valley
Recreational haven steeped in art and family-friendly culture
Situated three miles north of Tucson at the base of Pusch Ridge, Oro Valley blends outdoor recreation with art and nature, lending it a distinguishing character that has successfully attracted many to the neighborhood. Cradling views of both the Tortolita Mountains and Tucson skyline, this thriving locale is a haven for hiking, birding, biking, and horseback riding, and offers many parks with more than 50 miles of trails etched along the majestic Santa Catalina Mountains.
Home to local art galleries and public spaces flecked with sculptures, Oro Valley's art scene makes it host to one of the largest regional art events in the Southwestern United States. Oro Valley Spring Festival of the Arts showcases the best of the best in arts, food, and culture. The gorgeous panoramas, plentiful sunshine, and family-friendly culture are among Oro Valley's major draws.
An eclectic mix of homes dot the Oro Valley landscape, shaped in lavish sizes and boasting exquisite architecture. These residences range from Santa Fe-style homes in a gated community to ranch-style masterpieces minutes from the community lake.
What to Love
- Dedication to outdoor living
- A family-friendly atmosphere close to Downtown Tucson
- Picturesque mountain vistas and gorgeous desert landscapes
- The laid-back pace of life
While not being a very large town, Oro Valley has a terrific amount of treasures to offer. Parks and many opportunities for outdoor recreation, a pocket of elegant restaurants, championship golf courses, incredible community amenities, and easy access to nearby vicinities are major draws to the area.
Oro Valley enjoys a tranquil, suburban atmosphere that makes it popular with retirees, and the area is also a prestigious school zone that caters to family lifestyles. A friendly community and thriving, local businesses contribute to the allure of this beautiful neighborhood.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Local shopping can be found at Oro Valley Marketplace
— a mecca of authentic flavors, national retail anchors, and glamorous boutiques. Vibrant and set against beautiful mountains, the marketplace offers a movie theatre, Walmart, Best Buy, and a host of upscale restaurants to satisfy even the pickiest eaters.
Visit Oro Valley Seis Kitchen
for a lunch of sautéed veggies and adobo steak paired with fountain soda or iced tea, and stop into Noble Hops
for original craft beers enjoyed on a scenic outdoor patio with mountain views. Craving noodle soups prepared with a special, Chinese flair? Be sure to hop into Noodleholics
for the tastiest servings of Chaozhou dumplings and Sichuan spicy beef noodle soup.
Things To Do
Whether you’re a nature lover yearning for long hikes along the Santa Catalina Mountains or an art enthusiast looking forward to memorable tours in the museum, there are enough fun activities to go round in Oro Valley - from car shows to botanical gardens, live music, and melodrama theatres!
Experience transcendent country music and pop rock at the famous Oro Valley Music Festival
, or go camping with friends at the Catalina State Park
. Here, you can enjoy scenic strolls through desert flora or sit back and relish the beautiful, natural setting.
Pick up fresh veggies and cookies every Saturday at the Heirloom’s Farmers Market
, where the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed and vendors are happy to chat. Stopping by four diamond El Conquistador
for a round of golf, tennis with friends, or scrumptious dinner at the restaurant is a great way to unwind.
Oro Valley is home to some of the most prestigious schools in Arizona, renowned for their innovative and engaging curriculum. Some of the neighborhoods coveted educational institutions include: