The town of Oro Valley is sheltered between the Catalina and Tortolita mountain ranges approximately three miles north of Tucson. The town, which was named one of the best places in Arizona to raise kids by Bloomberg Businessweek in 2013, was founded in 1974 and is home to more than 41,000 people. Oro Valley is located in Pima County and covers more than 36 square miles. The town has an average high temperature of 83 degrees and a median home value of $292,000.
Oro Valley boasts 350 days of sunshine each year providing a paradise for those inclined to enjoying the outdoors. The town has a large repertoire of real estate including several spectacular golf communities including Stone Canyon, Rancho Vistoso, and the Villages of La Canada. The mild weather in Oro Valley during the fall through spring offers many outdoor opportunities such as walking, hiking and biking. Oro Valley offers a trail system for use by hikers, bikers, in-line skaters, and equestrians for active residents. There are more than 60 miles of signed bike routes in Oro Valley for bicyclists and the town has even earned the prestigious moniker of being a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists for the years 2006-2012. The annual 40-mile El Tour de Tucson begins in Oro Valley each November. The town recently added a new aquatic center with an interactive splash pad, a 50-meter competition pool with a scoreboard, and a 130-foot giant water slide to name a few of its amenities.
Oro Valley is a growing community that is attractive for businesses as well as residents. The town, known for its beautiful vistas and convenient location near Tucson, is also a budding business center. It is home to many companies involved in scientific and technological innovations such as Sanofi, Ventana Medical Systems, Securaplane Technologies, Honeywell and Raytheon.