Oro Valley, Arizona – Something for Everyone

Oro Valley AZ, a Tucson SuburbOro Valley is a family community with spectacular mountain views, wonderful schools, an excellent police force and expanding business and retail opportunities. The town also is rated one of the safest towns in Arizona, and has easy access to a world of recreational and cultural experiences in the neighboring metropolitan area.

Oro Valley is a community located in northern Pima County, approximately six miles from the Tucson city limits. Oro Valley has spectacular mountain views, wonderful schools, an excellent police force and expanding business and retail opportunities. The town also is rated one of the safest towns in Arizona, and has easy access to a world of recreational and cultural experiences in the neighboring metropolitan area. Short drives away are Picacho Peak State Park, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Old Tucson Studios, Saguaro National Monument West, San Xavier Mission, and Biosphere 2, a three-acre model of the earth’s ecosystem.

Oro Valley is a vibrant community with plenty of activities for all ages, including many programs sponsored by the town’s Parks and Recreation Department. A few are Spring Break Nature Camp at Catalina State Park, the Oro Valley Walking Club, The Nature of Oro Valley Parks Bird & Nature Walks, children and adults’ aerobics and dance, organized hikes, adult fitness and personal training, All Age Tennis Tournament, dog obedience classes, yoga and T’ai Chi, and much more. A not-to-be-missed event is the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Festival at the northwest campus of Pima Community College. The week-long Festival includes children’s activities, community non-profit presentations, cultural food by local and international food vendors, and exhibits of artists from around the world featuring paintings, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics and photographs reflecting the rich cultural heritage of southern Arizona.

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