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Oro Valley


Oro Valley, incorporated in 1974 is a suburban town located 6 miles north of Tucson, Arizona in Pima County.  According to 2005 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 38,438.  Dubbed the "Upscale Tech Mecca" of Southern Arizona by the
Arizona Daily Star newspaper, Oro Valley is home to over 10 high tech firms and has a median household income nearly 50% higher than the US median.  The town is located approximately 110 miles southeast of the stte capital of Phoenix.

Oro Valley is situated in the western foothills of the
Santa Catalina Mountains at the base of Pusch Ridge. North of the town are the Tortolita Mountains and vistas of the Tucson valley are to the south.  Foothills real estate is highly prized in the area.

The town hosted the
2006 Pac-10 Women's Golf Championships and the 2006 Girl's Junior America's Cup at the Oro Valley Country Club.  Annual events in Oro Valley include the Oro Valley Festival of the Arts, El Tour de Tucson bicycle race, the Tucson Marathon, the Cactus Speed Classic for inline skaters, and the Arizona Distance Classic.

 
 


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                                       Parks

Major parks in Oro Valley include the
James D. Kriegh Park with an olympic-sized swimming pool, recreational fields, and racquetball courts.  The Canada del Oro Riverfront Park features tennis and basketball courts, recreational fields, walking trails, and connections to equestrian trails along the Canada del Oro. West Lambert Lane Park in Canada Hills is a nature park with a number of hiking trails.

Catalina State Park and the Coronado National Forest in the Santa Catalina Mountains form the eastern boundary of Oro Valley. Owners of Oro Valley homes value the great parks available to them

                                   
Economy

Oro Valley is emerging as a regional center for the biotech industry.  Innovation Park is the high-tech center of Oro Valley, featuring a number of medical and biotech campuses, including Northwest Medical Center.  Oro Valley does not levy a local property tax.  Commercial property is assessed at 25% of fair market value, while residential property is assessed at 10% of fair market value.

                                Golf & Resorts

The economy of Oro Valley is also fueled by the resort industry.  Oro Valley features several resorts and country clubs, including Oro Valley Country Club at Vistoso.  Sun City Vistoso , Hilton El Conquistadore Golf & Tennis Resort, The Golf Club at Vistosa and The Stone Canyon Golf Club

                                      Arts

Oro Valley supports an emerging arts scene and community.
The Greater Oro Valley Arts Council (GOVAC) actively promotes artistic endeavors throughout the town. 

Each winter Musical Magic for Kids is held at the Oro Valley Town Hall, along with multiple string quartet and choral performances throughout the town.

Every April the Oro Valley Festival of the Arts is held celebrating all forms of art and artistic expression. Live musical performances are held throughout the spring in the open-air amphitheater at Cañada del Oro Riverfront Park.

The annual Independence Day celebration is one of the largest events in Oro Valley. The Tucson Symphony Orchestra performs, along with several choirs. Fireworks shows and concerts are also provided by the Hilton El Conquistador Resort.

Public art is exhibited throughout the year at the Northwest Hospital-Oro Valley in Rancho Vistoso. A number of sculptures, murals, and statues
of public art are featured throughout Oro Valley.

                                   Schools

Public schools in Oro Valley are administered by Amphitheater Public Schools of Tucson. Oro Valley is served by four elementary schools, two K-8 schools, one middle school, and two high schools (Canyon del Oro High School and Ironwood Ridge High School). In 2007 "Newsweek magazine" rated both Canyon del Oro and Ironwood Ridge in the top 5% of public schools in the U.S., two of only 12 schools in Arizona included on the list.

Oro Valley also has three private schools, two of which include high schools (Pusch Ridge Christian Academy and Immaculate Heart Preparatory School.)

                       Colleges & Universities

Residents of Oro Valley have access to Pima Community College Northwest, located just south of the town. The University of Arizona is also nearby in Tucson, with a student body of nearly 37,000.

Residents of Oro Valley have access to Pima Community College Northwest, located just south of the town. The University of Arizona is also nearby in Tucson, with a student body of nearly 37,000