Oro Valley, Az. Real Estate
Oro Valley was incorporated in 1974, and is a suburban town of Tucson 6 miles north. Oro Valley has an estimated population of 42,000, and is roughly 35 sq. /miles in size. Oro Valley is situated in the western foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains at the base of Pusch Ridge. The Tortolita Mountains are located north of town, and vistas of the Tucson valley are to the south. The town occupies the middle Cañada del Oro Valley. Oro Valley has a large number of residents from around the US who maintain second or winter homes in the town.
Oro Valley was voted 44th out of 100 Best Places to Live and Launch a business by Fortune magazine in 2008. It was also voted as one of the top ten best towns for families in America by Family Circle Magazine. 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.
Major parks in Oro Valley include the oldest, James D. Kriegh Park (formerly Dennis Weaver Park) with an Olympic-sized swimming pool, recreational fields, and racquetball courts. The Cañada del Oro Riverfront Park features tennis and basketball courts, recreational fields, walking trails, and connections to equestrian trails along the Cañada del Oro wash. West Lambert Lane Park in Cañada 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.
Oro Valley is also home to the La Cholla Airpark, which is a private airport community in northwestern Oro Valley. It was founded in 1972 and features almost 100 residential estates. There are many great subdivisions in Oro Valley, such as Rancho Vistoso, Copper Ridge, Verde Ranch, Carmel Pointe, and Canada Hills.
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