Oro Valley is a beautiful, quiet suburb about 6 miles northwest of Tucson stretched along the Catalina Mountains, which means it’s easy to have gorgeous mountain views here. This is a popular town for families because it boasts top-notch Amphitheater district public schools (which recently built a STEM focused elementary), as well as a strong choice of private schools, including BASIS Tucson and several private Christian schools. Innovation Park enjoys a strong biomedical and tech industry presence.
Outdoor activities abound with outdoor festivals, the Steam Pump Ranch farmer’s market, bicycling, golf, walking and hiking at Catalina State Park. Oro Valley has been ranked as one of CNN’s ‘Best Places to Live,’ it’s a WalletHub Best Small City in America, and it’s one of Arizona’s safest places to live. Oro Valley also includes the popular Rancho Vistoso master-planned community and Sun City, an active adult retirement community for ages 45 and over.