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-High desert climate
-Arts & culture
-Attractive setting


-High crime rates
-Growth and sprawl
-Economic cycles

What Bert Has To Say About Tucson Metro Area

Tucson is a large and growing Sun Belt city known for its attractive setting, pleasant climate, and cosmopolitan nature. It attracts retirees and a younger crowd. The area consists of an attractive, modern downtown with a small historic district, surrounded by suburbs laid out in a grid. The University of Arizona, about a mile north of the downtown, brings college-town feel (particularly on football weekends and during the basketball season). Tall, forested mountains surround the city up to an elevation of 9,000 feet. Into the mountains are numerous planned communities and higher-priced homes, many around golf courses.

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Quick Facts About Oro Valley

    The unemployment rate in Oro Valley is 5.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Oro Valley jobs have Increased by 0.89 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Oro Valley's cost of living is 14.00% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Oro Valley's population is 43,565 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 553.15 percent.
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Oro Valley is $262,700. Home appreciation the last year has been -14.84 percent.
    Oro Valley public schools spend $9,682 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.9 students per teacher in Oro Valley.

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Oro Valley is so much less than advertised
Some of these reviews are so inaccurate. Rentals for a 2-bedroom are closer to $1000/mo and up if you want to live in a safer neighborhood. People here are so intolerant... (read more)
Oro Valley, AZ - great place to live
I am a retiree from New York. I moved to Tucson two years ago. Now we are about to buy a home in Oro Valley, just north of Tucson. I love this area. The mountains... (read more)
Good Place to Retire?
My husband is close to retirement. We lived in Scottsdale,AZ for 7 years in 80's and 90's, not sure if I'd want to retire there now though. What does Oro Valley (or... (read more)
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