Oro Valley, Arizona 

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+7.8% since 2020

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5.2 / 8.3

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Best Places to Live in Oro Valley, Arizona

Mid-sized city/College town - South-central Arizona, 60 miles north of the Mexican border. April, October and March are the most pleasant months in Oro Valley, while July and August are the least comfortable months.
State: Arizona
County: Pima County
Metro Area: Tucson Metro Area
City: Oro Valley
Zip Codes: 85737 85755
Cost of Living: 9.1% higher
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (no daylight savings time)
Elevation: 2555 ft above sea level

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Oro Valley, AZ Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
High desert climate
Arts & culture
Attractive setting
High crime rates
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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.


The unemployment rate in Oro Valley is 4.8% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Oro Valley jobs have increased by 2.0%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Oro Valley's cost of living is 9.1% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Oro Valley's Cost of Living

April, October and March are the most pleasant months in Oro Valley, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Pima county remained very strongly Democratic, 58.4% to 39.8%. More Voting Stats

Oro Valley's population is 46,678 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 7.8%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 28.5 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Oro Valley is Real Estate: $397,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.1%.

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. More Education

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Housing Market in Oro Valley

It's a good time to buy in Oro Valley. Home Appreciation is up 17.8% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Oro Valley is $397,600.
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Reviews for Oro Valley   5 Reviews
Oro Valley is so much less than advertised - 9/22/2013
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

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A dry heat - 10/1/2010
I have lived here in Oro Valley for 3.8 years -love it here. however lack of cultural diversity, water and the 100+ heat each day for 3 months a year means that i am... Read More

Oro Valley, AZ - great place to live - 4/25/2010
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

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