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Oro Valley is a beautiful suburb about 3 miles north of Tucson Az city limits. It was established in 1974 but has seen the most growth in the past 20 years. It is nestled in the foothills of the Tortolita Mountains. With recent growth, comes new commercial and retail shops, Oro Valley has recently added a movie theater, Walmart and a large variety of restaurants to choose from. With three grocery stores you are sure to find what you need.
Oro Valley has spectacular views of the Catalina Mountains. If you are looking for an outdoor retreat it has the best to offer. You can go hiking, walking and believe it or not…even find a nice place to take a swim in Romero Pools which is a natural body of water located on the west side of the Catalina Mountains. It’s amazing to see a waterfall in the desert. Here is a link if you are interested in finding more information about Romero Pools http://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/arizona/romero-canyon-trail-to-romero-pools
Oro Valley is part of the Amphitheatre Public School District but, has plenty of Private and Charter schools to choose from.
Oro Valley has 2 high schools, Ironwood Ridge High School and Canyon Del Oro both are in the top 27% ranked schools.
However Oro Valley does have private and charter schools to choose from. It has one of the best charter schools in the United States called Basis. It’s a K-12 school ranked #3 in the United States for Charter Schools, Basis has 100% Grauduation and College Ready rate according to: http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/national-rankings/charter-school-rankings
Ventana Medical Systems a pharmaceutical company is one of Oro Valley’s largest employer with over 1,200 employees. Honeywell follows with over 800 employees. The medical field offers job opportunities as well. Here are a few more of the larger employers in Oro Valley
If you are looking for a place to retire, look no further. Oro Valley is home to many retirement communities whether you are looking for independent living facilities or simply 55+ adult living. Here are a few of the retirement communities Oro Valley has to offer:
Here are a few Assisted Living Facilities in the area:
Link to Homes for sale in 55+ communities (Oro Valley 85704, 85737, 85742, 85755)
85704, 85737, 85742, 85755