Economic Overview For Oro Valley AZ
Oro Valley AZ Economic Overview And Other Information
Oro Valley AZ Economic Overview for Oro Valley and Northwest Pima County. The Town of Oro Valley is about 6 miles north of the Tucson city boundary.
The valley floor the town is located on was created by the joining of the Santa Cruz River Gold Creek centuries before. Oro Valley covers almost 32 square miles.
A prominent focal point in Oro Valley is the Pusch Ridge View of the Catalina Mountain Range. The spectacular view is a back drop for many Oro Valley AZ home owners. Summer monsoons bring rain to the desert areas and winter moisture adds snow to the mountain tops at 9200 feet.
Oro Valley AZ Economic Overview – Some Key Facts –
COUNTY: Pima County
DISTANCE TO PHOENIX: 109 miles
INCORPORATED: Yes – 1974
ELEVATION: 2,600 feet
DISTANCE TO TUCSON: 6 miles
Oro Valley AZ Economic Overview – Community Information
Oro Valley provides a wide range of community and social facilities. These include a park with an Olympic-sized swimming pool, racquetball courts and Little League baseball fields. A new 30-acre community park provides numerous athletic fields.
The Town of Oro Valley offers two county clubs, four 18-hole golf courses and one nine-hole course. This is a golfers dream.
Oro Valley AZ country clubs also offer tennis and swimming. Oro Valley residents also have many sporting events and cultural attractions are available in the Tucson.
The WGC Accenture Match tournament is in February in nearby Dove Mountain. Horse and greyhound racing is also available.Tucson also is host to the largest Gem and Mineral show in the world and the National Rodeo. These are annually in February.
Primary social attractions include the Tucson Community Center, the Tucson Opera Company and the University of Arizona Arts Center
The Hilton El Conquistador resort is in Oro Valley. The resort has under gone an extensive upgrade and hosts a fantastic July 4 fireworks display each year.
Oro Valley also offers residents a wide array of dining options through out the area. Looking for American, Mexican, Indian or other cuisines? Check out our Oro Valley Restaurants Reviews.
Oro Valley AZ Economic Overview – Points of Interest
Just east of Oro Valley is Catalina State Park. The pine-covered mountains were called La Iglesia, or the church, by the early Spaniards. This is due to their cathedral-like appearance.
Literally straight up from Oro Valley is Mount Lemmon. This peak in the Catalina Mountains is at 9,200 feet. Mount Lemmon is the most southern ski area in the United States.
Other historical spots just in short drive from Oro Valley include:
Picacho Peak State Park, the site of Arizona’s only Civil War battle
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Old Tucson Studios
Saguaro National Monuments East and West
San Xavier Mission
Biosphere 2 which is a three-acre model of the earth’s ecosystem
Kitt Peak National Observatory – home of the world’s largest solar telescope
And Last but not least – Mexico. About 2 hours south.
Oro Valley AZ Economic Overview – Key Economic Data
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