**Oro Valley, incorporated in 1974, is located 6 miles north of Tucson. The Arizona Daily Star dubbed the town as the "Upscale Tech Mecca" of Southern AZ. It is emerging as a regional center for the biotech industry.
The economy of Oro Valley is also fueled by the resort industry. It is situated in the western foothills of the Santa Catalina Mtns. at the base of Pusch Ridge. The Tortolita Mtns. are to the north & views of the Tucson valley are to the south. Oro Valley hosts a large number of residents from around the country who maintain a SECOND or WINTER HOME. The golfing, hiking, biking is GREAT! Oro Valley Community & Recreation Center has recently opened near the town center on La Canada.