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Brief History of Oro Valley
Archeological evidence suggests that indigenous settlements may have been forming in the Tucson/Oro Valley area up to 9,000 years ago. The ancestors of today’s Pima and Tohono O’odham tribes met the first Europeans in the 17th century, when the Spaniards entered the district.
Scenic Oro Valley is found in Pima County Arizona, about 15 miles north of Tucson. Highway 77 runs through Oro Valley on its way south to Tucson; north of Oro Valley, Highway 77 passes through Oracle in Pinal County.
The settlement of Oro Valley was founded in the early 1870s by a German immigrant, George Pusch. Long a resort town, Oro Valley was incorporated in 1974, and is currently home to about 23,000 people.
About Oro Valley Education
Oro Valley is known for outstanding schools; superb universities and colleges are close at hand in nearby Tucson.
What is Special About the Oro Valley Area?
Oro Valley is world-famous for its golf, with several of the areas courses ranked highly in respected golfing publications. Alongside its five golf courses, Oro Valley has the Sheraton El Conquistador, one of the finest resorts in the Tucson area. Golfers have many more courses to explore in the surrounding area; residents have the time to enjoy them to the full and develop their game over time.
Of course, golf is not all that’s hot about Oro Valley!
Needless to say, the gorgeous desert climate and outdoor lifestyle are appreciated by all, as is the small town atmosphere. Oro Valley is rated one of the safest towns in Arizona and residents enjoy the active community life of their town while being conveniently close to Tucson and all that the big city has to offer.
Drawn to Oro Valley’s lifestyle and close proximity to Tucson, many tech companies are relocating to the town.
The new Oro Valley Marketplace has also added many convenient larger and smaller stores to the Oro Valley area, along with some great restaurants.
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