Oro Valley is located in the state of Arizona and a town in Pima County. It is also a suburban town situated on the northern side of Tucson. The town was dubbed as the “Upscale Tech Mecca” of Southern Arizona by the Arizona Daily Star newspaper as Oro Valley is the home to more 10 tech firms and companies and has a median household income that is almost 50% higher than the U.S. median. It sits on the western foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains and is at the base of the Pusch Ridge. The northern part of the town is where Tortolita Mountains are, and the vistas of the Tucson valley area in the southern part of the area. The city hosts a large number of residents that moved to the city who are from all over the United States, and mainly are those who maintain a second or winter home in the town. There are numbers of festivals that are being held such as the Festival of the Arts, the El Tour de Tucson bicycle race, and many others that can be considered as a tourist attraction. Many of its 45,184 residents are retirees who appreciate life in a small, quiet community. The town is considered very safe, with nice, walkable road and, beautiful landscaping. Locals tend to live an active, outdoorsy lifestyle thanks to the area’s Catalina State Park, Sausaulito Creek, and many other backpacking trails, rivers, and green spaces. The area’s retirement community are also big golf fans, and the Oro Valley Country Club Golf Course enjoys a big membership. Other places of interest in Oro Valley are the Bell House, Oro Valley Public Library, Romero Ranch, and Steam Pump Ranch that were established in the 19th century.
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