A suburb of Tucson, Arizona that gets its name from gold found in the area (oro means gold in Spanish). Oro Valley has been named one of the best places to live, launch a business, and raise a family by Fortune Small Business, Family Circle, Money Magazine, Nick Jr., and Grey House Publishing. It has three top 5% schools in the US, one of them being rated as the best public high school in the US by Newsweek Magazine. It also has one of the lowest crime rates in the country and a high median household income. The Tucson area's only five-star resort, the Ritz-Carlton, is a few miles away from Oro Valley.
OV has been dubbed the "upscale tech mecca" because of its 10 high-tech firms and associated scientists, doctors, and engineers. It is comprised mostly of young families, bored middle-class teenagers, and retirees with winter homes. The area is a mix of cookie cutter homes, semi-custom estates, and multi-million dollar mansions.
"I wanted to live in a safe area with nice homes, plentiful shopping, and great mountain views, that's why I moved to Oro Valley."