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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."
by EA888 July 02, 2013
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A suburb of Tucson that consists of a mixture of cookie-cutter subdivisions and random old houses. It is North of Tucson, South of Catalina, and East of Marana. You can't really walk to anywhere fun, so to have fun, you need to have the ability to drive, or know somebody who does, or have access to some kind of drug or alcohol.
"Hey, that guy is from Oro Valley, he probably eats white bread and is really boring"
by thatoneguynamedmichael April 30, 2007
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a small suburb on the north side of tucson. its mostly full of rich old people and pissed off teenagers alot of which steal money from theyre parents and get heroin...shitty.But there is one big Plus to this town, the hotties are everywhere. the town is basicly all on the northenrn side of the valley. as ive learned from experience that mari jane is a nessasary. just watch out because this town has one cop for every 10 people.......fucking shitty.. the towns nickname is OV obviously
me: hey lets go get that cronic from Oro Valley.
kayleigh:ok but watch out for the OV pigs there on the prowl
me: FUCK the police
kayliegh: word.
me: light the doob.
by JOHNmissing LBC October 23, 2007
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