Oro Valley Best Towns for Families


Oro Valley is listed second in “Family Circle” August 2008 Ten Best Towns for Families.Family Circle 10 best family towns

“We searched the country to find perfect placed to live and raise kids.  This year’s winners offer more than affordable homes, great schools and good neighbors — they’re also making smart moves to save the planet.”  Michael J. Weiss

Here are some of the interesting statistics about Oro Valley you might find interesting.

  • Population: 36,704
  • Median Income: $74,704
  • Median Home Price: $330,000
  • Households with children: 31%
  • Student/teacher ratio: 21/1
  • Residents who recycle: 55%

Myrna Peterson interviewed for the article describes Oro Valley like this:

“Here, it feels cozy and safe.  There are beautiful parks and walking trails with cool sculptures.  Everything you need is five minutes away — and even then you always bump into somebody you know.”

Thanks Myrna for this great description of life in Oro Valley.

Pick up a copy of August 2008 “Family Circle” and check out the rest of what is being said about our community.  Oro Valley is our home, we should take the time to be proud of it for this kind of positive recognition.