The town of Oro Valley, Ariz., is located in the south of the state, 6 miles north of Tucson. This Pima County municipality is nestled in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains and boasts 54.6 miles of trails, but people in the market for local homes for rent don't need to be avid hikers to enjoy life in Oro Valley.
Things Renters Should Know About Oro Valley
If you don't have your own wheels, fear not - Oro Valley offers Park-and-Ride and Sun Shuttle services, the latter of which connects to Sun Transportation routes serving the area.
The town's five public schools belong to the Amphitheater School District. Oro Valley is also home to a charter school and four private schools, while students interested in further education can take advantage of a wealth of colleges and universities in the Tucson Metro area, including the University of Arizona and Pima Community College.
Local outdoor enthusiasts are in luck - in addition to numerous mountain trails, the town has five parks that feature basketball, tennis and volleyball courts, baseball and softball fields, picnic areas and playgrounds. Just east of Oro Valley, Catalina State Park hosts the country's southernmost ski area at Mount Lemmon. The Oro Valley Aquatic Center is another major attraction for serious swimmers and families alike, featuring a competition pool, a recreation pool and a water slide.