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.
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.