Oro Valley is a rapidly growing region about 15 miles north of Tucson in southern Arizona. CNN/Money named Oro Valley #44 on its list of "Best 100 Places to Live and Launch". The 2012 population is over 41,000, median January temperature is 50, elevation is 2500'. The population is a bit older than Arizona in general, yet many younger families with children live here. The area has a vibrant economy with a combination of luxury resorts, retirement communities, and a strong biotech industry. Many folks live here only in winter. In addition to the beautiful scenery and lively environment, the Oro Valley offers superb recreational facilities - from golf and tennis to mountain biking and hiking in the nearby mountains.Picture of View of Pusch Ridge in the Santa Catalina Mountains from Oro Valley courtesy of Wikipedia and Danman083.