Sun City - Oro Valley
1565 E Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Oro Valley, Arizona 85755
Large, Established 45+ Desert Community of Sun City Oro Valley Has Single Family Homes, Town Homes, 18 Holes of Golf and a Wide Range of Floor Plans
When retirement time arrives, what better place to be than in the valley of the sun? Sun City Oro Valley, formerly known as Sun City Vistoso, is just the place. This established 45+ community lies in the shadowed beauty of the Catalina Mountains and is located in the town of Oro Valley, Arizona. It is 20 miles north of bustling Tucson, with all of that city's shopping, dining and entertainment a short drive away.
The community was originally constructed by Del Webb between 1986 and 1996 and is now run by a board and an private HOA. It spans 1,000 acres and has nearly 2,500 single family homes and town homes, most with stucco exteriors and red tile roofs. Del Webb incorporated fifty floor plans during construction, and homes range in size from about 1,035 square feet to more than 2,700 square feet, ensuring that there is a size for every buyer. As the homes are now 20 to 30 years old, many remodeled resale properties include upgraded kitchens and baths.
Prices start in the mid- to high-$100,000s. Please check with the community or a Realtor to verify these prices as they may change.
Residents enjoy an active social calendar, as well as three recreation centers with fitness rooms, outdoor pools, basketball courts, dance studios, theater seating auditoriums, tennis courts, billiards rooms, pickle ball courts, bocce ball courts, shuffleboard courts, miniature golf courses and craft facilities that are complete with shops for pottery, sewing and woodworking.
The community also boasts a semi-private, Greg Nash-designed 18-hole golf course that encompasses the beauty of the desert. A day on these links is almost a mystical experience.
Oro Valley has landed on "best places to live" lists, noted for its safe neighborhoods, good schools and many nearby golf courses. Its hospital, Oro Valley Hospital, is accredited by the Joint Commission and accepts Medicare patients. Tucson has another nine hospitals.
At an elevation of 3,000 feet above sea level, Oro Valley summers are cooler than the summers in many other Arizona towns. Still, temperatures can reach into the low-100s. Winter temperatures are in the 40s, 50s and 60s. On average, the area receives about 10 inches of rain per year
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