Oro Valley, Arizona
Best Place to Live and Work
Oro Valley is a great place to live and work. Here is why:
In March 2008, Fortune Small Business magazine named Oro Valley #44 on its list of "100 Best Places to Live and Launch" a business. The August 2008 issue of Family Circle magazine featured Oro Valley as one of the top ten best towns for families in America. Money magazine reported Oro Valley was one of the best places to live in 2007 and 2008.
Nick Jr. Family Magazine rated Oro Valley as one of the "Ten Most Playful Towns in America" in 2004. The magazine used criteria such as schools performing in the top third of their states, favorable student-teacher ratios, general safety, library programs, and access to arts and recreation activities.
In 2005, Oro Valley was named one of "America's Top-Rated Smaller Cities" in the publication by Grey House Publishing. The publication specifically noted the excellence of Oro Valley's schools, medical facilities, and golf courses.
Oro Valley has been ranked #1 in the State of Arizona for the lowest levels of both violent crime and property crime, among cities with populations of 5,000+.
Residents enjoy a higher per capita medium household income over the rest of the southeastern area region.