Oro Valley Arizona On Top Ten Lists

Affordable For Young Families and Baby Boomers

Oro Valley Arizona on Two Top 10 Lists

oro valley arizona, Oro Valley Arizona On Top Ten ListsOro Valley Arizona appears in two different best places lists in the same year. Now the studies were by Nerdwallet and published on www.nerdwallet.com.

One study ranked Oro Valley as the No. 1 Best Place for Young Families in Arizona. Another ranked Oro Valley No. 4 on the list of best places to retire in the United States.

I guess that means you should come to Oro Valley Arizona as soon as you can and stay forever. But many residents of Oro Valley already knew that.

Let’s look at each study.

To determine the best city for young families, Nerdwallet.com asked and answered three questions.

1 – Does the town have good public schools?

The answer to this question came from ratings by Great Schools. This organization compares each school’s results on a standardized test. The higher the score the better the ranking. The Amphitheater School District serves Oro Valley and ranking as one of the top school districts in Arizona.

2 – How affordable is the city?

Arizona cities rankings look at average home values and monthly home costs. Estimated monthly costs for property taxes, mortgages, insurance, utilities and fuel provided the indicators. The cost of living in Arizona Cities was compared.

3 – Is the town growing and prospering?

Average household income and income growth over the last 10 years answered this question.

The Results

The study found that No. 1 ranked Oro Valley, Arizona is a dynamic center of education and research. It is a regional center for the biotech industry that provide higher paying jobs.

The median income for Oro Valley households is about 50% higher than the US median income. Oro Valley has a #1 safety ranking by the FBI for cities in Arizona.

Oro Valley’s BASIS Charter School is ranks as one of the top 10 high school programs in the US.

And now for the Baby Boomers

This time Nerdwallet compared 971 smaller cities across the United States. To be include, a city had to have a population under a 100,000.

Other consideration included: size of the senior community, affordability and quality of health care. Taxes on social security benefits, access to transportation and local economy all factored in.

Oro Valley Arizona ranked #4 out of the 971 cities reviewed.

Oro Valley Arizona continues to be a recognized resort city with a growing economy. The strong economy and lists of things to do is a magnet for retirees. Almost 30% of Oro Valley residents are 65 and older.

The adult communities of Sun City Vistoso and Vistoso Village attract senior citizens. Community and recreation facilities help make Oro Valley, AZ a top retirement destination.


There you have it. Oro Valley, Arizona at the top of the list for young families and retirees. And a lot of future retirees.

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