One of the many things residents appreciate about living in the Rancho Catalina neighborhood are the gorgeous desert and spectacular sunset views as well as its location at the base of the scenic Santa Catalina Mountains! The homes in Rancho Catalina were built in the early to mid 1970's, with a mixture of Ranch and Santa Fe styles, with no HOA. Zoning does allow for horses on most of the lots in the neighborhood and the acreage ranges between .50 acre to just over an acre.
Rancho Catalina is in Oro Valley, which is located 3 miles north of Tucson. Oro Valley occupies 36 square miles and was recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the best places "to live and launch a business", also named by MOVOTO Real Estate as the 4th best place to live in Arizona and the 8th safest suburb in America.
Oro Valley was incorporated in 1974 and sits at an elevation of just over 2600 feet and enjoys very mild winters and hot, dry summers. The average rainfall in Oro Valley is 11.7 inches, with average January low temp at 34 degrees and Average July high at 101 degrees.
The amenities and activities Oro Valley has to offer its residents and visitors are many, with Catalina State Park, Linda Vista Loop Trail, Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort, Children's Museum Oro Valley, Tohono Chul Park, Oro Valley Marketplace, Steam Pump Ranch, as well as....over 60 restaurants, many locally owned and national retail stores, cultural events...just to name a few! If you love spending time outdoors, we have miles and miles of hiking & biking trails, as well as a top notch swimming facility The Oro Valley Aquatic Center to enjoy!
On the economic front, companies such as Roche/Ventana Medical Systems, Icagen, Securaplane and Honeywell have major facilities here in Oro Valley.
Schools in Oro Valley are part of the Amphitheatre School District. You can obtain more information about both charter and public schools in this area at Oro Valley Schools