U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Arizona > Tucson
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-22-2010, 08:53 PM
 
67 posts, read 192,316 times
Reputation: 59

Advertisements

We moved to Oro Valley a year ago. Prices are going down on housing...though plenty of people (my family included) rent.

What I really love about OV (I have two kids) is that although it is situated really on the edge of Tucson, it has a small town feel. I'm always running into people I know and it is just so crazy how I'll meet someone who is friends of a friend.

As for shopping, OV doesn't have much. Marana has more of that, the whole strip-mall, bustling shopping corridor-- but I wouldn't trade the beauty of OV for it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-26-2018, 08:13 AM
 
5 posts, read 5,778 times
Reputation: 10
Hello Rick,

Living in Oro Valley, do you have any problems with scorpions in your home?

Thank you
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-26-2018, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Oro Valley AZ.
1,024 posts, read 2,320,158 times
Reputation: 1180
Quote:
Originally Posted by endya1 View Post
Hello Rick,

Living in Oro Valley, do you have any problems with scorpions in your home?

Thank you
Well I moved here almost 30 years ago. At the time, the area I am in was considered to be "way north of town". Now we are all one big metro area. I bought in a new construction area, the back of my house is to an open area and have had exactly ONE scorpion in 30 years. It seems like if you are in an area that has them, they can be a pain to get rid of. But they have not been a problem for me or any of my neighbors that I am aware of. FWIW
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-27-2018, 09:40 PM
 
42 posts, read 43,818 times
Reputation: 60
If I had 3 children like you (I have one) and I had the choice - I would definitely pick Vail. Top notch schools and more rural and scenic. And with a smaller town feel. You will find both planned communities and unique single family homes on acreage in Vail. And the SE side of the Rincon Mountain range? Gorgeous! But I am not you!

Oro Valley is mostly made up of mostly newer planned communities and has an urban sprawl feel to it. It is located off both sides of Oracle Road, one of the busiest and traffic dense roads in the city. Oro Valley Marketplace is very nice and you will find just about every chain restaurant, shopping, and department store up there if that appeals to you. There have been some recent news stories about the Oro Valley School districts ranking very high on drug use among students - just something for you to research and help you make your choice. It really depends on what you are looking for and you did not specify.

Give us some specifics and we can help you narrow it down.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-28-2018, 10:03 PM
 
666 posts, read 533,379 times
Reputation: 1026
Vail is pretty; here's a photo I took a long time ago (7 Jun 2010) on a visit, looking south from Colossal Cave in Colossal Cave Mountain Park (Pima County parks) in Vail. We went on down to the Posta Quemada Ranch which is in the park, too, and has a neat little CCC (1930's Civilian Conservation Corps)museum, which shows how they built the Colossal Cave HQ. My old camera; apologies...

https://tinyurl.com/y7k5vjx5
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-02-2018, 06:53 PM
 
Location: AZ
667 posts, read 389,577 times
Reputation: 2748
The OP posted in 2008. Lot has changed in 10 years.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-02-2018, 07:31 PM
 
666 posts, read 533,379 times
Reputation: 1026
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bygeorge View Post
The OP posted in 2008. Lot has changed in 10 years.
endya1 ^ picked up this thread 02-26-2018 while making a couple of other posts in the Tucson forum on similar topics; so an interested poster is around.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Arizona > Tucson
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top