Oro Valley is in the Northwest area of Tucson bordering the Pusch Ridge Mountains of the Catalina Mountain National Forest as well at Catalina State Park. A mixed age group lives here and works here. There are multiple types of homes available whether one is looking for a planned community or homes with Home Owner Associations. Preserving the park areas are a main focus and allowing wildlife to travel in safe highway crossings with under road passage ways has helped to make this community urban and rural together. The township of Oro Valley has activities year round for its citizens.