Oro Valley AZ

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Oro Valley, AZ Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q3 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more about Scout's Real Estate Data

Oro Valley Housing Market Information

With 46,044 people, 19,295 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $391,228, Oro Valley house prices are not only among the most expensive in Arizona, Oro Valley real estate also is some of the most expensive in all of America.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Oro Valley, accounting for 72.84% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Oro Valley include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 15.71%), row houses and other attached homes ( 7.63%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 2.21%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Oro Valley. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 74.36% of Oro Valley's homes, and 57.76% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Oro Valley built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Oro Valley built between 2000 and later ( 30.00%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 3.45%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Oro Valley. Fully 12.37% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Oro Valley homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Oro Valley real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Oro Valley Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Oro Valley have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 31.77%, which ranks in the top 50% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Oro Valley house appreciation rate of 2.80%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Oro Valley that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Oro Valley real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Oro Valley appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 6.35%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 90.21% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Oro Valley. Oro Valley appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.38%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 5.64%.

Relative to Arizona, our data show that Oro Valley's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 50% of the other cities and towns in Arizona.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the town. Individual neighborhoods within Oro Valley differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Oro Valley - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Oro Valley real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,226,000 1.9
$919,001 - $1,226,000 3.4
$613,001 - $919,000 9.5
$490,001 - $613,000 8.9
$368,001 - $490,000 24.9
$245,001 - $368,000 36.5
$123,001 - $245,000 10.8
$62,001 - $123,000 2.1
$0 - $62,000 2.0

Very High for AZ
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
13.1795620437956 10.0

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Oro Valley Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2020 Q2 - 2020 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2019 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2018 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2015 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2010 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2020 Q3
71.63% 2.64%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,025 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 74.36
Renters 25.64
Vacant 12.37

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 30.0
1970 - 1999 66.5
1940 - 1969 3.4
1939 or Older 0.0

Types of Homes

Single-Family 72.8
Townhomes 7.6
Small Apt. Buildings 2.2
Apt. Complexes 15.7
Mobile Homes 1.6
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.13
1 Bedroom 6.40
2 Bedrooms 29.17
3 Bedrooms 35.19
4 Bedrooms 22.57
5 or more bedrooms 5.54