Retire in Oro Valley, AZ

Livability Score
45
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Baggin's Gourmet Sandwiches

The sandwiches here are absolutely mouth watering delicious! I ordered the almost reuben for $8.99 and there was actually a sufficient portion of meat on...

2. Grain River Asian Bistro

This place is the best Chinese food in Tucson! The owner is very friendly and the staff is very accommodating.

3. GMG Chinese Bistro

GMG is my absolute favorite lunch spot in Oro Valley. They offer a very generous lunch portion (about 25 dishes to choose from) for between $6.50-7. The...

4. Truland Burgers & Greens

Trueland Burger: Judging Criteria: First appearance: Well presented. It was center plate and neatly put together. Flavor: I'm drooling just thinking...

5. Village Bakehouse

I have ordered custom cakes from Village Bakehouse with just an idea in mind. They not only take my idea and run with it, they far exceed my...

Golf
1. Ventana Canyon Golf & Racquet Club

My top suggestion for upscale golf in Tucson. The rates are amazing in the summer and both courses are fun. If you can check your ego (tough to do I...

2. Ritz Carlton Golf Club

Great course...if you like golf and live in Tucson or you just visiting here. Do yourself a favor... book your tee time! P.S. double check the green fee...

3. Quarry Pines Golf Club

I've been golfing for 40 years and this was the best course I've ever played! The course layout is fun, challenging, extremely well kept and absolutely...

4. The Preserve Golf Club At Saddlebrooke

Frankly, I'm not sure where to start about this place. The service, facilities, and value is incredible. Visiting on vacation, the staff was very friendly...

5. La Paloma Golf Course

Beautiful course with an amazing backdrop Our foursome played the Canyon and Hill courses for the round. They had recently overseeded and had yet to mow,...

Active
1. Barre3

All the trainers are amazing! Such a good workout! Leaves you feeling amazing. Hard work that definitely gives results!

2. Rillito River Park

Hey it is the desert ..... this is a huge long park along the river with an excellent path for walking, biking or running. Take water in hot weather. Women...

3. F.I.T. Yoga

OK - Arizona Power Yoga gets a solid 5 stars....if I could give six I would :) My wife and I have been going there for the past 8 months (or so - can't...

4. Foolish Pleasure Hot Air Balloon Rides

This experience was worth every penny. I highly recommend Foolish Pleasure's for those who are frequent flyers or brand new gliders. Dan and Lori are...

5. Catalina State Park

Beautiful state park. Level sites, clean restrooms, great views. Right next to the mountains with great hiking trails starting at your Rv! One of the best I...

Arts
1. Viva La Local Food Festival

I love this festival!! I have been going for the last couple of years and I must say its always a good time. I love all the energy put forth to bring out...

2. DeGrazia Gallery

I love Ted DeGrazia. I always feel happy at the Gallery in the Sun. My friend Richard Front a in was very good friends with Ted. Rest in peace. My friend...

3. CataVinos

Very chill atmosphere with an extensive selection. My wife and I enjoyed the tastings and took home a couple bottles. Definitely be back!

4. Tohono Chul Park

Picture yourself surrounded by flowing streams, the sound of running water all around you. A hummingbird flits by your head, prodding his colorful beak into...

5. Winterhaven Festival of Lights

This is our favorite Christmas tradition to do. We go at least 3 or 4 times per year!! It's a blast walking around and looking at the lights!!

Shopping
1. Fleet Feet Tucson

The employee who helped was so great and patient in helping my fiancee and I find perfect running shoes. Neither of us had ever gone through the process of...

2. Posh Petals

PP just delivered birthday flowers to my wife. So beautiful. So elegant. I will never use another florist in Tucson.

3. Fry's

I've been coming my here for the better part of a year and before that I was a longtime shopper at the Ina location. This is probably the cleanest, well...

4. Target

Clean, friendly. A quick in and out stop for some essentials while traveling. The people working offered to help in multiple different sections of the...

5. La Encantada

This is my favorite place to shop in Tucson! It is a beautiful and peaceful shopping experience all the time!

Health
1. Southern Arizona Urgent Care

Part of me doesn't want to write this review. You know how when you find a good thing you want to keep it a secret because if everyone else finds out it...

2. Cheers to You Nutrition

LOVE LOVE LOVE. I've been going here since I was in high school (for 3 years) and it has definitely had the same environment. Emma Frey is so sweet and...

3. The Joint Chiropractic

Wow, so this is this "sleep" thing that all the kids are raving about! Who knew? I think I might make this no back pain thing a habit!

4. Life is Good Chiropractic

I had never been to a chiropractor before so I was a bit apprehensive about what to expect. Amanda makes you feel completely comfortable and explains...

5. Studio Dental, PLLC - Athena Storey, DDS

Everyone at Studio Dental was great. I chipped an old filling while on vacation and they were able to get me right in on the Friday before the long...