Thinking of retiring in Oregon? Whether you’re a lover of golf, outdoor adventures, art, theater, food, history, walks on the beach or small-town communities, here are nine wonderful places to retire in Oregon:
Florence is a gorgeous seaside town and a wonderful place to retire. It's perfect for nature lovers with lots of hiking opportunities, kayaking, fishing, and beautiful views of the ocean. This small town also has a charming, walkable downtown area.
8. Hood River
The beautiful Hood River tends to attract outdoorsy folks. There are great retirement communities as well as access to Mount Hood and the Columbia River Gorge.
Ashland is a beautiful town. Located in Southern Oregon, it has a mild climate and is full of art, theater, and nearby outdoor activities.
Medford is Ashland's more affordable neighbor. It's another great place for art and nature lovers, and it's just a stone's throw away from the cultural amenities of Ashland.
Brookings is a beautiful small town on the Southern Oregon Coast near the California border. Of the town's 6,500 resident population, many are retirees from Oregon as well as California. This is a great place to retire if you can afford a more expensive home and love small town communities and beautiful, rugged beaches. Unfortunately Brookings doesn't have it's own hospital, although it has a medical center and two hospitals nearby.
This beautiful central Oregon city is sometimes called the "Palm Springs of the Northwest" because it's such a popular place to retire. Bend has nice weather and it's great for lovers of beer, outdoor activities, golf, and community.
If you love small towns, ocean views, and playing golf, look no further - Bandon is the place for you. This 3,000 resident town has a lovely historic Old Town as well as stunning beaches, amazing golf opportunities, and a laid-back small town community.
This charming town has less than 10,000 residents, is more affordable than most cities in Oregon, has numerous retirement communities, and it's close to the amazing Silver Falls State Park.
Astoria is a gorgeous 10,000 resident coastal town at the northwestern tip of Oregon. With a growing art scene, historic buildings, astounding views, and great restaurants, this charming beach town is a great place to spend your golden years.
Luckily, each of these towns also have access to a hospital or medical center.
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