Home of the Shakespeare Festival and the heartwarming ambiance of Ashland. Site of Southern Oregon University, this town is alive and vibrant with many bed and breakfast establishments for a comfortable stay.
A smaller, quiet town located a little more than ten miles from Medford on Crater Lake Hwy. Towards Crater Lake. Enjoy a top rated golf course, as well as several historic buildings and sites in this charming nook of Southern Oregon. A strong community network make this a fun retirement area.
The home of the Britt Festival, summers filled with outdoor entertainment can be found here. Lots of wonderful shopping. If you're looking for a place with historic value, look no further. With more then 100 buildings on the National Register or Historic Places lists.
The major city in Southern Oregon, Medford offers a cosmopolitan yet uniquely friendly environment. An International airport, the symphony, several playhouses and lots of parks and golf courses among other activities make Medford a continuing source of discovery and fun. You can find what you need in Medford!
Located just 24 miles North of the California border and a few miles South of Medford. A quaint town with shops, restaurants, and a genuine small town vibe.
A historic town, Prospect started as a logging community in 1870. Surrounded by areas of natural beauty and recreational fun for all seasons, it has remained a stopping point for Crater Lake tourists since the early 1900's.
The charming town of Rogue River nestles on the the Rogue River. The town provides easy country living, away from the hustle and bustle with a fast commute to the cities of Grants Pass and Medford. This town is the midpoint off of I-5, close to Grants Pass and within easy commuting distance to Medford and Ashland.
An up and coming community nestled between Ashland and Medford. This small town has be experiencing a period of substantial growth both commercially and residential. It's a great place to start a family due to several new construction neighborhoods and subdivisions.
A small town between Medford and Eagle Point, White City is known mostly for it's lumber mill Boise Cascade. As well as being the gateway to the Table Rock formations, which are one of the most stunning hikes in Oregon.
The second largest city in Josephine County, Cave Junction is a thriving community located about halfway between Grants Pass and the Oregon Coast on Hwy 199. Unparalleled outdoor beauty makes this area a year-round vacation spot for visitors of all styles and ages.
A fun city on the Rogue River with many recreational activities. Golf, river rafting, endless BLM trails for hiking, horseback riding, dirt bike riding, camping, fishing and a small airport nearby. Only an hour and a half from the ocean, two and half hours from the sand dunes and 50 minutes to Mt. Ashland for skiing. Great climate for country living! Grants Pass is the second largest town in Southern Oregon and is the site of the Grants Pass Downs, for horse racing, Rogue Community College, a state of the art hospital,Three Rivers Community Hospital, and a home to new entrepreneurs who make Grants Pass very comfortable and exciting.
The little town of Merlin is located just a few miles north of Grants Pass on I-5. Some of the best whitewater rafting and fishing guides in all of Oregon are located here. Come spend a day in what has come to be known as "The Gateway to the Wild and Scenic Rogue!"
Originally Slate Creek Post, this tiny community became Wilderville in 1878. Located between Grants Pass and Cave Junction, Wilderville has remained quaint through the years. Blink and you might drive right by it! That being said, it is a beautiful area surrounded by hills, creeks, and forests to explore.
Located on I-5, Ashland, Medford and Grants Pass are the major towns in the Southern Oregon area. The Southern Oregon area is midway between Portland, 273 miles north, and San Francisco 373 miles south. Medford is just 27 miles north of the California border and 2 hours to the Pacific ocean.
Elevation of Ashland is 2,000 feet
Elevation of Medford is 1,382 feet
Elevation of Grants Pass is 950 feet
Climate is very mild, without the heavy rainfall of northern Oregon: average in Jackson and Josephine Counties is 19-29″.
Summer median temperature is 94 degrees
Winter median temperature is 36 degrees
Humidity is low.
Ashland population is 21,436 (7/1/2015)
Central Point population is 17,961 (7/1/2015)
Gold Hill population is 1,265 (7/1/2015)
Grants Pass population is 37,088 (7/1/2015) and in Josephine County 84,745 (7/1/2015)
Jacksonville population is 2,879
Medford population within Urban Growth Boundary is 80,024 (7/1/2015) and Jackson County 210,975 (7/1/2015)
Phoenix population is 4,551 (7/1/2015)
Rogue River population is 2,224 (7/1/2015)
Talent population is 6,405 (7/1/2015)
There is no sales tax in Oregon.
Property tax is $14.45 per thousand of assessed value (as compared to $12.5 in Santa Clara County, CA)
Income tax is 5%, 7% or 9%, depending on level of income
Total tax burden puts Oregon 13th of 50 states
There are five excellent, well-equipped hospitals in the Rogue Valley with over 300 physicians. Patients are air-lifted to Medford’s hospitals from all over Southern Oregon and Northern California.
Southern Oregon University in Ashland has approximately 4,500 students. It offers undergrad and graduate programs.
Rogue Community College has many locations and offers lower-division courses and vocational training.