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55 Plus Communities In Small Towns in Oregon

Oregon - mild climate and out-door recreation opportunies. Ashland - classic college retirement town, Medford - farmlands and countryside, Jacksonville - historic, Grant's Pass, Cave Junction, Eugene and Springfield OR, Salem - wine, flowering orchards, great downtown center, Portland Oregon.

Best Small Towns in Oregon

Some of the most favored towns in Oregon are small to medium sized communities that offer a mix of the great outdoors with a close proximity to the city. Some towns are resort-like in nature while others are rustic gems from the Wild West. No matter what kind of town you are drawn to, one thing is clear – Oregon has something for every heart and palette.

1. Ashland

Combining culture with recreation, Ashland has been recognized as one of the finest towns in America. The community is known for its annual Shakespearean Festival and free-spirited university. The streets are lined with gourmet food shops and bed-and-breakfasts, while the backdrop of the town boasts the beauty of evergreen and impressive peaks.

2. Astoria

Located on the Pacific Ocean, Astoria offers a beautiful coastal community smack dab in the center of forested hills and the Columbia River outlet. The downtown offers a wide variety of shops that appeal to nearly every genre, from down-to-earth to upper shelf. Victorian structures and museums are scattered throughout.

3. Bend

Located in the heart of Oregon, Bend is one of the recreational hubs of the state. With Mirror Pond situated in the heart of downtown and the backdrop of the Cascades, Bend provides beauty and nature all wrapped up into one. Once an old lumber milling community, Bend provides lavish parks, distinct specialty shops and more.

4. Cannon Beach

Artists from around the world need apply! Cannon Beach is an art lovers dream, complete with a quaint little village, unique shops and the majestic Haystack Rock. The community sits along the beautiful Pacific Ocean and offers wooded hills for hiking, natural amphitheaters, and meticulously groomed gardens.


5. Hood River

Hood Riveris situated along the Columbia River waterfront and offers majestic views of the gorge. The downtown is a mix of both historic and modern buildings and the area is surrounded by fruit trees. Windsurfing championships are competed each year in this buzzing community.

6. Joseph

Looking for some laid back living? Joseph, Oregon may be the gem you have been longing for. Known as Oregon’s hidden jewel, Joseph is situated on the Wallowa Lake and offers cabin living, boat exploration and lots of room to hike.

7. McMinnville

Located in the heart of Oregon’s wine country, McMinnville offers a slow and relaxed pace with more than fifty wineries. Linfield College sits in the center of the town and brings a mix of old and young to the community.

8. Newport

Newport is known for its tourism and deep sea fishing. The coastal town offers rich sea air and the smell of seagulls, not to mention a beautiful harbor and lots of salt water taffy. Art galleries, antique shops and plenty of sea food can be found in this fun-loving community.

9. Seaside

Seaside is a premier coastal town located along the western side of Oregon.The area offers outdoor recreation opportunities like no other place. Equipment rentals shops line the waterfront and a casual promenade offers souvenirs galore.

10. Sisters

The backdrop of this charming western community is the grandeur of the three “sister” mountain peaks – Faith, Hope and Charity. Alpine recreation abounds and the downtown showcases gourmet food shops, antique stores, art galleries, delightful restaurants and plenty of inns for a good night’s rest.

Retirement Communities in Oregon

Linus Oakes Retirement Center Roseburg Oregon
2665 Van Pelt Blvd. Roseburg, OR 97471
Linus Oakes is truly a unique setting for retirement living. Our community prides itself in our excellent dining experience, superior maintenance and housekeeping services, and a caring staff.

At Courtyard Village Portland, OR 97225 our philosophy is to provide high quality and affordable housing with a commitment to excellence in retirement living. Courtyard Village retirement communities have been designed specifically for active adults 62 years of age +.

Touchmark at Mt. Bachelor Village Oregon
Resort retirement steps away from the Deschutes River in Bend, OR. Experience the retirement you've been looking forward to your whole life. Touchmark offers lodge homes, cottages, and a continuum of services.

Hearthstone at Murrayhill
10880 SW Davies Road Beaverton, OR 97008 Hearthstone at Murrayhill in Beaverton Oregon is a Portland area senior and elderly retirement nursing home providing a range of progressive care including independent living apartments, assisted living care and memory care services.

Communities and Towns in Oregon:

Antelope Aurora Beavercreek Beaverton Boring Bridal Veil Brightwood Canby Cascade Locks Clackamas Clatskanie Colton Columbia City Corbett Donald Dufur Eagle Creek Estacada Fairview Gervais Gladstone Government Camp Grass Valley Gresham Hood River Hubbard Kent Lake Oswego Marylhurst Maupin Molalla Moro Mosier Mount Hood Parkdale Mulino Odell Oregon City Rainier Rhododendron OR Rufus Saint Helens Warren Deer Island Sandy Scappoose Shaniko The Dalles Troutdale Tualatin Tygh Valley Vernonia Wasco Welches West Linn Wilsonville Woodburn Amity Arch Cape Astoria Banks Bay City Beaver Buxton Cannon Beach Carlton Cloverdale Cornelius Dayton Dundee Forest Grove Gales Creek Garibaldi Gaston Hammond Hebo Hillsboro Manning Lafayette Mcminnville Manzanita Nehalem Newberg North Plains Oceanside Pacific City Rockaway Beach Saint Paul Seaside Sherwood Tillamook Netarts Timber Tolovana Park Warrenton Wheeler Yamhill Neskowin Portland Salem Keizer Albany Alsea Aumsville Blodgett Brownsville Cascadia Corvallis Crabtree Crawfordsville Dallas Depoe Bay Detroit Eddyville Falls City Foster Gates Grand Ronde Halsey Idanha Independence Jefferson Lebanon Logsden Lyons Mill City OR Monmouth Mount Angel Neotsu Newport South Beach Lincoln City Otis Otter Rock Philomath Rickreall Rose Lodge Saint Benedict Scio Scotts Mills Seal Rock Shedd Sheridan Siletz Silverton Stayton Mehama Sublimity Sweet Home Gleneden Beach Tangent Tidewater Toledo Turner Waldport Willamina Eugene Agness Allegany Alvadore Azalea Bandon Blachly Blue River Broadbent Brookings Camas Valley Canyonville Cheshire Coos Bay Coquille Cottage Grove Crescent Lake Creswell Culp Creek Curtin Days Creek Deadwood Dexter Dillard Dorena Drain Elkton Elmira Fall Creek Florence Gardiner Glendale Glide Gold Beach Harrisburg Idleyld Park Junction City Lakeside Langlois Lorane Lowell Mapleton Marcola Pleasant Hill Monroe Myrtle Creek Myrtle Point North Bend Noti Oakland Oakridge Ophir Port Orford Powers Reedsport Riddle Roseburg OR Saginaw Scottsburg Sixes Springfield Sutherlin Swisshome Tenmile Thurston Tiller Umpqua Veneta Vida Walterville Walton Wedderburn Westfir Westlake Wilbur Winchester Winston Wolf Creek Yachats Yoncalla Medford Central Point White City Ashland Butte Falls Cave Junction Eagle Point Gold Hill Grants Pass Jacksonville Kerby Merlin Murphy O Brien Phoenix Prospect Rogue River Selma Shady Cove Talent Trail Wilderville Williams Klamath Falls Crater Lake Adel Beatty Bly Bonanza Chiloquin Dairy Fort Klamath Keno Lakeview Malin Merrill Midland New Pine Creek Paisley Plush Silver Lake Sprague River Summer Lake Christmas Valley Bend Fields Ashwood Brothers Burns Princeton Diamond Camp Sherman Chemult Crane Crescent Culver Fort Rock Frenchglen Gilchrist Hines La Pine Madras Mitchell Paulina Post Powell Butte Prineville Redmond OR Riley Sisters Terrebonne Warm Springs Pendleton Adams Arlington Athena Baker City Bates Boardman Bridgeport Canyon City Condon Cove Dayville Echo Elgin Enterprise Fossil Haines Halfway Helix Heppner Hereford Hermiston Lexington Oxbow Imbler Imnaha Ione Irrigon John Day Joseph Kimberly La Grande Long Creek Lostine Meacham Mikkalo Milton Freewater Monument Mount Vernon North Powder Pilot Rock Prairie City Richland Seneca Spray Stanfield Summerville Sumpter Ukiah Umatilla Union Unity Wallowa Weston Adrian Arock Brogan Drewsey Durkee Harper Huntington Ironside Jamieson Jordan Valley Juntura Nyssa Ontario Riverside Vale Westfall.