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Living in Ashland Oregon - EVERYTHING You Need to Know

What is Living in Ashland Oregon Like?

Are you thinking of moving to and living in Ashland, Oregon? Ashland, Oregon, is an excellent town in Southern Oregon. It's 12 miles SE of Medford, Oregon, and 230 miles south of the largest city in Oregon, Portland. The town is located inside the Medford-Ashland metropolitan area and has a population of just over 21,000 residents.

The world-famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival is held in Ashland each year. People from all over the country visit Ashland, Oregon, to enjoy this wonderful festival each year. Living in Ashland, Oregon, is incredible if you want outdoor recreation. Situated at the base of the Siskiyou and Cascade mountain ranges, Ashland offers its residents and visitors plenty of trails, hiking, and other outdoor recreation. And with Mt. Ashland Ski Area nearby, living in Ashland is excellent if you are looking for year-round activities. Ashland is definitely a cultural hot spot, with award-winning galleries, theaters, and restaurants bursting from its seams. 

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Other attractions and things to do for those visiting or living in Ashland, Oregon area, include: Agate Reservoir County Park and TouVelle State Recreation Site are great parks and fun for the whole family. Are you a golfer? Oak Knoll Golf Course, Bear Creek Golf Course, and the Quail Point Golf Course are great spots to enjoy a round of golf for those visiting or living in Ashland. Museums more your things? The Science Works Hands-on Museum, the Schneider Museum of Art, the Pacific Northwest Museum of Natural History, and the Jacksonville Museum of Southern Oregon History are great to check out if you want to learn more about the history of the region.

If you are looking for endless activities, then visiting or living in Ashland, Oregon, would be for you! Scroll down for much more information on living in Ashland, Oregon.

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The Moving to Ashland Oregon Team

Thinking of moving to Ashland, Oregon? Reach out to our moving to Ashland Team. With their real estate and lending experience they can help make relocating to Ashland, Oregon, easy and stress-free for you.  Reach out to them today to help make moving to and living in Ashland, Oregon, a reality.

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FAQs About Living in Ashland Oregon

What is Ashland Known for?

If you're visiting or living in Ashland, Oregon, you'll find it's well known for its world-famous Shakespeare Festival. With an annual audience totaling around 400,000 people, it's a must-see for anyone visiting or living in the area.

What is the cost of living in Ashland, Oregon, like?

The cost of living in Ashland, Oregon, is slightly higher than the State and National averages. Housing is more expensive than in other areas in Oregon due to the number of people moving to the area and the tighter development standards. Living in Ashland, Oregon, is more expensive than in other areas, but with everything Ashland has to offer, you might find it's worth it!

What is there to do living in Ashland, Oregon?

Surrounded by mountains and rivers, living in Ashland, you'll have an abundance of outdoor recreation close by. Mix in great restaurants, galleries, and the World Famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and you won't quickly run out of things to do if visiting or living in Ashland, Oregon.

What cities are nearby Ashland?

Living in Ashland, Oregon, you'll be close to some great mid-sizes towns. Medford -13 miles away, Grants Pass - 43 miles, Klamath Falls - 64 miles, Roseburg - 108 miles, and Portland - 285 miles. Living in Ashland and want to head to the beach? The closest town would be Brookings - 138 miles away.

What is the weather like in Ashland?

Living in Ashland, you'll find the summers short, hot, dry, and mostly clear, and the winters are very cold, wet, and mostly cloudy. Temperatures vary from 30 degrees in the winter to 91 degrees in the summer. One of Oregon's drier cities, Ashland receives just 22 inches of rain annually and gets around 200 days of sunshine.


What is it like living in Ashland Oregon?

Living in Ashland, Oregon, you'll find it a laid-back, friendly town with a small-town vibe. With sunshine 200 days each year, living in Ashland would be an excellent choice for anyone looking to live in a city with a mild climate and four distinct seasons. 

What are the public schools like in Ashland?

Living in Ashland, Oregon, your kids will attend public schools in a top ten school district in the state of Oregon. State test scores show that 59% of Ashland students are proficient in Math and 73% in reading. For 2022 89% of seniors in Ashland high schools graduated, compared to 80% state-wide. gives Ashland public schools a B+, ranking the district a B or better in Academics, Clubs, Diversity, College Prep, Health & Safety, and Sports. If you're considering moving to Ashland, Oregon, you can rest assured your kids will have access to an excellent education.

I want to relocate to Ashland, Oregon.  How do I make it happen?

You've come to the right spot if you're considering relocating to Ashland, Oregon. There's some good information on this website about moving to Ashland, Oregon, and living in Ashland, Oregon, We've also assembled a a good group of professionals, locals, and recent Oregon transplants in our Facebook Group > Moving to Oregon, to help answer any questions you might have. They can fill you in on what living in Ashland, Oregon, is like and give you some good information on moving to Ashland, Oregon. If you're looking to buy a home in Ashland, getting pre-approved for a mortgage should be your first step. For Mortgage Info, contact me. I would love to tell you more about what living in Ashland, Oregon, is like and help with your mortgage if you decide to purchase a home.


If you're thinking of relocating to Ashland, Oregon, you'll find the community atmosphere is warm and welcoming, and there are plenty of amenities and beautiful scenery surrounding you. Living in Ashland, Oregon, has something for everyone, so don't miss out on the chance to call it home.

For FAQs about moving to Oregon or living in Oregon, check out my blog, 31 FAQs About Living in Oregon. For more information about living in Oregon, check out the homepage of LIVING IN OREGON.

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