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Living in Bandon Oregon - EVERYTHING You Need to Know

What is Living in Bandon Oregon Like?

Bandon is a wonderful town on the Southern Oregon Coast, located just 90 miles north of the California border. With a population of just under 3400 residents, Bandon is a great place to visit and a wonderful place to live. With its walkable beaches and spectacular sunsets, living in Bandon, Oregon, you're surrounded by wonderful views. You'll find excellent restaurants, unique gift shops, and galleries in Bandon's Old Town. The ten square blocks of Old Town are the center of activities throughout the year for those living in Bandon, Oregon, with the town's 4th of July celebration, the annual Cranberry Festival each September, as well as the winter holidays events. 

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If you live in Bandon, Oregon, or have ever picked up a golf club, you probably know that Bandon is home to the internationally known Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. Opened in 1999, today, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort has half a dozen courses, with five of them ranked in the top 100 in the United States, and three of them, Pacific Dunes, Bandon Dunes, and Bandon Trails are top 100 in the world. With some great lodging and dining options available, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort is a bucket list golf vacation for anyone who plays the sport!

No doubt you at least want to visit after reading that. But if you're looking to move to Bandon, Oregon, check out some of our living in Bandon, Oregon FAQs below to get a picture of what living in Bandon, Oregon, is like.

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

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FAQs About Moving to and Living in Bandon Oregon

What is Bandon, Oregon, known for? 

Bandon, Oregon, is a wonderful community with a great Old Town, beautiful beach, and breathtaking views. That said, Bandon, Oregon, is known for GOLF. Home to the world-famous Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon is a bucket list golf trip for anyone who plays the sport.

What cities are nearby Bandon, Oregon?

If visiting or living in Bandon, Oregon, some of the closest cities are Coquille - 18 miles, Coos Bay - 24 miles, North Bend - 27 miles, Port Orford - 27 miles, Roseburg - 78 miles, Eugene - 140 miles, Salem - 211 miles, Portland - 245 miles.

What is the weather like in Bandon, Oregon?

Living in Bandon, Oregon, you'll find mild winters and pleasant summers. Winter temperatures seldom reach freezing. Summer temperatures range from the low 70s and rarely get into the low 80s, and the sun shines almost every day. In winter, Bandon can see wind gusts of up to 100 mph, but it usually stays in the 10-30-mph range. Visiting or Living in Bandon, Oregon, you'll see around 62 inches of rainfall a year. With the stormy weather and golf courses, tourism in Bandon is year-round.

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

The cost of living in Bandon, Oregon, is higher than in most areas on the Oregon Coast. If you factor in today's rent, utilities, food costs, transportation, healthcare, and other necessities, you would need to make $62,000 a year to live in Bandon, Oregon, and rent. If you moved to Bandon, Oregon, and wanted to buy a home, you would need a gross annual income of $68,000 to afford a modestly-priced home and other living expenses. For more info on the cost of living on the Oregon Coast and its various cities, including how we calculated, check out my blog post, "The REAL Cost of Living on the Oregon Coast."

What are home prices like if I'm thinking of moving to Bandon, Oregon?

There's a good amount of homes for sale in Bandon, Oregon, at the time of writing. There's a good range of prices too. A few homes in the $400,000 range, a good amount from $500,000 - $700,000, and if you're willing to pay over $1,000,000, there are nice homes with views available at those prices.

Is living in Bandon Oregon safe?

Living in Bandon, Oregon, you'll find it a very safe city. Both property and violent crime percentages are very low compared to state and national averages. Living in Bandon, Oregon, you'll be happy to know the town is often ranked as one of the safest cities in which to live in Oregon.

I'm thinking of retiring in Bandon, Oregon. Is it a good idea?

The Oregon Coast is a popular option for retirees. Retiring in Bandon, Oregon, is a very popular idea and might be for you. With the beautiful views, walkable beach, friendly community, and amazing Old Town, there's a lot for a retiree to keep busy. And if you're a golfer, there's undoubtedly some fantastic golf to be played living in Bandon, Oregon. The downfalls for you might be the rain and stormy weather. Also, living in Bandon, you are a bit away from a big city so consider your healthcare needs and some of the other things that might be more readily available in a bigger city before you make your decision. Retiring in Bandon, Oregon, could be fantastic in the right situation.


I want to move to Bandon, Oregon. How do I make that happen?

If you're considering moving to Bandon, Oregon, we're here to help! The information on this website, including the helpful links below, should give you some good information to aid your research. If you want to ask questions, try our Facebook Group > Moving to Oregon, where we have a broad group of locals and Oregon transplants to answer any question you might have. If you're looking to buy a home in Bandon or other communities on the Oregon Coast, getting pre-approved for a mortgage should be your first step. For Mortgage Info, reach out to me. I specialize in working with people moving to Oregon and the Bandon area and would love to help you buy a home and move to Bandon, Oregon.

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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