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Living in Grants Pass Oregon - EVERYTHING You Need to Know

Rogue River in Grants Pass Oregon

What is Living in Grants Pass Oregon Like?

In the heart of Southern Oregon, sits Grants Pass Oregon. Situated 24 miles west of Medford, Oregon, 215 miles South of Portland, Oregon, and an hour north of California, Grants Pass is home to almost 40,000 people. With a small but busy downtown and an abundance of outdoor recreation nearby, it's no wonder people enjoy living in Grants Pass, Oregon.

If you're considering moving to Grants Pass, Oregon or are living in Grants Pass, Oregon, and want a little more info, read on!

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Top Destinations & Attractions in Grants Pass

Southern Oregon and Grants Pass are well known for the abundance of outdoor recreation. Below are just a few of the fantastic attractions that those visiting or living in Grants Pass, Oregon, get to enjoy:

Parks, Museums & Other Attractions

Grants Pass, Oregon, is home to many parks, open spaces, and museums. Westholm Park, Tussing Park, George Eckstein Park, Lawnridge Park, and Riverside park provide Grants Pass, Oregon, residents a place to congregate and enjoy the outdoors. If you're more into museums, The Grants Pass Museum of Art and the Josephine County Historical Society Museum provide insight into the history of this area.

 

The Oregon Caves, Siskiyou National Forest, and the Illinois River Forks State Park are all close by and fantastic places to visit. Into skiing? Mt. Ashland is a fantastic spot and only an hour away. Crater Lake, the biggest tourist attraction in Oregon, is less than two hours away.

The Rogue River

With the Rogue River flowing through town, Grants Pass is known as Oregon's whitewater rafting capital. This world-famous river was designated "Wild & Scenic" in 1968. It starts in Crater Lake National Park and crashes into the Pacific Ocean 200 miles later at Gold Beach, Oregon. In between, there are steep canyons, old-growth forests, Class I to IV whitewater rafting, salmon and steelhead fishing, as well as many parks and camping spots along the way. Looking for an adventure, you'll tell your grandkids about and a few days on the Rogue River is it! If you're visiting or living in Grants Pass, Oregon, it's hard to see how you wouldn't check it out.

Rogue River Waterfall

Living in Grants Pass Oregon - Waterfall on Rouge River

Downtown Grants Pass

Designated a National Historic District, the heart of downtown Grants Pass is alive and kicking. From antique shops to galleries to restaurants and entertainment venues, there's always something to do and see in downtown Grants Pass, Oregon. 

Winery

The Wine

Southern Oregon and Grants Pass are known for its outstanding wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Tempranillo, Pinot noir, Viognier and more. A few of the more well known are: Schmidt Family Vineyards, Troon Vineyards, Wooldridge Creek Winery, Rosella's Vineyard and Winery and Serra Vineyards. 

Housing in Grants Pass Oregon

If you're looking to move to Grants Pass, Oregon, and buy a home, you'll find there's quite a range of homes for sale. Ranging in price from $3,000,000+ to $225,000 for a single-family home. The highest concentration of homes for sale in Grants Pass is right around $400,000, but there were many for less, making it one of the more affordable towns in Oregon to buy a home.

If looking to move to Grants Pass, Oregon, and buy a home. The first step is to get pre-approved for a mortgage. For Mortgage Info, contact me. I'd love to help you get pre-approved, connect to a realtor in the area, and out shopping for a home! Together we can make living in Grants Pass, Oregon, a reality for you.

Neighborhoods in Grants Pass, Oregon

If looking to move to Grants Pass, Oregon, you probably already know it's not a huge town. With about 40,000 residents of Grants Pass, there are some great areas and neighborhoods in Grants Pass to look at. Below is info on some of the Grants Pass neighborhoods and to guide you in your research:

Grants Pass Neighborhoods to look at:

  • Fruitdale: This Grants Pass neighborhood sits south of the Rogue River in the SE section of Grants Pass. Neighborhood features some newer homes and is growing.

  • Redwood: This Grants Pass neighborhood sits south of the Rogue River in the SW section of Grants Pass. Newer construction is prominent here and the neighborhood is growing.

  • Forest Hills: Located on the western edge of Grants Pass. Neighborhood has 51 homes on 38 acres.

For more information on homes or neighborhoods in Grants Pass, talk to a member of our Moving to Grants Pass, Oregon Team. We'd love to tell you more about the neighborhoods in Grants Pass and help make living in Grants Pass, Oregon, a reality for you.

FAQs About Moving to and Living in Grants Pass Oregon

What is Grants Pass, Oregon, known for? 

Grants Pass, is known for having an abundance of outdoor recreation at your fingertips. With sunny weather and the Rogue River flowing through town there's always something fun to do and see.

What cities are nearby Grants Pass, Oregon?

If living in Grants Pass some of the close by cities include Medford - 29 miles, Ashland - 42 miles, Roseburg- 68 miles, Klamath Falls - 100 miles, Coos Bay - 137 miles.

What is the weather like in Grants Pass, Oregon?

Living in Grants Pass, Oregon, you'll find summers are hot, dry, and mostly clear, and the winters are cold, wet, and mostly cloudy. The temperature typically varies from 36°F to 90°F and is rarely below 27°F or above 98°F. Living in Grants Pass, Oregon, you can expect around 30 inches of rainfall a year, 103 days of rain, and 194 days of sunshine.

Is living in Grants Pass expensive?

Compared to the rest of Oregon, no. Housing prices, rents and overall cost of living in Grants Pass, Oregon, are lower than then the Oregon average. Compared to the rest of the US, Grants Pass cost of living is equal to the average cost of living in the US.

Should I retire in Grants, Oregon?

With the lower cost of living in Grants Pass, Oregon, an abundance of outdoor activities in and around the town, and mostly sunny weather, retiring in Grants Pass, Oregon, might seem like a good idea. Another thing to consider if looking to retire in Grants Pass would be healthcare. Living in Grants Pass, Oregon, you'll be 30 miles from the Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford. It's one of the largest hospitals in the state outside of the Portland Metro Area. It has 378 beds and is a level 2 trauma center. It all depends on one's medical needs, but a hospital of this size would have the specialists needed to treat most medical conditions.

 

I want to move to Grants Pass. How do I make that happen?

You've come to the right spot if you're looking to move to Grants Pass, Oregon. There's a lot of information on this website to help, including some helpful links below. If you want to ask questions, try our Facebook Group > Moving to Oregon, where we have a broad group of locals to answer any question you might have. If you're looking to buy a home in the Grants Pass area, 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 Grants Pass and the Southern Oregon area, and I'd be honored to help you with the purchase of your 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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