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Living in Newport Oregon - EVERYTHING You Need to Know

Yaquina Head Lighthouse in Newport Oregon

What is Living in Newport Oregon Like?

Thinking of moving to Newport, Oregon, or wondering what it would be like to live in Newport, Oregon? Read on for some great information about living in Newport, Oregon:

Newport, Oregon, which borders both the Pacific Ocean and the large Yaquina Bay, combines many things into one remarkable place. The Historical Bayfront area is an active working waterfront and is also the home to one of the biggest commercial fishing fleets in Oregon. It is also a very intriguing cultural district, with shops, art galleries, chowder houses, and restaurants next to historic buildings and fish processing plants. Newport has two lighthouses — the original lighthouse, which is on Yaquina Bay, and also a second lighthouse built in the late 1800s, north of town, located on Yaquina Head. The Yaquina Head Lighthouse, at 93 feet tall, is the tallest active lighthouse in Oregon. 

If you're visiting or living in Newport, Oregon, you must check out the Oregon Coast Aquarium. This icon of Newport, Oregon, the Oregon Coast Aquarium, has exhibits showcasing seabirds, fishes, marine mammals, invertebrates, and plants mostly native to the Oregon Coast.

Newport personifies the rustic and wildly beautiful Oregon coastal lifestyle. Newport, Oregon, residents, and visitors enjoy recreational fishing, lighthouse exploration, clamming, and coast hikes. The Best of Newport includes quaint downtown commercial buildings, oceanfront residences, and coastal farm/ranch parcels.

After that are you thinking you might want to live in Newport, Oregon? If so reach out to a member of our Moving to Newport Oregon Team, below and we can make living in Newport, Oregon, a reality for you! Also check out our living in Newport, Oregon, FAQs below.

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The Moving to Newport Oregon Team

Are you thinking of moving to Newport, Oregon, or anywhere else on the Oregon Coast?  Let our team of trusted professionals help you with your move and getting settled in the city of Newport, Oregon.  Their knowledge and connections throughout Oregon will help make the transition easy and stress-free for you.  Reach out to them today to make moving to and living in Newport, Oregon, a reality. To get added to home tracker and get alerted when a home matching your criteria comes live on the market CLICK HERE. Need to sell a home before moving? CLICK HERE to sign up and receive a free market analysis to see what your home is worth.

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FAQs About Moving to and Living in Newport Oregon

What is Newport, Oregon, known for? 

If visiting or living in Newport, Oregon, you'll find it a beautiful town known for many things: The Oregon Coast Aquarium is located in Newport, Oregon. It was home to Keiko the Killer Whale, star of the moving "Free Willy" for a year and a half in the late 1990s. The 93-foot-high Yaquina Head Lighthouse is located in Newport. Are you a fisherman? Visiting or living in Newport, Oregon, you'll find it has the largest commercial fishing fleet in Oregon!

What is there to do if visiting or living in Newport Oregon?

There is a lot to do living in Newport, Oregon. With the crabbing and fishing in Newport and the surrounding areas, you'll feed yourself year-round! As mentioned, the Oregon Coast Aquarium is located in Newport. There are a number of great beaches and state parks in Newport, including Nye Beach, Agate Beach, Moolack Beach, Beverly Beach State Park, Seal Rock State Park, and South Beach State Park. There's excellent whale watching, bird watching, and seal watching to be found. Mix in Newport's historic bayfront and tons of great bars and restaurants, and visiting or living in Newport, Oregon, will keep you busy.














Seal in Yaquinta Bay in Newport Oregon

If living in Newport, Oregon, what cities are close by?

If living in Newport, Oregon, some of the closest and biggest cities include Depoe Bay - 13 Miles, Lincoln City - 25 Miles, Florence - 49 Miles, Salem - 82 Miles, Eugene- 89 Miles and Portland- 132 Miles.

What is the weather like in Newport, Oregon?

If you are considering moving to Newport, Oregon, you can expect a lot of rain. It rains on average 77 inches a year, making it one of the wetter cities in Oregon. Living in Newport, Oregon, you can expect precipitation 169 days a year and sunshine 156 days. The average high temperature in July is 69°F. The average low in January is 39°F. You'll find it beautiful living in Newport, Oregon, but you'll have to endure quite a bit of rain and grey skies.

What is the cost of living in Newport, Oregon?

There are a number of websites that will tell you the cost of living in Newport, Oregon, or other cities throughout the state, and almost all give you a number that's completely unrealistic. If you factor in today's rent, utilities, food costs, transportation, healthcare, and the other necessities to live, you need to make approximately $49,000 a year to live in Newport, Oregon. To move to Newport, Oregon, and buy a home, you'll need to make $67,000 a year to afford the house payment, maintenance 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."

Is Newport a good place to retire?

Yes! With decent access to healthcare, mild weather, lower cost of living, amazing scenery, and an abundance of activities in Newport and the surrounding area, you'll find retiring in Newport, Oregon, to be a great idea.

Is living in Newport Oregon safe?

Violent crimes are uncommon in Newport, but property crimes are frequent in this small town. Due to the higher unemployment rate, property crimes are higher in Newport than in other parts of Oregon.


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

You've come to the right spot if you are considering a move to Newport, Oregon. There's a lot of information on this website to help, including some helpful links below. If you want to ask questions, go to our Facebook Group > Moving to Oregon, where we have a broad group of professionals and Oregon transplants to answer any question you might have about moving to and living in Newport, Oregon. If you're considering buying a home in Newport 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 Newport area and would love to help you buy a home and move to Newport, 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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