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Living in Tillamook Oregon - EVERYTHING You Need to Know

Tillamook Cheese Factory in Tillamook Oregon

What is Living in Tillamook Oregon Like?

With a population of around 5,200 residents at the time of writing, Tillamook, Oregon, is located on the Oregon Coast, about 72 miles and an hour and twenty minutes west of Portland. Situated on the southeast edge of Tillamook Bay, the area around Tillamook has an abundance of hiking trails, 800+ miles of navigable kayaking waters, and some of the best crabbing, clamming, and fishing to be found in the state. With all the outdoor recreation, amazing beaches close by, and an abundance of spectacular coastal views, visiting or living in Tillamook, Oregon, might seem like a dream come true.

If you're considering a move to the Oregon Coast and wondering what living in Tillamook, Oregon would be like, read on to find out more about what this amazing town has to offer!

The Moving to Tillamook Oregon Team

Are you thinking of moving to Tillamook, Oregon? The Moving to Tillamook, Oregon, Team is here to help in any way you need. With our real estate and lending experience we will make relocating to Tillamook, Oregon, easy and stress-free for you.  Reach out today and our team will help make moving to and living in Tillamook, Oregon, a reality for you.

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FAQs About Moving to and Living in Tillamook Oregon

What is Tillamook, Oregon, known for? 

Forget the beautiful beaches, coastal views, kayaking, hiking, amazing clamming, fishing, and crabbing. Tillamook, Oregon, is known for its cheese! In the heart of Oregon Coast dairy country, Tillamook is home to the century-old Tillamook Cheese Factory. Producing more than 170,000 pounds of cheese each day. The factory is open daily for tours and tastings and hosts over 1.3 million tourists annually. If you're visiting or living in Tillamook, Oregon, you must take a tour and sample some amazing cheese!

What cities are nearby Tillamook, Oregon?

If visiting or living in Tillamook, Oregon, there are a lot of great towns in close proximity: Garabaldi - 10 Miles, Pacific City - 25 Miles, Lincoln City - 43 Miles, Forest Grove - 52 Miles, Cannon Beach - 52 Miles, Hillsboro - 60 Miles, and  Portland - 72 Miles.

What is the weather like in Tillamook, Oregon?

If you like rain, living in Tillamook, Oregon, would be a great spot for you. Tillamook averages around 88 inches of rain a year, making it one of the wetter spots in Oregon. With an average high in the summer of around 67°F and an average low in the winter of around 40°F, you'll never get too hot or cold living in Tillamook, Oregon.

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

In looking for the cost of living in Tillamook, Oregon, you'll get amounts that are all over the board and most way off. If you factor in today's rent, utilities, food costs, transportation, healthcare, and the other necessities to live, you need to make $42,000 a year to live in Tillamook, Oregon, and rent a home. If you're looking to move to Tillamook, Oregon, and buy a home, you'll need to make at least $62,000 a year to afford the house payment, maintenance, and other living expenses needed to survive. This makes living in Tillamook, Oregon, one of the more affordable towns on the Oregon Coast. 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 Tillamook, Oregon?

If you are looking to move to Tillamook, Oregon, and buy a home, you'll find a broad price range. At the time of writing, there are several nice-looking homes for sale in the mid 300's. The most extensive selection at the time of writing was in the $500,000 - $600,000 range. Several houses were available from 1.5M and up with amazing views and large living spaces.

What is there to do and see in Tillamook, Oregon?

If you love the outdoors, you'll love visiting or living in Tillamook, Oregon. With the Wilson, Trask, Tillamook, Miami, and Kilchis rivers flowing into Tillamook Bay, you'll find some of the best fishing on the west coast in the Tillamook area. Tillamook Bay is also one of if not the best spots to crab and clam on the north coast. If you live in Tillamook, Oregon, you better love seafood! With all the rivers in the area, you'll find more than 800 miles of navigable kayaking waters in and around Tillamook. 

Other fun things to do and see if visiting or living in Tillamook, Oregon: Cape Lookout State Park, Cape Meares Lighthouse, Munson Creek Falls State Natural Site, Tillamook Forest Center, Tillamook Air Museum, and the Tillamook Creamery.

Cape Meares Lighthouse in Tillamook Oregon

Living in Tillamook Oregon, Cape Meares Lighthouse in Tillamook Oregon

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

With a median age of just over 37 years old, Tillamook isn't the hottest area on the Oregon Coast to retire. With the cost of living in Tillamook being lower than other coastal towns, an abundance of outdoor recreation close by, ok access to healthcare, and the state's biggest town, Portland, just over an hour away, retiring in Tillamook, Oregon, wouldn't be the worst idea. If warmer weather and less rain are your thing, you might find better places to retire to in Oregon and the Oregon Coast than Tillamook.

How is the healthcare in Tillamook, Oregon?

With Adventist Health Tillamook, a 25-bed, level 3 trauma center in town, living in Tillamook, Oregon, you'll have good access to a small hospital and any critical care you might need. For more specialized medical care, you'll find the Hillsboro Medical Center and the Kaiser Westside Medical Center, both in Hillsboro, 60 miles away. Or, 72 miles away in Portland, you'll find several of the state's largest hospitals, where you'd have access to just about any specialist you could ever need.


I plan to relocate to Tillamook, Oregon. How do I make that happen?

If you're planning to relocate to Tillamook, 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 Tillamook or other communities on the Oregon Coast, getting pre-approved for a mortgage should be your first step. For Mortgage Info, call or email me. I specialize in working with people moving to Oregon and the Tillamook area and would love to help you buy a home and move to Tillamook, 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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