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Living in Warrenton Oregon - EVERYTHING You Need to Know

Beach in Warrenton Oregon - Fort Stevens State Park

What is Living in Warrenton Oregon Like?

At the very end of the Lewis and Clark Trail sits the beautiful little town of Warrenton, Oregon. Situated at the northwest tip of Oregon, Warrenton has a population of around 5,600 residents at the time of writing. Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, Columbia River, Youngs Bay, and Fort Stevens State Park, there's always something to do and see visiting or living in Warrenton, Oregon. If fishing, hiking, biking, or camping are your thing, then living in Warrenton, Oregon, might be for you. With all this town has to offer and a lower cost of living than in other towns on the Oregon Coast, living in Warrenton, Oregon, is a great value. Scroll down to meet our moving to Warrenton, Oregon, team and find out answers to some FAQs about living in Warrenton, Oregon.

The Moving to Warrenton Oregon Team

Elizabeth Davidson Oregon Realtor

Elizabeth Davidson


Todd Davidson Mortgage Broker in Oregon

Todd Davidson

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FAQs About Moving to and Living in Warrenton Oregon

What is Warrenton, Oregon, known for? 

If visiting or living in Gearhart, Oregon, you'll find this small town on the northern Oregon Coast is known for a number of things. Its slower pace, historic golf course, and beautiful scenery all come to mind. It's also one of the best places on the Oregon Coast to find sand dollars. So next time you're on the northern Oregon Coast, check out Gearhart beach at low tide, and you might go home with a few sand dollars!

What cities are nearby Warrenton, Oregon?

If visiting or living in Warrenton, Oregon, some of the closest cities are Astoria- 6 Miles, Seaside - 12 Miles, Cannon Beach - 21 Miles, Hillsboro - 79 Miles, and Portland - 91 miles.

What is the weather like in Warrenton, Oregon?

Living in Warrenton, Oregon, you can expect about 75 inches of rain a year and rainfall 194 days out of the year. If you can deal with the rain and grey skies, at least you'll get 126 sunny days living in Warrenton, Oregon. Living in Warrenton, you'll find December is the coldest month of the year, with an average low of 39°F and a high of 49°F. The hottest month of the year is August, with an average high of 68°F and a low of 55°F.

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

If visiting or living in Warrenton, Oregon, there are many things to do and see. Fort Stevens State Park is the biggest attraction. With beautiful beaches, hiking, camping, and swimming, as well as the famous Peter Iredale Shipwreck to see, you'll keep very busy at this amazing Oregon State Park. With the Columbia River and Youngs Bay in town, there's plenty of great fishing in the area too!

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

I calculated the REAL cost of living for Warrenton, Oregon, by adding up today's costs for housing, utilities, food, transportation, healthcare, and other necessities. A single person would need to make $40,000 a year to live in Warrenton, Oregon, and rent. To live in Warrenton, Oregon, and buy, you would need to make $66,000 a year. Warrenton has one of if not the lowest cost of living to be found 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 Warrenton, Oregon?

If you are looking to move to Warrenton, Oregon, you won't find a huge supply of homes for sale. At the time of writing, there were a couple at and below $400,000. There were a few homes in the $500s, and most of the homes for sale were new construction in the $600s.

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

Living in Warrenton, Oregon, might be an appealing idea for retirees. Some pros would be safe, beautiful, abundant outdoor recreation in surrounding areas, reasonably close to hospitals, one of the lowest costs of living on the Oregon Coast for renters, and somewhat close to Oregon's biggest city, Portland. And living in Warrenton, you have the only Costco and Home Depot to be found on the Oregon Coast. Cons would be a lack of housing, and the weather might be tough to take. If the pros outweigh the cons, retiring in Warrenton, Oregon, might be for you. 

What is the healthcare like in Warrenton, Oregon?

If living in Warrenton, Oregon, the Providence Seaside Hospital, a 25-bed smaller hospital, is located in Seaside, Oregon, just twelve miles away. The Columbia Memorial Hospital, a level-3, 25-bed hospital, is 6 miles away in Astoria. Between those two they should be able to handle most of your critical care needs. For more specialized medical care not available in the area, you'll find the Hillsboro Medical Center and the Kaiser Westside Medical Center, both in Hillsboro, Oregon, 79 miles away. Or, 91 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 would likely need.


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

If you're considering moving to Warrenton 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 Warrenton 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 Warrenton area and would love to help you buy a home and move to Warrenton, 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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