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Medford, OR

Medford, OR

Medford, OR

Moving to Medford, Oregon, in the Near Future?
Located in the heart of the Rogue Valley, Medford, OR, is surrounded by sublime beauty. Somewhat isolated from other cities of its size, it is an economic center for a wide area of Northern California and Southern Oregon. A major stop along the West Coast's Interstate 5, it has grown to a population of 75,000, with about 200,000 in the total metropolitan area. It is somewhat less rainy than other more northern areas of the Pacific Northwest and has very warm, dry summers. The area is known for its succulent pears; it is home to the corporate headquarters of Harry and David.

Advantages of Moving to Medford, OR
Since it is an economic center for a wide region, there are many major retailers in Medford, including department stores like Wal-Mart, Target and Fred Meyer. The Rogue Valley Mall counts scores of shops in its multilevel structure. In addition to a number of grocery stores, there is a seasonal weekly Growers & Crafters Market.

There are two major medical centers in the city, including Rogue Valley Medical Center and Providence Medford Medical Center.

The locals of Medford, OR, enjoy relatively short commute times. In addition to being connected with other areas by Interstate 5, it is also crossed by Highways 99, 62, and 238. Bus service is provided by Rogue Valley Transportation District. Rogue Valley International--Medford Airport (MFR) has direct flights to a number of major cities.

There are two major public high schools in addition to various elementary and middle schools and private institutions. It is home to Rogue Valley Community College. Just a few miles away in Ashland, OR, is Southern Oregon Unversity, a four-year university with some postgraduate programs.

Lots of Fun Things to Do in and around Medford, OR
Medford, OR, has a revamped and thriving downtown area. The Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater is home to a variety of theatrical and musical acts, including big-name stars. Southern Oregon is known as having some of the best wines in the world, and the region is blessed with numerous wineries. Next-door Jacksonville, OR, hosts the famous annual Britt Music Festival, drawing some of the biggest names in various genres. Just 10-miles away, Ashland, OR, is famous for its Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Ashland Independent Film Festival.

Few cities are surrounded by as much beauty as Medford, OR. Lovers of the outdoors can enjoy skiing at Mount Ashland, about 30 minutes away. The Table Rock lava formations make for great hiking and provide amazing vistas of the valley. The Rogue River Greenway will eventually provide a 30-mile bike and pedestrian path spanning the entire valley. Within three hours drive are lush redwood forests, coastal access, Crater Lake and gorgeous desert areas.

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The service center for Medford, OR is located in Portland, OR.

Information about Medford, OR

Est. Population: 73486
County: Jackson
Latitude: 42.3333
Longitude: -122.8667
Zip Codes: 97501