Ashland

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20 E Main St, Ashland, Oregon 97520 -

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  • Builder:Multiple Builders
  • Price Range:$250000 - $550000
  • Home Type:
    Condo, Single Family Home
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  • New / Resale: Both
  • Age Restriction:None
  • Gated:No
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History

Built on the location of a Shasta Indian community, the town started as Ashland Mills, for the flouring mill and sawmill of Abel Helman constructed on Mill Creek (now Ashland). With vast rangelands and fertile soils, the Donation Land Claim homesteads of the 1850s of southern Bear Creek Valley flourished. However, by 1910, the thriving orchard and railroad town of Medford outshined Ashland, and the leaders of the town looked for new opportunities to success. With a mostly homogenous populace, the commercial club of Ashland proudly promoted new ventures by marketing the town as a cozy sanctuary for American citizens, one containing no Japanese or Negros. Expectations that the health-giving mineral springs of the area would attract visitors led to private and public investments, including the 1914 Lithia Park construction and the development of the Lithia Springs Hotel (now Ashland Springs) in the latter part of the 1920s, but a stable visitor growth became unsuccessful.

Ashland reclaimed a degree of success after WWII with its numerous sawmills that generated timber for the postwar housing development. The Shakespeare Festival of the town, started in 1935, grew bit by bit and became a vehicle for change in the fortunes of Ashland. With the construction of the Angus Bowmer indoor theater in 1970, the town started its remarkable change to an economy dominated by tourism.

Area and Climate

The city of Ashland is located in Jackson County, Oregon. It is situated along I-5, slightly north of the border of California and close to Bear Creek Valley’s south end, a section of the Rogue Valley. The city was primarily named after Ashland County, OH, Abel Helman and other founders’ point of origin and secondarily after Ashland, KY, where other founders had family relations. As of July 1, 2011, the population of Ashland was 20,255. The city is home to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Southern Oregon University.

Cloud cover in neighboring Medford, Oregon’s southwest interior differs from a median of 21% in July to 86% in December. There are 114 days of rainfall per year in Ashland. Rainfall amounts to approximately 20 inches each year. The median snowfall is just 1.4 inches per year. July is the hottest month, with an average high temperature of around 88 degrees Fahrenheit, while December is the coolest month, with a median high temperature of 47 degrees Fahrenheit.

Real Estate and Cost of Living

In 2013 the average cost of a home in Ashland was $306,756 compared to the State average of $229,700. 

In Ashland, the cost of living index as of 2016 is 100.6, which is just about average, as U.S. median is 100.

Lifestyle and Things to Do

Southern Oregon and Ashland offer the finest things in life: nice weather with 4 different seasons, amazing natural beauty, safe surroundings, a slower lifestyle pace, rich cultural amenities, high educational standards, an international airport, and state-of-the-art medical facilities.

Visitors will enjoy the Oregon Shakespeare Festival which presents contemporary and Shakespearean shows in 3 theaters (two of which are indoor theaters, while the other is an outdoor Elizabethan theater that replicates London’s Fortune Theatre) situated in the heart of Ashland. The festival stages more than 800 shows yearly, from February to October. All performances are extremely high end, and Time Magazine named Oregon Shakespeare Festival as the nation’s second repertory theater, next to Boston’s Globe Theater. It attracts more than 400,000 visitors per year for the production of 11 performances. Festival goers enjoy the production’s artistry and outstanding quality of acting, direction, costuming, and staging.

 

 

Amenities

  • Walking & Biking
  • Fitness Facility
  • Golf Course
  • Medical Clinics
  • Shopping / Grocery
  • Library
  • Picnic Area
  • Parks & Natural Space
 

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Property/Community Type : Condo
Golf Facility(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Coastal Area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
Mountain/foot hills area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Lake Property(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
College Town(College or University Within 15 Mile Radius) : No
Size of Community/Town(25 Mile Radius Estimated) :
Fitness Facility(Within 2 Mile Radius) : Yes

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