Astoria

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1095 Duane St, Astoria, Oregon 97103 -

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  • Builder:Multiple Builders
  • Price Range:$200000 - $490000
  • Home Type:
    Condo, Single Family Home
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  • New / Resale: Both
  • Age Restriction:None
  • Gated:No
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History

Clatsop Indians have inhabited the area for centuries. Captain Robert Gray, aboard the Columbia Rediviva, discovered the river’s mouth in 1792 and sailed in. The Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1805 traveled to the area and spent the winter season at Fort Clatsop, due south of Astoria.  The town is the nation’s oldest community west of the Rockies, dating back to 1811 during the time the men of John Jacob Astor set up a fur trading post. At 15th and Exchange, there is a tiny park and a partial model at the location of the original post. John Jacob Astor himself never traveled to Astoria.

In 1812, England and the United States went to war. Sailing into the Columbia River, a British warship intended to take over the fur trade by capturing the post in 1813. Astor’s fur traders got wind of the plan and sold the post to the British Northwest Company. Astoria was owned by the British from 1813 to 1818 and was then called Fort George. A pact with England allowed mutual occupation of the Oregon County, as it was known at that time. The border was established at the 49th Parallel. Astoria was completely abandoned by the British in 1846.

A century ago, the town was Oregon’s 2nd biggest city, with a population of 8,975. Now, the population is just over 10,000.

Area and Climate

Astoria is situated on the Columbia River, only a couple of miles from the Pacific Ocean. The town is the nation’s oldest community west of the Rockies. It lines Young’s bay’s north banks and Columbia River’s south banks. Bordered by towering evergreen Spruce, Douglas Fir and Hemlock trees, the town is rich in picturesque beauty, with a view of the Pacific Ocean and its infinite miles of sandy beaches seen on top of the historic Astoria Column.

Astoria experiences 85 inches of rainfall annually (U.S. median is 37), while snowfall is 9 inches per year (U.S. median is 25). The town gets about 127 sunny days annually. The temperature in January is the lowest, at 34° F, while the highest is in July, at around 70° F.

Real Estate and Cost of Living

In 2013 the average cost of a home in Astoria was $240,123 as compared to the State average of $229,700. The cost of living index as of March 2016 is 91.2, which is below average, as U.S. median is 100.

Lifestyle and Things to Do

In just 10 years, the Astoria Music Festival has become among the Northwest’s most lively summer musical events. There is something for every preference and budget, from full orchestra music and opera to casual happy hours, intimate chamber music, dance performances, and Classics 4 Kids. It is a haven for music lovers.

From May to October (every Sunday), a section of 12th Street (3 blocks) in Astoria’s business district becomes home to fresh vegetables and fruits and other farm produce, arts and crafts, garden merchandise, all types of food, and wood works. The Astoria Sunday Market is an excellent spot to socialize with locals before riding the Astoria Riverfront Trolley or strolling along the RiverWalk.

In a forested park and soaring above the highest hill in Astoria, Oregon, the Astoria Column offers an amazing view of the town and nearby mountains, forest, bay, rivers, and the Pacific Ocean. It honors the westward move of discovery and voyage. Constructed in 1926, its height is 125 feet, with 164 steps meandering to the top.

 

 

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) : No
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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