Florence

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1460 9th St, Florence, Oregon 97439 -

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

Florence was first dwelled by Native Americans from the Siuslaw tribe. A number of people insist that the town was named after A.B. Florence, a state senator who provided representation to Lane County from 1858 to 186o, while others state that it was named after a French ship that crashed at the Siuslaw River’s mouth on Feb. 17, 1875.

Area and Climate

For relocation, vacation or business, the town of Florence offers the ideal backdrop   for fun, tranquility and relaxation. The stunning Pacific Ocean, gorgeous evergreen forests, soaring dunes, and sparkling rivers and lakes are the setting to one of the nation’s most fantastic vacation destinations. This paradise not just offers a wide range of recreation activities; it is home to several of Oregon Coast’s most picturesque spots as well.

With charming local shopping, mouthwatering dining, lots of family activities, and ten miles of sandy beaches, vacationing in Florence, OR is definitely going to be memorable. An assortment of distinctive and fun attractions awaits visitors, from The Heceta Lighthouse and Old Town to The Oregon Dunes and Sea Lion Caves. Trek all the way to the top of Cape Perpetua; go on a dune buggy expedition; go horseback riding on the beach; or kayak the ocean or river.

Florence experiences 71 inches of rainfall annually (U.S. median is 37), while snowfall is 1 inch per year (U.S. median is 25). The yearly sunny days in Florence are 160 on average. The temperature is the lowest in January, at 38° F, while the highest is in July, at about 69° F.

Real Estate and Cost of Living

Florence is an excellent area to play, live and work. This quaint coastal village provides everything that is essential to people: nice weather, rising incomes, diverse economy, safe, small-town environment, top-notch schools, and many recreational activities.

In 2011, the estimated average value of houses or condominiums in Florence is $199,807 (in 2000, it was $105,300). In 2011, the average prices for occupied vans, RVs, boats, etc.: $100,933; mobile homes: $164,587; all residential units: $235,246; 3- or 4-unit buildings: $239,159; attached units and townhomes: $270,836; detached homes: $275,385; and 2-unit buildings: $341,743.

In Florence, the cost of living index as of March 2012 is 96.4, which is almost average, as U.S. median is 100.

Lifestyle and Things to Do

Since 1908, Florence has been hosting the Rhododendron Festival every year. Old Town Florence is situated on the Siuslaw riverfront. To the west is the Art Deco 1936 Siuslaw River Bridge, and to the east is the Port of Siuslaw marina. To enhance the area, a boardwalk promenade was constructed along the marina. A lot of establishments are on U.S. Route 101 itself, which goes through Florence (north to south).

The Sea Lion Caves is on U.S. Route 101, north of Florence. This tourist spot boasts a sea cave that is the habitat of steller sea lions all year round.

There are many parks and other attractions near Florence that are run by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, which include Heceta Head Lighthouse at Devil’s Elbow and Darlingtonia State Natural Site (north) and Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park (south). The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, run as portion of the Siuslaw National Forest, starts south of Florence.

From gaming to golfing, there are so many things to do in and around this coastal town. Whether it is a relaxing vacation or a day tour, visitors can experience adventures distinctive to Florence. Shopping is also exciting, with many available boutiques, art galleries and toy shops. The town is a great place for antique shopping as well. There is a dynamic arts community in Florence, so enjoy a local theater show, or try plein art painting or sand sculpting with professional lessons.

 

Amenities

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

Lifestyle

  • Scenic Coastal Drive
  • Shopping
  • Beaches
  • Walking
  • Boating & Watersports
  • Dining
  • Gift Shops
 
Property/Community Type : Condo
Golf Facility(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Coastal Area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
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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