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Moving and Living in Florence City, Oregon

Florence City is a sprawling coastal town in Oregon. Best known for its mile-long beaches, it is a favorite among adventure-seekers wanting to go on thrilling activities. When you are finished with kite-boarding and surfing, be sure to head on to dunes for your next thrill fill.

An urban city with a population of 8,947, Florence City has a cost-of-living index of 97.1, notably near the US average of 100. Median home cost is at $237,100 compared to the average median home cost for Oregon, which is at $344,200, on average. 

Considered a prime location, Florence City has a lot to offer, especially for ‘foodies’ and adventurers. Offering non-stop activities for all its famed attractions such as Heceta Head Lighthouse, Florence has an Old Town district with quaint shops, galleries, lodging, and restaurants serving fresh seafood and local craft beer. So, if you are looking for a coastal place to move into, Florence is your best bet. It has an attractive downtown, and it is a nearby transportation hub for routes going to California. If you are ready to buy your future home in Florence, it is good to note that home appreciation is up by 9.3%.

Florence has residents aged 57.9 on average, and half of the population are women. 

Florence has mostly have married couples, at most 2 in the average household. Health care options are topnotch in Florence City. 

Florence’s location is between the mountains of Coast Range and Suislaw National Forest, Florence averages from 36 to 51 degrees Fahrenheit. If you are looking for a respite away from Eugene and Springfield’s bustle, Florence City is the most convenient for you and your family.

Recreational activities are aplenty in Florence City, dune buggies, ATVs, and sand-boarding are just some of Sand Dunes’ activities. The coast boasts kite-boarding, jet skiing, and surfing activities. If you want to explore nature, biking around the trails.

Florence City has three schools from the Suislaw School District, Suislaw Elementary, Middle and High Schools catering to Florence and its surrounding areas. 

The City of Florence is predominantly white has several businesses providing job opportunities within its vicinity. With a safe neighborhood, programs for seniors, and good employee benefits, Florence City has a community you are looking for and a great locale and scenery to boot. The coastal village community provides relaxed vibes, friendly neighbors, and a generally safe neighborhood to have activities all-year-round.

Just a stroll around the dock of this coastal community of Florence, and you will be able to talk to fishers who sell fresh fish from their boats. Also, Florence has the Boardwalk Market selling locally made jewelry, household goods, and other exciting handicrafts. Locals also recommend horseback riding for a stroll around the coastal area, all while tourists are learning a new skill simultaneously. The salmon run is also a thing in Florence. When you are around the coast late in the summer going to the fall, you will indeed have a blast fishing in Siltcoos Lake. Oregon locals are always looking for new beaches. You can always go to the nearby Heceta beach or go for a drive at South Jetty County Park for long stretches of sandy beach without many crowds for a quiet and peaceful beach stroll.

Oozing with fresh seafood, Florence has several bayside restaurants such as Waterfront Depot Restaurant, serving calamari, oysters, crab cakes, and prawns, or Bay View Bistro, offering casual dining near the shoreline for the full seaside experience. Suppose you are craving something Italian, La Pomodori Ristorante, and 1285 Restobar for your pasta and pizza fix. For some fresh Asian taste, head on over to Best Thai Restaurant for a bite of spring roll or some curry chicken. Not your average Mexican restaurant, Florence has some local restaurants offering burritos with fresh seafood, imagine burritos and crab at the bay area. For some decent beans and tacos, stop at Ixtapa or have them delivered to your home in no time. Lastly, you can never go wrong with clam chowder; Novelli’s Crab and Seafood have theirs homemade and as fresh as the seafood gets, it’s at the seaside after all!

Whether you are starting a family or settling into retirement, Florence, Oregon, is the perfect place for you and your loved ones to move into. Sea breeze, away from the crowds but just a few hours away from California, the coastal Florence is what dreamers and adventurers dream of. 


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