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Living in Florence City, Oregon

Florence is the Coastal Playground of the Lane County of Oregon.

It is well-known for its miles of sand dunes, freshwater lakes, and the world-class landmarks in Heceta Head Lighthouse, Hobbit Trails, and Sea Lion Caves.

Living in Florence, Or

Living in Florence is secure and comfortable because of its safe neighborhood, excellent seniors’ programs, and access to scenic nature for family outdoor activities.


From 2015 to 2019, the owner-occupied housing unit rate is 63.9%, and with an average value of $224,300. The gross rent is $885. With families and living arrangements, the total household is 4,462, with two people per household. 78.7% of these households have lived in the same house for one year or more.


As the Coastal Playground of Oregon, the city is known to travelers, couples, outdoor enthusiasts, and retirees. You can visit local museums, art galleries, and antique stores. You can also drink coffee, tea, or wine at the local shop and bars. Also, enjoy kayaking at the scenic Siuslaw River Bridge.


Travelers can find different variety of cuisines. These include American, Asian, Mexican, and Italian cuisines. Expect to feel a romantic fine coastal dining in Historic Old Town Florence. Bowls of clam chowders are available year-round.

Community and Population

Florence is a family-friendly community, a retiree destination, and a decent place for retirement. The city has an estimated population of 9,151 as of July 1, 2019. Of this number, 23.8% are female, 44.3% are 65 years and over, 11.7% are under 18 years, and 2% are under five years old. Between 2015 and 2019, the population consists of 1,281 veterans.


There are four public schools in Florence. The Siuslaw Elementary SchoolSiuslaw Middle SchoolSiuslaw High School, and Lane Community College.

In 2008, 104 or 72% of Siuslaw High School’s 144 students received their high school diploma. In athletics, the school competes at a 4A level except for football that plays at 3A. The Lane Community College is in Eugene, Oregon, with facilities in Florence.


From 2015-2019, the total civilian labor force ages 16 years old and above is 36.4%, where 33.8% are female. The median household income is $42,356. In 2012, there are a total of 864 firms in Florence City. Of these firms, the business ownership between men and women is 380 and 339, respectively. Also, firms owned by veterans are 143 and by non-veterans are 628.

Tourist Attractions and Recreations

Enjoy the different attractions and recreations in Florence City, starting from the Hobbit Trail to Heceta Head Lighthouse. The trail is about two miles uphill trek from Hobbit Beach to Heceta Head. Two miles after the Heceta Head Lighthouse is the Sea Lion Caves.

There are four lakes near Florence: Cleawox LakeSiltcoos LakeTahkenitch Lake between Reedsport and Florence, and Woahink Lake, the deepest relative to sea level.

 Heceta Head Lighthouse is a 56-foot tall lighthouse built in 1894 and is situated high above the Pacific Ocean. The Sea Lion Caves is a connected system of sea caves and caverns open to the Pacific Ocean. Darlingtonia State Natural Site is an 18-acre botanical preserve for a rare plant, Darlingtonia californica, a carnivorous plant natural to Oregon.

Other places to visit are the following:

–         Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial Stake

–         Siuslaw River Bridge

–         South Jetty County Park

–         John Dellenback Dunes Trail

–         Three Rivers Casino


On TripAdvisor‘s website, these are the top ten famous restaurants in the area:

Florence, Oregon is generally an ideal place to live, especially when you are considering retirement and enjoying life. The locals have all that they need – historical destinations, cuisines, and perfect living

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