3098 University Road, Grants Pass, Oregon 97527
-------------------Horizon Village, an Attractive 55+ Community, Has Single Family Cottages, Duplexes, a Community Garden, Pocket Parks, a Clubhouse and More
Grants Pass is in rugged southwestern Oregon and is the site of Horizon Village, a pretty 55+ community that was founded 2003. The community is minutes from Redwood Terrace (an assisted living facility), Rogue Community College and downtown Grants Pass.
Located on six tree-lined acres and bisected by a small creek, Horizon Villages has 56 one-story duplex or single-family cottages. All are built with aging in mind, meaning that wider doorways, large closets, skylights, and a full kitchen come standard. Residences range from one bedroom and about 800 square feet to two bedrooms and more than 1,400 square feet. Exteriors are light colored vinyl siding with a garage facing the street.
Prices start in the high-$200,000s. Please verify this with a Realtor as prices may change. Short term rentals for family and friends are also available. Small pets are welcome.
The neighborhood incorporates lush landscaping, pocket parks, a community deck, a community garden, water features, and pervious pavement. A 24 hour security patrol keeps the village streets safe. The clubhouse has a common room and kitchenette. Weekly activities might include a magic show, a concert, a fishing trip, or a trip to Seven Feathers Casino. Most homes have a mountain view.
Grants Pass is in southwestern Oregon and is known for its mild winters and dry summers. The Rogue River runs through it, and the city maintains bike trails along the waterways. Riverside Park hosts summer concerts and Boatnik, an annual speedboat race. Downtown merchants sponsor a classic car cruise and first Friday art walk. The nearby Rogue River National Forest offers camping, cabins, and winter skiing. The Oregon Caves National Monument is an hour to the south.
Three Rivers Medical Center is accredited by the National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations (NIAHO).
Summer temperatures are in the 70s, 80s and 90s, and winter temperatures are in the 20s, 30s and 40s. On average, the area receives 30 inches of rain and 5 inches of snow each year.
Visit www.horizonvillage.info for more information. Homes do not come up for sale often, but two are listed at tinyurl.com/ya8yd2t4.
English and Spanish sailors spotted the Oregon coast in the 1500s and the 1600s, respectively. Captain Cook mapped part of the coastline while he was seeking the Northwest Passage. Captain Robert Gray, helming the Columbia, discovered a large river and he named it after his ship. A fur depot called Astoria, established by John Astor, was formed in 1811.
For years the British, particularly the Hudson Bay Company, and the Americans occupied this area, with squimishes common. The Oregon Treaty of 1846 resolved the conflict, finally establishing a boundary between British North American (modern day Canada) and the U.S.
The region has a large wood and lumber industry, as well as important paper and salmon industries. Peppermint, blackberries, boysenberries, cover seed crops, black raspberries, loganberries, and hazelnuts are important crops. Electric power from the state's many dams fuels the manufacturing sector.
Popular sites include Crater Lake National Park, Bonneville Dam, Mount Hood, Hells Canyon, Newberry Volcanic National Monument, and the Columbia River Gorge. From its rugged coastline to its large evergreen forests, Oregon is a very pretty state.
Population - 4,093,465
Persons 65 years old and over - 17%
High school graduates, persons age 25+ - 90%
Bachelor's degree or higher, persons age 25+ - 30%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 12%
White persons, not Hispanic - 77%
Median household income - $51,225
Median home value - $237,300
Social Security taxed? No
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Newer Communities vs. Older Communities
Retirement communities come in a variety of shapes and sizes. These days new communities have a lot of bells and whistles, often including a large clubhouse with a state of the art fitness center, a resort-style swimming pool, an 18 hole championship golf course (or two or three), concierge services, transportation services, a rental program and much more. Something to keep in mind with newer communities is how the development will look when it is completely built out. And who will the residents be? Older communities often cannot match the amenities of newer ones, but they make up for that by having an established group of residents. You have a better idea what you are getting when you buy into an older development.
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