From the moment you cross the California border into Oregon, you're greeted with lush tree studded mountains, and a landscape that can only mean you've ventured into the Pacific Northwest. Oregon is a haven for retirees, and baby boomers looking to embrace an active lifestyle whether that means whitewater rafting, hiking, cycling, or fishing in the plethora of lakes, and rivers available to outdoor enthusiasts. Rich, sprawling wine country, majestic mountains, and miles of Pacific coastline makes Oregon a geographic wonderland for senior living. Baby boomers and retirees can find 41 active adult communities across the state, and with this kind of scenery, there isn't a bad seat in the house!
From the southern Rogue Valley, to Portland, Oregon weather is varied depending on which side of the Cascade mountains you happen to be on. The western portion of the state is influenced by the Pacific coast, and experiences heavier precipitation, whereas the areas east of the Cascade range tend to be drier with cool night time temperatures, and hotter daytime highs.
Oregon's geography gives 55+ retirees the chance to choose their own adventure, from breathtaking Mount Hood with an elevation of 11,239, to the mystical rock formations of Cannon Beach. Rolling valleys, mountains, lakes, and abundance of greenery offers the outdoor lifestyle that has drawn so many to Oregon.
Taxes and Healthcare
For senior living with a view, the state offers affordable retirement living, with reasonable home prices, and no sales or social security tax. Some of the best hospitals, and facilities can be found in Oregon from renown Oregon Health & Sciences University, to Asante Health System. Oregon is geared towards living an active lifestyle, making it a state always on the move.
Sights and Entertainment
Oregon is steeped in arts, and culture. The bustling city of Portland is home to the Portland Art Museum, and Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. This exciting city has a fantastic walkable downtown perfect for active adults to spend the day or a night on the town. Home to the University of Oregon, football fans can root for their home team the Oregon Ducks. Crater Lake National Park, Multnomah Falls, and uniquely beautiful shorelines are amongst the many natural wonders this state is known for. Along the pacific coastline, eleven historic lighthouses can be explored to experience Oregon's past. The Rogue Valley's Britt, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and Eugene's Hult Center for the Performing Arts are part of Oregon's art heritage for an enriching, and exciting way to enjoy retirement living. Oregon cuisine boasts offerings of succulent fresh salmon, colorful local produce, and the state's famous hazelnut crop. Active adults have a vast array of outdoor recreation at their fingertips whether they're an avid cyclist, enjoy water sports such as kayaking, and even rock climbing! Road trips alone provide beautiful sights, so pack a picnic basket for a taste of Northwest living. For a list of 55+, and active lifestyle communities in Oregon, visit http://activeadultliving.com/OR/oregon to find your own piece or paradise.
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