Jacksonville’s quality of life and moderate climate combined with the small-town charm and walk-ability make this a highly desirable place for people who can choose where to live. Some of Jacksonville’s living advantages include:
- Unique residential areas
- Abundant leisure and recreational opportunities
- Lively cultural base
- Close to the region’s best health care facilities
- Seasonal climate
- Pedestrian friendly
- Small town ambiance
This is truly a great place with its independently owned shops, eateries, wineries and accommodations combined with a committed citizenry and a strong sense of history. Click here for a list of relocation and residential resources.
A major factor that distinguishes the City of Jacksonville is the preservation of its historic structures and surrounding context. Jacksonville became Oregon’s first National Historic Landmark District in 1966 due to having the state’s most extensive and complete example of a late 19th century inland commercial mining community.
Our Landmark District encompasses some 326 acres and contains 98 buildings built between 1850 and 1900 that have been preserved and maintained. Due to the City’s large National Historic Landmark district, there is a high level of review for many customary uses and situations – for both residences and businesses. So before making too many plans regarding a property you should check in with the city offices. You can start by using their website – www.jacksonvilleor.us – and look for the City Codes under the Planning Department.
Local Real Estate Professionals can be a good source of information. If you have any questions regarding relocation to our area, please contact us. We’d be happy to answer any questions and help make your move as easy as living here.
POPULATION: 2,665 (2009 CENSUS)
CLIMATE: AVERAGE MONTHLY LOW 30F/HIGH 89F
AVERAGE ANNUAL PRECIPITATION: 18.85”
LOCATION: SW OREGON, FOOTHILLS OF THE SISKIYOU MOUNTAINS
NEAREST MAJOR FREEWAY: INTERSTATE-5 (7 MILES AWAY); HIGHWAY 238 RUNS THROUGH TOWN
NEAREST MAJOR CITIES: MEDFORD (5 MILES); ASHLAND (11 MILES); PORTLAND (275 MILES); SAN FRANCISCO (350 MILES)
SISTER CITY: LAWRENCE, NEW ZEALAND