Living and Retiring in Southern Oregon

January 4, 2013 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Retiring in Southern Oregon

Southern Oregon retirement and senior housing

For active seniors searching America for a great retirement location with superior quality of life amenities such as rich cultural, recreational and social opportunities all in a safe, smaller-region area, then the Rogue Valley is your spot.  Southern Oregon is consistently ranked as one of the best places to retire as featured in numerous magazine’s surveys and studies.  Located only a few mile north of the California border, southern Oregon living is convenient, safe, clean, refreshing, fun and free of sales taxes.

Enjoy the Weather

The rainfall in southern Oregon is significantly less than the areas further north such as Eugene, Portland and Seattle.  The average yearly rainfall for the area is somewhere around 20 inches compared to more than double this amount for the northern cities. This allows residents a dryer region for fun and outdoor recreation.

International Airport

For those inevitable trips out of town, Rogue Valley-Medford International Airport provides direct flights aboard major carriers to Denver, San Francisco, Portland, Los Angeles, and other major cities.  Connecting flights are available to just about any other national or worldwide destination.    The airport has recently undergone an extensive remodeling and upgrading.  Boarding flights and making your way through security at the Medford International Airport is typically convenient, quick and easy.

Entertainment in Southern Oregon

From the premier Oregon Shakespeare Festival with its multi-theater, 8 month long season to several other playhouses throughout Ashland and Talent, live theatre is alive and well in Southern Oregon.  Some other theaters and cherished events in Southern Oregon include the Oregon Cabaret Theatre, Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, the Rogue Valley Symphony, Chamber Music Concerts and the Medford Jazz Jubilee.  The yearly summer outdoor Britt Festival in Jacksonville brings top-name acts and symphonic concerts under the stars to the region.  Medford is the location of the yearly Jackson County Fair featuring big-name performances at the Lithia Motors amphitheater.

Art Lover’s Paradise

The art and craft scene in southern Oregon is thriving with more galleries popping-up on a regular basis.  You’ll find more than 30 art galleries in the Rogue Valley; many offering comprehensive classes in drawing, painting and various art techniques along with art appreciation. If you are looking to expand your art awareness or wish to hone your skills, southern Oregon will embrace and fulfill your artistic nature.

Abundant Wineries

For the wine connoisseur, there are over 50 vineyards and wineries throughout the popular Rogue Valley wine region.  All of the wineries are separated by as few as a few minute up to three-hour scenic drive of each other.  Given the fine soil, rolling hillsides and temperate weather, the area is poised to quickly become another Napa Valley.

Recreational Activities

Combine the above amenities with the finest in sightseeing and recreation spots such as the marvel of nature that is Crater Lake, world-famous salmon fishing on the Rogue River, the exciting Mt Ashland Ski area, the colorful and enormous caverns of the Oregon Caves, the awe-inspiring Oregon Coast and numerous trout-filled mountain lakes. Southern Oregon residents enjoy a combination of recreational activities that include hiking, cycling, mountain biking, skiing, rafting, kayaking, sailing, recreational boating, and jet-boat rides along the remote and scenic Rogue River.

Golf in Southern Oregon

If you like to spend your leisure time playing golf, then the Rogue Valley and the greater Medford area are your ticket to a plethora of challenging courses.  There are no fewer than nine courses in the immediate southern Oregon area.

Listing of Facilities

Below you’ll find a comprehensive list of art galleries, wineries and golf courses in the southern Oregon area.  The list is not complete as some of these facilities come and go, but you can get a good idea of the growing list of things to do in what is quickly becoming the retirement Mecca known as southern Oregon.  Please feel free to address any errors or add your facility by emailing us at this link.

Art Galleries in Ashland, Oregon

Art and Soul Gallery
247 East Main
Ashland, Or 97520


Davis and Cline Gallery
525 A Street, Suite 1
Ashland, Or 97520


Hilltop Art Gallery
859-B Mountain Meadows Drive
Ashland, Or 97520
541 708 5141


25 E. Main St.,
Ashland, Or 97520


The Web*sters, Inc.
11 N. Main Street
Ashland, Or 97520


Cathy DeForest Studio
1067 Emigrant Creek Rd.
Ashland, Or 97520


Etienne Studio
143 Third Street
Ashland, Or 97520


Studio A.B 
621 A Street
Ashland, Or
Ashland Art Center
357 East Main Street
Ashland, Or 97520


Gallerie Karon
500 A Street #1 at 4th & A
Ashland, Or 97520


Houstons Framing & Fine Art
270 E. Main St
.Ashland, Or 97520


Schneider Museum of Art
Southern Oregon University
1250 Siskiyou Ave.
Ashland, Or 97520


Thomas Lee Gallery
20 South First Street
Ashland, Or 97520


Cathy Dorris Studios
130 A Street, 4D upstairs
Ashland, Or 97520


Gathering Glass Studio
322 N. Pioneer Street
Ashland, Or 97520
Ashland Art Works
291 Oak Street
Ashland, Or 97520


Hanson Howard Gallery
89 Oak Street
Ashland, Or 97520


Illahe Studios and Gallery
215 Fourth Street
Ashland, Or 97520
541 488 5072


The Photographers Gallery
357 E Main St
Ashland, Or 97520
Backroads Studio
161 Fourth Street
Ashland, Or 97520


Concetti Fine Arts
40 N. Main St.
Ashland, Or 97520


JEGA Gallery & Sculpture
625 A Street
P.O. BOX 851
Ashland, Or 97520

Art Galleries in Medford, Phoenix and Jacksonville Oregon

On the Wall Inc
209 E Main St
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 773-1012
Shuttertime 1
Woolworth Building
33 N Central, Rm 411
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 858-1937
Thomas Kinkade Galleries
Rogue Valley Mall
1600 N Riverside Ave
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 779-1121
National Oak Warehouse
1990 N Pacific Hwy
 Medford, OR 97501
(541) 245-9300
The Creator’s Gallery & Studio
115 W. California Street
Jacksonville, OR 97530
(541) 899-6902

The Total Picture
201 Talent Ave
Talent, OR 97540
(541) 535-5039

Valley Art Gallery the
320 Middleford Ave
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 770-3190

Rogue Gallery & Art
40 S Bartlett St
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 772-8118
Southern Oregon Clay Distributors
3724 S Pacific Hwy
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 535-1311
Carefree Buffalo
130 W California St
Jacksonville, OR 97530
(541) 899-0125
Dodero Studio Ceramics
560 South Oregon St
Jacksonville, OR 97530
(541) 899-8285
The Jefferson Gallery
601 4th St
Phoenix, OR 97535
(541) 855-5588
Neoglassic Studio
1112 Court St Ste 103
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 772-3732
Irelock Imaging
625 Market St
Medford, OR 97504
(541) 608-6133
Bluebird Gallery
1263 N Riverside Ave Ste 4
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 773-7698
Elan Guest Suites and Gallery
245 W Main St
Jacksonville, OR 97530
(541) 899-8000
Red Oak Glass
234 N Front St
Central Point, OR 97502
(541) 665-0423

Wineries in Southern Oregon

2Hawk Winery & Vineyard
2640 E. Barnett Rd. #E-431
Medford, OR 97504


Anindor Vineyards 
1171 Vintage Drive
Elkton, OR 97436
Phone:541-584 2637


Bridgeview Vineyards & Winery 
4210 Holland Loop Rd
Cave Junction, OR 97523
Phone: 541.592.4688


Cowhorn Vineyard
1665 Eastside Road
Jacksonville, OR 97530


Dancin Vineyards 
4554 South Stage Road
Medford, OR 97501


Delfino Vineyards
3829 Colonial Road
Roseburg, OR 97471
Phone:(541) 673-7575


Foris Vineyards Winery 
654 Kendall Rd
Cave Junction, OR 97523


Henry Estate Winery 
PO BOX 26 Umpqua, OR 97486


John Michael Champagne Cellars
1425 Humbug Creek Rd
Jacksonville, OR 97530


Ledger David Cellars 
245 A N. Front Street (Hwy. 99)
Central Point, OR 97502


Melrose Vineyards 
885 Melqua Road
Roseburg, OR 97470


Pebblestone Cellars 
1642 Camp Baker Road
Medford, OR 97501


Quady North Winery 
PO Box 697
Jacksonville, OR 97530


Schmidt Family Vineyards 
330 Kubli Rd
Grants Pass, OR 97527


Slagle Creek Vineyards 
Phone:(541) 846 6176


TeSóAria Vineyard & Winery 
272 Capitol Lane
Roseburg, OR 97470


Wild Rose Vineyard 
PO Box 398
Dillard, OR 97496
Phone:(541) 580-5488
12500 Lookingglass Road
Roseburg, OR 97471
Phone: (541) 679-6642


Bradley Vineyards
2353 Azalea Dr
Elkton, OR 97436
Phone:541 584 2888


Caprice Vineyards 
970 Old Stage Road
Central Point, OR 97502


Crater Lake Cellars 
21882 Hwy 62 Bldg B
Shady Cove, OR 97539
PO Box 810


Deer Creek Vineyards 
2680 Deer Creek Road
Selma, OR 97538
Phone:(541) 597-4226


Devitt Winery 
11412 Highway 238
Jacksonville, OR 97530


Glaser Estate Winery
213 Independence Lane
Roseburg, OR 97471
Phone:(541) 580-4867


Irvine Vineyards 
Ashland, OR 97520


Kriselle Cellars 
12956 Modoc Road
White City, OR 97503


LongSword Vineyard & Fly High Vineyard (FHLV)
8555 Highway 238
Jacksonville OR 97530
Phone:(541) 899-1746


Misty Oaks Vineyard
1310 Misty Oaks Lane
Oakland OR 97426


Plaisance Ranch
16955 Water Gap Road
Williams, OR 97544


Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards
PO Box 1000
Umpqua, OR 97470
Phone:(541) 459-6060


Serra Vineyard Liz W 
222 Missouri Flat Road
Grants Pass, OR 97527


Soloro Vineyard 
9110 N. Applegate Road
Grants Pass, OR 97527


Vadai Wine 
333 N First St
Drain, OR 97435
Phone:626 289-8250
Brandborg Vineyard & Winery
345 First Street
Elkton, OR 97436


Cliff Creek Cellars/Sams Valley Vineyard 
1015 McDonough Rd.
Gold Hill, OR 97525


Daisy Creek Vineyard 
675 Shafer Lane
Jacksonville, OR 97530


Del Rio Vineyards
52 North River Road
Gold Hill, OR 97525
PO Box 906


Folin Cellars
118 West Main Street
Carlton, OR 97111


Grizzly Peak Winery
1600 E. Nevada St.
Ashland, OR 97520
Phone:(541) 482-5700


Jaxon Vineyards 
5709 Hughes Rd
Medford, OR 97504


LaBrasseur Vineyard 
2444 Cobleigh Rd
Eagle Point OR 97524
Phone:(541) 865-3648


Madrone Mountain Vineyard 
540 Tumbleweed Trail
Jacksonville, OR 97530


Paschal Winery & Vineyard 
1122 Suncrest Rd.
Talent, OR 97540


Pyrenees Vineyard & Cellars 
15332 Old Hwy 99 S
Myrtle Creek, OR 97457
Phone:(541) 863.7797


RoxyAnn Winery 
3285 Hillcrest Road
Medford ,OR 97504


Sienna Ridge Estates 
1876 John Long Rd
Oakland, OR 97462


South Stage Cellars 
P. O. Box 1323
Jacksonville, OR 97530
Phone:(541) 899-9120


Trium Winery Laura 
7112 Rapp Lane
Talent, OR 97540


Wooldridge Creek
818 Slagle Creek Rd
Grants Pass, OR 97527

Golf Courses in the Rogue Valley

Bear Creek Golf Course
2355 S Pacific Hwy
Medford, OR 97501
Phone: 541-773-1822
Eagle Point Golf Course
100 Eagle Point Drive
Eagle Point, OR 97524
Phone: 541-826-8225
Rogue Valley Country Club 
2660 Hillcrest
Medford, OR 97504
Phone: 541-772-4050
Cedar Links Golf Club
3155 Cedar Links Dr
Medford OR 97504
Phone: 541-773-4373
Oak Knoll Golf Course
3070 Hwy 66
Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: 541-482-4311
Stewart Meadows Golf 
1301 S Holly Street
Medford, OR 97501
Phone: 541-770-6554
Quail Point Golf Course
1200 Mira Mar
Medford, OR 97504
Phone: 541-857-7000
Stone Ridge Golf Course
500 E. Antelope Rd
Eagle Point, OR 97524
Phone: 541-830-4653