Rogue River, Oregon, is located just off of I-5 on the banks of the Rogue River. The community of about 2,000 people is nestled in a valley that is noted for its dry summers and temperate winters. Those that own Rogue River real estate live close to three different mountain ranges: the Cascades, the Coast Range and the Siskiyous. This southwestern Oregon community is in Jackson County, about 1,000 feet above sea level.
The community was originally called Woodville, and the name remained for many years. In fact, the Woodville post office was in operation from 1876 to 1912. In 1912, the town became Rogue River, and the name of the post office was updated as well.
Parks and Recreation
Valley of the Rogue State Park is only three miles outside of town, just off of Interstate 5. The hiking trail along the river is popular, and the wild blackberries are fun to pick when they are in season.
Anglers that invest in Rogue River OR homes will enjoy the endless pursuit of steelhead, salmon and native trout along various stretches of the Rogue River. Along other stretches of the river, whitewater rafting is very popular, especially when the water flow is higher.
Attractions and Activities
The Woodville Museum recalls the days over a century ago when the community was still called Woodville. There are exhibits of various pioneer artifacts, and the original town jail has been erected behind the museum.
The Palmerton Arboretum offers visitors five acres of varied species of trees and shrubs from across the globe. The facility also includes a playground, picnic area and duck pond. A 1930s-era nursery was converted into the arboretum so a number of the trees are fully mature. There are trees native to the Pacific Northwest, and there are also non-native species like Mediterranean cedars and Japanese pines.
In the later part of June every year, Rogue River hosts the National Rooster Crowing Contest. Since 1953, this unique event has included an old-time parade, live music and much more.
The prospective Rogue River home buyer interested in a beautiful country estate with acreage will find a number of Rogue River homes for sale that meet such requirements. Some of the homes for sale in Rogue River will be on at least ten acres of land. A Rogue River real estate agent can help a buyer to identify which real estate in Rogue River meets his or her needs.
Younger families or those on a budget will find some nice ranch homes and other Rogue River properties that are quite modest in cost. Those that want Rogue River OR real estate with four or five bedrooms and lots of space will find some nice Rogue River real estate to consider. Your Rogue River realtor can tell you more about these spacious residences.