Community Overview

Florence is a great place to live and do businesses. In 2015, Florence was recognized by Expedia as Oregon's #1 Most Livable Coastal Town. Our rich cultural scene and dramatic landscape keep you and your employees happy, and happy employees build top-notch businesses!

Population

Florence has 8,620 residents and counting. Since 2000, Florence's population has grown 18%. Including areas outside the city limits but within the urban growth boundary, the Florence area population is just over 10,000.

Location and Weather

Nestled between wild hills of the Coast Range, the picturesque Siuslaw River, and the awe-inspiring sweep of the Oregon Dunes, Florence is a coastal town with a wonderfully mild climate. In January, average temperatures range from 36°F - 51°F; in July, the average is 50°F - 69°F.

Florence is conveniently located one hour west of the I-5 Corridor and Oregon's second largest metro-area (Eugene/Springfield). We're close enough for ease, but far enough to avoid the crowds!

Housing

Florence offers a desirable stock of single-family housing options. 62% of homes are owner-occupied, and 38% are rentals. We have something for everyone - check out local listings!

Cost of Living

Florence is very affordable. We often associate the Oregon Coast with over-priced housing, but not in Florence! Housing costs in Florence are 28% lower than in Eugene.

City.....................................Cost of Living (US Average = 100)
Florence, OR........................................................................97.9
Lincoln City, OR..................................................................106.8
Newport, OR......................................................................107.4
Eugene, OR........................................................................109.6
Corvallis, OR......................................................................121.4
Bend, OR...........................................................................121.7
Portland, OR......................................................................125.7
Seattle, WA........................................................................154.3
San Francisco, CA...............................................................242.6
Source: Sperling's Best Places, Cost of Living Comparison. http://www.bestplaces.net/cost-of-living/

Schools

Florence has three schools – Siuslaw Elementary, Middle, and High Schools. The Siuslaw School Districtserves Florence and surrounding areas.

Health Care

Florence offers top-of-the-line health care through PeaceHealth at the Peace Harbor Medical Center and McKenzie Primary Care Associates.

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