Roseburg : Oregon

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What it's Like to Retire in Roseburg

Roseburg is a small town in southwestern Oregon with a steady population of 21,000. The average age is higher than average, about 39. Roseburg is an old mill town where the mill has closed down. Some people like the town, whereas others complain on forums about drug use and unemployment. It has a reputation as being a retirement town.  It gets more rain than the U.S. average in winter, and less in summer. Photo of downtown courtesy of Wikipedia.

Where to Retire in Roseburg and Home Prices

There are active communities in the area (see link at right). The median price for a home, around $135,000 in late 2014, is much less than the U.S. and the Oregon medians.


What is special about Roseburg

The possibilities for outdoor recreation are outstanding.

What is not special about Roseburg

Unemployment is over 10% and the town does not seem to be going anywhere.

Who will like retirement in Roseburg

Retirees who want a small town with a low cost of living, and has all four seasons, may like to retire here.


Local economy is driven by

Manufacturing and Retail


Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is in the low to mid 40's.  Expect over 5" of rain in January and December.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Roseburg has a Parks Department and a 9-hole golf course.  The area is known for outdoor recreation such as hiking, mountain biking, and kayaking.  It is also close to wineries and not far from the Oregon coast.



The crime rate is 2/3 of the national average.

Medical facilities

Mercy Medical center; there is also a VA hospital located in Roseburg



Amtrak services Roseburg; the closest airport is in North Bend, about 90 miles away; Roseburg is not considered a walkable community.


Valuable Links

City of Roseburg


What people are saying about Roseburg

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Facts about ROSEBURG
  • State: OR
  • Environment: Rural,
  • City Population: Less than 10,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Culture Index: 81-90 (low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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