Woodburn : Oregon


What It Is Like to Retire in Woodburn

Woodburn is known for the Woodburn dragstrip as well as two golf courses in town, including the Oregon Golf Association's golf course. The town is in located in the northern part of the Willamette Valley and is part of the Salem Metro. Another popular attraction is the outlet mall, Woodburn Company Stores. The annual tulip festival is one of the big events of the year. Photo of Central square courtesy of Wikipedia and Hrystiv (public domain); photo of Woodburn Company Stores courtesy of Wikipedia and M.O. Stevens (public domain).

Where to Retire in Woodburn and Home Prices

There are a number of active adult communities in the area. Tukwila, the area surrounding the public championship golf course, supports a more up-scale community of both younger families and retired folks.  Woodburn Country Estates is a retirement community with a golf course. Zillow reports the median home value was $280,147, in early 2020.


What Is Special about Woodburn

Woodburn is located in the picturesque Willamette valley, with beautiful views of Mount Hood. Both Portland and Salem are within easy driving distance (20-30min), and housing costs are significantly cheaper. The yearly tulip festival and Octoberfest nearby are big tourist attractions.


What Is Not Special about Woodburn

Traffic during the tulip festival and Octoberfest.


Who Will Like Retirement in Woodburn

The town is diverse with a strong Hispanic and Russian Orthodox influence.


Local Economy Is Driven by

Tourism and construction are 2 important components of the Woodburn economy.

Climate and Physical Environment

January average temperature is 40 degrees and July's average is about 70 degrees.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Jesse H. Settlemier House is a museum located on Settlemier Avenue. The World's Berry Center Museum was founded in the early 1980s; plays are occasionally put on in the museum.


Woodburn's crime rate is a little over half of the national average.


Medical Facilities

There are medical facilities in Woodburn.


The closest airport is 45 miles away in Portland.

Valuable Links

Woodburn on Wikipedia



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