Woodburn : Oregon

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What it's 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 tulip festival courtesy of Wikipedia and Kkmd. Photo of Settlmeir House courtesy of Wikipedia and Andrew Parodi; photo of Woodburn Central Square courtesy of Wikipedia and Hrystiv.

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 golf course. Zillow reports the median home value was $246,600, in early 2018.


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

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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

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