This southern Oregon city is home to approximately 75,000 people, yet continues to be a friendly community. With about 24 percent of the city's population under the age of 18, Medford offers a great environment for children to grow up in, yet its number of job opportunities make it a place ripe with opportunity for employment as well. Check out Medford apartments for rent today to find your next home!
Living in Medford, OR
Despite being a small city today, Medford's place along the railroad in the late 1800s made many local residents believe the city would soon become the region's largest. By 1884, several houses and businesses had been built in town.
Although Medford is not the largest town in the state, it still continues to be an area that embraces growth. The largest employers in Jackson County include Asante, Lithia Motors, Inc. and Rogue Valley Medical Center, among others. Medford is about 20 minutes north of Ashland, home to Southern Oregon University. Students renting Medford apartments will be able to easily commute to classes from town.
Medford Attractions and Special Events
Like most of western Oregon, the Medford area top attractions include a number of outdoor excursions. Many residents enjoy river rafting on the Rogue River during the summer, while the Upper and Lower Table Rock are a great place to hike throughout the year. Local fans of vino appreciate regional wineries like DANCIN Vineyards, a family-owned winery that produces excellent Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
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