and Surrounding Area
Ashland, Oregon (22,000 residents), mecca of the Rogue Valley, has an elevation
of 2,000 ft, and sits on the California-Oregon border.
The area has a mild 4-season climate that receives only
an average of 19 inches of rainfall annually and an abundance of sunshine throughout the year.
The city is the
home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Southern Oregon University with over 6,500 students and serves at the gateway
to the Pacific NorthWest.
Ashland is the artistic tourist mecca of the west coast and hosts over 325,000 visitors
Driven by tourism and higher education, Ashland has over 100 restaurants, scores of hotels and
quaint B&B's, and a unique independent local retail economy.
Numerous galleries (nearly 90) make Ashland their
home and feature local and world-renown artists. Creativity abounds in the business and manufacturing core.
Ashland-Medford metropolitan area has a thriving economy with 3 acute care hospitals, the Rogue Valley International
Airport, and an active community college system that supports the university.
Within a little more than a three-hour
drive, you can reach the Pacifc Ocean, visit over 88 wineries, or enjoy the cities of Grant's Pass, Roseburg or
An easy two-hour drive north is the University of Oregon in Eugene. The pristine Rogue
Valley, the forested Cascade Mountains and the Rogue River basin are a sportsman's paradise. Crater Lake National
Park is just up the road.