Astoria, Oregon Real Estate and Community Information

Astoria, Oregon Real Estate and Community InformationLocated in Clatsop County, Oregon, Astoria has long been known as a port city and a hub of industry. In fact, legendary explorers Lewis and Clark spent time at Fort Clatsop, which is located just to the southwest of Astoria. However, you will find that the weather, opportunities for jobs and local art scene are more great reasons to move here.

What's the Weather Like?

If you don't like cold and snow during the winter or oppressive heat during the summer, you are going to love living in Astoria. During the month of January, daytime highs are close to 50 degrees while nighttime lows tend to hover between 35 and 40 degrees. During the month of July, daytime highs are close to 70 degrees with nighttime lows in the mid-50s. In addition to comfortable temperatures during the summer months, June, July and August are also the three driest months of the year in Astoria with just over an inch of precipitation. This means that you won't have to worry about bringing the umbrella to the park or the beach.

Getting Around Town is Easy

There are several main roads in Astoria that can help you get wherever you need to go. U.S Route 101 runs north and south and extends all the way to California to the south and the state of Washington to the north. U.S Route 30 goes in an east to west direction and will help you get through Astoria itself. In some locations, Interstate 84 may be the more convenient route to take. The Port of Astoria is a point of call for cruise ships and other large vessels while the Astoria Regional Airport makes it possible for small and private airplanes to get in and out of Astoria.

Where Can I Go to Enjoy Nature?

Astoria, Oregon Parks and RecreationThere are many state and national parks close to Astoria. One of the more popular parks is Fort Stevens National Park that is home to the Clatsop Spit. The Clatsop Spit is a large sand dune that was deposited from the Columbia River and has been shaped by wind and water erosion ever since. It is home to several famous shipwrecks including the General Warren and the Rambler.

Sunset Beach State Recreation Area and Ecola Park offer several miles of hiking trails and sandy areas. Sunset Beach offers visitors with a direct route to the Pacific Ocean while Ecola Park is home to Haystack Rock and was the location where The Goonies and Point Break were filmed.

Several Sports Teams are Located Close to Astoria

If you want a great college education without having to uproot your life, you have many options to choose from. Oregon and Oregon State are both quality institutions that in-state residents will find to be affordable options. Online programs may be available to further add to the convenience of getting a degree there. Portland and Portland State also offer a large number of degree programs that will enable you to find a job and further set roots in the community. In addition to Portland and Oregon State, there are five other state funded schools including Eastern and Western Oregon.

Get Your College Degree Without Leaving Home

If you want a great college education without having to uproot your life, you have many options to choose from. Oregon and Oregon State are both quality institutions that in-state residents will find to be affordable options. Online programs may be available to further add to the convenience of getting a degree there. Portland and Portland State also offer a large number of degree programs that will enable you to find a job and further set roots in the community. In addition to Portland and Oregon State, there are five other state funded schools including Eastern and Western Oregon.

Enjoy the History of Astoria at Its Several Landmarks and Museums

Astoria, Oregon Landmarks and MuseumsAstoria has long been occupied by many different groups of people. For most of its history until the early 19th century, it was occupied by the Clatsop tribe before it was discovered and colonized by American settlers. In the 1920s, the Astoria Column was built as part of the state park system, and it was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. The column is 125 feet tall and is also used as an observation deck.

If you like to look at ships and other types of old boats, you will want to visit the Columbia River Maritime Museum. It has long been noted for having the best maritime exhibits in the state and is the official maritime museum for the state of Oregon. Among the 30,000 objects currently housed in the museum, the most famous artifact may be the lightship Columbia.

Those who are ready to make the move to a great community should contact Re/Max River & Sea today. We will be able to help you find the right home for you in a part of town that fits your needs and lifestyle. You can call or email us at anytime to schedule a showing or to learn more about a community that you will be proud to call home.

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