Come for the abundant natural beauty, friendly atmosphere and wealth of year-round outdoor activities...
add to that our favorable climate and low cost of living...
and you won't want to leave!!
Have you ever stopped in one of those small towns on the way to a family holiday to stretch your legs, fuel up and get a snack and became fascinated by the lady behind the counter? She knew everyone's name that walked through the door and greeted them with a genuine "How's it going Bill?" You ever wonder what it's like to live in a town where you don't have to wonder about who is teaching your kids? Who is driving the school busses? Is it safe to walk down to the corner store at night? Living here in our community, it won't take long for you to get just that feeling in your gut.
Myrtle Creek, Oregon is nestled in one of Douglas County's more beautiful valleys right on the South Umpqua riverbank. Located, in fact, at what is known to be "The gateway to the 100 valleys of the Umpqua". A small friendly community that has grown with the times while still being removed from the "city bustle" and maintaining its fresh small town appeal.
It has never been a better time to move to the Myrtle Creek area. Real estate opportunities are on the rise, new businesses are moving in all the time and, of course, Myrtle Creek provides a safe, friendly and inspiring atmosphere to raise a family or get away and retire. We have some of the County's more famous attractions, like the original location of Music in the Park! Music in the Park is a great way to mingle within the community and hear some of the great local talent come and play. Myrtle Creek also provides some of the best high school sports entertainment with our very own South Umpqua Lancers!
Some of the greatest reasons to live in the area are the endless recreational possibilities. Hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, RV parks, professional golf facilities, cycling, wine country touring, ATV riding, gold dredging, a four-star resort and more can be accessed in less than 20 minutes from Myrtle Creek! It doesn't matter what you do for fun, there is a way to easily access it from Myrtle Creek!
Truly one of the last "communities", Myrtle Creek citizens lean on each other to get things done in our community. We all pull together to make things happen. This shows every year with our town-wide holiday events and celebrations. One great example is our Summerfest celebration. Every year we get together in our beautiful Millsite Park (see Photos) and throw a great festival with live music, great food and games, and a premium professional fireworks show!
During the Fall holiday season, we throw a Halloween Block Party with candy for the kids, a great trick or treating row with our local businesses, haunted houses, and a costume contest! Then, in between the Thanksgiving and Christmas, season we throw another Winter Festival with a chili cook off, hot cocoa and cider for all who want to take the nip out of the air, and a great parade of elaborately lighted & decorated trucks! How is this all possible in a small town? Volunteers! We are a small community and we do lean on each other to keep our small town traditions alive!
Myrtle Creek is located about 2 minutes east of I-5 for travel convenience. For all the amenities that you may need that our small town cannot provide, Roseburg, the County seat, is located a short 20 minute drive north of Myrtle Creek. So if you are looking for the small town appeal and isolation without the isolation, Myrtle Creek, Oregon is the place for you!
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