Grants Pass Real Estate Information

Grants Pass, Oregon is a city where people still stroll downtown on Sunday afternoon to view art on display and to make a stop at Blind George’s News Stand to pick up freshly buttered popcorn. The sign that arches across the main street into downtown proclaims, “It’s the Climate.” People living in Grants Pass seem to simply enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle. As of July 2008, Grants Pass has a population of 32,290 and a growth rate of 13.3% since 2000.

Grants Pass is the county seat of Josephine County and is located 55 miles north of California and 235 miles south of Portland on Interstate Highway 5. The Rogue River runs through Grants Pass as it winds its way to the Pacific Ocean. Grants Pass was founded in the 1860’s as a stage stop and was named in honor of General U. S. Grant’s victory at Vicksburg. When the railroad came to the west coast, Grants Pass became a railhead.

Leaving Interstate 5 and after traveling through Grants Pass, you’ll find the Redwood Highway. A stunning trip along this highway leads through thousand-year-old redwoods. After about two hours into the Oregon Coast, turning left in Cave Junction leads to the Oregon Caves. On the coast, there are miles of sandy beaches, tide pools, camping and hiking.

Memorial Day weekend in Grants Pass features Boatnik. This event has been held annually since 1959. The festival includes a parade, carnival, boat races and fireworks.
The Rogue Valley has much to offer in outdoor recreation. On the Rogue River, there is white water rafting and excellent fishing. In the wintertime, head up to the mountains for snowboarding, downhill or cross-country skiing.

Grants Pass is a great place to experience all that Southern Oregon has to offer. As they say in Grants Pass, “It’s the Climate.”