Phoenix Real Estate Information

Phoenix, Oregon is located in the Rogue Valley in Southern Oregon. Phoenix, nicknamed the other Phoenix, is located just off Interstate Highway 5 between Medford and Ashland.

Phoenix is one of the oldest communities in the entire Rogue Valley. Sam Culver settled in the area in 1952, by taking up a donation land claim. Culver first built a log cabin and later a home that was located across the street. The Culver House stood until recently, when it was destroyed by fire.

Many early settlers in Phoenix came as a part of the Oregon Gold Rush. Later they found the real gold to be in the lush fields and timber that were abundant in the area. Timber products were the major goods produced in the area until the mid 1990s. The climate was found to be perfect for growing many fruits, pears being the primary. Pear crops reigned supreme until recently when the declining market caused many orchards to be replaced by vineyards. There are approximately 35 vineyards in the Rogue Valley at this time.

The award winning Phoenix-Talent District 4 has three elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. The high school is located in Phoenix along with one elementary school. The district is currently evaluating the possibility of beginning a magnet school. A charter school, Armadillo Technical Institute serves students in grades 6-12.

The Rogue Valley has much to offer. The temperatures are moderate, and even though summertime highs can be over 100 degrees a few days per year, nighttime lows usually drop below 70 degrees. The Rogue River offers excellent fishing and white water rafting.

The award winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival is located in Ashland and brings over 100,000 visitors per year to the area. Crater Lake National Park and the Oregon Coast are only a short day trip away from Phoenix.