Florence Oregon Local Guide

About Us

Florence is a great place to live, work and play! It is one of the few places where one has ocean beaches, forested lakes, and riverfront scenery right in your back yard. In addition, it is just an hour to the I-5 corridor, offering top entertainment and dining between Eugene and Portland. The temperate climate, between 35 and 80, adds to the amenities Florence offers, creating a little piece of paradise in the Pacific Northwest. 

Florence retirees are a wonderful resource to the community and can be found lending their wisdom and expertise in our classrooms, medical facilities, outdoor organizations and more. Retirees also enjoy the relaxed pace and abundant outdoor recreation, making this one of the most sought after retirement communities in the country.

Young families will also find a home with exceptional schools, library, and park facilities. The active and supportive community provides Power Hour tutoring program, pre-school library time, high school career tracking. and much more. Siuslaw High School has produced state championships in track and field, and #1 football team in 2006. A local Boys and Girls Club also provides numerous after-school and summer activities.

Florence provides continuing educational opportunities with a local Lane Community College campus. Students can receive Associates' degrees through a combination of onsite and distance learning. The campus also provides community learning courses to enhance local lives in the arts, technologies and out of doors. The popular Outward Ventures program provides seniors' transportation to area cultural events and outdoor activities.

The Florence Community Event Center is host to local community theatre and musicians, presentations from Eugene dance and musical troupes, and even performances from such notables as Helen Reddy and Barry McGuire. Three Rivers Casino, opened in 2007, adds its own brand of excitement and headliner entertainment, as well as venues in Eugene, North Bend and Lincoln City. Living in this paradise is truly like being on vacation every day of the week.


FCity Services

General contractors and others may now apply for virtually all types of building permits via the statewide ePemits system at http://www.oregon-epermitting.info

FCounty Services


   Lane County Website 
Online Services 
   Lane County Departments
  Telephone Directory

Land & Building Management Online

FState Servces

   Kate Brown, Secretary of State

Oregon Blue Book
Dept of Revenue --- online filing, tax form, etc



Utilities in Florence are provided by Central Lincoln Public Utilities District, City of Florence water and the Heceta Water District, Dunes City. SGarbage services are provided by Central Coast Disposal 541-902-7554 or County Transfer and Recycling 541-997-8233


FHealth Care

Peace Health Clinic & Peace Harbor Hospital are part of the Sisters of St Joseph of Peace Healing Mission in the Pacific Northwest. The majority of health care in the Florence area is delivered through the Peace Health system.

Sacred Heart in Eugene provides care through various forms of telemedicine and participates in the Oregon Health Network.


The Siuslaw School District provides education to grades K-12, 5 days a week. Florence is also home to a Lane Community College branch campus. Numerous pre-schools serve the area including Head Start and the Boys & Girls Club' ABC Pre-School.


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Whether you're here for a visit or here for a life time, when you're in Florence, you're on vacation every day of the year!

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