Florence Oregon Relocation Guide

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Florence is home to a retirement community that consists of about 1/3 of our 7,000+ population.  Florence seniors tend to be active and  participate in a variety of community organizations from the arts to volunteer work to  nature study groups and travel clubs to take advantage of
cheap flights and group tour opportunities.  The Outward Ventures program, for instance, is a community college program that provides transportation to cultural events in Eugene and outdoor activities up and down the coast. 

Young families will also be pleased with the exceptional schools, library, skate park and 11 local parks.   This active and supportive community provides pre-school library time, Power Hour tutoring program, high school career tracking and more.  Siuslaw High School has also produced state championships in track and field, football and more.  Extra-curricular activities with the Boys and Girls Club are offered after school and daily throughout the summer.

Speaking of summer, it is incomparable in this outdoor playground.  The dunes provide separate trail access for ATV and horseback riding, with the Siuslaw Forest home to a number of campgrounds. Surrounded by water, you can almost choose your catch of the day from river and ocean salmon fishing to surf or lake fishing, crabbing, clamming, and even fresh oysters from Winchester Bay.  The more adventurous can enjoy sailing, boating, scuba diving, kayaking, and surfing; or just stroll along the beach, fly a kite, peer into tide pools, or let the crashing waves wash away the stresses of the day. 

And if that's not enough, Florence is also home to Three Rivers Casino and the 500 seat Florence Event Center.  Enjoy locally produced community theatre, presentations from Eugene dance and musical troupes, and even performances from such notables as Helen Reddy.   Eugene, North Bend and Lincoln City also provide headliner entertainment, guaranteeing there is no time for boredom in Florence.

Living in this paradise is truly like being on vacation every day of the week.



Various licenses and fees are required by the City of Florence and/or Lane County.

Dogs are required to have a license in accordance with Lane County statutes. Licenses can be purchased at the Humane Society, Oceanside Veterinary, Osburn Veterinary or online.

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


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.



Utilities in Florence are provided by Central Lincoln Public Utilities District, City of Florence water and the Heceta Water District, Dunes City. Some rural neighborhoods obtain water through wells, lake pumps, and collectives. Garbage services are provided by Central Coast Disposal 541-902-7554 or County Transfer and Recycling 541-997-8233



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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