7 Reasons Why People Are Moving to Oregon

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Grants Pass, OR 199909023

BikeInOregon.comIt's no surprise that Oregon touts the Nation's 10th-fastest rate of net migration.  What does this mean?  People are moving to Oregon and not leaving.  Here are 7 reasons why people love Oregon.

Oregon is beautiful.  You don't have to drive far to experience towering redwood trees, clean coastal beaches, gorgeous Cascade mountain range, flowing rivers, and tons of wildlife.  There is so much to do outdoors; from biking, hiking, skiing, fishing, rafting, or simply taking in nature at its finest.

Oregon is friendly.  People tend to be more patient and kind here.  Perhaps it's the clean air, or the chill lifestyle that puts them at ease.  In any case, don't expect to rush through the coffee line without chatting to the Barista about your plans for the day.  They genuinely want to know =)

Oregon has clean air.  Maybe it's due to all the trees, but it sure is nice to breathe clean air.  There tends to be less litter too, as the locals are environmentally minded.

Oregon has low DMV registrations.  No matter what type of car you drive, DMV registrations are $116. for two years! Crazy good!

Oregon roads are the best.  You would think with low DMV registrations, the roads would suffer.  But, that's not the case.  Oregon keeps their roads and highways in great shape.

Oregon provides full-service at the gas pump.  That's right, you never have to pump your own gas in Oregon.  Furthermore, gas is cheaper here than in neighboring states.  It's win-win for everyone.

Oregon has affordable housing.  This may be a little subjective for some, but if you're coming over our southern border from California, you're going to feel like you hit the housing lottery... for real!

If you need any more convincing on moving to Oregon... check out BuyinOregon.com

P.S. That's my hubby on the bike.  He loves Oregon too!

Posted by

Melinda Peterson


Melinda Peterson ~ Oregon Principal Broker


Real Estate Cafe LLC


Serving Central & Southern Oregon

Inspired by her love for dreamy homes and lattes, Mel specializes in creating relationships of land and life... with a latte laughter =)








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Comments (17)

Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Okay I wanna know how much IS gas there?  And our Auto taxes are low too, they changed a few years ago.  I want to visit Oregon, but family first and they are in GA.  And I wish we didn't have a lot of litter.

Feb 18, 2020 03:56 PM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson

Hi ya Tammy Lankford!  Gas is between $2.37 - $2.98 per gallon, depending on where you live in Oregon.  I forgot to mention, there is also no Sales Tax in Oregon.   

Feb 19, 2020 02:30 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Mel- I can see why someone would want to move to Oregon! $116 for 2 years to register your car is a bargain!  

Feb 18, 2020 05:34 PM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson

It is truly a bargain Kathy Streib.  There are so many other benefits too, like the BEST coffee in the PNW!

Feb 19, 2020 02:31 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Mel. Another plus is no sales tax or personal property tax on vehicles. I will be moving to Oregon in the Spring.  Looks like the cycling keeps hubby in great shape. 

Feb 18, 2020 06:10 PM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson

Yes indeed Sharon Lee, I forgot to mention no sales tax!  That's awesome that you're moving to Oregon!   

Feb 19, 2020 02:33 PM
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Company - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Full service at the gas pump? No way!  Is that so patrons don't have to stand in the rain? Hello, my friend. Oregon is a lovely state. I happen to have a daughter there now.

Feb 18, 2020 08:18 PM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson

I know, I can't hardly believe it Mimi Foster.  I think the reason is, Oregon likes to keep everyone employed.  I'm okay with not having to pump my gas... ever again! 

Feb 19, 2020 02:35 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Mel - I like the presentation of this post. Very attractive and quite reader-friendly.  Of course, you speak so highly of your adopted state so we understand how important each of these qualities of life/living mean to you.  

Feb 19, 2020 06:01 AM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson
Grants Pass, OR - Bend, OR
@TheBlessedRealtor - ABR, CRS

Awww, thanks Michael Jacobs.  I like the fact that you mentioned Oregon is my adopted state.  It's true, I'm a SoCal Girl in an Oregon world.  Some things just never leave us... like, ya know! 

Feb 19, 2020 02:41 PM
Sally Crane
WMS - Unity, WI
Woodland appraisal support.

Thanks for the update, all the best to you as you get many of these properties listed and sold.



Feb 20, 2020 01:26 AM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson

LOL... what properties Sally

Feb 23, 2020 12:18 PM
Sally Crane

When all those folks move to Oregon they may need a home. 

Feb 25, 2020 11:09 PM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson
Grants Pass, OR - Bend, OR
@TheBlessedRealtor - ABR, CRS

You are soooo right Sally! 

Mar 03, 2020 06:35 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Melinda (Mel) Peterson - I am happy to report Gas is much lower in Flower Mound (under $2.00 per gallon, between $1.99 - $1.85 per gallon) but for every other good reason that you listed for living in Oregon, Texas can't compete! Your video and the professional photography is gorgeous! I loved every photo in the presentation and everything else you listed, especially full service attendants. I could get used to it all!

You really sold me on Oregon!!! 

Mar 09, 2020 09:36 PM