Why Move To Florence, Oregon?

One Of The Best Places To Retire, Live, Work And Vacation

Florence is a friendly community on the Central Oregon Coast with an incredible diversity of recreational, cultural, and civic opportunities for involvement. It continues to gain recognition as a great place to live, work, and vacation, and it’s certainly one of the best places to retire.

dog on beach
florence siteseeing
florence seals
kid fishing

Isn’t this the kind of place you’d want to live?

Check out these accolades!

2018: USA Today’s

#1 Best Small Town in the Northwest

And #2 Small Town In America for Adventure

2017: USA Today’s

#2 Best Small Town in the Northwest

And #2 Small Town In America for Adventure

2016: Expedia.com’s

Ranked #1 Most Beautiful Town

And #5 Place in the US to “Pop the Question”

2016: Oregonian/OregonLive.com readers’

Voted #1 for Favorite Coastal Getaway

Where to Retire Magazine’s

Top 8 Coastal Places to Retire


8 Coolest Cities

You Must Experience for Yourself


25 Best Family Weekend Getaways With Kids


#2 Best Harbor in America

An official

Coast Guard City

2018: Florence: Live | Work | Play

2017: Florence: City In Motion

In addition, Florence is a very engaging community with several volunteer opportunities in civic, arts, educational, veterans, animal, and compassionate public aid organizations.

Florence Golf Links

Stretching along the beautiful 6th fairway of Florence Golf Links (formerly Sandpines Golf Links), Fairway Estates offers quick access to the best golf on the Central Oregon Coast.

Florence Golf Links is simply breathtaking. Sculpted by nature and crafted into the unique setting of sand dunes, pine forest, and crystal blue lakes, this one-of-a-kind location provided a natural canvas for Rees Jones, the world-renowned golf course designer, to create 18 magnificent holes that will indulge your senses while improving your game. And because it was built over sand, the course is playable almost immediately after our occasional rains.

At times, you’ll feel as if you are playing the bluffs of Scotland, the Monterey Peninsula, or the woods of America’s mid-Atlantic. Florence Golf Links was voted “Best New Public Course in America” by Golf Digest shortly after opening in 1993 and has received other awards including a 4½-star rating from Golf Digest’s list of “Places to Play in the USA.”

Things To Do In Florence

Florence is a dream community with a short commute of about 10 minutes to get anywhere in town, and just a few more minutes beyond to find the best sights of what we think is the most spectacular coastline in America. With far more to do than we can include here, we offer these links full of great information:

Ready To Make Florence Your New Home?

4000 Rhododendron Dr.
Florence, OR 97439
just north of 35th Street