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Maria, CNA2, Grants Pass, Oregon
Maria, CNA2, Grants Pass, Oregon

What it’s like to live in the Rogue Valley

Nestled between the Cascade and Siskiyou mountains, the Rogue Valley and surrounding area in Southern Oregon offer:

  • Breathtaking natural scenery.
  • Extensive trail systems and large parks.
  • Local cuisine, microbrews and wine.
  • Mild climate year-round that’s drier than coastal areas.
  • Outdoor recreation.
  • Vibrant arts and entertainment scene.
Downtown Ashland, Oregon
Downtown Ashland, Oregon

Our communities

Be part of a thriving, growing region. Learn more about some of the cities in our area, and see why more people are choosing to call the Rogue Valley home each year:

Enjoy the outdoors

You’ll find many opportunities to get outside and enjoy the Pacific Northwest. Bike to work. Take a day trip to a nearby national park. We have invigorating activities to fit you and your family.

Rogue River National Recreation Trail
Rogue River National Recreation Trail

Culture in Southern Oregon

Whether you’re a foodie, music-lover or theater fan, you’ll appreciate our lively cultural scene. Plan your visit to:

Britt Music Festival, Jacksonville, Oregon
Britt Music Festival, Jacksonville, Oregon

Schools in Southern Oregon

Access high-quality educational opportunities. Explore the public and private school districts, colleges and universities in our area.

Higher education

Primary and secondary schools

Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon
Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon

Hiring policies

See employer policies, including our commitment to equal opportunity hiring.

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