Ashland, OR

Population: 21,002 livability score shield

Key findings

  • Ashland has a Livability Score of 75/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Ashland crime rates are 13% lower than the Oregon average
  • Cost of living in Ashland is 12% higher than the Oregon average
  • Ashland real estate prices are 47% higher than the Oregon average
  • Rental prices in Ashland are 4% higher than the Oregon average

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      Top Rated Schools in Ashland

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Helman Elementary SchoolKG - 534470%
      John Muir Elementary SchoolKG - 812170%
      Ashland High School9 - 121,02768%
      Ashland Middle School6 - 856963%
      Bellview Elementary SchoolKG - 532262%
      Walker Elementary SchoolKG - 534455%
      Pinehurst Elementary SchoolKG - 81650%
      The Siskiyou School1 - 8189n/a
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      Ashland Reviews

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      Breath Taking
      I lived in Ashland for three years and every day marveled at the incredible beauty. Generously green and lush, this is a highly walkable town with an almost picture perfect community. For it's small population of about 20,000 residents, it offers abundant community events (the place loves its parades), art, restaurants and theater. It is home to the Shakesphere Festival, so popular that it runs about 8 months out of the year and attracts visitors from across the globe. Lithia Park, which extends nearly a mile from the town center, is absolutely magical.

      The people consist mainly of retirees, undergraduates and more "healers" than you can shake a rain stick at. Many people from California's Bay Area cashed in and retired to Ashland, driving up housing costs. A 3 bedroom house near downtown now is in the $500K range. Pride of ownership is high and this shows in the beautifully landscaped yards and well kept properties.

      This is a highly liberal town and most folks are very environmentally conscientious. There's something incredibly sweet, quirky and lovely about this community.

      Sadly, there is a dearth of working professionals in their 30s and 40s. This is not a great place for singles or for jobs. But is a place to make friends and be part of a peaceful and gorgeous community. It is overcast and rains quite a lot from October through April. Snow is minimal. Summers are absolute bliss.
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      Source: The Ashland, OR data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).