About the City of Oregon, Ohio
Oregonians benefit from excellent schools, outstanding medical care, a thriving industrial community, and beautiful parks. And for all this, we pay the lowest property taxes in Lucas County. When you factor in the low cost of living and crime rate, you start to understand why our residents call Oregon home.
People wanting to purchase a home in Oregon have a variety of styles from which to choose. Some of our neighborhoods feature ranch-style homes, traditional two-story construction, and split-level houses. If you prefer to live in a home, no one else has ever lived in, and you can get in on the ground floor of our new residential developments. Our average home price is $164,000, which is substantially lower than the national average of $217,000. Nearly 75% of the residents in Oregon are homeowners.
Explore the Community of Oregon
Perhaps the most well-known attraction in Oregon is the Sundance Drive-In, one of the last in the region. Pearson Park, within the city limits, and Maumee Bay State Park, located in neighboring Jerusalem Township, have preserved or re-created sections of the original Black Swamp topography and forest. The state park also offers a waterfront resort off Lake Erie and a links golf course that has held numerous U.S Open local qualifiers. Its location at the confluence of major migration routes brings birdwatchers and hunters to nearby shoreland areas. Boating and fishing on Lake Erie are popular pursuits. The city sponsors an extensive softball and baseball recreation program. The annual ethnic German American festival draws over 30,000 people a year. More at www.oregonohio.org
The History of Oregon
Oregon was once part of the Great Black Swamp. The swamp area was rich with oak, hickory, ash, walnut, elm, and maple trees. Marsh This led to the establishment of numerous sawmills and settlements. The harvested forests created rich farmland, but the area remained swampy, and there was a need for storm drainage. Major ditches are along roadways that follow the path of old Indian trails. These ditches continue to provide storm drainage today, carrying stormwater into Maumee Bay. More at oregonohio.org/community/history