Rogue River, Wimer, Gold Hill, Oregon Real Estate and Community Information

Rogue River, Wimer, Gold Hill, Oregon Real Estate and Community Information

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Jackson County in Southern Oregon is most known for the Rogue River – a major river that begins near Crater Lake and runs to the Pacific Ocean. Famous for centuries for its salmon runs and lush natural beauty, the river and the surrounding area is now a favorite vacation spot for whitewater rafters, fishers, hikers, and other outdoor enthusiasts. Small to large-sized, single-family homes on wooded, multi-acre lots are the norm in the Rogue Valley area. Many homes for sale in Rogue River, Wimer, and Gold Hill sit on naturally beautiful parcels with tall trees and lush grass. Some also feature barns, gardens, swimming pools, and/or creeks.

Rogue River

A charming city of approximately 2,131 people, the city of Rogue River is situated near I-5 on the banks of the Rogue River. A rural oasis of tree-lined streets, mountain views, and beautiful forests, the city is most known for its plentiful recreation. Located at the foot of three mountain ranges, Rogue River residents are less than two hours from some of the best skiing in the region. The Pacific Ocean is also only two hours away. Closer to home, water lovers can enjoy fishing, rafting, and swimming the Rogue River. Hikers and bicyclists can travel along the 30-mile-long Rogue River Greenway, which runs through town and connects the city to the Valley of the Rogue State Park, Gold Hill, Central Point, and Grants Pass. Rogue River also hosts several community events, including the annual Rooster Crow Weekend. Now a two-day event, the sixty-year-old festival features a Fun Run, a parade, children’s activities, food and beverage vendors, arts and crafts, contests, and a free concert. Zip Code: 97537.


Wimer is a lushly green, unincorporated community of approximately 678 people that lies about 11 miles north of the Valley of the Rogue State Park. Surrounded by mountains, the community is best known for the Wimer Covered Bridge, a national historic treasure originally built in 1892. For generations, Wimer residents have enjoyed relaxing under the bridge on the banks of Evans Creek – fishing, talking, and sipping a soda from the market next door. Today, bicycling groups and classic car and hot-rod groups also frequently use the bridge as a meeting place. Evans Creek, which flows south under the bridge, eventually empties into the Rogue River.

The Wimer Market and Filling Station serves as a general store and gathering place for community residents. The Evans Valley Education Co-Op in Wimer offers a “new model” for educational support for middle and high school students in the community who choose to utilize Oregon’s Public-School-from-Home Charter option instead of attending the traditional Rogue River schools. Organizers expect to serve elementary students in years to come.  Zip Code: 97537.

Gold Hill

Gold Hill is a small city in Southern Oregon that is most famously known for its popular roadside attraction, the Oregon Vortex. Native Americans knew the Vortex, an area of strange angles and optical illusions, as “The Forbidden Ground,” because animals would refuse to go there. Located on the banks of the Rogue River, the city of Gold Hill also is well known for its river rafting and mining-town heritage.

Like all of the communities in Oregon’s Rogue Valley, Gold Hill real estate offers convenient access to some of the region’s best recreational opportunities. With its location along I-5, it also makes it easy to travel to and from many of the Pacific Northwest’s most popular cities, including Roseburg and Eugene to the north, and Medford and Ashland to the south. Approximately 1,200 people call Gold Hill home. Zip Code: 97525.

The Gold Hill Sports Park features a boat launch, a basketball court, tennis courts, a disc golf course, a covered picnic area, and three miles of walking and biking paths located along the Rogue River. Rogue Valley Zipline Adventure on Old Stage Road offers views of beautiful Crater Lake and the historic Braden Gold Mine. It also features the longest zip line in the Pacific Northwest. The Valley of the Rogue State Park, located approximately 11 miles east of central Gold Hill, offers miles of shoreline for overnight camping and a 1.25-mile-long walking trail along the river.

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