Roseburg offers the opportunity to enjoy all the benefits of a small-town quality of life without sacrificing many of the cultural and other amenities of a larger city.
Roseburg defines the word temperate. Extremes of any weather condition are rare. Temperatures rarely dip lower than 34 degrees or higher than 84. Snowfall on the valley floor is very unusual. The average annual rainfall is approximately 33 inches.
Historically, wood products have represented Roseburg’s major industry, but the region also is diversifying into service, retail and other industries. Today Mercy Medical Center is the second-largest employer in Douglas County, behind Roseburg Forest Products.
Roseburg offers a wide range of housing options, from stately older neighborhoods to gated communities to spacious country living just minutes from town. Average home sale price in 2008 was $150,300. Average property tax rate was $10.09 per thousand.
Roseburg Public Schools serves more than 6,000 K-12 students on 12 campuses, including a single high school and an alternative/charter school.
Umpqua Community College serves more than 15,000 students annually, offering adult basic instruction, technical and vocational programs, self-enrichment classes, liberal arts studies and pre-professional courses.
Cultural opportunities abound in and around Roseburg, from outstanding musical and theatrical performances to first-class at galleries, an annual NASCAR race and a remarkable free summer concert series.