Moving to a new location is a lot of WORK.
Fortunately, you are moving to a region that offers a lot of PLAY.
Send me to the town to find specifics...
The South Coast Development Council, Inc. offers a special Trailing Spouse/Family program. We want to help you and your family enjoy and thrive in our beautiful region. Some of the specialty services we can help connect you with:
--Employment/workforce companies if you are interested in working.
--Over 30 Council members that include some of the largest employers in the region.
--Specialty household services, such as Pet grooming, yard cleanup
--Childcare services (which we are helping to expand in the region)
--Churches and religious organizations
--Non-profits of all types
--Quilting and sewing for charity
--Plant and garden groups
--Writing groups (Willamette Writers)
--Art courses and mentoring
--Music, dance classes
Almost every town has at least one festival. Some celebrate the harvest season, a particular crop harvest (such as cranberries, grapes, apples, and more); others celebrate music, art, the beach (kite flying anyone), and always lots of food. Always much to do
--Books and materials for check out
--Regular speakers & events
--State and local parks. Most towns have a city park and may have several State and County parks nearby. Some feature dog parks, children's play yards, baseball fields, basketball courts, disc golf, walking and hiking, picnic areas, beach access, indoor and outdoor swimming, and other sports. More populated towns have more options available.
--Horse rides on the beach
--Kayaking, canoeing, boating, fishing, crabbing...oh the list goes on!
--Eco-tours and bird watching, and botany groups. The runner tour Prefontaine...
--Sand cars, ATVs, and fun on the dunes. Vehicles are rentable, campsites close by (KOAs and more).
--Several communities have built small skateboard parks
--The new Whiskey Run Mountain biking LINK HERE
--Many of our communities have their own golf courses, and one of those is a World Class golf resort (Bandon Dunes Resort which features five fabulous restaurants).
--Tour historical museums--most of our communities have a museum that helps illustrate the region,
--Hike some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. All ocean beaches in Oregon are accessible and offer wonderful vistas and opportunities for exploring wildlife, tide pools, sand art, kite flying, and several festivals.
--Grocery - Safeway, Fred Meyer, plus several locally owned smaller stores....
--Clothing - Lincoln city outlet mall, local boutiques, Roseburg opportunities.
--Farmer's Markets during the summer in almost every community; days open will vary allowing you an opportunity to visit several every week.
Art galleries, jewelry, tires, car repairs, computer equipment.
--Second hand markets.
--Yarn and crafting