Applegate OR Homes for Sale and Community Information
Applegate, Oregon, is an unincorporated community west of Medford in the extreme southwestern portion of the state. The area is known for its vineyards and wineries. Much of the recreational opportunity is centered around the Rogue River and the Cascade Range.
The area grew after the arrival of the railroad in the 1880s. Prior to that, trappers and traders sought their fortunes in the pursuit of animal pelts. In 1851, gold was discovered along the banks of the Rogue River; eventually $70 million worth of gold was extracted from the watershed.
Parks and Recreation
The Valley of the Rogue State Park
is situated in the verdant, green Rogue Valley. Picnickers, campers and anglers all converge on this scenic venue. The area was made famous by novelist and dedicated fisherman Zane Grey in the 1930s.
The Mt Bachelor Ski Resort
is a popular winter destination for many that invest in Applegate OR real estate. Skiing began when Scandinavian lumber workers came from both Europe and the Great Lakes area in the late 1920s. They developed a ski jump 11-miles from Bend. The ski resort opened in the late 1950s. It took advantage of a snow pack that averages 17-feet per year.
The Bachelor to Bend Epic Mountain Bike Descent
is a shuttled descent that begins high up on Mt. Bachelor and heads 23-miles away to Bend. Over that distance intrepid mountain bikers descend 2,500-ft, about half-a-mile. This highly rated trip takes a half-day and it is rated "moderate" in difficulty.
Attractions and Activities
Families that live in Applegate OR homes will want to check out the Medford Railroad Park
. Children love the steam train rides.
The Rogue River serves up some excellent whitewater rafting
as the mountain snows melt in the spring. For those wanting a more tranquil experience, boat tours ply the river, and visitors can click away taking photos of wildflowers and various animals along the river's banks. Fishermen head to other portions of the river near Medford where large, stocked trout thrive in the crisp, clean water.
A family tradition for many in southwestern Oregon is attendance at Tomassen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas at the Craterian Theater. For 18-years now, the play has concluded its coast-to-coast tour in Medford. Sparks fly from the stone floors as Irish dancers spin about. Classic Irish storytelling captures the spirit of the season.
The prospective Applegate home buyer will revel in all the recreational possible within an hour's drive. The real estate in Applegate includes rural Applegate homes and rustic retreats. Some Applegate properties offer wonderful mountain vistas, while others are situated along streams and tributaries. Newer homes for sale in Applegate are found in convenient, modern subdivisions. The selection of Applegate real estate includes Applegate homes for sale set amidst the vineyards of the Rogue Valley.