Merlin, Oregon

Merlin OR Home and Community Information for Home Buyers



The History of Merlin OR Real Estate Can Be Traced Back to the 1890s near the Rouge River: Merlin OR real estate is located in an unincorporated Oregon community that is situated near the Rouge River. The history of homes located in this outdoor paradise can be traced back to 1883 when commuter train service was established near Merlin's original settlements.

Many of Merlin's original settlers were people who worked in nearby lumber mills. They were soon joined by merchants who established the town's first commercial district. Many of these settlers worked together to establish a library and two schools that were used for more than 35 years.

The Merlin real estate market was revitalized in the late 1960s and early 1970s after Merlin residents learned how to advertise the value of their community's outdoor attractions to home buyers. Merlin residents were encouraged to advertise the value of their community's outdoor attractions to home buyers after Congress passed the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968 that protected the Rouge River and its estuaries from outside development.

Merlin is now a small Oregon hamlet located in Josephine County that is known for its fantastic hiking trails, campgrounds, fishing spots and whitewater rafting routes. These benefits make Merlin homes for sale a tremendous value for outdoor enthusiasts who wish to relocate to one of Southern Oregon's most beautiful remote areas.

For more information about the history of Merlin homes, please read this online article written by Dennis Hotchkiss.

The Josephine County Parks Department Operates Recreational Facilities That Are Open to Merlin Residents: The Josephine County Parks Department operates several recreational facilities that are open to Merlin residents. Some of these facilities include five large parks and seven campgrounds. Other facilities include several playgrounds, horseshoe pitches and picnic grounds.

Moreover, the Rogue River Community Center offers Merlin residents many fun recreational activities that are fun to attend. Some of these activities include art classes, dances, day trips and fitness classes.

Merlin Is Home to Many Beautiful Outdoor Attractions: Purchasing Merlin homes for sale is worthwhile they are locate near many of the Pacific Northwest's most popular outdoor attractions. Some of these attractions include Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Wolf Creek Inn State Park, and the Lake Selmac Recreation Preserve.

Josephine County Residents Host Many Events That Are Fun to Attend: Josephine County residents host many fun events that are fun to attend with friends and family. Some of these events include the Rouge River Community Dinner Festival, the Lake Selmac Bluegrass and Folk Festival and the Lake Selmac Ironhorse Motorcycle Run. Home buyers who are interested in hiring a Merlin real estate agent can find details about other Josephine County events by visiting the Josephine County event website.
Lana Lavenbarg
Lana Lavenbarg
CDPE, GRI, CRS