Haines & North Powder Oregon Real Estate and Community Information
If you enjoy history and small rural towns, then take a look at the communities of Haines and North Powder in Eastern Oregon. Both communities began in the mid 1880's during the migration of miners and families moving west. Northeast Oregon began to become a very popular place to settle due to the discovery of gold in the area and the establishment of rail lines and stage stops in the area. Both Haines and North Powder were among those communities. Today they both have populations just over 400 residents as of the 2010 census.
Parks and Recreation
While you are looking at homes in the area, you may also want to check out the recreational opportunities as well. There is plenty to do for those who enjoy the outdoors. The two communities are very close to locations such as the Umatilla National Forest with plenty of campgrounds, hiking trails and rivers as well as the Snake River on the Oregon/Idaho border, Phillips Lake with plenty of boating and fishing and many other local mountains and canyons to explore. The area is great for those who love to get out in the natural environment and explore the local wildlife.
Attractions and Activities
As you check out the local properties that are available, you will also want to take a look at the local attractions and activities as well. For those who are into history, especially old west history, there are several museums and exhibits nearby for you to enjoy. The Sumpter Valley Dredge State Historical Area offers a look into some of the machinery that was used to mine for gold in the late 1800's and the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center features displays and exhibits on what life was like during the migration west along the Oregon Trail.
If you are still looking for more events and activities in your new hometown, check out things like the Hells Canyon Adventures where you can experience boat rides down the Snake River or take a train ride on the Sumpter Valley Railroad and experience what travel was like during the turn of the century in Eastern Oregon. The Crossroads Carnegie Art Center also offers local paintings and crafts that were created by local artists as well as the Adler House Museum where you can see what life was like for those that settled in the area.
Contact Marty Lien
When you are ready to purchase real estate, contact Marty Lien. She is very familiar with the properties and homes in the area and can help you get the best deal on local real estate.