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Turtle Rock Resort

28788 Hunter Creek Loop, Gold Beach, Oregon 97444

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Cozy Turtle Rock Resort is on the Rugged Oregon Coast and Has Beach Access, a Fishing Guide, Classes and Cottages for Sale

With forested mountains to the east, the ocean to the west and the mighty Rogue River to the north, Gold Beach is 35 miles north of the California border on southern Oregon's rugged coast. It is the home of Turtle Rock, a cute, all ages resort and second home community spread over 24 acres of prime coastal land. Fern grottos and a tidal pond are part of the common grounds.

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Turtle Rock contains more than 100 cottage, RV, and tent sites. New and resale cottages are available. Many come furnished and with appliances. Trex decking, hot tubs, and barbeques are common features. The smallest cottage has 400 square feet of living space plus a 150 square foot loft. The biggest is about 790 square feet.

Prices start around $65,000. Please verify this price with a Realtor as it is bound to change. The $500 to $600 monthly lot lease fee includes water, TV, garbage service, and grounds upkeep. Turtle Rock welcomes RV "workampers" and is popular with other part-time residents.

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People here have unfettered access to seven miles of beach. The community has a shared meeting room, a kitchen, an exercise room, a store, and a laundry. A summer season fishing guide is part of the staff, and neighbors meet for yoga, education classes, and holiday potlucks. A bar and grill is within walking distance, and the Arch Rock Brewery is just across Hunter Creek.

Gold Beach is a stop on the Oregon Coast Cycling Festival, and the town's Wild River Coast Art Festival offers local wines, brews, and wares from more than 40 artisans. Gold Beach Books, the largest bookstore on the Oregon coast, shares its space with Biscuit Coffee House and Art Gallery. Cape Blanco Lookout is open for horseback riding, hiking, biking, and lighthouse tours. The nearby Rogue River National Recreation Area is open to fishermen, campers, hikers and more.

Curry General Hospital is accredited by DNV Healthcare.

Gold Beach sees little snow but receives, on average, 80 inches of rain per year. Most of it comes during the fall, winter and spring. Summer temperatures are in the 50s and 60s, and and winter temperatures are in the 40s and 50s. Skies are often overcast, and the wind is often blowing

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Visit www.turtlerockresorts.com for more information. Click on the Homes for Rent link to see prices.

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Oregon:

English and Spanish sailors spotted the Oregon coast in the 1500s and the 1600s, respectively. Captain Cook mapped part of the coastline while he was seeking the Northwest Passage. Captain Robert Gray, helming the Columbia, discovered a large river and he named it after his ship. A fur depot called Astoria, established by John Astor, was formed in 1811.

For years the British, particularly the Hudson Bay Company, and the Americans occupied this area, with squimishes common. The Oregon Treaty of 1846 resolved the conflict, finally establishing a boundary between British North American (modern day Canada) and the U.S.

The region has a large wood and lumber industry, as well as important paper and salmon industries. Peppermint, blackberries, boysenberries, cover seed crops, black raspberries, loganberries, and hazelnuts are important crops. Electric power from the state's many dams fuels the manufacturing sector.

Popular sites include Crater Lake National Park, Bonneville Dam, Mount Hood, Hells Canyon, Newberry Volcanic National Monument, and the Columbia River Gorge. From its rugged coastline to its large evergreen forests, Oregon is a very pretty state.

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Stats:

Population - 4,093,465 

Persons 65 years old and over - 17%

High school graduates, persons age 25+ - 90% 

Bachelor's degree or higher, persons age 25+ - 30% 

Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 12% 

White persons, not Hispanic - 77% 

Median household income - $51,225 

Median home value - $237,300 

Social Security taxed? No

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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Designed for Aging

Many new retirement developments are being "designed for aging." What does this mean? While baby boomers have every intention of staying active during their retirement years, living with design elements that make one's living space more accommodating is also a good idea. In homes designed for aging, the home has just one story. The path from the master bedroom to the bathroom is short, well-defined and well-lit. Door handles are levers instead of knobs. All thresholds are flush. Toilets are a few inches higher. Bathroom floors are made from a no-slip material. In a well-designed home, these are just a few of the features specifically incorporated for aging bodies.

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