Air: Mahlon Sweet Airport in Eugene is 60 miles (97 km) and only about an hour’s drive from Florence. This airport offers connecting flights to Portland, Seattle, Denver, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas and San Francisco. Visit the Eugene Airport Website.
The North Bend, Oregon airport is about 50 miles (80 km.) away and offers connections to San Francisco and beyond. Visit the North Bend Airport Website.
Florence Municipal Airport has a runway of 3000 feet (914 meters) that abuts the property and can accommodate small single and twin engine aircraft.
Highway: The property is within a half mile (1 km) of Highway 101 and two miles (3 km) from the intersection with Highway 126 that connects Florence with Eugene and I-5. I-5 is a 75 minute drive from the property.
Marine: The Port of Siuslaw offers cargo transfer facilities approximately two and half miles away (4 km).
Rail: Rail service plans to resume service in 2011. This rail line begins in Coquille, has connections with the Port of Coos Bay, the Port of Siuslaw district and ties in with class one rail lines at Eugene.
The 2010 estimate of Florence’s population is 8,465 and, when including the surrounding areas of Mapleton, Swisshome, Deadwood, Dunes City, Lakeside, Waldport and Yachats, the total population is over 20,000. This is in a radius of about 30 miles (50 km) around Florence.
When a 50 mile (80 km) radius from Florence is drawn, the population increases to just over 222,000 people.
Since 1990, the population of Florence has increased by 58%. By 2030, the Lane County Council of Governments estimates the Florence population to be over 17,000.
Many have moved to Florence attracted by the area’s natural beauty, housing affordability, recreational opportunities, ambience and proximity to quality health care services.
From the web, the Oregon Prospector offers a range of demographic information about the Florence area:
Florence is located in Lane County Oregon. The 2009 inflation adjusted per capita income for Lane County was $33,560. Lane County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 9.3% as of April 2011. July 2006 figures show Lane County’s total personal income to be about $10.5 Billion.
Lane County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 9.2% in May 2011. According to the State of Oregon, the unemployment rate for Florence is estimated at five points more than Lane County’s at about 14%.
Education & Schools
The world class University of Oregon is located in Eugene an hour’s drive from Florence. Lane Community College maintains a campus in Florence.
There are about 1400 students in the Siuslaw School District. The campus containing the Elementary, Middle and High Schools is only about one mile (2km) away from this site.
For 2010, the average sales price of a single family home in the Florence area was $186,800 and the median sales price was $163,000.
The general cost of leasing a three bedroom two bath detached home in the Florence area ranges from about $925-$1200 per month with other options available.
There is a wide range of residential housing options in greater Florence: single family, condominiums, townhomes and multi-family configurations. Because of the proximity to water, there are waterfront and view options of the ocean, river and fresh water lakes that surround Florence. Homes on acreage are common options in the surrounding area.
This parcel of land is zoned Light (Limited) Industrial by the City of Florence.
The property is bordered by Single Family Residential on one side, Commercial to another, the Florence Municipal Airport to the south and by Rhododendron Drive to the west.
This parcel is in an enterprise zone and qualifies for certain tax advantages
Oregon has been listed by the non-profit Washington D.C. based Tax Foundation as one of the top ten tax climate states in the country in which to conduct business.
The Florence area is attractive to business because of accessibility and proximity to transportation hubs such as Eugene and Portland. Health care, tourism, retail and gaming related employers are major players in the Florence area.
With daily air freight service, adjacent fiber optic service and Highway 126 improvements in 2009, Florence offers an attractive location for business. Such as:
• Telecommunications/Internet related businesses
• High technology related businesses
• Small aircraft/Aviation related businesses
• Medical device manufacturing
• Research and Development
• Bottling, Beverages or Brewing related businesses
• Food Industry—fish and other related types
• RV related businesses
• Plastic related industries
• Recreation and water sports related businesses
• Health care related
• Agricultural related businesses
• Storage and Distribution
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