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Independence, OR Real Estate, Independence Area and Community Information


Located on the scenic Willamette river, Independence OR real estate offers a spectacular setting within the beauty of nature as well as proximity to I-5 and ease of travel. Close to Salem, Independence homes are approximately 1.5 hours from the coastal town of Newport and the panoramas of the Pacific Ocean. As your local Independence real estate agent, I offer an array of outstanding properties in this fine area. Whether you are looking for vacation property, a home close to schools and shopping, or the ideal residence for retirement, I can assist you with my knowledge of Independence OR homes as well as amenities in the area.

Community
With an active community of performers and artists, cultural arts, free concerts, movies and festivals are all part of Independence. Recognized both locally and nationally, the city has been awarded the 2012 Playful City USA Award, the 2011 Preserve America Award for preservation of its unique heritage and an award for revitalization, and the 2011 Oregon Main Street Award for Downtown Revitalization. Your children will attend Schools that are part of the Central 13J District, which includes Independence and nearby Monmouth schools. With Monmouth the location of Western Oregon University, educational opportunities are abundant for those considering homes for sale in Independence.

Activities and Attractions
Residents can attend the Rivers Edge Summer Series of music and a Mexican Fiesta. Art galleries can be found at Western Oregon University and within town. The Independence Farmers Market is the place to bring the whole family for fresh produce, vegetables, flowers and arts and crafts, made locally. Moreover, outdoor enthusiasts will love the abundant trails and walking paths, provided by the active Parks and Recreation Department. A mile-long greenway fronts the Willamette River and is the perfect place to enjoy a stroll or family-time outdoors. Four parks are part of the city, including beautiful Riverview Park with an amphitheater, and a Dog Park is being developed. Everyone enjoys events, such as the classic car show in historic Independence, the Central Lion's Cruise-In, held annually. Independence homes will put an array of exciting activities as well as recreation right outside the door. Annual events include July 4th Western Days, an old-fashioned celebration, the Independence Hop & Heritage Festival and the Summer Concert Series.

Real Estate in Independence 
As your Independence Realtor, I can assist you with buying and selling of properties, relocation and learning more about the area. My years of experience in helping the Independence home buyer is put to use in finding the best real estate for your needs. With a diverse selection of Independence homes for sale, I can help you locate multi-family homes, single family homes, newer construction and energy efficient green residences, Independence properties for income/investment and more. Whether you are looking for homes in the historic district or elsewhere, I can assist. Contact me today to find out more about diverse Independence real estate and the lifestyle of this historic and community-minded award-winning Willamette Valley city.
Tanna Cable Girod
Tanna Cable Girod
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