We’re happy to note the RELOCATION MAGAZINE, in its May/June 2016 edition, named Klamath Falls as one of the top cities in America for relocation.
Naturally, we’re flattered – but not surprised. Those of us that live here already know Klamath is an awesome place that offers something for everyone. It’s not too large, nor too small. You’ll find everything you need here, plus, Klamath is really close to other (larger) cities. You’ll enjoy the road trips from time to time, but, after a few hours back in the bigger cities you’ll be anxious to return to Klamath’s more comfortable setting and lifestyle.
You won’t be bored, as Klamath has plenty to offer, including: The Ross Ragland Theater and Performing Arts Center, The Linkville Theater, The Favell Museum of Western Art, The Baldwin Hotel Museum, Fort Klamath Historical site and museum, The Klamath County Museum, The World War II Valor In the Pacific National Monument, Camp Tulelake, Newell Internment Camp, Train Mountain Train Museum, the Collier Logging Museum, and the Klamath Children’s Museum.
The Klamath Basin is known for its abundant recreation: Crater Lake National Park, Lava Beds National Monument, The six Klamath National Wildlife Refuges, The Pacific Crest Trail, The Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway – An All American Road, Collier State Park, OC&E State Park. Klamath’s newest attraction is the Crater Lake Zipline and Canopy Tour – a three hour venture into the Cascade Mountains to experience some of the best beauty the region has to offer.
Klamath boasts some of the best fishing, white water rafting, kayaking, and canoeing and water sports in the western United States. With many places to choose from you can visit a different place each week. Lakes include Upper Klamath Lake, Odell Lake, Crescent Lake, and of course Crater Lake. Rivers include the Williamson River, the Klamath River, the Sprague River, the Wood River, the Link River, and others. Klamath’s lakes and rivers have some of the best trout fishing found anywhere.
With some of the lowest land and real estate costs in the west, Klamath is one of the most affordable areas of the west. There are no (zero) sales taxes, and the income taxes are no worse than most other states.
Klamath offers many winter activities, including skiing at Willamette Pass Ski Resort (or three other ski resorts within 2 hours’ drive), ice sports, snow shoeing, over 800 miles of snowmobile trails, ice-fishing, and more are just a short distance from the City of Klamath Falls.
Some of the best in Oregon – Over 320 days of sunshine along with four distinctive seasons.
Kiger Stadium (one of the oldest all-wooden baseball stadiums in the country and home to the Klamath Falls Gems), Steen Sports Park, Klamath Ice Sports Arena, Keno Sportsman’s Park, Klamath County Fairgrounds, Ella Redkey Pool (geothermally heated), and the campus of the Oregon Tech University.
With over 6200 square miles, Klamath is diverse. It features rolling hills, agricultural lands, forests, mountains, high deserts, and more.
With two colleges, at least five high schools, many middle and elementary schools, there are ample opportunities for primary, secondary, and post-secondary educational excellence.
Klamath boasts one of the finest Regional Medical Centers in the State with Sky Lake Medical Center. There are also many walk-in clinics and independent physicians’ offices throughout the area.
The following are all easily within a short distance from Klamath Falls – Portland (5.5 hrs), Eugene (3 hrs), Bend (2 ½ hrs), Medford/Ashland (1 ½ hrs), The Oregon Coast (4 hrs), Reno, NV (4 hrs), Redding, CA (3 hrs), Sacramento, CA (5 hrs), San Francisco Bay Area (6.5 hrs)
Friendly, supportive and welcoming.