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Living a Beach Lifestyle in Brookings, Oregon

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Where to Retire in Brookings and Home Prices

Real estate opportunities range from right on the coast to cozier homes inland.
The median home value was $471,468 in mid-2022, according to Zillow.

What Is Special about Brookings

Brookings has an average cost of living, beautiful wildlife, and lots of great outdoor recreation opportunities, from fishing to kayaking to backpacking.

What Is Not Special about Brookings

Brookings is relatively isolated community; high real estate prices.

Climate and Physical Environment

Winters are wet and wild, while summers are balmy and warm.  January's average temperature is 45 degree, July's average is only 59 degrees.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Every other Saturday, ten art galleries provide free food and music as they showcase new pieces. Festivals and yard sales are frequent here, including the Harbor Festival of the Arts.


Crime here is virtually non-existent.

Medical Facilities

Sutter Coast Health Center offers outpatient primary care and there is a VA clinic here. There is no hospital within Brookings, and the closest is 20 miles away.


There is a dial-and-ride program with a fare (though it is cut in half for those over sixty); Brookings is above average in walkability when compared to other communities, and is bike friendly.

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