Gearhart, Oregon offers residents year-round beauty in a cozy, warm-hearted community. Just 90 minutes from Portland, its gracious neighborhoods retain the spirit and charm of small-town America.
The community’s natural wonders and ocean-front setting has long drawn homeowners seeking a peaceful, low-stress life-style. Its amenities include:
Weathered wooden-shingled houses, colorful hanging baskets of flowers and quiet streets that give way to pristine beaches. Stepping into lovely Gearhart, OR, is a bit like stepping back into old-time Americana.
With its stunning site on the Pacific Coast, just 10 miles south of Oregon’s border with Washington, Gearhart offers breathtaking natural beauty in an intimate, welcoming community.
One of the oldest of state’s beach communities, Gearhart is also one of the most livable. It’s the kind of town where people still walk to the community café for breakfast, where neighbors stop to chat with one another outside the corner market, where parents needn’t worry when children play outside late into summer evenings.
With just over 1,000 year-round residents, Gearhart’s miles of city beach and old-fashioned charm attract many seasonal visitors each summer. The town lies nestled between the wide sand beaches of the Pacific and the foothills of Oregon’s Coast Range mountains. The peaceful waters of Neacoxie Creek flow through its center.
Nearby are three state parks and a national forest, offering a wealth of opportunities for hiking, camping, cycling, riding and more. Gearhart is also home to two public golf courses: an 18-hole par-72 links course and a nine-hole par-31 course.
Gearhart Elementary School, part of the Seaside School District, is a highly regarded K-5 school with a low student-teacher ratio. Older students attend nearby Broadway Middle School and Seaside High School, a few minutes away in nearby Seaside.
Determined to preserve the serene quality of life in Gearhart, city fathers set aside acres of dedicated open space within the town limits. The city continues to support residential over commercial growth. This has allowed smaller businesses and independently owned shops to thrive, adding to the city’s small-town charm. Gearhart is home to a lively arts scene, with galleries showcasing the work of local artists. Nearby Cannon Beach is home to two theaters that regularly present a range of performance arts.
Located 80 miles northwest of Portland and 188 miles southwest of Seattle, Gearhart combines breath-taking beauty and small-town life within easy access to modern urban amenities, airports and shopping.
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