Colorful Seaside, Oregon has it all. Its natural beauty, panoramic views of the Pacific, wide sand beach, and mild ocean climate combine to make it popular with visitors, whether for a day, a vacation home, or as a permanent resident.
More than 6,000 people call it home, year-round. It’s a thriving community with the services, schools, conveniences and recreational activities that make it a near-perfect place to live.
Seaside lies at the northern corner of Oregon. It's bounded to the south by Tillamook Head, and the estuary of the Necanicum River to the north. With the magnificent Pacific to its west and forested coastal foothills to the east, Seaside is a gateway to dramatic trails, tide pools full of aquatic life, unspoiled ocean-side walks, and miles of natural open space.
Those who love the outdoors find endless opportunities to indulge their passion in Seaside, Oregon. Seaside’s landscapes are perfect for hiking, cycling, surfing, kayaking, fishing, boating, kite flying, jogging. Or simply enjoy an ocean-side barbecue on its three-mile-long beach. It’s the perfect place to watch the sky’s changing colors as the sun sets.
With six city parks equipped with playgrounds, picnic areas, restrooms, boat ramps and trails, Seaside offers families plenty of prospects for outdoor recreation. And the city’s signature 1.8-mile-long Promenade is accessible to those with mobility issues as well as skaters, walkers, cyclists, and joggers. Children will enjoy the Promenade's arcade, carousel and carnival rides.
Seaside has a flourishing cultural side too. Art galleries, antique shops, craft boutiques and fine dining abound. A monthly Art Walk is an opportunity to meet artists and see how they work. The city is home to five museums, showcasing science, arts and local history. It’s also home to the historic Seaside Aquarium.
Community amenities abound. The Seaside city library houses over 34,000 volumes as well as audio and video materials. Seaside boasts an indoor swimming pool with warm-water therapy pool, a skate park, a community center that plays host to wellness and fitness events, a convention center and a golf course.
Its highly regarded school district provides residents with an excellent public education. Younger children attend Seaside Elementary School for grades K-5. Older students attend Broadway Middle School and Seaside High School.
Located a 90 minutes’ drive from Portland, Seaside is close to two major highways. It also has a municipal airport and an easy-to-use bus system. Combining small-town spirit with urban amenities, Seaside is a great place to live, whether you’re starting out, raising a family or enjoying a well-earned retirement.
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