featuring retirement communities and retirement homes in planned active developments. Worldwide resource for active retirement senior communities, and assisted living facilities. is the most comprehensive resource of retirement communities throughout the world featuring assisted living facilities, planned retirement communities and various retirement properties worldwide. See also: senior housing, retirement communities, retirement living, elder care network.

The world's largest and most complete directory of retirement communities.


Find Your Ideal Retirement Community

Eastern Oregon: Independent Living Communities


View Community Listings

Historically, the eastern Oregon region has been relatively isolated from Western Oregon. The first railroad connection from Portland, Oregon, crossing Eastern Oregon along the Columbia River through to the Union Pacific mainline in Granger, Wyoming, was completed in 1883, and the connection from the Willamette Valley over the Cascade Mountains at Willamette Pass was completed only in 1926 All-weather highways over the Cascade Mountains were not completed until the 1930s and 1940s.

Compared to the maritime rainforest climate of Western Oregon, which is adjacent to the Pacific Ocean, the climate of Eastern Oregon is a drier continental climate, with much greater seasonal variations in temperature. Unlike the Willamette Valley, Eastern Oregon gets a significant amount of snow in the winter. Some parts of Eastern Oregon get fewer than 10 inches of rain, and thus are considered deserts. Pine and juniper forests cover areas of Eastern Oregon, especially in the mountains east of Klamath Falls and in the Blue Mountains.