Just along the Southern border of Oregon, you’ll find the small but bustling town of Medford. Situated right smack-dab in between Sacramento and Portland (and not far from Eugene, either), it offers the best of both worlds: plenty of big city amenities, with all the charm and appeal of a small town.
An even bigger benefit? It offers a much more affordable rental market than any of the major markets surrounding it. While Portland and Sacramento have some of the highest rates in the country (they came in at No. 1 and No. 2 in year-over-year rent growth), Medford offers rents that range from just $500 to the low $1,000s. That’s a stark difference from the national average, which came in at nearly $1,200 last month.
Check out just a few of the affordable rental apartments you can get in Medford right now:
1. 2387-2397 Howard Ave, Northwest Medford, 1 bedroom, $500, 400 sq. ft. – Check Availability
For just $500 a month, you can snatch up a property in this Northwest Medford complex, which offers master suites, included window coverings, a full range of kitchen appliances and high speed internet. Many units even have private patios with storage, and each tenant gets assigned parking, so there’s never a battle to find the best spot. Another great bonus? The utilities, water, sewer and garbage costs are all paid by the owner!
2. 38 N. Oakdale, Downtown Medford, 1 bedroom, $575, 425 sq. ft – Check Availability
Recently updated, this historic Downtown Medford community offers brand new appliances, granite countertops, new windows and remodeled bathrooms. Other luxurious amenities include soaring ceilings, wood flooring, vintage architectural elements, and on-site laundry facilities. Like the Howard property, water, sewer and trash are all included – so that’s another big savings you can expect upon move-in.
3. Academy & Jackson, Old East Medford, 2 bedrooms, $725, 1,100 sq. ft. – Check Availability
Looking for a little more space? Try this Old East Medford property at Academy & Jackson. This vintage property offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom units and comes with a carport, fenced back yard (with free yard care), and a built-in wood fireplace. There’s also a full suite of appliances – including a washer and dryer – and the property owner takes care of all utilities. You can’t get better than that!
4. Poplar Village, East Medford, 2 bedrooms, $917, 928 sq. ft. – Check Availability
A cute property on the East side of town, Poplar Village offers a prime location at a great price. Near five major shopping centers, banks, a movie theater and tons of local restaurants, there’s no shortage of entertainment here. The community also offers a swimming pool and sundeck area, and each tenant gets their own assigned carport. Some units also boast walk-in closets, full-size washer/dryers and more.
5. Parkside Village Apartments, West Medford, 3 bedrooms, $925, 1,200 sq. ft. – Check Availability
Over on the West side of town, you’ll find this spacious property where you can choose from one-, two-, or three-bedroom units. The community is pet friendly (there’s even a pet enclosure on site!), and the playground offers a great place for the little ones to have some fun. Units have private patios, a full suite of appliances, and washer/dryers. There is even reserved parking for your guests!
Sitting at the crossroads of California and the Pacific Northwest, Medford, OR has something for everyone – from lovely parks and art fests to a thriving health industry sector and reasonably priced housing. Want to learn more about apartments for rent in Medford? Visit RENTCafé.com.