WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT
Keizer offers a favorable business climate, a highly skilled workforce, a wide range of available sites and an excellent power /water resources. Our location, just forty miles south of PDX, bordering Oregon’s capital city, Salem, and the historic Willamette River provides charm for employees, convenience for commuters, and low tax rates for owners. For those who want to live, work, and play in Keizer, a friendly welcome awaits.
You will find pleasure taking a stroll along the nature trails of Keizer Rapids Park, a ride on the Willamette Scenic Bikeway, or a paddle along the Willamette River water trail. Keizer is only an hour away from the Oregon coast to the West, and world class snow skiing in the Cascade Mountains to the East. Keizer also enjoys close proximity to limitless outdoor activities like white water rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, mountain and rock climbing, spelunking, equestrian activities, and so many more opportunities for adventure. Enjoy a traditional hotdog at a Minor League baseball game; meet your friends for Friday night lights cheering on our several-time state champion high school football program; have a great meal at one of our local restaurants; or just grab a latte at a friendly café on River Road.
As the Iris Capital of the World, Keizer celebrates in the month of May with the Iris Festival and in December, Christmas in Keizer is a treat for the young and old. If you enjoy wine or beer, the Mid-Willamette valley is home to scores of world-class wineries and local micro-breweries, dozens of which are less than 30-minutes from your door step. In fact, agri-tourism is one of the strongest new industries blessing our region providing incredible opportunities residents and visitors alike.
WORKFORCE / EDUCATION
Keizer boasts superior public schools and close access to many private and state universities. Here at home, our schools consistently score very highly on standardized testing and McNary High School has won national acclaim for their music, drama, and other fine arts programs. Chemeketa Community College is an outstanding facility with strong ties to local businesses for workforce training and higher learning, and also fosters innovative cooperative programs with the regional high schools providing opportunities for students to get a jump on their college core requirements. Additionally, our centralized mid-valley location gives us incredibly convenient access to a number excellent state and private colleges, including Willamette University, George Fox University, Linfield College, Oregon State University, Portland State University, University of Portland, Lewis & Clark College, and Western Oregon University, all within 40-miles of us.
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PROVIDED BY CITI-DATA.COM
Estimated median household income in 2012: $50,343 (it was $45,052 in 2000)
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,206 (it was $20,119 in 2000)
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $224,706; Detached houses: $236,061; Townhouses or other attached units: $236,583; Mobile homes: $69,063