Imbler Oregon Real Estate
The town of Imbler, known as the “Grass Seed Capital of the World”, is located in Union County, Oregon and is one of a number of small, friendly hamlets clustered in a historic area through which westward-traveling pioneers trekked on the famous Oregon Trail to their destination in the Willamette Valley. The history of the Northeast Oregon town is not known but we do know that the first settlers put down roots in Imbler somewhere around 1840. For a number of years, the town functioned as a trading post and was one of the important rest stops along the Oregon Trail. The post office in Imbler was established in 1866.
Situated in the Grande Ronde Valley, the residents dwell in a peaceful, pastoral, rural environment surrounded by the Blue Mountains. Outdoor activities abound in an environment of national forests and scenic lakes and rivers. Depending upon the season, residents and visitors can get involved in biking, fishing, skiing, biking, camping or snowmobiling.
The top agricultural commodities in the area are cattle, peppermint for oil, farm forest products, wheat and Kentucky Bluegrass. In addition, timber is one of Imbler’s major industries. This tiny town is also home to the market that makes world-famous pepperoni that is sold either by the foot or by the yard.
As of this writing, there are no properties for sale in the town of Imbler. For those individuals interested in settling in this picturesque area, it is recommended that you register with a local real estate broker who will contact you when acreage or a home becomes available.
- Annual rainfall = 17.9 inches
- Annual snowfall = 29.2 inches
- January high temperature = 44 degrees F., January low temperature = 26 degrees F.
- July high temperature = 82 degrees F., July low temperature = 46 degrees F.
- Median income per household $40,385
- Median family income $42,500
- Per capita income $18,876
- Median age 37.3
- Population – 290 residents
- Elevation 2,731 feet above sea level
- Nearest city with 50,000+ population – Kennewick, WA
- Nearest city with 200,000+ population – Portland, OR
- Nearest cities: Summerville 3.4 miles, Elgin 7.8 miles, Island City 102 miles, La Grande 12.8 miles
Real Estate Statistics
- Median home price $110,200
- New construction home permits since 1996: 1997 – 1 permit $131,500, 1998, 1 permit $17,200, 2003 – 1 permit $335,600. No new home permits were issued in 1996, 1999 thru 2002 and in 2004-2005.
Education, Medical, Employment Information
- High school graduates or better – 91.4%
- Bachelors Degree or better – 20.3%
- Graduate or professional degree – 2.7%
- Unemployment – 2.9%
- Travel time to work – 19.3 minutes
- Nearest medical facility: Grande Ronde Hospital, 13 miles, La Grande, Oregon
- Nearest college – Eastern Oregon University, 13 miles, La Grande, Oregon
- Industries providing employment:
- Educational, health and social services – 19.1%
- Retail trade – 15.4%
- Transportation/warehousing and utilities – 11%