Stability and reputation are crucial for something as important as real estate. Founded in 1961, Baker City Real Estate is the agency of choice for local residents and businesses, investors and people relocating. Whether you are interested in selling or buying a home, investment property, vacant land or farm and ranch properties in Eastern Oregon, or if you just want to learn more about the Eastern Oregon real estate market, we are here to help.
Baker’s tradition as a culturally diverse place goes back a long way. It developed as a commercial center along the Oregon Trail, bringing a mix of merchants, farmers, cattlemen, Native Americans, Chinese immigrants and traders. It remains a vital connection between Boise to the east and Portland to the west, geographically and culturally bridging the Pacific and Intermountain regions.
Baker remains an attractive place for those seeking the calmer pace of life a Western town, yet who still value culture, refinement, an active arts scene and good food and drink. If this sounds like what you're looking for, contact us today to discuss what is happening with Baker City, Sumpter, Halfway and Grant County real estate trends. Our professional brokers are available seven days a week to assist you.
Whether residential, commercial, vacant land mining claims or farm and ranch properties, we will do whatever it takes to help you buy or sell. When you list property with Baker City Realty of Eastern Oregon you receive extensive exposure through our marketing network. We have access to potential customers who have utilized our services over the years, which we can utilize for your benefit.
The Baker City real estate market is one of the most dynamic in rural Oregon and we'd like to assist you in selecting the right property. Please call us for a market analysis of your property or to help you start the process of selecting your Baker City, Sumpter, or Eastern Oregon "home."
New Location in historic downtown Baker City - 1933 Court Avenue
Located in eastern Oregon, Baker City is situated in the valley between the rugged Elkhorn Mountains and the jagged, snowy Wallowa Mountains. Interstate 84 easily connects Baker City to several major metropolitan areas, including Boise (130 miles east), Portland (300 miles northwest) and Seattle (380 miles northwest).
Baker City was featured as one of most beautiful Towns in Oregon by author Joan Tapper in 2010 and in 2011 Baker City was voted among the top 5 most beautiful small towns in the US in the Rand McNally and USA Today's Best of the Road. The award winning historic downtown boasts more than 100 buildings on the National Register of Historic places and thanks to the efforts of the local Main Street program the downtown is a vibrant and active district with locally owned businesses, galleries, restaurants and special events throughout the year.
For residents of Baker City and the surrounding areas within Baker County, the entire region is an outdoor recreation enthusiast�s playground. Known for its spectacular beauty, the region encompasses majestic mountain ranges towering over blue ribbon streams and rivers as well as rich forests, punctuated by clear, high-mountain lakes. Opportunities abound for fishing, hunting, rafting, biking, skiing and other outdoor pursuits.
Baker City offers an outstanding quality of life and a premier rural living experience. Baker County is at the hub of five scenic byways and the home to Hells Canyon, the deepest river gorge in North America. Jet boat tours and raft trips through the canyon provide an opportunity to see ancient Indian rock drawings and historic sites. Anthony Lakes provides outdoor recreational opportunities in an alpine setting that is easily reached by paved highway. The area is a center for summer hiking and camping, and during the winter, Ski Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort offers downhill and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, Snow Shoeing, and a host of fun activities. The Anthony Lakes Nordic Center was one of five in North America featured in National Geographic Traveler in November 2010. Snowmobiling in both the Eagle Cap Wilderness area of the Wallowa mountains and the Sumpter area is world class with more trails available than anywhere else in the nation.
The Leo Adler Foundation is a great example of both Baker's heritage and continuing commitment to community. Each year the foundation provides scholarships for students and funds for community organizations. As the foundation states, "Leo Adler's gift to our community represents unimaginable generosity. He bequeathed his gift to us because of his intense love for this community, a love he demonstrated throughout his life."
From the Elkhorn Range of the Blue Mountains to the waters of the Snake River in Hells Canyon, Baker County has been a place for people to stake their claims in life since the early 1860s. An area rich in cultural heritage and scenic beauty, Baker is wide open for discovery!
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