Sheridan, Oregon Real Estate

SSheridan, a hidden gem not visible for the most part until you do a little looking.  In the 1970’s while living in Portland, I would drive to the coast on Highway 18.  I would see the big sign proclaiming Sheridan, The Home of Sheridan Days, and then drive past the Dairy Queen, (which was then the Reel Buck Fish Market) and a couple of residences at the intersection of Highway 18 and Gopher Valley Road.  Nothing else visible from the highway looked like a town.  I thought, “big sign for such a small community.”

Only after I began thinking about relocating to Yamhill County, did I discover something much different.  Being a small town advocate, I felt that McMinnville & Newberg were too large and wanted to check out all the small towns in Yamhill County.  My initial impressions of the other small towns in the vicinity were not all positive, but I got off the main highway and found the hidden gem of Sheridan.  The streets were clean and the town was attractive with a nice mix of small businesses and well-maintained homes.  It was a perfect place to raise my 5-year-old daughter.  A small town is like a fishbowl where parents know what type of mischief their kids have been getting into before they even get home.  I know because I was raised in such a community.  It turned out that relocating to Sheridan was a good choice and we much enjoyed our ten years living in the community.







Quick Statistics

Sheridan Population 5,785 Distance to Portland 57 mi
Median Age 32 yr Distance to McMinnville 13 mi
Year Incorporated 1880 Distance to Pacific Ocean 38 mi
Average Rainfall 40.78″ 50 mi
Elevation 189′ Faulconer-Chapman School, K-8
Sheridan High School
Sheridan Japanese School
, grades 4-12
Opportunity House Alternative School
The Delphian School, private K-12


Attractions & The Best of Sheridan

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Annual Events in Sheridan, Oregon






The Sheridan Days Festival & Mud Drags with its associated activities in June of each year.  Parades, art show, quilt show, car show, motorcycle show, chicken barbecue, pancake feed, school reunions, street vendors, etc.; fun for everyone and a great way to learn about the community.

Major Employers in Sheridan

The Federal Correctional Institute Sheridan

Service Organizations

Sheridan is an open and friendly community with many opportunities to get involved.  While I lived in Sheridan I was a member of the volunteer fire department, the Kiwanis Club and the Chamber of Commerce. Volunteer opportunities abound with the Sheridan Public Library, Safe Shelter Youth Outreach through YCAP, the Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, Sheridan Museum of History, Yamhill County Mediators, Yamhill Basin Council, Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation District, the Sheridan Days Festival & Mud Drags, and the Sheridan City Park. Other service organizations include:

  • Sheridan’s American Legion Post
  • VFW Post in neighboring Willamina
  • Rotary Club
  • Rebekkah Lodge
  • Women’s Study Club of Sheridan

Sheridan Oregon Listings | Current Homes for Sale

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