Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Brookings, Oregon called the “Banana Belt of the Oregon Coast”

Brookings enjoys temperate weather throughout the year with summers averaging in the 70s and winters in the upper 50s or lower 60s.

How many sunny days does Brookings, Oregon average

According to Bestplaces.net, Brookings averages 191 sunny days per year. The US average is 205 sunny days.

How much rain and snow does Brookings, Oregon get

Brookings averages 83.5” of rain per year and .06” of snow.

What is the average price home in the Brookings/Harbor area

In 2022, the average sale price for a residential home was $438,000.

What is the population of the City of Brookings, Oregon and surrounding area
Brookings has a population of approximately 6800. Our Zip code 97415, which goes from the California border to Pistol River, has a total population of around 14,000.
What types of homes do you have in the Brookings area

We have oceanfront, riverfront, hillside homes with incredible views and homes close to conveniences. There are stick built, manufactured, condos and planned unit developments.

Should I get a Pre-Approval letter before looking and making an offer on a home
Yes. A pre-approval letter from your lender states that you are approved for a loan of a specific amount. It not only adds to your credibility when making an offer to purchase but it also lets you know the price range you are qualified to purchase with financing.
Who do I contact in regards to zoning and building questions

For the City of Brookings, visit their website at www.brookings.or.us. For surrounding, unincorporated areas, visit the Curry County Oregon website at www.co.curry.or.us.

How many public schools are in the Brookings/Harbor area

Brookings has three public schools – Kalmiopsis Elementary School, Azalea Middle School and Brookings-Harbor High School.

Where is Harbor, Oregon

Many locals refer to our area as the Brookings/Harbor area. Brookings is an incorporated city. When we refer to Harbor, Oregon, we are referring to an area from the California border to the Chetco River Bridge.

What are the main things I should do to get my home sold

1. Find a real estate broker that you feel will look out for your best interest and that you are comfortable working with. Check out our brokers bios on our website www.blupac.com and give us a call. 2. Curb appeal – 1st impressions do matter. 3. Declutter your living areas – Less is more when getting ready for showings. 4. Touch up scuff marks, fix loose handles, tackle any simple fixes a buyer might notice. 5. Really clean, maybe add some plants and also, hide valuables. 6. Conduct a smell test, you don’t want a smell to ruin a sale.

What is there to do in the Brookings/Harbor area
We have two rivers, the Chetco and the Winchuck, and the Pacific Ocean with its gorgeous coastline. The outdoor activities include fishing, hiking, biking, surfing, golfing, kayaking, paddleboarding, beachcombing and whale watching. We love the arts, including theater, galleries and concerts in the park. Great restaurants and lots of fun year-round activities.
Does Brookings/Harbor, Oregon have public beaches

Yes, we have many beautiful beaches along our coastline with public access. They include Crissey Field State Park, Harris Beach State Park, Sporthaven Beach, Mill Beach, McVay Rock State Recreation Park, Lone Ranch Beach and the breathtaking 12 coastline miles of beaches in Samuel H. Boardman State Park.

Are there hiking trails along the beach
Is there a website where we can keep up on local events, including festivals, such as the Azalea Festival

Yes, Blue Pacific Realty has a community site www.brookingsharbororegon.com which includes an updated list of events and happenings in the Brookings area.

Can you fly into Brookings

The nearest regional airport, Del Norte County Regional Airport, is in Crescent City, California (about 30 miles south). The nearest international airport, Rogue Valley International – Medford Airport, is about 2 ½ hours inland from Brookings.

How do you get to Brookings if you are driving

Hwy. 101 from the north or south and Hwy. 199 if coming from the Medford area.