Tiller, Ore.– For the right price, you could be the owner of your own Southern Oregon town. Tiller, on the Douglas-Jackson County line, is up for sale. For a cool $3.5 million all 250 plus acres could be yours.
“Quiet and the natural beauty,” says resident and Fire Chief at the Volunteer Fire Station, Kevin Kehoe. “All the great attributes that makes this part of the world what it is.”
Along the South Umpqua River, on 257 acres, nestled between the Umpqua National Forest and BLM lands, sits quiet Tiller, Oregon. Population 250.
“There is nothing around here,” says Savanah Garren, the only employee at the town post office.
While she commutes to work from Riddle, she says Tiller feels like home too.
“Everybody is really close,” she says.
A quiet community made up of mostly retirees, this sleepy little town has recently created quite a buzz around the world.
“There has been quite a bit of chatter lately about it,” says Garren.
Realtor group Land and Wildlife, based out of Medford, listed the unincorporated, rural land for sale over a year ago for $3.5 million. They have even begin marketing the town with a video that is now going viral.
Residents say the current owner inherited the land from their parents who purchased it decades ago with a plan to put down roots and raise a family. They have since passed away and now their kids have out the town on the market.
“They want to bring new people into this town,” explains Garren. “They want to get a little bit going on.”
“I would like to see some of these buildings used as rentals possibly,” says Kehoe. “Kayaking, fishing, hunting, hiking, there is just a lot of great recreational opportunities in the area.”
Folks around town agree, they want to share the beauty of their quaint community with the right buyer, but they don’t want what they love most to be compromised.
“There are some really good people around here,” Kehoe says.
“I would like to see a little bit go on for the town, but at the same time to stay peaceful quiet and small,” says Garren.