City of Independence
- Government: City
Welcome to Oregon's newest and first All America City in the last ten years! Located adjacent to the beautiful Willamette River and home to Polk County's best restaurants, drinking establishments, state of the art Cineplex theater and a wealth of recreational and cultural opportunities.
Independence grew out of agricultural, timber and river-shipping roots. This is a City with a bawdy history and a World-class future. One of the only Gigabit cities west of the Mississippi with fiber optic connections to every home, there is no better place to locate your business and move your family. We are within two miles of Western Oregon University and only a few more to Willamette and Oregon State Universities in nearby Salem and Corvallis.
Independence is nearly unique in the Willamette Valley in that the City owns or controls two miles of riverfront. Recently, the City acquired 20 riverfront acres for redevelopment immediately adjacent to our National Historic District downtown. Contact Shawn Irvine, Community Development Director, for more information on this incredible development opportunity in partnership with the City.
Independence offers fun, food, opportunity, diversity, an excellent workforce, and a ''can do'' attitude. Visit us!
15 minutes from Salem, 30 minutes from Corvallis and about an hour from either Portland International or Eugene Airports. Just 15-20 minutes from I-5. Finally, only minutes from World Class wineries!