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The City of Madras (el. 2,242′) is located in Jefferson County‘s Willow Creek basin. With an active population of over 6,000, it is the largest town in the county (and also the county seat).
Present-day Madras began life as a settlement known as “The Basin,” after the circular valley it occupies. In the summer of 1902, the first plat was filed by John A. Palmehm and the town was christened “Palmain.” At the time, that name was rejected by the U.S. Post Office for being too similar to an existing post office called Parmen. The name Madras was adopted instead – inspired either by the existing city of Madras (now known as Chennai), India or the cotton fabric of the same name that originated there. Madras was formally incorporated as a City in 1911. As with the City of Redmond, a U.S. Army Airbase was built just outside of the town during World War II and when the war ended, the base was converted to a municipal airport.
Today, the downtown core is a designated urban renewal district that is overseen by the Madras Redevelopment Commission. In addition to commercial remodels and retrofits, the Madras Cinema 5, Madras Aquatic Center, and a satellite campus of Central Oregon Community College are some of the tangible results of the MRC. A new City Hall was completed in 2013, followed by a new Jefferson County Courthouse in 2016. Madras has a number of public parks, the largest of which, Juniper Hills Park, is located on the east side of town.
On the north side of town, the Erickson Aircraft Collection can be visited in one of the larger hangars at the Madras Municipal Airport. Northeast of town, Richardson’s Rock Ranch is a popular destination for rock hounds. The “ghost town” of Shaniko can is a few miles further northeast while the Clarno Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is east. South of town you’ll find the bedroom communities (and incorporated cities in their own right) of Metolius and Culver – both of which serve as gateways to The Cove Palisades State Park and Lake Billy Chinook.
Popular Madras Area Neighborhoods
The following is not intended to be a complete list of all recorded subdivisions in Madras, but rather a selection of some of the more popular ones.
East of HWY 97.
Beans | Bitterbrush Estates | Canyon View | Gateway | Herzberg Heights | Juniper Estates | Madras Ranchos | Morning Crest | North Madras Heights | Oak Terrace Estates | Palmain | Ranchos | Strawberry Heights | Sunrise Estates | Sunset Acres | The Pines At Madras | Wagon Wheel | Wistful Vista | Willow Creek | Yarrow
West of HWY 97.
City | Conroy | Depot | Juniper Crest | Juniper Heights | Madras | Madras Industrial | Mountain View | NW Townsite | Palmain | Park Place | Railroad | Sunnyside Estates
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0 – 1 acres | 1 – 5 acres | 5 – 10 acres | 10 – 25 acres | 25 – 50 acres | 50 – 100 acres | 100 – 500 acres | 500 – 1,000 acres | 1,000+ acres
Vacant Land/Lots | Condo | Townhouse/Villa | Manufactured Home | Single-Family Home | Multi-Family | Farm | Shared Interest | Commercial | Commercial-Lease | Business Opportunity
Auction | Land – Leased | Lot Level To Street | On Golf Course | Corner Lot | Green/LEED | Handicap-Equipped (Accessible) | Historic Property | New Construction | Manufactured Homes Allowed | Short-Term Rental | Paved Street | Public Water | Well | Sewer | Septic | Gas Utilities | Propane Utilities | Solar Utilities | Airplane Accessible | InLaw Suite
Adult Community | Not Age Restricted | Community Fitness Room | Community Playground | Community Pool | Gated Community | Has HOA | No HOA | Horse Property | Tennis Community | Golf Community
Parking – RV/Boat | RV Garage | Carport | Garage (attached | detached) | Storage Buildings | Workshop | Barn | Guest House | Second Unit On Lot | Fenced Yard | Irrigation (agricultural) | Sprinkler System (lawn) | Patio | Deck | Hot Tub | Pool | Pool – Spa | Brick | Block Construction | Roof – Metal | Roof – Tile
No Basement | Basement (finished | full | view-out | walk-out) | Bonus Room | Wet Bar | Great Room (kitchen, dining, & living in one large room) | Loft | Pantry | Primary Bedroom Downstairs | Walk-In Closet | Inside Laundry | Washer/Dryer In Unit | Central Air Conditioning | Fireplace | Heat – Electric | Heat – Gas | Heat – Oil | Cathedral Ceiling | Granite Counters | Carpet Floors | Hardwood Floors | Tile Floors
A-frame | Bungalow | Chalet | Colonial | Contemporary | Cottage | Craftsman | Duplex | Log/Log Look | Quadplex | Ranch/One Story | Split Level | Traditional | Triplex | Tudor | Two Story | Victorian
City View | Golf Course View | Lake View | Mountain View | River View | Water View
River Front | Waterfront
Foreclosure or Bank-owned | Short Sale Listings | Exclude Foreclosures | Exclude Short Sales | Exclude Foreclosures AND Short Sales
Cash | Conventional Financing | Contract | FHA Loan | Owner Financing | Trade/Exchange | USDA | VA Loan
Has Photos | Open House | Under Contract (aka Contingent Bumpable) | Pending | Sold
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- Longhorn Ridge 49
- Pronghorn 44
- Eagle Crest 36
- Running Yresort 36
- Nimrod River Park 35
- Brasada Ranch 34
- Pla 32
- Oregon Shores 26
- Ridgewater Subdivision -Phase 1 26
- Shevlin West 25
- The Reserve In The Pines Phase 2 25
- Tetherow 23
- Klamath Falls Forest Estates Hwy 66 Unit Plat 4 21
- Illinois River Estates 20
- Oregon Shores -Unit 2 20
- Eagle Point Golf Community 17
- Klamath Falls Forest Estates -Hwy 66 Unit -Plat No. 1 15
- Ridge At Eagle Crest 14
- Ironhorse 14
- Clacc 14
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