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Madras, Oregon Real Estate
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
Madras Real Estate Searches
Corner Lot | Green/LEED | Handicap-Equipped (Accessible) | Historic Property | New Construction | Manufactured Homes Allowed | Short-Term Rental | Paved Street | Public Water | Well | Sewer | Septic | Propane Utilities | Solar Utilities
Parking – RV/Boat | Carport | Garage (attached | detached) | Storage Buildings | Workshop | Barn | Guest House | Fenced Yard | Irrigation (agricultural) | Sprinkler System (lawn) | Patio | Deck | Hot Tub | Pool | Brick | Block Construction | Roof – Metal | Roof – Tile
Basement (finished | walk-out) | Bonus Room | Formal Dining | Great Room (kitchen, dining, & living in one large room) | Loft | Pantry | Master Downstairs | Two Master Suites | Walk-In Closet | Washer/Dryer In Unit | Central Air Conditioning | Fireplace | Heat – Electric | Heat – Gas | Carpet Floors | Hardwood Floors | Tile Floors
Words & Photo by Mitch Darby.
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