When people think of Ontario, the first place that may come to mind is Canada. However, Ontario, Oregon has made a name for itself. Located in southeastern Oregon in Malheur County, our AmeriTitle Ontario team serves a close-knit community of about 30,000. The interesting history, rich culture, year round activities and diverse landscape ensures the area is a hidden gem that everyone should visit.
“Malheur” is French for “misfortune.” According to local lore, French merchants and hunters were on an expedition in search of furs when they were attacked by natives. Since the trip resulted in such misfortune, the explorers named the Malheur River after the unfortunate set of circumstances.
94 percent of Malheur County is made up of rangeland and about two-thirds of that is managed by the Federal Bureau of Land Management. Agriculture is a major player in the area’s economy, with locals farming everything from fruits to grains to potatoes and beans. The area’s unique terrain is conducive to fishing along the Snake, Malheur, Payette and Owyhee rivers, hiking, biking, hunting and camping.
Ontario and the surrounding area is a mini melting pot with a mixture of vibrant cultures. From Native American and Hispanic to Japanese and Basque influences, there is no shortage of diversity. The Four Rivers Cultural Center and Museum is an awesome choice for showcasing the entire range of ethnic divergence.
In addition to the unique history, Malheur County has excellent modern amenities too. There are great public and private schools as well as close access to medical care. These features aren’t only ideal for families, but they also make surrounding neighborhoods more valuable and desirable — ensuring property values stay strong.
From Basque, Japanese and farm festivals to different rodeos and parades throughout the year, Ontario and Malheur County as a whole provide rich culture, scenic views, special history and activities abound.
AmeriTitle is proud to serve the title and escrow needs of this community. If you’re planning to buy or sell property in the area, please ask your real estate professional to choose AmeriTitle.
AmeriTitle Ontario Branch
70 SW 3rd Ave.
Ontario, OR 97914
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