Living In Willamette Valley

Located in the fertile Willamette Valley, nestled in the east region of Marion county. Stayton is just a short 12-mile drive east of Salem. Stayton features year-round access to outdoor recreation just steps from your backyard. With sustainable living at your fingertips, miles of hiking, mountain biking trails, and adventures to explore, Stayton offers a lifestyle of health and wellness. The Willamette Valley is Oregon’s best area of award-winning wineries, breathtaking views, and not to mention both family and pet-friendly down-to-earth people.

In Our Community

You have the opportunity to practice community-based medicine while getting to know your patients and their families, building upon personalized care that creates everlasting relationships.

Founded in 1953

Santiam Hospital & Clinics is a nationally recognized, nonprofit health system dedicated to serving the communities of the Santiam Canyon and its surrounding communities.
70% of Oregon Populations is in Willamette Valley
500+ Wineries
At least 10 Waterfalls
Population: 3 million

Community Facts

  • 15 Minutes to State Capital – 1 Hour from Portland, OR / No Sales Tax
  • Low Cost of Living / Median Housing $280,000
  • Higher Education:

1,800 Undergraduate 4-yr University / Great Schools: 

  • Overall Student to Teacher Ratio 19:1 / International Baccalaureate Programs
  • Less than 1.5 Hours Away: Beaches & Ski Resorts
  • Lifestyle & Quality of Life: Biking, Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Golfing & 47 Parks!
  • Performing Arts & Music: Award Winning Theatre/Symphony/Art & Film Festivals
  • Shopping & Dining: from Farmer’s Markets to Fine Dining