Ashland Oregon is the home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, home of Southern Oregon University, home for 22,000 residents and the vacation home for over 325,000 visitors annually. The common element among them all is - They love Ashland and are always happy to come back home. Home is a place that nurtures, enriches and supports exploration. This is Ashland. It nourishes your soul, stimulates your creative juices and engenders your fierce loyalty and affection. Ashland residents value education, cultural amenities, a clean environment and a healthy local economy. They treasure living in a small town where you know your neighbors, support locally owned businesses and find yourself discussing politics in the produce department at the grocery store. People are involved and connected in ways to benefit others and make the world a better place because they believe they can. If this is you, then Ashland may be the place you call home.