John Day is a tight-knit community, bringing the best of small town living with the live edge of a rural life. Embrace your independence and stay awhile.
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Saddle-up your U-Haul and come on over. You will find a welcoming community that you’ll be proud to be a part of. Don’t let the laid-back small town atmosphere fool you, there’s affordable housing, good schools, top-notch healthcare, and growing job opportunities — everything you need to lay down roots and make John Day home.
The Grant County Regional Airport (also known as Ogilvie Field), is a county-owned, public use airport. It is also a helibase and training center for the United States Forest Service Malheur Forest’s rappeller firefighters.
Chesters supermarket specializes in whatever your family needs. When most small towns only have a general store, John Day enjoys the luxury of a full supermarket with all the standard departments including health, beauty and floral.
Blue Mountain Hospital is a state of the art medical facility located in the heart of John Day. With intensive-care beds, birthing and surgery suites, as well as a 24-hour emergency department, ambulance service and a helipad on site for critical cases.
With multiple banking options right here in town you won’t have to travel for hours to do your banking.
John Day is not short on dining options. Whether it’s having pizza with the kids, a gourmet burger with a business partner or grabbing a Friday night craft beer, the eateries in John Day have you covered.
John Day has two standard gas stations and brand new electronic vehicle charging stations. Not your typical small town find.
When you live in a community like John Day, you live without the niceties and comforts that you would have in proximity to a big city. There is no Doordash. No Uber. You don’t have 25 options to choose between every time you want something. But there is also no litter, no homelessness and some of the lowest crime statistics in the state. You can own your own business, buy a bigger parcel of land and be in total and complete control on your own destiny. Lots of people get fed up with the big city or talk about wanting a quieter life, but being a resident of John Day is for folks who are ready to make that dream a reality.
Painted Sky Center for the Arts hosts a wide variety of programs for both kids and adults. Currently located in the historic Canyon City, 2 miles down the road from John Day, you can enjoy one of their many classes and workshops, taught by some of the best artists and teachers in the Pacific Northwest. This includes pottery, painting, writing, leather-working, and many more…