Brookings is the southernmost city on the Oregon Coast. Known as "Oregon's Banana Belt", the city enjoys mild temperatures throughout the year. Summers average in the 70s and winters in the upper 50s and low 60s. The sun often pays a visit and rain is rare between the months of June and September.
The Brookings area has a population of just over 16,000. Like many beach towns, tourism plays a significant role in the local economy. However, Brookings has other stable industries, and is known as the "Home of Winter Flowers." In fact, the Brookings coastline provides 100% of the US Easter Lily production; the town is famous for shipping flowers world-wide. Other industries include fishing and timber. Forbes Magazine identified Brookings as one of the “best places to retire” in the United States.
Brookings is in the center of the Wild Rivers Coast well-known for redwoods, fishing, hiking and other outdoor recreational activities. Recognized waterways include the Rogue, Chetco, Smith and Klamath rivers.