Blue sky over the a courthouse with a red roof and a clocktower in Dallas, Oregon

Active adults looking to retire in Oregon now have another community to consider.

55+ homebuyers looking for a community in the buzzworthy Portland Area have an exciting new option to consider. Eden Gleann is a new community for active adults located in Dallas, Oregon near Salem. Local builder Fowler Homes has announced plans to build 56 homes specifically designed with 55+ homebuyers in mind. They'll be a part of a larger community called Barberry Neighborhood which is located in the highly desirable Willamette Valley, famous as the home of Oregon’s renowned wine country.


Current plans call for 56 single-family homes that will range in size from 1,404 to 1,646 square feet. All homes will be single-level with two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. The homeowners’ association will handle landscaping maintenance, allowing homeowners to spend their time enjoying the lush outdoor scenery rather than maintaining it.

Buyers can expect spacious master-suites with ample walk-in closets as well as open and light-filled spaces with sophisticated modern finishes adaptable to just about anyone’s personal style and taste. Kitchens feature expansive islands and plenty of counter space, perfect for entertaining in the adjoining great room and dining room. Completing the picture are covered outdoor seating areas, perfect for enjoying the verdant green landscaping.


One of the biggest appeals of Eden Gleann is undoubtedly its location, near the Portland and Salem metro areas but far enough away to avoid the daily grind of city life. Dallas’ town center, boasting a classic small-town feel, is less than three miles away. Visitors will find several grocery stores, including a WalMart, numerous restaurants and shops, an excellent public library, and Salem Health West Valley Hospital, all within easy reach of Eden Gleann. Golfers will be pleased to know that the Dallas Golf Club is just outside the gates of the community, making it easy to drop in for a round.

The nearby city of Salem is just about 20 minutes away. As the state capital of Oregon, it offers the sort of big-city amenities one would expect. The city is famed for its cultural institutions like the Reed Opera House, the Mission Mill Museum, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, and the Elsinore Theatre. Those seeking an even better urban adventure will certainly make the journey an hour north to Portland, famed for its active culinary and brewing scene as well as countless shopping and entertainment opportunities. 

Recreational Opportunities

Part of the appeal of the Willamette Valley, and why the region is home to one of the most desirable real estate markets in the country, is the gorgeous natural surroundings. With the Coast Range and the Pacific Ocean to the west and Western and the High Cascades to the east, there's no shortage of recreational opportunities for residents of Eden Gleann to enjoy. The area attracts hikers, birdwatchers, skiers, and all manners of other outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.

The Willamette Valley is also home to one of the country’s most respected viticultural regions. Its cool, moist climate makes it ideal for growing a variety of grapes but, perhaps most notably, pinot noir. Willamette Valley growers of this notoriously finicky grape routinely hold their own in international judging against some of the oldest and most respected French houses. With approximately 500 wineries to explore, visitors could spend a lifetime enjoying the fruits of these famous vines.

With its combination of smartly designed homes, reasonable prices, and a truly outstanding location, it's no mystery that this community is poised to create substantial buzz in the Portland Area 55+ home market. Homebuyers looking for an active adult community with single-level, low-maintenance homes in an attractive location should be sure to check out Eden Gleann in Dallas, Oregon.