Phoenix & Talent, OR
In the past few years, Talent has been experiencing a period of residential and commercial growth. New subdivisions and apartment complexes are either under construction or have been completed. The Talent Industrial Park has attracted new businesses to give more opportunities for employment.
The Urban Renewal Agency and the Historical Society meet regularly to discuss ideas for further development, refurbishment of the town, and historical preservation.
Phoenix is located off Interstate 5, about midway between Portland, 280 miles to the North, and Sacramento, 293 miles to the South. Located off I-5, Phoenix is just 24 miles north of the California border, and 128 miles east of the Pacific Ocean at Crescent City, California. Located between Ashland and Grants Pass, Oregon.
Talent has two grocery stores, a pharmacy, bank, public library, post office, Laundromat, hardware store, several restaurants, veterinarian, two gas stations, truck stop, medical/dental offices, and a variety of other businesses. We have grade and middle schools, with students commuting to Phoenix to more grade schools and the high school. The City has a Mayor and City Council, Planning Commission, Parks Commission, City Manager, City Planner, and Municipal Judge. City police, building, water, street and park maintenance is provided to the community. As of July 1, 1999, Talent's Fire Department annexed into Jackson County Fire District No. 5. The fire district provides service to the City of Talent and its residents.
Talent uses the 97540 and Phoenix uses the 97535 zipcode.
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