King City, quiet onetime retirement community, seeks to reinvent itself (OR)

King City was founded as a planned city for retirees whose homeowners association served as the de facto government. It was unique among Oregon municipalities at the time, and no other Oregon city has replicated the model.  Residents paid no city taxes; HOA fees paid for infrastructure and services. The city has no public library, though the King City Civic Association — which operates a 55-and-older residential community within the city — operates one for its members.  Within 15 years, nearly all the developable land within the city was spoken for, and the city was declared a wild success.     Read the article……………….


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