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Old 05-18-2014, 10:52 AM
 
Location: waltham ma
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Hi

I'm a mid career Medical Professional currently residing in New England considering a job relocation to Siskiyou County.

Easy access to active outdoor lifestyle, quiet surroundings, hassle free commute, affordable cost of living, low crime all important factors for me.

I hail from Upstate NY, have lived and worked in the Hudson Valley, Central Vermont, and now the Greater Boston area for the past 7 years and am looking to get back to a more rural, libertarianesque (though not radical) community.

I've been perusing this site and have come across some disturbing comments depicting the Yreka/Montague/Hornbrook area as a haven for meth abusers and sex offenders, with a proposed casino on the horizon.

I'm looking for insights (pros and cons) from those who currently live in, work in, or have recently moved to or from the area.

I have no children so schools are not personally important to me.


Thanks in advance
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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Have you checked the other posts on the forum? Have you every BEEN to Siskiyou County. It's one of the most backward counties in the state. Visit first.
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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I have no children so schools are not personally important to me.


Thanks in advance[/quote]

Big mistake. When you want to sell your home school districts are VERY important. Would you want to live in a community that doesn't care for its schools? I wouldn't.
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Oroville, California
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Have you checked the other posts on the forum? Have you every BEEN to Siskiyou County. It's one of the most backward counties in the state. Visit first.
In what regard?
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Someplace Wonderful
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Hi

I've been perusing this site and have come across some disturbing comments depicting the Yreka/Montague/Hornbrook area as a haven for meth abusers and sex offenders, with a proposed casino on the horizon.
Meth is EVERYWHERE in California. Betcha there's more meth than you think in the areas where you live too. My wife worked as a public defender in several different counties in Calif for a couple of years. Seemed like ALL her clients were meth users, dealers, cookers. That includes Fresno, Sonoma, Napa & Modoc counties, and places like Oakhurst, near Yosemite. Hell, for a few years there was a meth cooker a block away from my home, and this is a good neighborhood.

Sex offenders are everywhere in California. The authorities like to relocate sex offenders to smaller communities on the hope that there will be less opportunity for them to practice their wares. I live in Wine Country, Calif, and I was surprised to find how many registered sex offenders lived within 10 mile of my home when I checked things out on one of those tracking sites. I wonder how many you might find in your area.

PS I admire your interest in practicing medicine outside of the big cites. We need more doctors like you.
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Oroville, California
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Meth is EVERYWHERE in California. Betcha there's more meth than you think in the areas where you live too.
California stopped being the meth hotbed years ago. As you said, its everywhere from coast to coast (and much more prevalent in the Midwest).

The Methiest States In The U.S. (INFOGRAPHIC)
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Old 05-19-2014, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Hi

I'm a mid career Medical Professional currently residing in New England considering a job relocation to Siskiyou County.

Easy access to active outdoor lifestyle, quiet surroundings, hassle free commute, affordable cost of living, low crime all important factors for me.


Thanks in advance
Check, yep, check, yep, yep, yep-give it a shot. It meets your criteria. Small town life is great!

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California stopped being the meth hotbed years ago. As you said, its everywhere from coast to coast (and much more prevalent in the Midwest).

The Methiest States In The U.S. (INFOGRAPHIC)
Quite so. We've seen a 70-80% drop in meth use here over the last 10 years. Sure it is still around, but way less.
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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I don't know about Siskyou County, but I heard the same stuff about moving to Redding. I've been here 6 months now, and I have no idea where all these meth heads are hiding. And I live just down the street from the mission.

I'll see some homeless, for sure, and some look crazy or high, but they're not wandering the streets in great hords like zombies, like I kept being basically told here on CD.

So, don't believe everything (or maybe even anything?) you read on CD.
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Paradise
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Check out the town of Mount Shasta. It's got decent shopping, some nice eateries, and it's gorgeous. Not too far from Redding, which has a few more shopping options. Just be prepared for snow in the winter...but that's most of Siskyou Co.

And if you're into the outdoors, the area is a goldmine. The Trinity Alps, Marble Mts, Russian Mts, Mount Shasta, Shasta Lake *****big breath****** Lave Tubes National Monument, Mt. Lassen National Park, Klamath Falls, Castle Crags, Tule Lake, Glass Mountain, Trinity Divide.........
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Old 05-20-2014, 01:22 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Siskiyou County will be decidedly more rural than most of the places you've spent time in before OP.

I've always liked traveling through there. You might as well give it a shot.
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