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Old 03-14-2010, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Kilauea, Hawaii
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It is a long story but here is a stab at it. I am divorced with two girls ages 6 & 8 and currently living just the 3 of us on Kauai. My "X" gave us permission to move here 2 years ago from L.A. She now wants us to all move somewhere that we can all be close together because she refuses to move here for some reason. She wants to move to Ashland which is a lot different then any other place we have ever lived before. I am hoping you can all give me the pros and cons of making such a move. By the way I am white and my "X" is Asian so the girls are mix raced. And lastly I will not be looking for a job because I work online and can be anywhere I choose.
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Kilauea, Hawaii
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I hope that the help offered here is not a sign of what to expect by moving to Ashland.
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Old 03-15-2010, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Pluto's Home Town
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I hope that the help offered here is not a sign of what to expect by moving to Ashland.
Bresdo,

Your request for info about Ashland is somehow nested under the Eugene discussion group. Probably just a snafu. That is why you have not yet received responses.

Here's my quick response. Ashland is a wonderful community, full of Californians and telecommuters, so you would fit in fine. It is expensive, but less so than Hawaii, I would expect, and all-around nice. It is a ghetto for expat, usually wealthy, liberal Californians, with little social connection to Oregon as a whole (imagine Aspen, Jackson Hole, Durango, but probably not so elite, and you get the picture), but it is a very nice community, with good schools, great outdoor activities, and many activities through the year.
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:32 AM
 
Location: McMinnville, OR
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Hello, Bresdo - Here's another perspective: Watch out for Ashland. It looks cute, but so does Disneyland. We have lived in San Francisco, London, Paris and in smaller, high-quality towns. When we retired, we bought a house in a very nice part of Ashland (a few years ago) - and we wish so much that we hadn't. With the economy the way it is, we're stuck for the foreseeable future. Ashland is all -- All -- about tourists and their money. Property taxes are very high. The cultural values are mediocre. The dog policy is really telling: NO dogs, not even service dogs, in ANY park in Ashland EVER - except the dog park out on the edge of town. If you want to walk your dog, you can walk in the gutter (few sidewalks in Ashland) or hit the trails and take your chances with mountain bikers, bears, and cougars. It's not a nice town. It's all about money and meanness. Be careful where you land. And be very careful about Ashland. There is a lot of polarization, horrible small-town politics, and no real concern for the residents. Come as a tourist, a wealthy, liberal one - you'll have fun. Nice place to visit - avoid living here.
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:53 PM
 
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The OP posted this thread a year ago, and has since taken a job opportunity in South Korea, according to another thread.
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Old 03-12-2011, 12:34 PM
 
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Looking to go to or live near Albany, Oregon. Any comments about Albany?
Any reply appreciated.
Rick Feldman
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