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Old 09-15-2010, 11:02 PM
 
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Howdy All,

Been lurking and researching your opinions and data for a couple of years now. Thank you.

My position: Wife, 3 yr old, job.

I would love it if Silverton had some of the amenities and conveniences of Monmouth (Montessori school, WOU, proximity to the coast, no fear of dam failure, large stands of live oak).

It seems that Monmouth is a bit more economically priced, has slightly lower-ranking schools, and a higher crime rate than Silverton.

Which would you recommend or choose?

Monmouth Silverton?
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Old 09-15-2010, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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I'd live in Silverton over Monmouth, personally. Silverton has more things going on. They have a community center, and I swear a festival every month. It is really close to Silverfalls State Park which is amazing. Silverton is quaint. Monmouth is not.

and yes, Monmouth is a much cheaper place to live.
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Old 09-17-2010, 02:13 PM
 
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Yuppy snobbery in Silverton? Boulder-ish?

Or is truly more of a Mayberry with a strong arts culture?

I've found some information about the dam, potential flood maps, and learned that there is no early warning system. Are most Silvertonians concerned about it at all?
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Old 09-17-2010, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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Yuppy snobbery in Silverton? Boulder-ish?

Or is truly more of a Mayberry with a strong arts culture?

I've found some information about the dam, potential flood maps, and learned that there is no early warning system. Are most Silvertonians concerned about it at all?
Yubby snobbery would be Ashland Oregon. I am sure there are yuppy snobs there, but it is a really good local community. I've never been to Boulder so I can't say whether or not it is similar.

I think probably very few Silvertonians are concerned about the dam. I think people that are concerned probably choose not to live there. If you are concerned about it, just call the city and they'll tell you if they have plans to install an early warning system or anything like that.

Is there a reason you ruled out Dallas Oregon?
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:22 PM
 
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Default Thanks for your replies, Silverfall.

The yuppy snobs in Boulder actually seem to be more eco-snobs (brand new hybrid SUV every two years), but snobs are sort of snobs in my book.

Dallas was in contention, but I figured Monmouth would be very similar to Dallas. Was I that wrong? Though not Silverton, Monmouth has WOU, a Montessori school, and the oaks. Dallas just has the oaks, and still isn't Silverton.

Is the difference between Monmouth and Dallas great enough that I should consider Dallas rather than Monmouth?

I'll revisit my research. Thanks in advance, and I look forward to reading your reply to the above question.

Have a great day Silverfall et al.
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:34 PM
 
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Silverton does have a Montessori Children's House.
bluebirdmontessori.com
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Old 01-17-2011, 08:29 PM
 
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Not only does Silverton have the BlueBird montessori pre-school.. silverFalls school district, which Silverton lies within also has a public montessori (Cross roads or Grass roots) school that currently goes through 4 or 5 and as I understand it will be adding another grade each year. They also have a Charter school that focuses on science /computers within the district. Silverton is about 45 miles form everywhere.. only 17 from Salem.. but 45 to Portland/Oregon City/ Wilsonville to the north and 45 to Albany /Lebanon and Mc Minnville.. depending on which route you take. The coast is about 1 1/2 hour drive, Bend and ski=ing is 1 1/2 to 2 hours... Good Luck on your decision, but if it were me, my vote would be Silverton....
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