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Old 12-17-2010, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Eastern Oregon
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Bloomberg Businessweek ranked Pendleton, Oregon as the best place to raise a family in Oregon: The Best Places to Raise Your Kids 2011: Best place to raise kids in Oregon: Pendleton - BusinessWeek

It's nice to see a small town mentioned, instead of a city suburb. Apparently they set a population limit of 50,000 (or less), and set an income cap.

Here's the local paper's story too: Pendleton: the family town - East Oregonian: News
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:30 PM
 
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I'm glad that Pendleton is getting some recognition. It really deserves it as it is well qualified with its nice parks and mix of Western and Native American culture. It's great that Eastern Oregon is being put on the map.

One question: Where in town is this picture?:
The Best Places to Raise Your Kids 2011: Best place to raise kids in Oregon: Pendleton - BusinessWeek
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Old 12-18-2010, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Eastern Oregon
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Funny that you mention that, because I was wondering the same thing, and I live here! The vegetation doesn't look like anything in town, or even around town...looks more like California.
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Old 12-19-2010, 01:01 PM
 
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Good for Pendleton.

Yeah, that pic doesn't look to me like anything around there.

I also thought it funny that where they list "Nearby City", it was Hermiston. I think that's the first time I've heard it called a city...
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Old 12-19-2010, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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yuck no way id wanna live in Pendleton lol
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:11 PM
 
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I Love Pendleton. I chose to live here. I have traveled the country. Been to 47 of the lower 48 states. I lived in Salem, Eugene, Springfield and a few other small town around those areas so I was familiar with the western side of the state not nothing outside of the Willamette Valley. I spent a lot of time driving through eastern Oregon when I started driving truck. My plan was to find a place to settle down after a few years over the road and I hadn't really thought I'd end up back in Oregon. Pendleton changed my mind. I don't have a kids (other than the four legged kind) and at this time my husband and I are pretty sure that we don't want to change that but we love the neighborhood feel of our town. No where is perfect. Every town has its good sides and its bad sides. And for each person the good and bad are different things as everyone has their own tastes. I love the variety of landscape in Pendleton. The mountains are right there, the river is right there, their are fields a plenty. The town has a ton of character that so many small towns lack. It isn't cookie cutter. It has a everything a person could want in my opinion. If I can't buy something locally that is what the internet is for. If that doesn't work a small drive over the border and I have everything I could need in the tri-cities and if I show my Oregon Id I don't pay sales tax. Its a win win.
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