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Old 07-22-2007, 09:27 AM
 
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My family is considering Oregon to move to in about 2 years. Can you tell me a little about what you think is the best city to live in Oregon?!!!
We're looking for a slow paced life, low crime, family oriented and +- close to the ocean.
Thanks for your help!!!!

Oh... If you would please let us know about the weather there well!!!!
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Old 07-22-2007, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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The coastal cities have a lot of retired people living in them. Plus they get a lot of tourists. If you live on the coast the temperatures are seldom extreme. You will get quite a bit of rain during winter and spring. Right now it's nice.

If I were to pick the best town in Oregon I'd have to go with Ashland, but you'll pay a big price for it.
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Old 07-22-2007, 06:48 PM
 
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Any town in Oregon will have low crime and a slow pace. The coastal area is nice and as Waterlily pointed, temps don't get extreme however the winter weather can get crazy (and fun if you like rain and wind).
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Old 07-23-2007, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Oregon
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If money were no issue at all, and I was retired or had a small business out of the winter rain, I'd pick near Cannon Beach or Seaside.
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Old 07-25-2007, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Default Canby, Oregon City, Florence, Astoria

Hello:

I live in Portland, Oregon, which is about an hour from the coast, and two small communities around Portland are very charming. Canby and Oregon City are very close to Portland yet have a small town feel and appeal.

Astoria is a larger community on the Northern coast of Oregon and is more reasonably priced as is Florence on the central Oregon coast. (My favorite town on the Oregon Coast.) Cannon Beach is charming but VERY expensive. Manzanita is very close to Cannon Beach and is a GREAT place to visit but has gotten outrageously expensive, as well.

Good luck!
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Old 07-25-2007, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Southern Idaho
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I am a single mom, wanting to move to Oregon. I too would like a low crime area, slower pace, and good schools. Does anyone know anything about the elementary and high school in Canby or Oregon City? I was kinda leaning towards Wilsonville also. Any info would be great. If you know of an area with plentiful jobs with reasonable rent, That would be great to know also.
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Old 07-25-2007, 12:39 PM
 
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There are no plentiful jobs in Oregon at the present time imo, unless it would be in the high tech area. Plentiful jobs on or near the coast, no way.

Oregon City is basically a suburb of the Portland Metro area with all of the problems associated with a larger city.

The cost of living is higher that what you experience in Idaho.

Astoria and Seaside are virtual neighbors and the other coastal cities provided to you are good selections, provided you have the expenses to cover the cost of living.
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Old 12-10-2007, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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Hi, we are looking to move from Reno, Nv to Hermiston, Or. Does anyone have any information or input about Hermiston? We have small children and being in a safe place is at the top of our list.

Thank you
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Old 12-11-2007, 12:26 PM
 
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Default Why Hermiston

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Hi, we are looking to move from Reno, Nv to Hermiston, Or. Does anyone have any information or input about Hermiston? We have small children and being in a safe place is at the top of our list.

Thank you
I think Oregon has so many attractive places to live....why are you choosing Hermiston??? You will be in the midst of the dumping ground for all of Oregon's 'out of sight-out of mind' waste and polution issues. The air quality is the worst in the state, massive dariy operations in place and continuing to come in (have you been here yet to smell the stench?), our nations chemical weapons will continue to be 'disposed of' for a number of years to come within 10-15 miles of downtown Hermiston and now there are safety issues/school problems with gangs taking up residence in Hermiston due to all the illegal immigrants that the local industrial daries and food processors employ. I would encourage you to look elsewhere and I sincerely hope that you do.
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Old 12-11-2007, 07:22 PM
 
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I am a single mom, wanting to move to Oregon. I too would like a low crime area, slower pace, and good schools. Does anyone know anything about the elementary and high school in Canby or Oregon City? I was kinda leaning towards Wilsonville also. Any info would be great. If you know of an area with plentiful jobs with reasonable rent, That would be great to know also.
canby has a growing gang problem
Oregon city has a large school system maybe more jobs
wilsonville has good schools but high rent and housing cost. good luck
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