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Old 11-04-2012, 09:43 PM
 
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My boyfriend and I are wanting to move from Vegas to somewhere in Oregon. He is getting out of the military and ill be graduating college. We want somewhere with good jobs for a career and a great place for a family with nice weather for outdoor activities. Any input and thoughts would be extremely helpful. Thank you soo much.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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Define what kind of jobs, and nice weather.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:49 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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My boyfriend and I are wanting to move from Vegas to somewhere in Oregon. He is getting out of the military and ill be graduating college. We want somewhere with good jobs for a career and a great place for a family with nice weather for outdoor activities. Any input and thoughts would be extremely helpful. Thank you soo much.

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Old 11-05-2012, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Cleveland Heights OH
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My boyfriend and I are wanting to move from Vegas to somewhere in Oregon. He is getting out of the military and ill be graduating college. We want somewhere with good jobs for a career and a great place for a family with nice weather for outdoor activities. Any input and thoughts would be extremely helpful. Thank you soo much.
What is your major? What is your boyfriend trained for? Careers in Oregon are normally directed towards specific industries. What is your idea of nice weather? Some people like sunnier days some enjoy overcast days. What would be your criteria for a great place for a family? Home schooling? Private schools? Public?
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:02 AM
 
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The ideal weather would be as little humidity as possible. He is a cop in the Air Force and he wants to work for the police force when he gets out. My degree is in psychology. Public schools are preferred. Don't want a small tiny country town but don't want to live in the city. Outskirts is an ideal location.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:17 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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The ideal weather would be as little humidity as possible. He is a cop in the Air Force and he wants to work for the police force when he gets out. My degree is in psychology. Public schools are preferred. Don't want a small tiny country town but don't want to live in the city. Outskirts is an ideal location.
anything on the west side of Oregon is going to be wet as in it will be humid in the summer and rainy and overcast in the other 3 seasons. Portland, salem and eugene are actually more overcast than seattle is if you can believe it. The east side of the state is more dry but there are no cities that aren't going to feel like a small town exept maybe Bend which is very expensive and will be very hard to find work.

Have you looked at ID or eastern WA? some of the surounding areas of Boise or Spokane might be more what you're looking for. Oregon is a rough place to be if you're not from that part of the country. I've seen folks from CA or AZ move up there and litteraly break in one winter because of the weather. Just be sure you're OK with 135-160 days of sun a year before you decide you want to be there.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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anything on the west side of Oregon is going to be wet as in it will be humid in the summer and rainy and overcast in the other 3 seasons. Portland, salem and eugene are actually more overcast than seattle is if you can believe it. The east side of the state is more dry but there are no cities that aren't going to feel like a small town exept maybe Bend which is very expensive and will be very hard to find work.
Where are you getting your data? Seattle has more overcast days than Portland, et al on every chart I have seen. Even CD has it ranked with more cloudy days.

I lived in Portland before Salem and we are less overcast.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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The ideal weather would be as little humidity as possible. He is a cop in the Air Force and he wants to work for the police force when he gets out. My degree is in psychology. Public schools are preferred. Don't want a small tiny country town but don't want to live in the city. Outskirts is an ideal location.
Define city? Oregon cities generally aren't large with the exception of Portland metro.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:33 AM
 
Location: 'Shangri-La 'mountains west of Wolf Creek, Oregon
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Living here on the mountain at about 2000', we have many sunny/partial sun days.

Usually get about 25" inches of rainfall a year. Enough to keep forests green & growing, fill the drainages, rivers,creeks, my basspond.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:46 AM
 
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Winters aren't bothersome because I lived in England where sunshine didn't exist nor did summers and it never really got to me. I basically just don't want to live in the middle of nowhere or live in a city area like Las Vegas or Seattle.
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