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Old 10-16-2007, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Apple Valley, Ca
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Default Looking for warm weather in Oregon

Hi all.

Where should we go. We are not to excited about the beaches so that would be out for us.

We'd like a quiet place with about 5 acres with a house on it. Doesn't have to be new. We need to be by hospitals, Doctors, vets and stores.

The weather is our main thing. Hate snow. A little rain is not bad but not a lot. I know I am asking for the moon but I have heard you have places like this.

We have 9 dogs and would like to know what the laws are in Oregon about having that many.

THanks
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Old 10-16-2007, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Socialist Republik of Amerika
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Hi all.

Where should we go. We are not to excited about the beaches so that would be out for us.

We'd like a quiet place with about 5 acres with a house on it. Doesn't have to be new. We need to be by hospitals, Doctors, vets and stores.

The weather is our main thing. Hate snow. A little rain is not bad but not a lot. I know I am asking for the moon but I have heard you have places like this.

We have 9 dogs and would like to know what the laws are in Oregon about having that many.

THanks
THe warmest weather is in Southern Oregon.
Due to land use laws, 5 acres is going to set you back at least 180k-300k depending on location. With a house on it add another 200k.

In Rural zoning you can have a lot of dogs. There may be a rule for so many equals a kennel, but I haven't heard of 9 being an issue.

We do get a bit of snow most every year, some years it sticks for a few days.
Summers are 80's-100's, winters 20's-50's

best wishes,
freedom
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Old 10-17-2007, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Apple Valley, Ca
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Thanks you freedom. I love your name. I wish I felt free right now. Time to move on.
The weather doesn't sound to bad at all. We live in the desert so we are used to the heat.

What do you mean by land use laws? I only wanted that much land because of the number of dogs I have and do not want to have problems with neighbors. Some people don't like dogs no matter how good they are.

Rural areas are what we are looking for but not to far out there that at age 63 we can't get to doctors or stores.

Can you give me some towns to look into?

Thanks
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Old 10-17-2007, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Socialist Republik of Amerika
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Thanks JL,
Some may say I am a broken record (or skipping cd) which ever you prefer, but the Rogue valley has everything you could ever need.
Whether it is Eagle point, north of Medford. Or the rurals of Grants Pass, or Phoenix, talent area, they are all within 15-20 min's of hospitals, vets, shopping etc....

I am partial to Grants Pass, and the Gold hill, Eagle point areas. Some parts of Rogue River.

I know of 10 acres vacant land on little butte creek just north of Eagle point that is $350k
Others around G.P. that are 200-300k.
Some 5-10 acre pieces that are under 200k but they are rare. And usually have an old mobilehome that needs to be removed.
( I'm not a realtor, so not trying to sell anything here, just giving examples)..

Land use laws restrict residential development to a limited amount of land in Southern Oregon. Making it more expensive than it should be.
They (the state) wish to keep people from developing land that can be farmed or forested. Regardless of the fact that we buy most of our produce from CA. and Mexico. and are not allowed to harvest timber without an expensive and lengthy litigation process which usually gets denied. So it is mainly there to look at, or for the very wealthy that want some horses and a cow or two.

We lived in Palm Desert before moving here, so I can understand the heat fatigue.
Apple Valley has grown tremendously, my family has land there that they bought in the 70's. It's value has increased a bit.

best wishes,

freedom
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Old 10-18-2007, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Apple Valley, Ca
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THanks again. That kind of money blows us out of the water. Must be something for about $200,000 with a house on it.
I guess we will have to really look hard. We are not in a hurry so planning is what we will do.
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Old 10-21-2007, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Grants Pass, OR
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Check out Trulia - Real Estate, Homes For Sale, Sold Properties, Real Estate Maps, You get a good idea of locations.

I lived in Palm Desert and moved to Grants Pass. I like it here. Been here 15 years.
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Old 10-24-2007, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Victorville, Ca
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Thanks you freedom. I love your name. I wish I felt free right now. Time to move on.
The weather doesn't sound to bad at all. We live in the desert so we are used to the heat.

What do you mean by land use laws? I only wanted that much land because of the number of dogs I have and do not want to have problems with neighbors. Some people don't like dogs no matter how good they are.

Rural areas are what we are looking for but not to far out there that at age 63 we can't get to doctors or stores.

Can you give me some towns to look into?

Thanks
hey Apple Valley. We live in Victorville and bought 3 acres up in the Redmond area a couple years ago. Plans to move there in the spring. The weather there is cold in the weather. I watch the weather channel and it averages 20 degrees colder. That's great in the summer but could put it around zero in the winter. As you know we get down around 20 from time to time in the Victorville/Apple Valley area. The terrain is about the same. They call it High Desert too. More scrub oak, and plants like that. Good luck in your search. The main reason that I want to move is that this area is going to the dogs. No offense to your 9 k9s. I understand that LA is paying the trash from there to move up here. That's just wrong!!
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Old 10-28-2007, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek
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Default Try Myrtle Creek

Myrtle Creek area and the South Umpqua Valley is a beautiful area of Southern Oregon. Weather is moderate 80's-90's in summer and 30-40's winter, sometimes snow but usually its melted by noon. Home/land prices are lower than the more populated area of our State. Good community and friendly place to live. Coming from NY, we love it here!
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Old 10-29-2007, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Just curious, for those of you touting the virtues of southern Oregon, what is your nearest airport of size? One of my compelling reasons for looking closer to Portland is the major airport. I don't do well at all with those little "commuter" planes out of tiny airports and need some place large enough for at least a 737. So, where do you fly out of if you live in Grants Pass, Ashland etc.?
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Old 10-29-2007, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Socialist Republik of Amerika
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Just curious, for those of you touting the virtues of southern Oregon, what is your nearest airport of size? One of my compelling reasons for looking closer to Portland is the major airport. I don't do well at all with those little "commuter" planes out of tiny airports and need some place large enough for at least a 737. So, where do you fly out of if you live in Grants Pass, Ashland etc.?
Medford has the largest airport, they are in the process of expanding its capacity and its terminal structures. United, Alaska, Horizon and I think Southwest fly out of there. Oh and they added non stop daily flights to Vegas and So. CA. Salt lake and Phoenix., and ofcourse many flights to S.F. and PDX daily....

freedom
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