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Old 07-31-2017, 12:19 PM
 
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Me and my boyfriend are interested in moving to Oregon for work and we're trying to find the right town to move to and would love some input. We basically need to be within about an hour or so of a larger city but we would like to live outside the city. Ideally, we'd love a small, wooded town that doesn't get too cold in the winter (as in little to no snow). Any information would be most appreciated!
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Old 07-31-2017, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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That's any place west of the Cascade Mountains. There is only one larger city in Oregon, which is the Portland Metropolitan Area. There are several satellite towns. Look at Forest Grove, Estacada, Newberg or Hubbard (more agricultural). Forest Grove and Newberg host small, private universities.
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Old 07-31-2017, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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Define small.
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Old 07-31-2017, 03:04 PM
 
Location: WA
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Washougal WA
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Old 07-31-2017, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Me and my boyfriend are interested in moving to Oregon for work and we're trying to find the right town to move to and would love some input. We basically need to be within about an hour or so of a larger city but we would like to live outside the city. Ideally, we'd love a small, wooded town that doesn't get too cold in the winter (as in little to no snow). Any information would be most appreciated!
Step 1. Find jobs. Step 2. Find housing near the jobs. It's that simple. If you find jobs, you will find housing. If it's near a city, it will cost you more.
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Old 08-01-2017, 07:16 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Washougal WA
income tax FREE Washougal
20 min to much of Portland and MANY colleges (if desired)

BUT... Washougal has far more COLD that Roseburg / Sutherlin / Grants Pass (milder winter) which might suit the OP.

Lyori ...
Me and my boyfriend... Any information would be most appreciated!


"My boyfriend and I" will help get that J-o-b

Spoken from a job creator / employer...
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Old 08-01-2017, 03:12 PM
 
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Define small.
5,000 - 3,000 is what I was thinking of as small
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Old 08-01-2017, 03:14 PM
 
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Step 1. Find jobs. Step 2. Find housing near the jobs. It's that simple. If you find jobs, you will find housing. If it's near a city, it will cost you more.
I do real estate appraisals and can work pretty much wherever, which is why my step 1 is finding a place I want to live.
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Old 08-01-2017, 03:55 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Just about everything on the coast has forest and doesn't get cold. I think maybe Florence is within an hour of Eugene, Waldport and Newport are within an hour of Corvallis. Lincoln city is within an hour of Salem.

Toledo is a few miles from the coast, still doesn't get cold, is slightly warmer than the coast and it is within an hour of Corvallis. All of my friends who live in Toledo love it there.

Other than that, once you get to the crest of the coast range, every place east of that in Oregon can have snow. It's just a narrow little band next to teh ocean that doesn't get cold.

Also, you can go to The Big Island of Hawaii and they have serious jungle and it stays 80 degrees year round. Real estate there doesn't cost any more than real estate in Oregon.
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Old 08-01-2017, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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Just about everything on the coast has forest and doesn't get cold. I think maybe Florence is within an hour of Eugene, Waldport and Newport are within an hour of Corvallis. Lincoln city is within an hour of Salem.

Toledo is a few miles from the coast, still doesn't get cold, is slightly warmer than the coast and it is within an hour of Corvallis. All of my friends who live in Toledo love it there.

Other than that, once you get to the crest of the coast range, every place east of that in Oregon can have snow. It's just a narrow little band next to teh ocean that doesn't get cold.

Also, you can go to The Big Island of Hawaii and they have serious jungle and it stays 80 degrees year round. Real estate there doesn't cost any more than real estate in Oregon.
Anyplace in Western Oregon meets the "little to no snow" criterion. I doubt that 2 or 3 days of snow in a winter would be a deal breaker.
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