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Old 07-15-2008, 08:52 AM
 
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What are some of the prettiest or quaint communities on the Oregon Coast?

Looking to move to the Oregon coast with a quaint friendly community and dog friendly beaches.

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Old 07-15-2008, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Southern Oregon
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Jim, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, there are many coastal communities that fit quaint, like Yachats, Depot Bay, Winchester Bay just to name a couple. Each one offers a different perspective.
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Old 07-15-2008, 12:13 PM
 
Location: coos bay oregon
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dont forget Brookings...

those 4 are my fav...and all 4 differ very much. They all have what you described above, so more specifics we can help you.
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Old 07-15-2008, 03:33 PM
 
Location: State of Jefferson
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I have always enjoyed Florence in this regard. Strategically located in the Oregon Dunes area, the town is mainly a retirement and recreation area from what I've seen. Decent shopping, dining, and lodging amenities are available...but what always draws me to town are the beautiful, intriguing dunes. A hike behind the Fred Meyer store in north Florence can attest to that! South and North Jetty areas are ideal for exploring, relaxing, picnicing, etc. Florence sunsets are also wonderful. I would recommend visiting late spring through late summer; however, fair weather is possible any time of year! My preferred route from I-5 to Florence is via Highway 138/38 to Reedsport, and then north.
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Old 07-15-2008, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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I also love Bandon, Cannon Beach and Manzanita.

I forgot to ask what you meant by dog friendly? I have a dog and he comes most places with us. You will need to keep him on a leash and scoop your poop, but pets are allowed many places here. Not all hiking trails allow them, but the beaches do. There may be some that don't, but it would not be the majority.

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Old 07-15-2008, 05:16 PM
 
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In terms of towns that are picturesque? Yachats comes to mind. But it's quite small.
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Old 07-15-2008, 05:30 PM
 
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Yachats and Manzanita.Old town Florence on a not so crowded day. My favorite used to be Cannon Beach, but that was years ago, when I could of/should of bought property there. Its a whole different place now. But, still nice.
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Old 07-15-2008, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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TerryJ hit it on the head. I have been to most of the beach towns from Florence north, and havent found one yet that I didn't like, but each has it's own unique 'flavor'. Most have the 'beachy' feel, some are more touristy than others (Cannon, Newport, Astoria) that I have seen, so prices tend to be higher. Just mostly depends on what you are looking for!!
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Old 01-16-2011, 08:19 AM
 
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Can anyone tell me what HUD housing is like in Reedsport? I see 4 places listed. Most seem to be up above 101 off Ranch Road. What is that area like? Windy?

I really like Coos Bay for its historical connections and old architecture. Love Bandon for its beauty.

I am considering getting a 5th wheeler or trailer and living in a mobile home park somewhere from Bandon to Reedsport. Does anyone have any ideas on the subject?

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Old 01-19-2011, 04:11 AM
 
Location: Martinsburg WV
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Yachats and Manzanita.Old town Florence on a not so crowded day. My favorite used to be Cannon Beach, but that was years ago, when I could of/should of bought property there. Its a whole different place now. But, still nice.
Yup. I'm in the Coos Bay area but still say the two coolest, most picturesque, quaintest towns/hamlets along the coast are Yachats and Manzanita. Every time I'm in Manzanita I feel especially good. Great vibe in that little place...
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