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Old 08-26-2008, 09:44 PM
 
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I'm going to be moving to Medford in the next month...tell me everything!

A breakdown of the different areas, cost of living...anything! I've done some of my own research, but I'd like to hear from anyone who can tell me anything!

Thanks!
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Old 08-27-2008, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Oceanside and Chehalem Mtns.
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Go to "Search This Forum". Now hit "advanced search". Now type in "Medford" and search "Titles Only".

Go and read the 63 threads about Medford. Come back with specific clarifying questions but don't expect to be spoon fed a questions that say's "tell me everything"!!

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Old 08-27-2008, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Flatlands of Indiana (Mishawaka)
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Helpful but harsh! Be kind. The person sounds excited about the move and is looking for help.
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Old 08-27-2008, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Oceanside and Chehalem Mtns.
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Helpful but harsh! Be kind. The person sounds excited about the move and is looking for help.
"Give them fish and they'll go hungry tomorrow. Teach them to fish and they'll never go hungry".
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Old 08-27-2008, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Flatlands of Indiana (Mishawaka)
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Your info was helpful. I learned from it as well. I just thought ..."Go away and read the 63 threads about Medford. Come back with specific clarifying questions but don't expect to be spoon fed!!" ...was too harsh. I appreciate your sharing that search technique.
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Old 08-28-2008, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Eastern Oregon
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Where are you moving from? Do you have a family? What kind of housing are you looking for? I moved away from Medford 2 years ago for several reasons, but one being that the cost of living was too high for me to stay home with my young kids. Another reason was our disatisfaction with public schools, specifically in Central Point. We moved to Michigan, and the things I miss the most about Medford are the long growing season and availability of fresh beautiful produce year-round, the mountains and vast amounts of public land. That being said, the things I love about Michigan is the Great Lakes and abundant water, not having to breath wildfire smoke several weeks out of the year, the strong ties to ones community here (Medford's population is very transient and full of newcomers), the affordability of health care, the ability to own land AND a house in the WOODS, AND stay home with the kids. It's always a trade off.

As a newcomer, I'd recomend getting a house in a good school district if you have kids or plan to. If you plan to enjoy the outdoors, learn how to use a map and compass, and how to put chains on in the winter.

Medford is a great place for young folks and retirees, but IMO has become a not so good place for families, unless you're from California.

HTH
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Old 10-08-2008, 12:09 AM
 
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To be frank...there is not a lot of culture (i.e., not a lot of ethnic food to eat, not a very diverse population, etc). It's easy to live here (lots of big box stores, Target, Wal-Mart, fast food), but I find myself awfully lazy a lot of times. I end up just sitting at home because there is just not a lot to do. Lots of retired people live here since it's slow-going. However, I LOVE the Summers; going to Rogue River, camping on the beach, seeing the Redwoods. I know that doesn't count as in Medford, but its proximity to those locations make it ideal. The city itself is bland, and the job market is pretty weak unless you are in the service industry, construction or medical/care fields. Unfortunately, I may find myself moving soon in order to make better money. It's a shame though, because I love the outdoors and the relatively low population (although it is growing by leaps and bounds).
You should read the Mail Tribune Local section too, that can give you a good idea about the city.
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