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Old 07-31-2013, 02:59 PM
Location: West Coast
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I'm a native Oregonian planning on moving back in next year or two. In my research I think most of my job opportunities will be Forest Grove/Hillsboro areas. Just curious about the drive from there to Yamhill/Carlton areas as I've never been out that way. I'm not a city person, so rural would be nice. On the map it even looks like McMinnville to Forest Grove is not that far, but I know that can be deceiving. Any thoughts on drive between those areas?
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:36 PM
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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Yes, it's rural. The drive is pleasant and not that long. Cherry Grove or Gaston are closer to Forest Grove.
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:52 AM
Location: Oregon
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I grew up in Carlton. It was a great little town to grow up in. I have family in both Carlton and Yamhill. It's not that bad of a drive, depends on how far into Hillsboro you had to go. Definatly doable! My uncle used to drive from Yamhill to Portland for work.
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Old 08-01-2013, 02:07 AM
Location: Portland Oregon
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My wife and I lived above Carlton in the foothills. It's drop-dead gorgeous. I commuted to wilsonville 40 minutes along the twisty curly lovely river road. She commuted to 30 minutes Hillsboro down past Lake Haag and it was equally beautiful. But it's still a lot of driving and a significant expense at $4.00 gas. It flooded so terribly one year we couldn't get out through the Carlton Valley for three days. It's snow stead up in the hills. I really loved it but wanted to move to Aurora instead. End of Carlton story. G'luck.
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