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Old 11-20-2013, 05:14 PM
 
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So We are coming up.

Currently in Sparks Nevada and the wife has committed to a job in Oregon she is in the Nutritional Field and this is a good step in the right direction as OR has a more health conscience populace. We are looking at these two areas Beaverton and Tigard. Maybe other recomendations? Need some advice on some apartment complexes and eventually a house. We will be selling ours here and should have some equity to help get a nice place. Are there any nice duplexes or town homes in these areas? Probably just a decent apartment complex for starters.

Price range for an apartment would be 800-1000. We would stay there until finding a home.

Any other infos about these areas would be greatly appreciated.

Also how bad would a commute to Milwaukie be from these areas?
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Old 11-20-2013, 07:25 PM
 
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Milwaukie is hard to get to from Beaverton/Tigard. It involves going across the Willamette, and the bridges are always a pinch point (take a look at Google Maps to see what I'm talking about). My guess is that a commute from Tigard (which would be closer than Beaverton) would be 45 minutes or so in rush hour traffic. Sometimes more depending on the day.

You may want to consider something on the east side of the Willamette. Why not Milwaukie itself? Or other close locations in Clackamas County such as Oregon City or Happy Valley.
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Old 11-20-2013, 07:59 PM
 
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Milwaukie is hard to get to from Beaverton/Tigard. It involves going across the Willamette, and the bridges are always a pinch point (take a look at Google Maps to see what I'm talking about). My guess is that a commute from Tigard (which would be closer than Beaverton) would be 45 minutes or so in rush hour traffic. Sometimes more depending on the day.

You may want to consider something on the east side of the Willamette. Why not Milwaukie itself? Or other close locations in Clackamas County such as Oregon City or Happy Valley.
Thanks.

Her job will be commuting between 3 clinics in Beaverton, Tigard, and Hillsboro. I will be working in Milwaukie.
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:01 PM
 
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I would look in this general area https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&l...38409&t=h&z=15 so your rush hour travel time is shorter and your wife 's will be in the opposite direction of normal rush hour.
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:40 PM
 
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I would look in this general area https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&l...38409&t=h&z=15 so your rush hour travel time is shorter and your wife 's will be in the opposite direction of normal rush hour.
That is a good location, and will be particularly good when the Sellwood Bridge is completed. Hillsboro will be a tough commute from there though--hopefully she won't have to go there too often.

Also, I wonder about the affordability. Might be a little higher than the your price range, Reno, but definitely worth a look.
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:11 PM
 
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Milwaukie is hard to get to from Beaverton/Tigard. It involves going across the Willamette, and the bridges are always a pinch point (take a look at Google Maps to see what I'm talking about). My guess is that a commute from Tigard (which would be closer than Beaverton) would be 45 minutes or so in rush hour traffic. Sometimes more depending on the day.
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When I had to go to Milwaukie for a job interview, at around 8:30am, I was going against traffic from 5/217. It did, however, take me 40 minutes when I took the Sellwood bridge due to the construction traffic. When I went further north to the Ross Island (oh man, is that the next bridge north? sorry if it's not), I got there faster even though I had to travel further (~25 mins).

Is it really going with traffic? The majority of the traffic I saw was heading northbound on 99E (it was stopped), while I was heading southbound. I-5 was slow in places, but not stopped by any means.

I just wanted to clarify since I went there only twice, but it seemed like I'd be going against traffic. Oh, and one of the days, I left the area close to 4ish and traffic wasn't too bad either, but then, I went down I-5.
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:31 AM
 
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When I had to go to Milwaukie for a job interview, at around 8:30am, I was going against traffic from 5/217. It did, however, take me 40 minutes when I took the Sellwood bridge due to the construction traffic. When I went further north to the Ross Island (oh man, is that the next bridge north? sorry if it's not), I got there faster even though I had to travel further (~25 mins).

Is it really going with traffic? The majority of the traffic I saw was heading northbound on 99E (it was stopped), while I was heading southbound. I-5 was slow in places, but not stopped by any means.

I just wanted to clarify since I went there only twice, but it seemed like I'd be going against traffic. Oh, and one of the days, I left the area close to 4ish and traffic wasn't too bad either, but then, I went down I-5.
I've been here for going on 5 years and I'm still trying to figure out the rush hour commute on I-5. There have been times I've had to go to Reed College in the morning (from the Tigard/Beaverton area) and I-5 was free and open, and then other times when it is clogged up. I think it's always safer to presume that it's going to be busy and plan accordingly.

And yes, the Ross Island Bridge is the next one north of the Sellwood That's the way I went: north on I-5, across the Ross Island Bridge, then south on McLoughlin Blvd.
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Old 11-22-2013, 10:24 AM
 
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Ross Island Bridge is a good path to Milwaukie - only hitch is that the transfer from 26 on the west side to the bridge is clunky (and likely to get you lost the first time you try).

In addition to the area Sherwoody noted, if it's in your budget you could look at Goose Hollow/Southwest Hills.
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:40 PM
 
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You may want to consider something on the east side of the Willamette. Why not Milwaukie itself?
What a concept? Seems to me that if a person has to service 3 different worksites they are not an employee, they are a journeyman contractor. Not judging, but any "rules" about work/home locations go out the window. The agency that oversee's the contractor will no doubt be treating travel to the work-sites as part of the workday. Commute time becomes irrelevant, commute stress... since I don't know anything about the compensation, I can't even hazard a guess. But at least one of you should live close to work? No? At the moment I live close to work, but my better half does not. I make the meals and do the housework. If we both had commutes from hell it would destroy our finances pretty quickly as we would eat out to excess and be tempted to hire cleaning help or gripe at one another about the state of the house. FWIW.

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Old 11-22-2013, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Ross Island Bridge is a good path to Milwaukie - only hitch is that the transfer from 26 on the west side to the bridge is clunky (and likely to get you lost the first time you try).
A better approach to the Ross Island Bridge is from the south, from Barbur Blvd., Capitol Hwy. or Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy., which might be more convenient to Beaverton, Tigard, or southwest Portland.
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