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Old 03-07-2014, 09:07 PM
 
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We are moving to Portland area and looking for more information on Vancouver, WA . Want to know mostly about Schools and safety of the area. Is it safe as heard lot of drug related crimes there.
Also wanted to know the Schools and safety of ridge field as well?. How is the traffic from Ridge field to Portland?
Thanks in advance
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:39 PM
 
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Traffic from anywhere in WA to Portland is terrible. Can't get around it. I read your other post--both of you will have long commutes, however, if you live in Portland he will have a reverse commute and that will be the best thing. In fact if you live in NW/SW Portland both of you will have reverse commutes but his will be longer. SW/NW schools tend to offer the most in terms of test scores and options so that sounds like what you're looking for. The best you can hope for in your situation is reverse commutes for both of you.

Evergreen school district in Vancouver is good but you'll be on the east side of Vancouver, adding to your Beaverton commute and quite frankly I can't even imagine doing a Vancouver to Beaverton commute unless you work odd hours.
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Old 03-07-2014, 10:12 PM
 
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Thank you for your reply. So reverse commute i understand is going against the traffic? So going to long view from portland is not bad? but if we live in SW to go to long view my husband will have to cross portland which would be going in the city and and then go north? Any idea how long of commute that would be?

Thanks again...
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:29 AM
 
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As much as several hours at times, but leaving the city will not be a big deal. I would say a half hour to an hour will be normal.

By-the-way both Portland and Long View are capitalized.
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Old 03-08-2014, 11:16 AM
 
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Capitalization aside (by the way, it's one word: Longview), if you husband has a job lined up in Longview, it probably makes more sense to live in Washington and for you to try to find a job in Washington due to the state income tax issue. There is no state income tax in Washington, but if a person works in Washington but lives in Oregon, they have to pay Oregon state income tax.

My understanding of Vancouver schools is that Evergreen Public Schools are pretty good. That's on the east side of Vancouver. Seems like you might focus there, and for you to try to find a job in or near Vancouver.

Still cracking up that the grammar police "corrected" you with an incorrect spelling!
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Old 03-08-2014, 01:53 PM
 
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I know it is one word. I was stressing the use of the shift key
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Old 03-08-2014, 08:48 PM
 
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Good save.
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:31 PM
 
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Capitalization aside (by the way, it's one word: Longview), if you husband has a job lined up in Longview, it probably makes more sense to live in Washington and for you to try to find a job in Washington due to the state income tax issue. There is no state income tax in Washington, but if a person works in Washington but lives in Oregon, they have to pay Oregon state income tax.

My understanding of Vancouver schools is that Evergreen Public Schools are pretty good. That's on the east side of Vancouver. Seems like you might focus there, and for you to try to find a job in or near Vancouver.

Still cracking up that the grammar police "corrected" you with an incorrect spelling!
There are no jobs in Washington for her field unless you get closer to Seattle so that leaves her commuting from Vancouver to Beaverton which is commute from hell.
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Old 03-09-2014, 10:58 AM
 
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Thanks everyone. I am bad at using "Shift" key but will keep in mind next time I post here
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Old 03-09-2014, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Portland Metro
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There are no jobs in Washington for her field unless you get closer to Seattle so that leaves her commuting from Vancouver to Beaverton which is commute from hell.
There are no IT jobs in Vancouver? That would probably surprise all the people working in IT departments in various companies there.

We don't even know what area of IT she works in, so it's a little extreme to say there are "no" jobs there.
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