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Old 03-19-2010, 04:13 AM
 
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thank you-- i'm thrilled with our new neighborhood, warts and all!
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Old 03-19-2010, 05:23 AM
 
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It's a great place ...don't let anyone tell ya different!


Very unique and a beautiful setting to settle down in.
Congratulations.
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Old 03-19-2010, 10:03 AM
 
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I think to cast me in a judgemental state against gays as you have done means its time to close this thread. Your accusation could not be further from the truth. My comments were primarily about the relative economic conditions. However I would not raise a family in a meth city with needles in the parks. Corvallis and Ashland are better Oregon cities to raise kids. I know that you folks like the grunginess in your Eugene. I don't like it so just leave me alone! I have never received a response from any forum on city-data.

No, I was just referring to the hyperbolic and hysterical nature of your posts.
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Old 03-19-2010, 08:41 PM
 
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I'm also considering either Eugene or Corvallis (looking toward retirement), so have been following this thread.

I noticed this CNN Money magazine article about projected real estate value increases in US cities in 2010. Four cities in Oregon made the nation's top 25 list (which perhaps indicates something positive about the state economy).

Corvallis: 7th place, with 4.1% increase in real estate values projected for 2010
Bend: 10th place, 3.3%
Medford: 24th place, 1.7%
Eugene: 25th place, 1.6%

I don't lend much credence to lists like these, and certainly nobody decides where to buy based on them, but I thought I'd share it anyway in case people are interested.
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Old 03-19-2010, 11:09 PM
 
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Aries63 I've heard great things about Corvallis. We meet people all the time who live there but come to Eugene to shop. Corvallis has shopping, too, but it's a much smaller town so it seems like most people like to save it up and just do a quick trip to Eugene to get it all done on the weekends. Corvallis people tend to come to Eugene for good shows, too. Maybe it's just the people we've met along the way. Anyway - it seems to be a great little town that people who live there really learn to love, and also a much quieter town if that's what you like and are looking for. That is happy news - what you posted regarding the CNN article. We need more good news these days, don't we? Thanks for sharing.
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:38 AM
 
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My wife lived in Corvallis for six months a few years ago, and loved Oregon and the climate, which is part of why we moved here from London.

However we chose Eugene to move to, because everything is more conveniently located.
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:46 AM
 
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It's a great place ...don't let anyone tell ya different!


Very unique and a beautiful setting to settle down in.
Congratulations.
'don't let anyone tell ya different'? Calm down;it's just a forum with people's opinions and experiences. which, by the way, means SOME people will NOT like Eugene.
That is not something to shun or become hysterically defensive over, as many posters on the Eugene threads seem to do (I am not indicating you, just generalizing based on my experience). Those of us who have lived in the eugene area, and have lived in other areas with which to compare it, are perfectly in the right to share this information, IN A PUBLIC FORUM precisely designed for sharing city and town information with those who have questions about it.

CD forum is not the chamber of commerce, or a Eugene advertising campaign. It's a forum, people.

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Old 03-22-2010, 11:15 AM
 
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My wife lived in Corvallis for six months a few years ago, and loved Oregon and the climate, which is part of why we moved here from London.

However we chose Eugene to move to, because everything is more conveniently located.
How does one adjust from living in the megalopolis of London, to relatively small Eugene? Congratulations on the house purchase, by the way!
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:13 PM
 
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WOW. I think the problem here is that everyone is getting a bit too personal. May I suggest stating an opinion without bashing. The same shoe doesn't fit every foot. I have been looking at real estate prices for the last two years and I have found Corvallis and especially Ashland high priced or above middle I guess. You can get a lot more home for the same price in numerous other communitities. I have heard that Eugene is a bit grungy but too me that can mean more layed back and only viewed grungy by someone not use to it. Perfect streets and sidewalks are great, but we all can't afford that. Personally, I prefer a few tarnished edges to make things interesting. I won't put anyone down for wanting one or the other just as others shouldn't bash people that are comfortable with the opposite. My sister lives in Corvallis and while it seems to be a fine community, I can't justify the real estate prices. I plan to rent somewhere so I can better explore the areas and find out what suits me best. I appreciate opinions to help guide me but not biased opinions that try to make me agree with that opinion. Thanks to everyone who tries to help.

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Old 03-22-2010, 10:38 PM
 
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I was wondering Fishing Crazy does your sister still live in Corvallis and does she still love it. Other than obtaining a college education for me and my husband I am wondering about what kind of life I can offer my children. I feel pretty much the same way as Bikemom in her original message. I realize that you can make a life wherever you are I just don't think I want to do it in NY anymore.
Yes, my sister has been in Corvallis for over 3 years now. Her kids are 12 & 9 and she loves the schools and the activities. They take piano, gymnastics, horseback riding and have bopped around to a few others. She likes most of the parents & their children. I went to a recital and it was a very welcome place with lots of kids in each grade. All very well behaved kids at first glance. They go to a school in a neighborhood north of town towards Albany, sorry I don't know the name but will try to find out. They wanted a more liberal town and I understand that fits the bill. They like being near the college. I have visited twice and found it to be a nice "small to medium" size town. Enough of everything but not too much. It is surround by rural communities yet only an hour to Eugene south and Salem north for larger cities. I have researched real estate and in my opinion, you need to spend about $250,000 for a newer home in decent shape. If you are use to an upper middle class neighborhood, you might spend a bit more but as you say, compared to NY that is probably good. For me coming from a small town in Florida, that is a bit much for my budget. The same home here will go for about $150,000 to under $200. We need to select a place where we can find work which is hard everywhere. They prefer north Corvallis & North Albany. Of course there are better areas and run down areas in every town. Anyway, they love it there and plan to stay for a long time. P.S. Don't know what you want to go to school for but she said there is a teaching hospitol or medical school being built near Lebanon just 30 minutes east of Corvallis.
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