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Old 08-26-2009, 01:22 AM
 
Location: where the moss is taking over the villages
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If I had it to do over again (moving to the Willamette Valley) I think I'd move to Junction City or Pleasant Hill. Acreage: you can have chickens, horses, whatever. Not too far from town (Eugene). Away from it all.
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Old 09-06-2009, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Southern Willamette Valley, Oregon
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We've enjoyed living in Creswell for the last 3 years. It's an easy 12 mile romp up the I-5 North to Eugene and Springfield or 8 miles south to Cottage Grove. It's got a small town feel (4800 pop.) and rural areas. The downsides are that there is very little in the way of entertainment and dining, and utilities (particularly water) are fairly steep. Houses are a little less money, so there is a tradeoff. But once again, you are a short trip from most anything one could need. Politically, it sounds like it may fit your needs as well.
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Old 10-29-2009, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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I am curious as to what stores and things they have available in Creswell now. It was so long ago when I lived there - we had Walkups market and I think it had a soda fountain and grill. There also was a small diner where I worked as a waitress while in my senior year. But I think my aunt did most her shopping in Creswell. We didn't go to Eugene too often - only once in awhile to shop for clothes because Creswell didn't have much in clothing then. It was totally different than living in Southern California, but I loved the small town atmosphere. I would love to find some photo's of the main street of town from way back then.
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Old 01-24-2010, 03:23 PM
 
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Thurston is awesome. There is a bit of a smell from the mill, though. If you have kids, I don't think you'd want them taking the bus in Springfield. It's just not something I'd recommend, at least not for kids. If you don't know what I mean, just try it once by yourself. It's stressful, beyond any measure I've otherwise experienced, for the bus type experience.
As a bus dependent senior citizen thinking of moving to Springfield, I am interested in this information. Could you elaborate a little on what you have said about the bus being stressful; is it because of threatening people, unpleasant drivers and rules (something i encountered bigtime when visiting Brookings), or what? Thanks.
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:23 AM
 
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If I had it to do over again (moving to the Willamette Valley) I think I'd move to Junction City or Pleasant Hill. Acreage: you can have chickens, horses, whatever. Not too far from town (Eugene). Away from it all.


In these (and other towns mentioned in this thread) near Eugene, how easy is it to RENT a place on ACREAGE first, before actually purchasing property? Overall, I am also looking a place in the country NEAR a college town ANYWHERE between San Francisco and Vancouver BC - the further south (i.e. Eugene southwards), the better . . .
I want to be completely outside the Urban Growth Boundaries for each City to reduce what I perceive could be high Impact Fees, and lengthy permitting requirements. - thanks, -cccvdur your Libertarian Organic Fair Trade Environmentalist . . .
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