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Old 07-21-2007, 11:08 AM
 
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We are looking to move to La Grande Oregon. We are hoping for a conservative town with good high schools. Also how is the housing there, and is there any info about the area that we should be weary of? Thanks!
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Old 07-21-2007, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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Congratulations. When we retire, I'm going to see if I can talk my wife into moving to LaGrande. It's one of the last remaining sweet spots in the state, far enough from everything that not too many people have moved there.
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Old 07-21-2007, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Homes in La Grande will be a lot less expensive than in western Oregon. Look online at realtor.com or some such place. Yes I believe it would be somewhat conservative out there but not to the extreme.

You'll get some snow and cold during winter. It looks to be a good place if you like 4 seasons of weather.

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Old 07-21-2007, 06:31 PM
 
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Very small town and isolated atmosphere. Most drive to Tri-Cities, WA or Boise for better shopping choices. Beautiful, but you gotta like small towns.
One of the colder towns in Oregon, as well.
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Old 07-22-2007, 04:55 PM
 
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I have to say I personally dont like it.... it's in the middle of nowhere. Ugly. Just my opinion, Ive never spent time there... just pass by from Boise on the way to Portland.
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Old 07-22-2007, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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I have to say I personally dont like it.... it's in the middle of nowhere. Ugly. Just my opinion, Ive never spent time there... just pass by from Boise on the way to Portland.
What a ridiculous reply!!

How can you judge a place that you have only passed by when driving on I-84?
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Old 07-23-2007, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Oregon
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I lived in LaGrande many years ago when I went to college at Eastern Oregon State College (now Eastern Oregon University). I loved it there. Of course, I was from a small town and loved the rural atmosphere. Boise is only about an hour away, Tri-Cities are a little further. The only negative was Cabbage Hill(between Pendelton and LaGrande) it's very steep, and in the winter if you have low lying fog, it is hard to see where you are on the road. If you don't plan on making a lot of roundtrips to western Oregon, you should be fine. I would think housing would be less. I would suggest buying, most of the apartments are rented to the college students. I don't know about the high school, etc. Jobs will be scarce, not sure if you already have one, or will be looking. They get the 4 seasons there, fall is beautiful! Traffic of course will pick up when college starts, but the college is small, no greeks (frats, sororities), and only about 2,000 students. Good Luck, I hope you enjoy living in LaGrande.
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Old 07-23-2007, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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I have to say I personally dont like it.... it's in the middle of nowhere. Ugly. Just my opinion, Ive never spent time there... just pass by from Boise on the way to Portland.
LaGrande is one of the most beautiful towns in the state, and many people view being in the middle of nowhere as a big positive feature. They don't have to turn their schools into concentration camps.
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Old 07-26-2007, 08:02 AM
 
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What a ridiculous reply!!

How can you judge a place that you have only passed by when driving on I-84?
which is why I CLEARLY state those things in my reply. Just my opinion on driving by... Pretty clear. Thanks.
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Old 08-23-2007, 06:50 PM
 
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Boise only an hour away? How fast do you drive? It is closer to 2 hours. and about the same for the Tri-Cities. Lovely town -
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