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Old 09-08-2007, 12:32 PM
 
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Just wondering what life in Coos bay is like. Fun stuff to do? Is it relatively reasonable, housing-wise?
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Old 09-09-2007, 12:07 AM
 
Location: coos bay oregon
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Hi. I live here, and I love it. Reasonable depending on where youre coming from and what you make. We bought a terrific house w/room for hubby and I and our 3kids for less than 150x. Has needed some work, but was totally livable and not too hard to finance. And nope, we dont have anywhere near perfect credit! Fun stuff, that will depend on what you think is fun. If youre looking for a crazy nightlife w/dancing and party atmosphere all night long, well, you maybe a bit disappointed. We do have the casino here in town that is open 24/7 and does have different entertainment (check out the Mill Casino on line for more infor) we LOVE our fav. resturant w/the owner who brings a mike and sings to us all. (wonderful food/drinks!!) Hiking, fishing, clamming, crabbing, beachcombing, whale watching, kite flying, sandcastle building, galore here. Theres a Boys and Girls Club w/lots of different activities for the kids, a wonderful gymnastics club, and a terrific dance studio if you have kids. theres a movie theater, and several live theater groups that are always looking for new people to join up or to come watch their plays. We have local contests (teen idol, elderly idol, country showdown) art classes at the museum or through one of the art studios at the mall...the Pottery company where you can make something out of over a thousand different choices they have there. Several different parks,wonderful trails around Empire Lakes right in the center of town, tours through the wetlands, 2 terrific libraries, churches for pretty much any religion. Farmers markets on a couple different days of the week, and many different festivals and parades during the summer months. The dunes are right outside town if you like to go riding, or you can come watch the dog sleds training during special times. Go surfing in the ocean, or on the sand.
theres a couple ideas for you.
Its not for everyone, but for some of us, its bliss.
Best of luck to you!
Tiffany
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Old 09-09-2007, 10:50 AM
 
Location: coos bay oregon
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Hi Todd, Im sorry to say, but Im pretty ignorant when it comes to the LNG. I know I should open my ears more, and pay more attention, but w/trying to raise my family, and just enjoying life, Ive taken the lazy road and just ignored the talk on LNG. I'll ask my husband what he thinks on it, maybe he'll be more helpful! Sorry!!!
Tiff
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Old 09-09-2007, 12:09 PM
 
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Thanks for the info. No we're not looking for much of a night life. In fact, quite the opposite. We have two kids; 1 1/2 yrs. and 3 weeks old, so we're looking for lots of outdoor activities and an active youth community. It sounds, as of so far, that Coos Bay spells future home to us. I'm an outdoor nut, but since I live in Mid-America, Oklahoma, we don't get to do many of the things we'd love to do.Thank you again so much for your input.
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Old 09-09-2007, 05:08 PM
 
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What is Coos Bay like in the winter?
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Old 09-09-2007, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Tiffela -- Happy New House!

Curious_Me -- There's always something going on in the Bay Area. We just returned from Bandon where the Cranberry Festival was being held over the weekend. The pirate theme was fun this year.

Kathleenh - Noticeably less traffic during the noon hour.
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Old 09-09-2007, 08:50 PM
 
Location: coos bay oregon
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thanks. We're enjoying it....except the payments! lol
Kathleen, It doesnt snow! Pretty mild, rainy, windy, but no ice, no snow (except the occasional very very light snowfall in the wee hours of the dark morning and pretty much only if youre further inland) We can gets some stronger winds, but nothing too horrific. We lost power once last winter during the worst storm, but it was back on within seconds.
storm watching is a wonderful bonus pasttime for living here at the coast, but just have to make sure youre watching from the right (HIGH) spot. The sea is unpredictable in the best of times, add a storm to the mix, and people dont belong down on the beach at all. Fun to go walking (and watch those waves still!!!!) after the storm has died off and see what the sea has swept up.
Theres some really great activities for the kids around here!
best of luck!
Tiff
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:43 AM
 
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Default Not recommended for families with children!

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Just wondering what life in Coos bay is like. Fun stuff to do? Is it relatively reasonable, housing-wise?
Looks like you've gotten some abnormal responses to your inquiry. I'm a 34 year resident and can tell you basically anything you wish to know from first hand, long-term experience. I would NEVER recommend someone with small children relocate here - not ever!

My daughter is 27 and has only lived in this town. It's her biggest regret and most all young people grow up dying to GET OUT OF HERE! So most of them do. Then you have a retired population and a drug scene on the other end of the scope.

Check the state stats - the hospital here has very poor ratings. High mortality rate. Finding a good local doctor who will stay and that you can get into is a virtual impossibility, and even if you do, be sure and doublecheck any diagnosis. We've had an abundance of bad doctorin' in our years here.

After a great deal of research I never opted to put our children in public school, and would not recommend anyone else do so either. They've just closed more schools - every one is "at risk" - and now they've integrated 4-8th grades into one building.

The area holds high risk of earthquakes and tsunamis, yet is the least prepared for disaster and even very small coastal communities have taken the threat and preparedness much more seriously.

Please think about the future of your children when you bring them into such a drugged area with so few jobs, and such an oppressed and depressed attitude. Go read Urban Dictionary, September 25: Fart and Dart and while it's meant to be funny, when you type in Coos Bay Oregon it's eerily correct! Beautiful but dreadful.
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:35 AM
 
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Default Fart & Dart?

Not sure where this came from in my last post: Go read Urban Dictionary, September 25: Fart and Dart

What I intended to say is go to Urban Dictionary dot com and then type in Coos
Bay, Oregon.
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