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Old 09-18-2012, 05:33 PM
 
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We have narrowed down our cities to Beaverton or Newberg. Both very different I know but In your opinion, what makes one better than the other?

Thanks!
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:41 PM
 
Location: the Beaver State
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Where is your job (if any?) What are you looking for in a town?
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:49 PM
 
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Hi Hamellr,

The jobs in Beaverton and Ive been researching for months now and started with 13 towns and finally got it down to 2 towns

I just wanted peoples opinions of these two towns without my influence of what I need.
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:27 PM
 
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Hi Hamellr,

The jobs in Beaverton and Ive been researching for months now and started with 13 towns and finally got it down to 2 towns

I just wanted peoples opinions of these two towns without my influence of what I need.
Well, without knowing what's important to you, what you enjoy, etc., any opinions offered will be worthless. You may as well check Wikipedia.
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:22 PM
 
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Well, without knowing what's important to you, what you enjoy, etc., any opinions offered will be worthless. You may as well check Wikipedia.
Honestly an unbiased opinion from people who know these two cities vs internet data that could be years old and impersonal is exactly what I need. I have all the data I need.

Although I have listed all over these pages what my requirements are, I understand those reading this post may not read my lasts posts and I wanted opinions that were based on what they know personally about the cities and not based on my needs or the research I have done.

These two cities are very different and I merely hoped I could ones opinion on them.
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Maybe it is the way you have asked your question that is causing a problem in getting answers. You asked "in your opinon what makes one better than the other?"

Well, in my opinon, one is not better than the other. They are both quite different and each has their own unique qualities. I think Beaverton, being closer to Portland has a bit more of a suburban feel to it. It has good restaraunts, nice neighborhoods, shopping has a MAX train going through it and you can find activities to keep you busy.

Newburg to me has a small town feel. It has more in the way of houses and small shops. It has the Newberg Jazz Festival in the summertime. People there whenever I have visited have been small town friendly and the downtown area is not large but has some interesting shops. I think there is a nice community feel to it. You have to drive pretty much wherever you want to go to get to most entertainment but it is not far. At least that's my take on it but I haven't been there for a while.

Anyway, again I would not say that one is better than the other. Neither for me would be places I would want to live because I am a city person so I couldn't tell you the bad aspects of either because for me, the bad things about both are they are not cities.
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:39 PM
 
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If you're working in Beaverton, live in Beaverton. The commute from Newberg to Beaverton will be a real pain. 99W is a fairly busy route and can get backed up really quickly. There are only two other routes over the hills between the two cities. One is very windy and slow going, the other is almost as busy as 99W but doesn't tend to get backed up. The commute time will be about 45-60 each way. (I did that route for about two months)
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:23 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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My nephew and brother-in-law live in Beaverton. If I worked there, I'd definitely live there.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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Beaverton: bigger. Newberg: Smaller
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:40 PM
 
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Thanks for your opinions, I really appreciate them. Guess I am so used to living in a place people want out of, that its refreshing to me when people have a hard time describing the differences as they are both great.

Cheers!
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