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Old 05-17-2019, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Thanks for all of the input re: small inexpensive cities near the forest to live in. I too am on a fixed income - am retired, take home $2200 a month, but I currently live in California and my rent is $1,375 a month for a 1 bedroom, 1 bath (not including utilities, phone, medical copays, etc.). So, purchasing a small 2 bed, 1 bath home (manufactured home is great - cheaper - some of them are really nice inside), in a smaller town, but near grocery stores, drug stores, medical offices and hospitals is important). I appreciate all of the input, I have done a ton of research on small cities in Oregon, and have not made a dent yet - still keep hearing about other small cities in OR that I have never heard of. I am looking to purchase a 2 bed, 1 bath (or 2 bath) home for less than $150K. If I can purchase a home, I can right off the taxed every year - and my mortgage would be much less that what I pay a month for rent now - and I would own the home - I am 69 y/o and I am sick of paying rent to these cheap landlords, and there is NO RENT CONTROL in California - so they can raise the rent whenever they want and as much as they want. SO Again, thank you for the input and keep sending new information about new small home towns where purchasing a home is cheaper and people are friendly and helpful to each other.
Senior Lady from Ventura County
Coos Bay might work for you. But wherever you move, $150K is going to be on the low end for a home. Don't expect much for it.
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Old 05-17-2019, 11:11 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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For 'rent-controlled' mobile homes... please consider a ROC (Resident owned community)

there are 14 listed in OR on this site (probably more that are not associated with ROC-USA)
https://rocusa.org/meet-the-communities/

Here is one example near Eugene. (no available homes at the moment)
Vida Lea Cooperative*–*A Resident-Owned Community - Home

Why Oregon? It is not great for seniors (taxes, limited services)
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Old 12-03-2019, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Default Check out ....

Rogue River
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Old 12-03-2019, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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(Sorry if this thread is a repeat, but I couldn't find anything that's more recent on this subject.)

I'm considering a move to Oregon and would appreciate some input from members here. I'm looking for a small town (pop 15,000 or less) that is affordable for someone on a fixed income ($2,000/month) with like minded people (liberal/progressive) and just friendly in general. I'm also looking for work in the health care field, preferably as a nursing home director, so it would help if there was a health care facility in the near vicinity.

What towns would be the best for me to check out?
As others have already said, job first. Anytown under 15,000, where you can secure a job as a nursing home director, should be affordable to you on that income. I have yet to find a place in Oregon that is not friendly. As for liberal, that is a bit more difficult. I guess you should look at the election maps.



2016 United States presidential election in Oregon - Wikipedia
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Old 12-10-2019, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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(Sorry if this thread is a repeat, but I couldn't find anything that's more recent on this subject.)

I'm considering a move to Oregon and would appreciate some input from members here. I'm looking for a small town (pop 15,000 or less) that is affordable for someone on a fixed income ($2,000/month) with like minded people (liberal/progressive) and just friendly in general. I'm also looking for work in the health care field, preferably as a nursing home director, so it would help if there was a health care facility in the near vicinity.

What towns would be the best for me to check out?
I lived in the city of Rogue River (pop 2K plus more in the surrounding county) for 10 years. It’s a sweet small town with most all services. A larger city Grants Pass (pop around 40K) is 8 miles away, and larger Medford is about 20 miles; another 11 miles south of Medford is Ashland. All have the need for health professionals. Tiny Rogue River has a lovely assisted living facility “Morrow Heights”. I miss the small town life
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