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Old 10-13-2013, 01:09 AM
 
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Hi my family and I would like to move to oregon sometime over the next year. What suggestions do you have on areas w/ low crime, woods, mountain views, good schools, lots for kids to do? Any info is appreciated. We would like to purchase some land, just unsure which areas are the best for us. Thanks
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:10 AM
 
Location: the Beaver State
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Do you need jobs?
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:22 AM
 
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Portland Metro
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Hi my family and I would like to move to oregon sometime over the next year. What suggestions do you have on areas w/ low crime, woods, mountain views, good schools, lots for kids to do? Any info is appreciated. We would like to purchase some land, just unsure which areas are the best for us. Thanks
Pretty vague. Provide this list in priority order and people might be able to help better. For example, if good schools is a non-negotiable item, that would be #1, if acreage is also highly important (but not as important as good schools), that would be #2, etc. This will help people narrow the focus.
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Old 10-13-2013, 12:01 PM
 
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I'm at home w the kids and my husband travels for work. Would like to be less than 45 min away from a hospital. Would like the property we purchase to be outside city limits. We are a one income household.
0- price
1- schools & crime- they tie on my list
2- acreage
3- kid /family town w stuff for everyone to do. Outdoor activities
4- woods
5- mountain views

Ideally the property would have lots of fir trees right outside town (close enough to enjoy what the town has to offer but far enough away that we can do what we want in our land) walk outside to drink your morning coffee and be able to see a mountain top.
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Old 10-13-2013, 12:58 PM
 
Location: the Beaver State
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Sandy Oregon or Camas Washington. Does your husband also need access to an airport, or does he drive?
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Old 10-13-2013, 01:26 PM
 
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Airport would be good in case he doesn't want to drive.
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Old 10-13-2013, 03:47 PM
 
Location: the Beaver State
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Airport would be good in case he doesn't want to drive.
Then Sandy or Camas. Maybe Hood River area. The only airport really worth mentioning is Portland. There are smaller airports around but they all feed to either Portland, Seattle, Salt Lake and maybe Oakland.

Anything outside of the Portland area is going to have issues with schools - especially after three years of budget cuts. Sandy schools are better then most. Your hospital requirement throws a wrinkle in the works too. If you just want emergency care then you won't be so bad, but I assume you want something better then that.
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Old 10-13-2013, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Portland Metro
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Corbett might also be a possibility, but since price is your #1 (or #0) priority, it might be helpful to indicate what your range is and how much land you would like to get.
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Old 10-13-2013, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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Different areas have different price points. What do you want to spend on some land? Do you plan to build or do you want a house on that land too?
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