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Old 11-02-2006, 10:14 AM
Location: NH
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My family and i currently live in NH. We have family in Oregon and are relocating in the next year or two to somwhere in Oregon. I am a mechanical engineer (HVAC) and we are looking for a town close (within an hour) of a city where i can find a decent job, and a twon with decent schools. We are also looking for somewhere with acreage (ie 5 acres or so of land). I'm thinking of somewhere near portland or eugene. Any suggestions for towns, and employment links would be helpful, if you know of an Engineering Recruiter (head hunter) that would be perfect. Thanks
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Old 11-02-2006, 01:17 PM
Location: coos bay oregon
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you might try looking on the Oregon Employment page ----- Ive seen jobs posted for HVAC techs and all on there. - iTs a good starting point. you also might try looking at Oregonlive.com -- its the website for the Oregonians (main paper here) so you may get some good leads off there too -
Sorry though, i dont know of any headhunters.
Best of luck to you,
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Old 11-03-2006, 12:54 PM
Location: Eugene Oregon
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Here's some info on Eugene that I found on another questions/answers site. This is the answer to the best places and worst places to live in Eugene and at the end there are some helpful sites and most of them I have found have employment links to them for local employment. Hope this helps:

First ... stay in Eugene ... not Springfield, if at all possible. (They are seperated by the Interstate Freeway (I-5).

The following areas are excellent if you can afford them:

The area between delta highway and Coburg Road, from Oakway north, includes Cal Young Road, Oakway, the area around Walmart and Costco, etc.

The South HIlls are also excellent, but again, may not be within your finances, depends.

Some good places that are not as expensive are the Ferry Street Bridge area, and River Road NORTH of beltline Rd.

Generally speaking, avoid westmoreland, river road south of beltline road, and most of springfield.

The areas west of beltline, what is called the Bethel area, is so-so. Some are better than others.

I would contact a realtor, and tell them what your needs are, as far as schools, public transportation, community, etc, and they will give you good information.

Also, you might want to check out smaller towns in the area such as Junction CIty, Pleasant Hill, and Veneta.

Here are some general links about Eugene. I think its a great place to live, and a great place to raise a family.

Also, just FYI, there are a lot of apartment complex's just east of the Gateway Shopping Mall, while they are in springfield, it's not a bad area, you might want to rent for a few months while you look for a home, so you can get your own feel for the area, and where suits YOU best ... these complex's are good, some of my kids have lived in a couple of them.

http://www.eugene-or.gov/portal/server.p (broken link)...
http://www.registerguard.com/news/2006/0 (broken link)...

Lived in Eugene area 25 years
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