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Old 12-05-2006, 06:07 PM
 
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I want to move to Oregon from upstate New York, and I need to know which city would be good for a single,young woman, who is on a limited income, and who needs affordable housing,safety,cleanliness,good jobs,good recreational opportunities(parks,biking,etc.),and decent public transportation. This move will be extremely important to me, so i'd appreciate all of the info. that I could get. I really would like to move to portland, but my budget will probably not allow me to find a decent apartment in a safe neighborhood for under $600 a month. But maybe someone could give me a suggestion, thanks.
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Old 12-05-2006, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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There are not a lot of cities that are large enough to provide a public transportation system in Oregon. The only one besides Portland that I know of would be in Eugene.
Most cities have some form of recretional activities either nearby or in the city. Since you'll be needing a job and a place to rent; You should look up the newspapers for the towns you are interested in.
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Old 12-05-2006, 10:16 PM
 
Location: coos bay oregon
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you might look into getting a roommate too - that might open up some further options for ya.
Good luck
tiffany
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Old 12-05-2006, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Escondido, CA
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I would seek employment and let a good job move you to Oregon. If you want to get away from the snow, look for work West of the Cascades. If you like all four seasons, ski down the Eastern slopes of the Cascades to the city of your choice.

Dan
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Old 12-06-2006, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Eugene Oregon
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Reading this I really think Portland would be the best choice... you can get a one bedroom for around $450 or so with utilities paid in a decent neighborhood. Also please check out roommates.com where they have literally 100's of people looking for a roommate to share a house, apartment or whatever with in Portland. You could get one that way for only 200 bucks a month and start out that way until you can find a good job to get your own place. Portland has really good public transportation but it does rain a lot in the fall/winter/spring seasons.
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Old 12-07-2006, 02:12 AM
 
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Des Demona, I guess it depends on what "decent neighborhood" means. Most any close-in (to Portland) locations in the so-called NW, SW, or SE neighborhoods are going to be more like $650 (and not with all or any utilities) at minimum for a 1 bdr; studios even can exceed $450 in many areas. Prices drop once you get out beyond, say, 82nd, or down in Beaverton/Hillsboro, but the rental market has markedly turned in the owners' favor this year.

As for rain, I'd say coming from New York, with its pounding rain in much greater volume, Portland won't even be a blip, particularly these days where it's practically drought conditions for the middle six months of the year.
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Old 12-16-2006, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Florence, Oregon
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Even though Bend is just starting to have public transportaion I would not recomment it. The cost of living here is extreamly high and the job market is not very good. I do not know which cities on the west side of the Cascades have public transportation (Eugene/Springfield, Corvallis, Salem) even though the Portland Metro area does.
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Old 10-07-2008, 05:23 PM
 
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I would recommend the Beaverton or Tualatin area. Stay away from Hillsboro, Cornelius and forest grove they are ghetto!
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Old 10-07-2008, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Ignore her. Hillsboro is not ghetto. Come with me to NYC, 'C', I'll show you ghetto.

H
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:53 PM
 
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I agree with Leisesturm, Hillsboro is NOT ghetto.
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