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Old 05-05-2008, 10:35 PM
 
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Hi does anyone have any information they can share about these two areas? I know they are north of Klamath Falls and somewhat close to eachother but what about the weather, is it the same? I've seen some land for sale in some subdivisions in these areas. Was thinking of relocating. How bad are the winters? I dont need a big city, just as long as I can drive out to WalMart and catch a movie on the weekend. Other than that I plan on living quietly out on a few acres and escape the hustle of the city. I lived in Washington a few years, temps below 30 degrees and heavy rain and it didnt bother me much. Trying to get out of the Rat Race. Also I heard some horror stories about land use in Oregon? I just want to know that if I buy a residential zoned lot can I actually build a house? lol. thx
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Old 05-06-2008, 01:34 PM
 
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We just got back from that area last night. We particularly liked Sprague River Klamath Falls Estates 4 miles from Sprague River town center (town center being 1 little store and 1 little restaurant.) Look for street names on the maps in the area above town like Pheasant or Mountain Quail. It's a beautiful, peaceful area about 45 miles from Klamath Falls that would make a nice retirement home. The lots are about 2.3 acres and buildable. Most have lots of pines. Wells run 250-450 feet in that area according to the locals. We would build there if we didn't have to be to work early during the week. You would want to have a good 4WD vehicle. The roads in that subdivision are graded dirt. Beautiful place. Klamath Falls is quaint IMO and low-key. They've got quite a few new stores and restaurants since we were there 4 years ago. The area just seems central to so many great outdoorsy activities. I like it a lot. You should definately take a trip.
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Old 05-06-2008, 07:48 PM
 
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The only area I might avoid is Chiloquin. Fairly high crime and can be a tough place. Beaty is OK, but I prefer Bly. There's lots of 5-10 acre lots in the foothills you can't see.
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Old 08-07-2008, 12:54 PM
 
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Chiloquin is a fine area to live. Crime is everywhere. Drunks are everywhere. Just get yourself a concealed carrry permit and nothing should be too bothersome.
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Old 12-03-2014, 07:09 PM
 
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Default Sprague River

Sprague River is actually much better at this point than Chiloquin, but you have to get rural and stay away from the town. The horror stories about the land are true. There is a volcanic shelf that runs throughout the area from eight to eighteen inches for the most part down. That means it takes dynamite to actually set a fence post. When you see fence posts supported by a mountain of rocks, that is because people could not get past the shelf. In the wet months, the top few inches are like quicksand. There is one month when the digging can be done as far as it goes, then that top layer turns the consistency of concrete. Beware.
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Old 08-09-2020, 02:25 PM
 
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You are right about Chiloquin, esp’ outskirts; we lived there 9 years and with the petty noisy neighbors and peeping toms, use of night vision tools, petty thievery. I would never move there! You feel trapped to get out, it’s hard to sell your property there and the vibes from neighborhood can be felt, you don’t have a good feeling from it, also others speak the same thing! Keep your doors locked, have your mail delivered to post office, and carry your gun permits and FENCE YOUR PROPERTY /HIGH FENCE with good surveillance and lighting. It was so bad for us we left the state of Oregon altogether and our neighbors were so called Christian neighbors and they were the biggest problem of it all, good luck!!

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Old 08-14-2020, 08:23 PM
 
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Default Chiloquin, Sprague River, Beatty,Bly, misc

Chiloquin: Is much like the negatives you read, it may be different for those who were born there, law enforcement is very scarce as they say. The weather is beautiful in the summer Spring still has snow on the ground takes months for it to melt getting up to 6 feet let no one lie to you, it has 8 months of winter from early September to May, sometimes around in late February you may expect thawing most winters are around 4 plus feet and stays around a very long time, cold night’s during summer nothing about 48 degrees average but days are hot 88-92‘ average, Clean Air except for the many Southern Oregon Fires, especially around hwy 97. The Klamath County gets a lot of lightning strikes causing most of the fires. If you buy land and build, Klamath Planning Dept were pretty good about helping you, follow the guides, permits are cheaper by large compared to Jackson County;which I don’t Recommend Medford area unless you like the crowds, shops, major traffic and yes there are some gangs, But moving around the outskirts towns would be very much better be sure to get studded tires for winter if you live in higher elevations anywhere they are great, your smog test on vehicles are required in Jackson county unless you live in the boonies, People might think it’s expensive but it’s not comparable to California etc, locals may think so but not really. There are pretty good Churches in Jackson County’ Trail Christian Fellowship and Applegate Fellowship etc. Klamath Falls has problem Churches and small few okay Churches’ this would be an individual preference! We had problems in 2 places and it was bad then, but today it might not be so. Petty thieves yes Oregon is known for that it seems, but not everywhere. Do your homework with websites such as this one and FBI. gov for crime statistics and as such other forums that rate the crimes. Okay now, Beatty is okay but it’s 50 miles into Klamath Falls for anything no Sheriff Dept will come out for anything you are on your own unless you murder someone(God Forbid) Sprague River is a strange little town these area are clicky, but to much thievery from some neighbors, youth and transients and druggies who live up on the Tableland/ Oregon Pines top of a mountain plateau NEVER BUY LAND THERE, Very dangerous; there are people rumored to go missing and buried there, loners ex- Vietnam vets etc with Alcohol and drug problems live up there: it’s impassable in the wintertime as road are rugged and Not plowed. This Tablelands residents frequently go to Beatty only store for goods. Neighbors are sometimes a little noisy and some are helpful but you need to feel it out and don’t romanticized the area it will give you a false sense of safety. There are farms and farmers in the area, some people are pretty decent but you have to find out which ones are okay. Since people steal a lot in the areas you should build with plenty of lightning, fencing and surveillance, from what I have heard don’t count on having dogs for protection they shoot the dog and cut fencing if they want to steal from you, that may not be everyday but it is a common occurrence for thievery in these areas, so be smart, don’t tell people your business or coming and goings, people’s are generally friendly but I would assess everything for a couple of weeks and a few trips before you buy, we like the area but it’s the bad people that give these areas a bad impression that will never be worth the investment. I think they should get the State and local governments to shutting down the selling of Tableland Oregon Pines parcels on top of the hill along Drew’s Ranch Rd. and investigate the unsolved crimes up there and kick everybody off, and designate it, Public lands or for Government something or make the land so expensive no one could afford to buy it, that are criminals or druggies. Now, Bly area snow, snow snow but beautiful it’s nice but one bad neighbor can ruin your tranquility and so be wise buy close to the town, O’ and that terrorist camp that was planning to be there did not materialize but I SURE WOULD CHECK WITH THE LOCALS’ and FBI officials etc to be sure they are not living in the area! some are in prison, most got extradition I think???? Lakeview is 35 miles east with shopping etc, schools etc Church etc, but keep your doors locked and don’t leave wallet or purses in car or in view just in case, grocers are high priced. Oregon seems to attract and breed some of these petty thieves but get with the right people and I think you will enjoy your time, but full time living maybe to boring or get isolation depression don’t do that, most people are generally nice but you’ll notice a lot of ex-druggies elements in pockets of areas, but many of the areas are very beautiful especially the beaches for visitors. Check it out for yourself it’s great fishing and cold water check out the safest Counties on roadsnacks and get a feel for it, a lot of Californians moved up there over the years and driven prices for land and homes high, but from what websites are prone to say about Oregon and California not many are moving in like before, check your movers Vanlines websites guides “they tell you what the people are choosing for their new homes States” and which places they are fleeing from..., Arizona has water shortages issues and you cannot sell your property if your well dries up DO YOUR HOME ON EVERYTHING. GOOD LUCK AND I HOPE THIS HELPS A LITTLE! One more thing: Installing a septic system is about $3600, Wells can range 5000$ to 10,000$ plus total for most part, and you’ll have to get a CUP (conditional use permit) it cheap and perk test for septic before putting a home of any kind on the land totaling around 200$ maybe less. You can hear the PowWows sometimes if you live close enough that’s pretty cool’ it makes me sleep like a baby’ there’s increasing Native American Indians if you don’t mind that and some are not as friendly as others necessarily, they do have some fun festivals for families and the Chiloquin Casino food buffet is great especially that Roast but it’s hard to win anything in prizes at least it use to be. Happy Land hunting’s..

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Old 08-14-2020, 09:01 PM
 
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Here's an interesting article about the area:

https://magazine.atavist.com/outlaw-...on-guns-murder
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