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Old 05-15-2006, 12:07 PM
 
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I have been looking at the Astoria area for possible relocation. Is there anything I would need to know about this area that would make me reconsider. My husband is a Commerical Truck Driver and I work from home. Are there jobs for experience drivers or are they scarce. We have a 9 year old daughter so schools are important to us as well or if schools are bad what is the attitude in regards to home schooling is it frowned on etc. Thanks for reading and any information is much appreciated.
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Old 05-15-2006, 12:35 PM
 
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I don't think that many cities can compare with Astoria atmospherewise. It's amazingly beautiful, particalarly on the Columbia River side. The homes on the Young's Bay side are considerably less expensive. Between Seaside, Warrenton, Astoria and all the other places along the way on 26, you'll be able to shop for just about anything you'll need. There is a nice outlet shopping center just outside of Astoria. Safeway just put in a new store in Astoria a couple years ago, so there's finally a decent local place for groceries. Schools aren't bad fro Oregon. Astoria elementary is a goregeous school with good teachers. It's where I'd want my kids to go. They used it in detail as well (as the rest of Astoria) in the movie "Kindergarten Cop". Astoria High is in need of a remodel, and I believe one is coming soon, but it it isn't a bad high school by any means (btw, it was used briefly in the movie "The Goonies"). As far as employment there are few large businesses in the area, but the area is booming and not depressed. I don't know about trucking companies in the area; you'll have to check the local Yellow Pages. Good luck.

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Old 06-10-2006, 08:58 PM
 
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Default Thanks for the info

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I don't think that many cities can compare with Astoria atmospherewise. It's amazingly beautiful, particalarly on the Columbia River side. The homes on the Young's Bay side are considerably less expensive. Between Seaside, Warrenton, Astoria and all the other places along the way on 26, you'll be able to shop for just about anything you'll need. There is a nice outlet shopping center just outside of Astoria. Safeway just put in a new store in Astoria a couple years ago, so there's finally a decent local place for groceries. Schools aren't bad fro Oregon. Astoria elementary is a goregeous school with good teachers. It's where I'd want my kids to go. They used it in detail as well (as the rest of Astoria) in the movie "Kindergarten Cop". Astoria High is in need of a remodel, and I believe one is coming soon, but it it isn't a bad high school by any means (btw, it was used briefly in the movie "The Goonies"). As far as employment there are few large businesses in the area, but the area is booming and not depressed. I don't know about trucking companies in the area; you'll have to check the local Yellow Pages. Good luck.
Thanks I will look into this.

Molly
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Old 07-02-2007, 12:19 PM
 
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Default Astoria Nursing Jobs?

Does anybody know what the job market is like for nurses in Astoria?
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Old 10-16-2008, 02:06 PM
 
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What is the crime rate like in Astoria?
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:25 PM
 
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Very pretty
Very rainy.
A book I could suggest about the Pacific Northwest is "The Good Rain," by Timothy Egan (in paperback)
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