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Old 07-28-2008, 04:19 PM
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I have been searching for a while about places to move to within Oregon. I have a small list started, Roseburg is on it, but I really do not know much about it and I am wanting some more information.

-Does it have a small town feel?

-Are there places (Target, Costco, Khols, ect.) nearby, within about 15 miles?

-What careers are in demand there?

-How many fire stations are there? (my boyfriend may pursue a career as a fireman)

-How are prices for (nice 1+ bdr. in a good area) apartment rentals?

-Crime rate?

-What is the weather like? Is it a "four season" type area?
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Old 07-29-2008, 12:15 AM
Location: Oregon Coast
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I've been through Roseburg several times but i don't live there. Yes it has that small town feel to it. It has what you could call 4 easy seasons. there's not a lot of snow just a little.
I don't know the names of all the stores but there is a mall. there's grocery stores and home improvement stores. This is the local newspaper online NRtoday.com - The News-Review | Roseburg, Oregon News and Information
Maybe you can find some rentals there. Sorry but I don't know how many fire stations they have. It's just not something I look at.
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Old 08-01-2008, 09:40 PM
Location: Waikiki
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I live in Waikiki (Hawaii) now, but did live in Roseburg. Roseburg is very small town and rather on the redneck side, but improving by expansion. It is a beautiful little town with plenty of shopping: Maceys, Lowes, Home Depot, Sears, Staples and Costco is going in by the end of the year. Many outsiders are beginning to notice this little burg and are begining to move in and change the redneck climate, so-to-speak. I hope to retire in a nearby community, (close to Roseburg). The seasons are relatively mild with not a lot of snow, sometimes the winters can be rainfilled.. I am not suppose to tell people the climate is mild.. IT RAINS ALL THE TIME---PLEASE CONTINUE DOWN THE I-5 CORRIDOR TO EUGENE OR SOUTH TO MEDFORD.. LOL.. thats the way it use to be, but its changing.. Rents are 600-900 for a 2-3 bedroom, check out the MLS listing for homes on the market at rmls.com --- I personally love the place myself.. As far as careers, check with Mercy Hspt.. will write more later.. aloha and good luck to you.
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Old 08-15-2008, 04:09 PM
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Default Roseburg

Roseburg is a growing city in the heart of the Hundred Valleys of the Umpqua in the scenic and moderate climate of Southwestern Oregon. The surrounding area offers world class fishing, boating, rafting, kayaking, golfing, hiking, skiing, wine tasting, and other recreational and cultural experiences. The growing city is conveniently located to Interstate 5 and Highway 38 /138. Roseburg is 67 miles south of Eugene, and 123 miles north of the California border; the coastal communities of Reedsport and Coos Bay are only 80 miles to the west.

Roseburg boasts the brilliance and beauty of all four seasons with moderate weather conditions. Winters are cool and crisp but the temperature seldom drops below freezing. A warming trend begins in April and May, continuing into the summery days of July and August. Spring is filled with colorful fragrant blossoms. The climate and geography of the Hundred Valleys of the Umpquaare comparable to Italy and Southern France, with an average growing season of 217 days.

Please let us know if you are interested in the Umpqua Village community or know someone else who might be.

Thanks for your consideration.

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Old 08-29-2008, 10:51 PM
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I grew up in Roseburg and would love to move back now with my kids. Definate small town feels. You can get anywhere in 10 mins. We lived there for a year recently and found it very family friendly. The weather is mild with 4 seasons. It does not snow often but the fog can set into the low lying areas for days at a time. It is absolutlly beautiful most of the year (minus winter). The rains come around Nov. or Dec., let up in March, then back again in June. It's hot/dry in summer with highs in the 90's. Periodic snow.

Shopping is coming but no Target, Kohls, or Mervyns. Eugene is an easy hour drive with just about everything. Not a lot of restaurants but that is changing fast.

Roseburg has a lot of activities. There are wineries with lots of activities, parades, sports for all ages, local theater, parks, free summer concerts in the park, rivers, hiking, fishing, etc.

It seems the best type of jobs is in the medical field. I know one fire station closed down but I heard it recently opened back up. You should not have a problem with that line of work. Police is another option or nurse.

There is drug use but I never saw any. Crime is petty. It's mostly a friendly community where you always will see people you know.
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Old 09-02-2008, 05:45 PM
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I moved to Roseburg in 2000. I love it here! I grew up in a small community and went to a university in a large city. Roseburg has a small town feel, but with more ammenities than a small town. The shopping is improving, but is still lacking. We do have Lowes, Home Depot, Macey's, Ross, JC Penney's, Sears, Walmart, Big K. They are looking at doing a Cosco and a Super Walmart, but they've been talking about it for awhile....I do think they will come eventually.

There are about 3 fire stations in Roseburg itself and several in the outlying areas. They are constructing a beautiful new building for one right in downtown Roseburg to replace an older firestation. There are also fire crews in the summer that run constantly for forrest fires.

The weather is my favorite part about Roseburg (well, that and the beautiful scenery that seems to be so abundant). There are definitely 4 seasons, but they are a lot milder than where I grew up. Winter's average a high of 50 something and summer probably averages close to 90. You can get by with a warm fleece for most of winter and most people get by without an air conditioner in the summer.
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Old 09-06-2008, 07:35 PM
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Can some post some pictures?

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Old 09-06-2008, 10:53 PM
Location: Lytle area
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has a few pics.
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Old 09-26-2008, 03:35 PM
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I'm retired and considering moving from Florida to Oregon. Both my son and daughter live in Eugene, but I don't care to live in a university town. I love the southern Oregon coast, but it's been invaded by California. The Roseburg area may be my answer. What would be a ball park figure for either buying a 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage home or having one built?
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Old 09-30-2008, 03:56 PM
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Depending on your square footage and what year, but I would say you are looking for around 180k-250k for a relatively newer home with a 2 car garage depending on square footage. If you are looking for an older home to fix up, probably more like 125k to 180k. Prices are kind-of crazy right now. The best place for you to look would be www.rmls.com. That is the realtor's website. As a non-realtor it does not give you addresses, but it should give you a better idea about prices for what you are looking for and gives you approx. lot sizes, etc.
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