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Old 07-24-2006, 03:44 PM
 
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The stats from the year 2000 show Coos Bay as 88.5% white with the next most common race being the Indians. The Coquille Indian Tribe plays big part of the Bay area. They own land and the Casino. However we have a lot of new people moving in and it is growing into a more diverse community. There are lots of Baby boomers and retired people moving in.

Thank you, Waterlily!
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Old 09-16-2007, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Thumbs up coos bay diversity

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The stats from the year 2000 show Coos Bay as 88.5% white with the next most common race being the Indians. The Coquille Indian Tribe plays big part of the Bay area. They own land and the Casino. However we have a lot of new people moving in and it is growing into a more diverse community. There are lots of Baby boomers and retired people moving in.
That's interesting, because I have been looking at moving to Oregon: so far, I have looked at Coos Bay, Toledo, and more recently, Woodburn (between Salem and Portland).

Coos Bay is more diverse than most parts of Portland, more diverse than Salem, and maybe just a bit less diverse than Woodburn. I keep coming back to look at Coos Bay (even though there don't seem to be enough jobs for me) just because I love the older houses, the many types of water, and the fact that it is NOT a huge set of freeways.
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Old 06-13-2009, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Texas
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We're long time residents of the W. Valley ready to escape! We looked at Lincoln City for a long time, but after a number of trips south we've fallen in love with Coos Bay. Or I should say once we found the area OFF of 101 we did! Am curious about utilities, power outages, the cable company...the stuff you want to know BEFORE you move. We'll be renting at first (with 3 well mannered cats...problem there..maybe?) And we are more than familiar with good old Oregon Sunshine as they used to say...I'd just prefer it there than here! Thanks for any help
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:13 AM
 
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Default I have to disagree with much here...

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The stats from the year 2000 show Coos Bay as 88.5% white with the next most common race being the Indians. The Coquille Indian Tribe plays big part of the Bay area. They own land and the Casino. However we have a lot of new people moving in and it is growing into a more diverse community. There are lots of Baby boomers and retired people moving in.
Coos Bay has people leaving faster than you can kill flies in a window sill. Our population is NOT growing... and the drug rate is one of the highest in the state! It's not just meth anymore. Heroin has taken its place and crime is higher than most other places in the state. Wish it weren't true, since I live here and have for way too long!

Rentals are NOT that cheap based on how many of them are available. There are more homes in foreclosure than rentals, and some of the rental agencies are ridiculous with rules, regs, and maintenance.

If you're contemplating moving anywhere on the Oregon Coast, I highly recommend you thoroughly investigate the stats.

All CB schools are Title 1 funded - meaning every child is considered "At Risk" - so it's no wonder we cannot attract medical professionals who stay, nor any serious business. Keep in mind - our Albertsons even closed! We have VERY little to choose from in anything besides recreation, and even that is getting somewhat tainted.

I above most, would love to give our own community a glowing report. It would be a lie. And this area has plenty of that going on already. No need for more of the same.

No jobs. Depressed and depressing. Gloomy for the greatest part of the year, and crime is rampant now. All types - but mostly drug and alcohol related.

NOT a good place to raise children. Most of the locals are left here long after their children flee! And they flee as fast as they can!
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:50 PM
 
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are there many ATV riders in coos bay area?
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Just outside of Portland
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A little bit north in Reedsport there are tons of ATV riders.
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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are there many ATV riders in coos bay area?
Oh yes. Access Horsfall Beach.
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Old 07-07-2016, 09:58 AM
 
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hi, See this is an older strand. i have basically the same questions, but from a current point of view. My girlfriend and I left Bend, and came to Tx, (horrible idea) and want to go back to Oregon. We keep leaning to the bay area, and would like to know from locals.
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Old 07-07-2016, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Whidbey paradise
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Economically, the area is still depressed. And I'm guessing it will remain so, for at least a decade.
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Old 07-08-2016, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Cypress, TX
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I'd say if you were looking to rent, you wouldn't have any problem finding a place. Seems to me like most of Coos Bay Proper is rental property.
Because the real estate market is terrible. My husband was a silly, silly out of stater who had no idea what the area was like he was moving to (he was the Navy recruiter at the mall for a couple years.) He decided to buy a house 'cuz, well, he'd never bought a house and it seemed like a good idea. It was a terrible idea. We moved to Texas 3.5 years ago and couldn't sell the house, still can't sell the house and we've been having to rent it out ever since. We really don't want to have to take a loss on it, so just trying to hang onto it as long as we need to to get what we need to break even. But getting rid of it would be awesome. It's ridiculous trying to keep renters in there so whenever we get a good one... it's awesome.

Just had to get a little rant out. Don't mind me. LOL.
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