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Old 11-19-2008, 05:29 AM
 
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Hi!

We are planning to move in Oregon into Portland area. Are there any town not so far from Portland and more toward west that is possible to have a little farm (garden and some animals).

Thanks you.
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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How much money can you spend?
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Oceanside and Chehalem Mtns.
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Hi!

We are planning to move in Oregon into Portland area. Are there any town not so far from Portland and more toward west that is possible to have a little farm (garden and some animals).

Thanks you.
How much land and what kind of animals? If you want a large lot in town it's possible in older neighborhoods. New neighborhoods tend to have very tiny lots.

If you want rural acreage and livestock then it's all a matter of what you can afford and it's generally not cheap. Property taxes can also be killer unless you get an agricultural deferal. (must prove revenue from agriculture vs. martini farming)

In either case your focus should probably be Washington County.
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Old 11-19-2008, 02:15 PM
 
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How much land and what kind of animals? If you want a large lot in town it's possible in older neighborhoods. New neighborhoods tend to have very tiny lots.

If you want rural acreage and livestock then it's all a matter of what you can afford and it's generally not cheap. Property taxes can also be killer unless you get an agricultural deferal. (must prove revenue from agriculture vs. martini farming)

In either case your focus should probably be Washington County.
How much land? Not much...maybe about 2 acres or less should be enough for six sheep and we wanted to growing rabbits too, some ducks and chicken and for the vegetables. Not big house.

Thanks
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Old 11-19-2008, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Oceanside and Chehalem Mtns.
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How much land? Not much...maybe about 2 acres or less should be enough for six sheep and we wanted to growing rabbits too, some ducks and chicken and for the vegetables. Not big house.

Thanks

You're probably looking at about 500k+ and your best best is western Washington County. A scenic view property will be higher.
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Old 11-19-2008, 07:53 PM
 
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Well, there's a foreclosure up the street from me on 2.2 acres, 1700 SF house, between Newberg and Hillsboro, that they're asking $317K for. And 5 acres all flat/usable with a 20-yr-old MF home for $369K. So things are coming down.
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:20 AM
 
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I suggest the Vernonia area. It's about 30 minutes outside Portland and very quiet & pretty.
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:23 AM
 
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I suggest the Vernonia area. It's about 30 minutes outside Portland and very quiet & pretty.
Thank you. We like the Vernonia too but as we red there are problem with flood.
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Old 11-24-2008, 12:53 AM
 
Location: Sheridan, Oregon
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Last year was a bad year for flooding, many towns got hit, but Vernonia and Estacada got hit pretty bad, it's not a regualr occurrance for sure.
You can find plenty of desirable properties for your needs, it all depends on how much money and how close you need to be to the city. The prices fall as you go further away. I live about an hour away and it is significantly cheaper. you can get a couple of acres for $2-250 range without a problem. Taxes are cheaper too. You fall into other needs- like outbuildings, usable land, wells, water rights and farm deferral so it all depends on what you want.
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