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Old 07-05-2009, 08:51 PM
 
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We are thinking about relocating from Fresno, Ca to Southern Oregon. We have a 4 year old and love the outdoors. I am an elementary school teacher and my husband is an appliance tech. for Sears. We are really considering Grants Pass or Roseburg, or the surrounding areas. We are traveling there in a couple weeks to check out the areas and want to know a bit more about them before going.
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:39 PM
 
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well gosh, anything has to be better than Fresno.
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Oceanside and Chehalem Mtns.
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We are thinking about relocating from Fresno, Ca to Southern Oregon. We have a 4 year old and love the outdoors. I am an elementary school teacher and my husband is an appliance tech. for Sears. We are really considering Grants Pass or Roseburg, or the surrounding areas. We are traveling there in a couple weeks to check out the areas and want to know a bit more about them before going.
They are both nice areas and it'll boil down to where you can get employment. I would not choose to starve in Grants Pass and pass up employment in Roseburg or vice versa.

Do a keyword search on each city and you'll get tons of reading.

I'm a little more partial to the western part of the Roseburg/Umpqua Valley area.

You're doing the right thing by setting up a visit to each area.
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Mountains of Oregon
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One time my pickemup truck blew a head gasket in Fresno.........................
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Mountains of Oregon
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Fer well over 4 lustrums we've loved livin' out heer in the country on the side of a forested mountain nw of Grants Pass. We get most of our vittles from GP. The folks we've met are kind & friendly. I've never had any problems.

I'm retired now & do quite a bit of fishin' & exploring the BLM lands...............


Best of Luck at the spot Y'all choose....................
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Grants Pass
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Hi

We got to visit Fresno a few years ago to see a friend and we loved the Armenian cracker bread factory---hated streets with 5 lanes each way....

We relocated to Grants Pass 8 years ago and are generally happy. We have elementary school age kids and we are pleased with the Grants Pass Schools. There are lots of outdoor places to explore (the coast, Rogue River, Crater Lake, Kalmiopsis Wilderness, Red Buttes Wilderness etc. w/in 1.5 hour.) The Grower's Market is Great. People are friendly. Downtown area is alive.

Downsides for us: Limited library services, intermittent nightlife, conservative political climate

I don't have much of a feel for Roseburg and no knowledge of their schools. When we have stopped there weekends, it has been pretty slow, but so is Grants Pass! Roseburg is also surounded by beauty...

Generally we have felt right at home. Unemployment is terrible here now (16%) and I suspect same in Roseburg. Best of luck!
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Old 07-30-2009, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Roseburg
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Hello,
You can contact me anytime at janljen53@yahoo for all the information about Roseburg.......I was born here and it's a wonderful area for your children to grow up in, I'd be glad to email some info.
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Old 08-23-2009, 05:15 PM
 
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Default To each his own.......

If you're a Republican and a parent/grandparent...you'll LIKE Grants Pass.
If you're single...DO NOT even think about it!!!

This is one of the most conservative areas in the entire state of Oregon!
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Old 08-23-2009, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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If you're a Republican and a parent/grandparent...you'll LIKE Grants Pass.
If you're single...DO NOT even think about it!!!

This is one of the most conservative areas in the entire state of Oregon!
No, it really isn't. Roseburg and Klamath Falls are, for sure.

Grants Pass is polarized. You'll find both extremes mostly. And yes, the liberal extreme is there too. And it's not just me either.
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