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Old 09-04-2009, 10:46 AM
 
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I am considering a job in southern Ashland. Is it reasonable to live in Medford and work in Ashland? Does weather play a role at times in possibly delaying the travel time? I currently live in a city and take the subway or bus anywhere I want to go. Would it be possible to utilize public transportation to and from work everyday? Are the buses in Medford and Ashland reliable? Can an individual work in Ashland and live in Medford take the bus to work and not spend all morning and evening in transit?

Many thanks for any help with this. I looked at the bus system for Medford and it appears to have a bus line but I don't know if it is very timley (I wouldn't want to be late for my job every week). I also can't tell if it is really difficult to get around within Ashland via bike or on foot after I get off the bus.

Thanks

Jay
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Sarasota Florida
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Talking Medford to Ashland

I know nothing about public transportation from Medford to Ashland but I do know that the distance is 11 miles ! However, in the winter those 11 miles can be daunting to traverse, due to morning FOG and freezing cold conditions that produce BLACK ICE on the roads.

There is a tad more snow in Ashland, due to its higher elevation so that would hamper walking or biking, but if you can find reasonable housing in Ashland ~ go for it

I love Ashland and wouldn't mind living there myself
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Old 09-25-2009, 10:23 PM
 
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I live in Medford and wouldn't attempt to try to get to Ashland via public transportation. Fog and black ice are generally NOT a problem on the freeways. There are many people who commute daily between Medford and Ashland, it is not a problem AT ALL. There are also a couple of other towns between Medford and Ashland - Talent and Phoenix.
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Old 09-27-2009, 08:41 AM
 
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Terriks, i know this is changing the subject, but what is the "feel" in Talent and Phoenix? I'd like to be in the Ashland area but housing is a little pricey. Are talent and PHoenix comparable with a liberal, artsy feel like Ashland?
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Old 09-27-2009, 12:51 PM
 
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I don't spend much time in either Talent or Phoenix. Both are small towns with a more rural feel. Talent would probably be more like Ashland, as it is the first town north of Ashland. People who can't afford Ashland often live in Talent, so it's sort of Ashland North.
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Old 09-27-2009, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Pahoa Hawaii
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Maybe Talent has changed since I left the area 10 years ago, but it was always known as Ashland's poor stepchild.
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Old 09-28-2009, 12:55 AM
 
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Terriks, i know this is changing the subject, but what is the "feel" in Talent and Phoenix? I'd like to be in the Ashland area but housing is a little pricey. Are talent and PHoenix comparable with a liberal, artsy feel like Ashland?
No
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Old 09-28-2009, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Mountains of Oregon
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I talked to a gal who is a fulltime rver. She has a motorhome she lives in & stayed at an RV Park in Talent for about 6 months. She really liked it there. She worked on the Park website for them.

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Old 10-04-2009, 12:30 AM
 
Location: Pluto's Home Town
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No problem commuting from Medford to Ashland. A lovely drive on I-5. My wife does it every weekday. The number of days will delays would be less than 5 per year. Good luck!
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