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Old 02-28-2010, 07:08 PM
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Junction City is high on our list of possible places for relocation. Appreciate any comments on that area.
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:24 PM
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It is a fairly pleasant small town. Agricultural. Not rich. Don't know about activities but it is very close to Eugene. Pretty bad job market both there and in surrounding areas.
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:17 AM
Location: Portland Metro
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Actually, I was going to suggest JC to you in your other thread, but being that it's south of Corvallis, I didn't.

We lived on the outskirts of Monroe for a couple of years--it's a small town between JC and Corvallis. It was really nice. We had the luck of renting a small house on a 5-acre Christmas tree farm. Actually, the hills on the west side of the Valley between Eugene and Corvallis are just beautiful; if I were ready to retire and wanted acreage, I'd be looking there.

As far as Junction City itself, it's kind of a pass-through town. There are quite a few RV retailers there, and a few places to eat and get gas (wink). The nice thing about JC is that you'll be close to Eugene for cultural stuff, but you can still grocery shop in JC at the Safeway. Every year there's a Scandanavian festival, which I've never been to, but I hear that it's fun.
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:29 AM
Location: State of Jefferson coast
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Junction City is really just what the name implies: a city that owes its existence to the fact that the east and west branches of Highway 99 come together here. Jjpop's description of it as a "pass-through town" is probably about as accurate as any I can think of -- just a strip of heavy commercial development along the highway. If you want to buy an RV, you have a reason to go to Junction City. If you are looking for a nice place to settle in the mid-Willamette Valley, it would be very low on the list. It is small and without many amenities and at the same time not at all quaint, cute,,scenic or pristine (the air quality in nearby Harrisburg is 21 on a 1-100 scale where 100 is the best). To be fair, there is more to residential JC than what it's Hwy. 99 drive-through face presents, and there are some historic homes there, but it's not someplace I would choose to settle. It's one real asset is that there are a number of U-pick fruit orchards in the surrounding countryside.

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Old 03-02-2010, 02:33 PM
Location: Mountains of Oregon
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I know some folks who go fishin' at JC Pond. Seems ODFW stocks it pretty often.

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Old 10-18-2010, 03:13 PM
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I've lived here thirty years and the only thing I find objectionable is the outsiders moving in and trying to make JC the same as the place they left. We had a few RV dealers but the economy took care of that. Our jobless is bad but that's also the economy. Don't bash a town until you've spent a year there (here). If you're planning on changing the town stay where you are.
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