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Old 07-07-2010, 04:07 PM
 
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I would be working in NE Portland, 3 miles into HWY 30. Would West Linn suit our family the best for better schools. Looking for a home up to 425k.
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Old 07-08-2010, 08:57 AM
 
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Is West Linn full of snooty people and conservatives? Are there any good shopping near by?
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Old 07-08-2010, 09:31 AM
 
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If you are looking to avoid snooty people and conservatives, why not move to S.E Portland? Sellwood/West Moreland seems like a very good place for families.

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Old 07-08-2010, 10:22 AM
 
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I would be working in NE Portland, 3 miles into HWY 30. Would West Linn suit our family the best for better schools. Looking for a home up to 425k.
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yes it might be a smart move. i went to west linn schools and they are top rated. plus they bus your kids from k thru 12, and maybe pre-k. snooty? i don't know, maybe some are; i think high standards is more like it. but the tradeoff would be much less crime and good community values... a small quiet town that your kids would have advantages being a part of, growing up in. And right next to other, wealthy nice suburbs, Lake Oswego and Stafford- INSTEAD OF right next to slums and industrial areas. Having lived in both Portland and West Linn, i have to say that Clackamas County, and WL, are also far superior to Multnomah co/ Portland in every respect, whether it is schools, or other services they provide as governmental units. For instance, the issue of school busses. I couldn't believe it, when i found out that Portland hardly provides school bus service to high schoolers at all. They are expected to either walk or ride the Tri Met busses. Yuck! right on the same seats that homeless bum with crappy pants and lice all over his sweater, just snoozed in for an hour.

If I had to choose right now, knowing what I know, I would definitely choose West Linn.
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Oregon
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Is West Linn full of snooty people and conservatives? Are there any good shopping near by?
West Linn has a full spectrum of people but there is not much lower class in terms of money. Lots of middle class, 2- earner families that live in houses about your stated range- and higher incomes as well. Shopping- yes, Oregon City and Clackamas Town Center Mall, and lots of access via I-205 both east and west for shopping. Also in the 2 different main sections of town, there are malls with big grocery and other stores. West Linn is mainly an excellent place to live, it's a residential town, that's the beauty of it-- very quiet, and healthy atmosphere. Much less anonymous than Portland too.
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Oregon
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I would be working in NE Portland, 3 miles into HWY 30. Would West Linn suit our family the best for better schools. Looking for a home up to 425k.
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just curious, are you moving here from out of state? because Oregon is not a snooty conservative state at all. rather the opposite. Conservatives anywhere are in the minority. And a huge percentage have moved here from somewhere else.
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Old 07-08-2010, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Alabama, West Coast born and raised
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A long-term owner in West Linn told me a couple years ago that West Linn keeps raising taxes, which is pushing out the middle class. There are plenty of middle sections of West Linn, upper middle class and even upper class (the narcissistic McMansions that too many trees were cut down for, along Hwy 43). You should check in to how much higher West Linn's municipal taxes are. A good realtor will know the answer to this question.
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Old 07-08-2010, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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They are expected to either walk or ride the Tri Met busses. Yuck! right on the same seats that homeless bum with crappy pants and lice all over his sweater, just snoozed in for an hour.
You don't ride Tri-Met buses often, do you? I can't recall the last time I saw a "homeless bum" on a bus. The buses are generally filled with ordinary people like me, going to work or to school. You should try it sometime. Tri-Met's bus system isn't perfect, but it's the best big-city bus system I've experienced in the US. Tri-Met and its passengers don't deserve to be sneered at.
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Old 07-08-2010, 01:46 PM
 
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If you are looking to avoid snooty people and conservatives, why not move to S.E Portland? Sellwood/West Moreland seems like a very good place for families.
No actually looking to avoid Liberals and socialist...
I went to West Linn and found out a lot of people were progressive
as well are the schools. Snooty yes!
Also unfortunately my wife doesn't like older homes with character and prefers the cookie cutters, which is very sad...
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Old 07-08-2010, 01:53 PM
 
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just curious, are you moving here from out of state? because Oregon is not a snooty conservative state at all. rather the opposite. Conservatives anywhere are in the minority. And a huge percentage have moved here from somewhere else.
I live in East Vancouver now, but looking for a change. Interest towns of consideration are West Linn, Clackamas, Milwaukie, Oregon City, and Gladstone.
But if these are mostly Liberal cities then just maybe we are better off in Vancouver.
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