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Old 04-11-2008, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Medford, Oregon aka Methford City
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Brief bit of info...

I've worked as a truck driver now for about 4 years, OTR, and I've been lucky enough to sock away a little bit of dough. After living in southern oregon for a while, I find myself suddenly bored and ready to spend through some of my investments. Recently, I came across an interesting offer. 1.5 Mil will buy me my own wild west town in Amador County. I'm very family w/ NorCal, having lived there way back when, but I'm embarassed to say that I've never even heard of Amador, let alone been there.

This really would be a major investment for me, but I've secretly always been a country boy at heart, and having my own little western town would be a dream come true. I'm hoping to get a bit more information on the county itself, from the people who live or have lived there. What's it like? Are the "major" cities like Jackson equipped with decent hospitals, schools ect? Day to day, what does the weather look like?? Any lil bit of info would help.

BTW, I'm a mix race; Native American and White. Not that it matters, but I am curious as to what the racial demographic is...
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Old 04-11-2008, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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I spent last weekend in Amador county. It's a nice area in the Sierra foothills. So what is this "town" you are buying and why do you need a town? Jackson, along with nearby Martell and Sutter Creek, is the biggest town in the area. And they have everything you would need there. There is a new shopping center with a Safeway and a Lowe's store. Plymouth is also a nice little town. There are also a lot of wineries/vineyards in the area.

While I was there, I visit the Jackson Indian casino Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel | Home and had a great meal (didn't gamble )

As for the weather, it's warm to hot in the summer (low humidity) and in the winter, it rains at the lower elevations and snows at the higher elevations. Lots of wildflowers this time of the year. At the east end of Amador county, there is a ski resort called Kirkwood Kirkwood Mountain Resort.

I don't live there, but I really like the area. AmadorCounty.com and Welcome to Amador County Chamber of Commerce Home.
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Old 04-11-2008, 10:04 PM
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Brief bit of info...

I've worked as a truck driver now for about 4 years, OTR, and I've been lucky enough to sock away a little bit of dough. After living in southern oregon for a while, I find myself suddenly bored and ready to spend through some of my investments. Recently, I came across an interesting offer. 1.5 Mil will buy me my own wild west town in Amador County. I'm very family w/ NorCal, having lived there way back when, but I'm embarassed to say that I've never even heard of Amador, let alone been there.

This really would be a major investment for me, but I've secretly always been a country boy at heart, and having my own little western town would be a dream come true. I'm hoping to get a bit more information on the county itself, from the people who live or have lived there. What's it like? Are the "major" cities like Jackson equipped with decent hospitals, schools ect? Day to day, what does the weather look like?? Any lil bit of info would help.

BTW, I'm a mix race; Native American and White. Not that it matters, but I am curious as to what the racial demographic is...
The hospital in Jackson used to be a County hospital. It was bought by Sutter Health in return for Sutter building them a new hospital. I worked there as few years ago. The hospital still has a small town atmosphere, but provides excellent care.
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Old 06-23-2008, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Sierra foothills, Northern California
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I've lived in next door Calaveras County for a few years now.
I do most of my shopping in Martell and Jackson (in Amador County) as there is little shopping here.
Weatherwise, it depends on which town you'd be living in. I don't recall Jackson getting any snow, yet up the hill (towards Kirkwood) is the town of Pine Grove (approx. 2,500 foot elevation) which does get some snow.
I was in Jackson just yesterday, and it was 104 degrees...
The schools I really don't know about.
Racially, I'd guess there are mostly Caucasians, but there are Hispanics and Native Americans as well. The Rancheria Casino is owned by the local tribe, and I'm guessing its the largest single employer in the County.
Good luck with your dream!
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Old 06-24-2008, 09:57 AM
 
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Default 104???

I live in Ione in Amador County. It is a great place to live. There is a lot of community involvement and a lot of history. The weather depends on the elevation. I was in Jackson yesterday around noon and it felt like it was in the low 90's.

I have 2 homes to sell here so if you have any extra $ after buying your town let me know JK
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Old 06-25-2008, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Mokelumne Hill, CA & El Pescadero, BCS MX.
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Is that Drytown for sale? Amador county is wonderful and has all modern services and shopping as others have mentioned. I tend to think of Jackson as a big city because it has 4 traffic signals
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:25 AM
 
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Default Best Town

If you had to pick best town in the Amador County area....for convenience, schools, shopping and nature. Also, are there any creeks or lakes ?? Thanks. If anyone knows more about the Gold Country area, and can tell me more about the other towns and countys..I would love to here from you.

I am from Cali, but I am a conservative ready to get out of liberal Santa Monica. I love nature, don't mind if it snows, don't mind summer heat, because that's when I will be going home to visit...I love small towns, because I want to raise my son in a good place. Maybe will be going to Sacramento only every other weekend, so proximity does not have that much of a priority. Any suggestions??? Thank you
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Old 06-04-2009, 09:19 PM
 
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Jackson.
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Old 06-06-2009, 09:45 AM
 
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newgirl 44,
My parents live in Plymouth which is a small town in Amador County. I would live in Jackson because it is the biggest town in Amador county. Also, because of the hospital being in this city. There are lakes that are along highway 49. I live here in El Segundo, so I can relate. My wife and I have thought about moving around this area, but are evaluating our options.
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