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Old 10-05-2006, 06:22 PM
 
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I am thinking about taking a healthcare job in Salem. Any pros and cons to moving there? I currently live in Arizona and have lived in North Dakota and am looking for a fun city that is not too big or too small and has a temperate climate. How is also for allergies?
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Old 10-06-2006, 01:20 AM
 
Location: coos bay oregon
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depends on what youre allergic to, and what your idea of fun would be.
Tiffany
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Old 10-07-2006, 11:06 PM
 
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Is your job offer with Keizer, by any chance?
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Old 10-08-2006, 02:36 AM
 
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Default Job & Allergies

Actually the job is with northwest human services clinic. I am allergic to weeds and pollen. I have heard someone say that Salem is kinda dumpy. As for fun I am a single girl in my 30s.
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Old 10-08-2006, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee, Wisc.
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Default Salem

Haven't been there for many years, but I notice the home prices there are quite reasonable compared to most of western Oregon. That is often a sign that something there is not so great...
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Old 10-08-2006, 07:00 PM
 
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As I've said on other threads, there are worse places in Oregon than Salem, but I don't think it's some place to strive for. If you like smaller towns, there are some great towns like McMinnville and Silverton that might be within commuting distance for you. If you are allergic to grass pollen, I wouldn't move anywhere in the Willamette Valley. Other allergens are not so bad. Ragweed pollen, for example, is generally limited. You need to know what species trigger your allergy to make an informed choice.
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Old 10-11-2006, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Escondido, CA
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We were in Salem just last week and drove the length of Commercial Street. I once lived in Salem and liked it. We did not rate the area but it did look thriving. Property taxes can be high in Salem.

Allergy shots will help you through the sneeze season.

Dan
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Old 10-15-2006, 02:23 AM
 
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I live in Salem. I guess it depends on what you're looking for regarding recreation. My friends and I enjoy dining out and the wine country. Portland is accessible for musicals, concerts, etc. There are things about Salem that drive me nuts like the traffic. They were never very progressive when it came to building freeways. Even Eugene with all it's liberalism was smart enough to build cross town freeways. But I digress.

I like living here because it's affordable and safe and accessible to everything. The prices are starting to spike because we are the most affordable metro area in Oregon right now and a lot of Portlanders are coming in along with the requisite Californians.

The climate is very temperate but some of the posters are correct in stating that there would be a lot of pollen because of all the agriculture.
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:32 AM
 
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Default Salem blows

I wouldn't recommend salem to anyone to live. it is a piece of **** town. If you are thinking of moving to Salem , drive down Lancaster from one end to the other and you will change your mind. There are nice places in Oregon , but for the most part the state blows. It rains here all of the time. It is almost July and we still have clouds , rain , and cold air. It is just disgusting. Unless you are someone that likes the rain don't move here!

I can't wait to leave this state and as I am either driving off or flying away I am going to flip the state off.
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Old 06-22-2010, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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I can't wait to leave this state and as I am either driving off or flying away I am going to flip the state off.
I don't believe you. I'm not kidding. I don't.
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