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Old 08-29-2014, 10:52 PM   #16
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I remember when I was a kid going over there to visit my cousins in the 70's and there where 2 traffic lights in town. I always wanted to live there with them. Not so much anymore, it's just not the same. Thanks Californians.
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Old 08-30-2014, 07:41 AM   #17
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It is a pretty nice place, my wife and I are moving back after 2 years in Corvallis. It is however too expensive, and too crowded. There are only two seasons, hot and cold, some people mind this, I dont. We would probably be going somewhere else if our families didn't live here. The outlying areas are where you want to be.
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Old 08-30-2014, 08:25 AM   #18
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This is a beautiful island of reason in the vast right wing rural part of Oregon east of the Cascades. Posts from the folks who actually live here are right on. I've lived here for 31 years and for me there is no better place in the US to live. Clean air (except for forest fires), clear water, diverse landscape, unsurpassed recreation opportunities close by and no big cities within 100 miles.


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Fucking Liberals are shitting up that town like hell. If I moved back, I would hide the 1150GS and buy a shovelhead to tear around town on..........
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Old 08-31-2014, 08:45 PM   #19
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Thanks everyone, Uzume and I will try to spend a couple of days looking around, and the information all helps.

We have a couple of houses/areas picked out to look at....... We'll poke around town and the outlying areas a bit.
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Old 08-31-2014, 09:51 PM   #20
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Old 09-01-2014, 10:21 AM   #21
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I remember when I was a kid going over there to visit my cousins in the 70's and there where 2 traffic lights in town. I always wanted to live there with them. Not so much anymore, it's just not the same. Thanks Californians.


What he said.

Bend has become a distant suburb of Orange County. Some folks really dig Audis and Range Rovers and are happy to let an HOA pick their house color but.....

If I moved over that way I'd start looking in Redmond or Prineville. If you'd like some land around you the area surrounding Terrebonne is nice and relatively affordable.



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Old 09-01-2014, 10:44 AM   #22
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Even from the mid 90's it has changed significantly. Mini So-Cal feel description is not far off. Big difference is you can get away from it and not see a soul all day if you know where to go. Quickly!

Honestly, I hope to be able to move to Baker County within 5 years.
There's many here that love what it's become, I'm not one of them...
That said, it doesn't mean I hate it here either. I just prefer the small towns and that's where I want to end up.
I'm glad my wife had the foresight to buy property where and when she did.
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Old 09-01-2014, 03:18 PM   #23
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What he said.

Bend has become a distant suburb of Orange County. Some folks really dig Audis and Range Rovers .......

Hey now, I have a Land Rover (not Range Rover ).

Mine is a 300TDI Disco1 set up as an Overland/Adventure rig I mostly built myself. Seems like Bend would a perfect area for a vehicle like this....
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Hey now, I have a Land Rover (not Range Rover ).

Mine is a 300TDI Disco1 set up as an Overland/Adventure rig I mostly built myself. Seems like Bend would a perfect area for a vehicle like this....
That post is worthless without pics!
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That post is worthless without pics!
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:55 PM   #26
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Does anyone have a recommendation for a good realtor? I'd like to get an idea of what's available where, and for how much etc...

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Old 09-02-2014, 07:58 PM   #27
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I'll PM you one.
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:03 PM   #28
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Keep it that clean and you will fit right in. Great place to live. Just take it for what it is. If it was not getting more populated you probably would not be looking here with a possible job opportunity.
If you can't find a realtor PM me and Ill send you one.
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:23 PM   #29
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I'm in a similar position as the OP. I'm planning a move, potentially to central OR, in the springtime but I'm bringing my job with me. I'm hoping to get out to see the area later this month or the next.
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:16 AM   #30
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I'm in a similar position as the OP. I'm planning a move, potentially to central OR, in the springtime but I'm bringing my job with me. I'm hoping to get out to see the area later this month or the next.
I did that last year, moved back to Oregon from California and brought my job. Good thing, employment here sucks and wages are pretty low. Fantastic area for dual sporting, or any other out door activity. 11 inches of rain a year means you won't get wet, and temp swings are huge, last year was -13 to 103. No traffic, though what traffic there is goes SO damn slow, but it's a nice relaxed pace of life.
It's very 'god and guns' type place still, so if those interest you you'll like it.
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