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Forum topic by Dark_Lightning posted 07-20-2013 01:42 AM 802 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-20-2013 01:42 AM

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My wife and I are considering relocating when we retire. We looked at a bunch of cities in Oregon over the last 9 days, and think we’d like to settle in Salem, Oregon. It’s a beautiful place! I realize that we saw it in the summer, so we also plan visit in the winter before any final decision would be made. We’ll be renting our properties here, so if it pans out, we’ll have a place to return to if that came to pass. I located some wood sellers, and she’s found some quilting oriented things.

My questions primarily relate to weather and health issues. We have medical coverage there, but I’m wondering more about allergies and bugs (well, the wife is, I just step on them for her) and mold, since it’s pretty wet there compared to southern California. Anyone living in the general area have any comments about these topics? Or, of course, answers to questions that I haven’t thought to ask?


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#1 posted 07-20-2013 09:26 PM

atomjack; I can’t wait for the day I can move out of this state. the LIBERALS and ILLEGALS can have it.
I have a friend that retired to Oregon , with a couple acres and a 4000 square foot shop. but didn’t consider the taxes of the state. wished he would have moved into Washington state instead.
Just a penny for his thoughts!

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#2 posted 10-02-2015 05:43 AM

Moved to Brookings, OR 2yrs ago as we entered full retirement. Absolutely love it here, Brookings is called the banana belt of the coast as the weather is much warmer than other areas. A small city right on the coast, great fishing in the ocean or river. We are the southern most city of western Oregon, just about 7 miles north of the CA border. Very small town living, no state sales tax, but property taxes are higher. We haven’t had any allergy or mold issues. But you definitely need to keep your house sealed to prevent any mold or rot issues.
Good luck wherever you choose to live.

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#3 posted 10-03-2015 02:16 AM

Steve, I’m actually looking forward to getting out of Oregon. I just can’t stand the politics of this state. There’s 5 counties that run this state and they have little regard for the effect they inflict on the east side.

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#4 posted 10-03-2015 08:54 AM

Move to Oregon and maybe you can be one of the first to get a GPS in you car.

Typical thinking for those running the state.

What I find interesting is if they want to tax you by the mile, why do they need to know where you go? Another slice off our freedom.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#5 posted 10-05-2015 03:46 PM

Interesting comments from both sides. Thanks for taking the time! If a GPS was forced on me, it would mysteriously fail to signal through the Faraday cage I would put it in. I have nothing to hide, but it ain’t anyone’s business where I go or what I do.

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