possibly homeward bound for the PNW
October 6, 2011 4:57 PM Subscribe
Might be making a move back to the North West for a job. Tell me everything you know about McMinnville, OR housing, life, etc.
posted by anonymous to Home & Garden (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I was born and grew up near Eugene, but have been living in SoCal for over a decade. I've made lots of trips back to Oregon to see family over the years, but have spent more than 99% of my time learning, living and working the Los Angeles area since leaving home. I have the possibility of interviewing for a position in McMinnville coming up soon and would like to learn more about the area. I know it's easy enough to run to PDX on the weekends to see friends/bands/etc etc, but I'm curious about housing and community stuff in McMinnville area proper.
Things I am interested in finding in a potential living situation: free standing house, with garage or shop (enclosed parking a must). Tend toward mid-century/ranch type rather than newer styles or victorian. Dog friendly, perhaps an acre plus of land for gardening. I feel like I've exhausted my CL searches and could use some insight to the local market. I don't know what areas will give me a short commute into MCM proper that meet my criteria. Assume salary will be same earned in SoCal, so rents below or around $1600 are fine. one or two adults, no kids, one dog. My commute in SoCal is about 10-15 minutes door to door, so something similar would be great. Newberg seems a little far away for that, but maybe I'm wrong about that.
Areas that meet the above criteria area great, but I would also love general thoughts, advice, and knowledge about the area as well. I like art, coffee, beer, working in my art studio, hanging out with my dog, and enjoying being at home.
(i hope our illustrious leader has some advice to offer too!)
anon because of possible employment change