Can we move to Oregon or Washington? Where?
June 24, 2008 8:04 PM Subscribe
My family is considering moving to Oregon (or conceivably Washington) in a couple of years, and we are going to visit soon. I'd like to collect suggestions of possible locations so we can try to visit. We would like a cheap, small town with a liberal climate along the Washington/Oregon border or moderately near the coast. Is this possible?
posted by lgyre to Society & Culture (30 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Our main reason for moving is to get out of the city. Our main reason for considering the Pacific Northwest is it is relatively warm, without the social conservatism associated with many other warm parts of the US. For this reason, we're particularly interested in the warmer areas of the states, like the border between Oregon and Washington. The somewhat-close-to-the-coast area could be ok for this too, although we aren't interested in actually being on the coast. Also, We are extremely progressive/radical, and while we like diverse environments, we want somewhere we can feel comfortable being ourselves.
We're not too concerned about city amenities, although being within an hour or so of Portland or another nice city would be a bonus. We would like to be able to get a decent sized piece of land with some sort of house, or alternately with no house and eventually build one ourselves. We will probably have about $100,000. Is this insane? Are there any cheap towns in Oregon or Washington?
Other random considerations are that we don't currently drive, so a place with good transportation infrastructure would be nice, though not required. Also, our jobs are pretty much portable, so employment is not much of an issue.