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Old 01-19-2013, 06:31 PM   #14
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We are, along with my inlaws, California implants here in Or.

We love Bend and Sisters/Redmond. A very nice crunchy vibe from all of those places. In sisters think cowboy meets upscale crunchy. Sisters has excellent schools with a wonderful small town vibe. Everyone is very friendly. My inlaws retired there.

We live in the Monmouth/Independence area and it's just okay. Salem is okay. My husband commutes. I work from home. We love the small town feel. We wish people were friendlier and crunchier! The public schools need work also... they seem crammed.

Keizer seems nicer. I hear Tigard and Beaverton areas are nice near Portland.

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