SW Oregon -what is this area like ?

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  1. ol mike

    ol mike Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering how anybody from this area feels about where they live ?

    If you're from there would you mind telling me a bit about where you are -your weather -does it seem to be growing -what do you think about future economy there.
    Any info. on coos county -medford -grants pass -eugene or coastal areas would be great .
    Thanks alot -Mike
     
  2. sgt.caldwell

    sgt.caldwell Member

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    I live in a town 55 miles south of eugene ,sutherlin,oregon.Been here for 32 years.Area is growing slowly now.Weather is good-you get four seasons -mild winter but a fair amount of rain from nov to end of may. There is lots of different shooing going on here.I don't do as much as I once did. I have been all over this state from one end to the other.I sure like the high desert which makes up abpout a third of the state. If you have anything you would like to know i'll try and answer as best I can.We are 45 miles from the coast and 60 miles from the national forest.
     

  3. cmfi3

    cmfi3 Well-Known Member

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    I live in Myrtle Creek. Im an hour and a half north of Medford and a hour and a half south of Eugene, im fourth generation to the area. Just as sgt. caldwell said the weather is mild, we may get a little snow in the valley a time or two each winter, but mainly we get a lot of rain. Summers aren't to bad, we get some temps in the upper 90's for a short time each summer. The further south you go the hotter it gets it seems. I can be at the beach in a hour and a half and I can be in the desert in two and a half hours. Medford and Grants Pass seem to be growing quite quickly along with Roseburg, These have always been timber communities but residential and commercial construction makes for a ton of jobs in a normal economy. Our area offers a lot of hunting, shooting, fishing, and outdoor recreation. If you would like specifics PM me.
     
  4. ol mike

    ol mike Well-Known Member

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    Sgt.Caldwell & cmfi3 --thanks alot guys -i appreciate you taking the time to reply.

    I might have a question or two later -will pm .

    Planning on making a road trip over there come spring time.-Mike