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Old 05-12-2013   #11
Redmond, Oregon
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I don't know if this is still true but Bend used to have more physicians per capita than any other place in the US. Put them in the middle of nowhere, a quote from a former governor, and they need money so that's why they charge so much in Bend.

The breweries are nice if you don't get in a fight in the parking lot. Jerks.

The view is nice. You can see the mountains from this side.

For those of you outside Oregon being able to brag about a 3 hour drive to the Coast WHILE NOT LIVING IN THE RAIN YEAR ROUND is important. Normal people brag about a walk to the beach but not in Oregon other than on vacation.

Grants Pass does have a nice climate but being from there I couldn't stand all the racial prejudice. Bend has a nicer mix of right and left. Boise too, especially for Idaho. Not Grants Pass. Racial prejudice was County Sheriff enforced. Jerks.

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Old 05-12-2013   #12
Ashland and Lake Almanor, state of jefferson
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Bend kinda sucks, I lived behind cross water
Dam planes and jets start flying in Friday and peel on Sunday. Tons and tons of cash/oversized homes/rich pricks. The river is cool, I had a jet boat parked in my backyard we could run down to the bar. I moved ther to be closer to sled racing in NW. Based my shitshow outta sun river area.
Don't do it that area totally blows pole.

North of bend, not northwest bend. But 10+ miles past town.... Frinkin killer... Cheap, big lots, real people.
Good luck finding work, everyone I met was outta work or layed off, seasonal work mostly.
This was 2009 so things are picking up with jobs.
Peeps say everything is 3 hour drive from bend,
And for most part ther right.

Funny fact, bend was the most overpriced market on homes 2 years in a row....
And it fell 10x as hard... Lol I picking up 1 hella deal...

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Old 05-12-2013   #13
Bend, Oregon
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I second 90Duck's opinion...... I hate it here....
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Old 05-12-2013   #14
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I totally agree, Bend was same way for me. The Deschutes town run, Crooked River, Gorge but don't have to live there, West Fork Hood . Still miss that dirt bag ski town with 300 days of sunshine. For your own sanity, stay away .....
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Old 05-12-2013   #15
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Who knew Bend was the most sarcastic town in the PNW?
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Old 05-12-2013   #16
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How ironic, another plus !! Thank You
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Old 05-12-2013   #17
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Boise is awesome, but its a tough town to get a job in and, if you do, tough to get decent pay.

Your SO, being a nurse, might have no troubles. Dunno about how it is for a dental hygenist.

Boise > Bend, in my opinion, by far. Not that Bend is bad....
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Old 05-12-2013   #18
Redmond, Oregon
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Bend is 16% more expensive than Boise City.

Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.

Housing is 53% more expensive in Bend.


A salary of $50,000 in Boise City, Idaho should increase to $57,804 in Bend, Oregon

Cost of Living Comparison: compare Boise City, Idaho to Bend, Oregon
Utilities are cheaper in Bend !!!!

Not sure on the date of the above stats but I did read a little over a week ago about how much real estate had gone up recently in Bend. It was over 30%. No idea on what is going on there in Boise with regard to the recovery.
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Old 05-12-2013   #19
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I lived in Bend and St Charles the hospital there is the best place I've ever worked. Now Bend- I called it poverty with a view.
If you lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known. Winnie the Pooh
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Old 05-12-2013   #20
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Haha... You guys are crackin' me up. I get the "whatever you do... DON'T MOVE HERE" thing. I've lived in enough gorgeous spots that I'd feel like saying anything to keep it all to myself.

Funny thing, I grew up in GP. Like you said, culture leaves a lot to be desired there. Not sure I can stomach a taxpayer base that votes down the entire jail system just to pay a little less on property taxes. But you can't beat the Rogue, the Illy, and all the other year-round water.

I do like what I'm hearing about Boise. Sucks to be a Duck fan there, but I can manage, I think. We're coming to each town for a visit in the next few months to get a feel. Anyplace in either town I should hit up for a good perspective? How's the Boise whitewater park?

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