Teri

Cave Junction, OR

#1 Apr 26, 2009
I am wondering if it is a great place for a family of 4? We have 2 kids, 1st grader, and 8th grader. And we have a dog. Thank you in advance

“Hey, it's just a cartoon!”

Since: Jul 08

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#2 Apr 29, 2009
Teri wrote:
I am wondering if it is a great place for a family of 4? We have 2 kids, 1st grader, and 8th grader. And we have a dog. Thank you in advance
Beautiful town, I grew up there and still visit occassionally...but forget about getting any sort of meaningful job there unless you're a medical professional or want to work at the casino for minimum wage. Liberals ran all the good jobs out.
Teri

Cave Junction, OR

#3 Apr 29, 2009
oh ok thanks!
Dee

Salem, OR

#4 May 23, 2009
Teri wrote:
I am wondering if it is a great place for a family of 4? We have 2 kids, 1st grader, and 8th grader. And we have a dog. Thank you in advance
No Way! DONT DO IT..It will be the worst mistake of your life.......
We hate coos bay oregon

United States

#5 Sep 19, 2012
Dee wrote:
<quoted text> No Way! DONT DO IT..It will be the worst mistake of your life.......
I know that shit hole real well I know a lot of people that want to see that dump burn down.
Melissa

Kansas City, MO

#6 Nov 3, 2012
What's so bad about Coos Bay? We're looking to move there next year.

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Since: Jul 08

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#7 Nov 3, 2012
Melissa wrote:
What's so bad about Coos Bay? We're looking to move there next year.
It's a autiful town on a beautiful coast line. But if you don't have a meaningful job when you get there already lined up, forget about getting one after you get there, unless you want to work for minimum wage and collect food stamps.

It's the reality. You've been warned.
Melissa

Kansas City, MO

#8 Nov 3, 2012
What about Northbend? Other surrounding towns? How about Portland? Nothing can be worse than Nashville Tn. Where we currently live. My husband is a flooring installer,so hopefully there's work there out there. Are the landlords decent?

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Since: Jul 08

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#9 Nov 3, 2012
Melissa wrote:
What about Northbend? Other surrounding towns? How about Portland? Nothing can be worse than Nashville Tn. Where we currently live. My husband is a flooring installer,so hopefully there's work there out there. Are the landlords decent?
There is currently somewhat of a building boom going on in the south central Oregon are around Grants Pass and Medford areas. Might be a good place to start and still not too far from the coast. There's always opportunity in Eugene and Portland but the politics lean heavily left at all levels of government if that's a concern.

Can't help you with the rental stuff. I haven't rented in 25 years, but it does seem like most folks go through rental management agencies so have some references handy and expect to pay for a criminal background check or two.

I wish you luck in your move.

“Hey, it's just a cartoon!”

Since: Jul 08

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#10 Nov 3, 2012
To give you an idea about the North Bend/Coos Bay area, go online and compare the population today to that of say, the 1980- census...very little change. No growth.
Melissa

Kansas City, MO

#11 Nov 4, 2012
Thank you!
Mikel

Coos Bay, OR

#12 Nov 5, 2012
I work in Coos Bay. I make a great living. Have a nice 3 bedroom home with a big back yard, greenhouse and superb neighbors. I am raising my family here and love it. I do not know why these other people are dismissing the area. Perhaps because they could not get a job with minimum wage skills.
Mikel

Coos Bay, OR

#13 Nov 5, 2012
http://www.oregonsadventurecoast.com/ - Check out all the great things that happen here.

“Hey, it's just a cartoon!”

Since: Jul 08

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#14 Nov 5, 2012
Mikel wrote:
I work in Coos Bay. I make a great living. Have a nice 3 bedroom home with a big back yard, greenhouse and superb neighbors. I am raising my family here and love it. I do not know why these other people are dismissing the area. Perhaps because they could not get a job with minimum wage skills.
Do you really think a person installing flooring is going to get a great job in Coos Bay? Did you read her posts?

You're not installing flooring and living the dream in Coos Bay.

Try again.

“Hey, it's just a cartoon!”

Since: Jul 08

He can drink all he wants!

#15 Nov 5, 2012
Mikel wrote:
http://www.oregonsadventurecoa st.com/- Check out all the great things that happen here.
If there were jobs and growth there, please explain why the population of Coos Bay hasn't changed much since the late 1970s?
Melissa

Kansas City, MO

#16 Nov 6, 2012
Thank you all for your comments. I will have to see for myself, I have a pretty good idea what I want in a community. I'm looking to visit some time in the spring. Until then, I will do all the research I can from the computer. I don't want to make the same mistake again.
Lovin Oregon

Eugene, OR

#17 Nov 22, 2012
Oregon is great! You need to forget about Coos Bay,, I love the place but its not practical at all. The surrounding towns are even worse for jobs and such. Its very boring there unless your comfortable with just the dunes and beach. Shopping is horrible. If your VERY simple and are home body's its ok. But what enjoyment is that? It rains A lot! Its windy all the time mostly. Not a good place for starting out, Most people bomb out. As far as where a good place is to live. My choice is Eugene. Lots of housing, Jobs, activities and decent weather. Medford would be my second choice. Better weather but less good jobs.(Lower pay) Portland is a city and is nothing but liberals that cant drive. Salem is hmmm ok but still too many libs there. Roseburg is nice (better than Coos Bay) But still not very many jobs and lots of druggy's like Coos Bay. I would say move to Eugene and after a year or so you can decide what you would like. Now thats a plan!
anna

Casper, WY

#18 Jun 25, 2014
I am curious about Coos Bay. I would love to move to Oregon with my two teenage children. I am planning to complete my education. But honestly some of the posts are really causing me to doubt that of all of Oregon, perhaps Coos Bay isnt right for us....
Coos bay is a mess

Cheyenne, WY

#19 Jun 26, 2014
I would not move to coos bay, It has mass poverty and high unemployment rate. Welfare is a way of life in coos bay. Everyone has to do with out almost everything.

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