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the lowdown, the skinny, the real deal, the scoop, - 7/15/2013
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Ches
Parowan, UT

I want to move to Medford. The wife and I are coming to spend a week. We live in Parowan, Utah. It rains 7 inches a year here. Thats right, 7 whole inches. We want to live somewhere that it rains twice that much. We don't want to live in the rainforest and kill ourselves from seasonal affect disorder but we do want to live in a place wetter and cooler than southern Utah. We also want to live somewhere there is more than 4 democrats. Being a liberal in Utah is a whole lot like being a Nazi in Israel. I have done weeks of research on Medford and feel relatively informed but I do have a few questions? Is the political atmosphere in Medford characterized by moderation, information, respect and civic dialogue? Is the library any good? Is the university really a university or a glorified community college? Is the fishing good? Can you grow a decent garden? Do you have to nurse and coax any living green plant out of the ground using rationed water? Are there rodeos? Street musicians? Mimes? Live theatre? Is the airport adequate? Can you go out at night and just walk around downtown? Are the summers too hot? Is there a local swimming hole in the river? Are the winters too cold? Do you have to use an ice scrapper on the windshield in the mornings? I hope I get responses as I am serious. Thanks.

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Vants
Nipomo, CA

Medford 1947-Looking for my Father - 5/30/2014

Looking for my Father, Were you in Medford in early 1947 ? Did you ever know a fellow named Lucky who rode a motorcycle? I was told he always wore a black leather jacket, rode a big motorcycle (possibly a Harley) and lived somewhere in the area close to Rogue River Jr. Academy, possibly somewhere off Griffin Canyon Rd. Figure he would be in his mid 80's now and I desperately want to find him or at least find out what his name was. Lucky is my Father, but I do not know his name and therefore I do not know my true Surname which I would love to be able to pass on to my Son and my Grandson so that they may someday know their heritage. My Mother's name is Betty Lou Anseth. Good guy, Bad guy, don't care, he's my Father and I just want to know who he is or was. If you have any information please contact me: Vants Anseth vantsanseth@gmail.com

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Truth
Medford, OR

Quality Of Life - 2/6/2014

Briefly, Medford has a very good quality of life. The weather here is very nice. Rarely too cold, but you need to like hot weather if you stay here in August and September, when it often is in the triple digits for several days. Not a lot of cooling at night, as evening breezes are rare in the Summer. Heavy ice-fog in the Winter can make air traffic problems for days. The politics here are moderately conservative, as it is a working-class town that is still fairly patriotic. You won't, however, have to worry too much about religious people, as they seem to be rare as hen's teeth. Surprising, as there are a lot of churches here. I've started to wonder if they are facades instead of real buildings. But then, Oregon has been recognized as the most non-religious state in the nation. In reality though, there are some very good churches and wonderful people that attend. You'll find a welcoming congregation. The people here are quite friendly and courteous. Initially, you'll be quite surprised to find that someone might actually make eye contact with and say "hello" just for the heck of it. The job market is not great, but improving. Other than the high taxes, it is a great retirement area and a lot of retirees do live here and seem to enjoy it. If you are retired and have a good income, you may come to feel that your being taken advantage of with the high rate of tax and your probable low use of the infrastructure. I pay more income tax here than I would in California, due to the tax structure of being almost immediately in the top bracket. If you are a big spender, you might find the absence of a sales tax will offset the high income tax rate. Of course, if you get lost and end up in Ashland, they have their own little sales tax to bite the hand that feeds them (tourists). You'll find that if you own a home, you will be asked to pay a lot towards a lot of things you will never use. The medical care and facilities are way above average for an area with this population. Top rate medical care is available. The Medford Police Department does a great job and they are professional and courteous. They have a difficult job. There is a major meth problem in southern Oregon they must deal with and a college a short distance away, so there is the requisite marijuana problem as the children there try to learn to spread their wings and become their own little beings. The Fire Department and the non-profit ambulance service is top notch. Unfortunately, the city falls prey to a lust for easy money and uses sneaky white vans to "hide in plain sight" and take videos of speeding cars for ticketing. If there is a downhill incline, expect one to be there to take advantage of a moment of inattention to your speedometer, as you pick up a bit of speed. They also use cameras in certain intersections for the same purpose. These things tend to make you feel you are living in a police state at times. Perhaps, even more of a nuisance, are the one-way streets all over in the downtown area. The downtown area is trying to revitalize itself, but does have to contend with the loss of people wanting to go there. Other than to go to particular function, I find that I almost never go downtown, as the one-way streets are confusing and dangerous, as you spend half your time looking upward for one-way signs, instead of watching the traffic in an intersection. Hard to imagine this has not been corrected. Downtown could otherwise be a fairly nice place to browse around. The main shopping mall is okay for a small town. Don't expect to go there at Christmas time and find any hint of the Christmas spirit however. It's not there. Then again, it is hardly to be found anywhere here. You'd do better going the Bay Area for a "Christmas Shopping Experience", surprisingly. If you are into "P.C." and a "holiday season" pleases you, you might be right at home. If you are into outdoor activities, you will like the Rogue Valley and surrounding mountains and rivers. It is a beautiful area. I've lived here around 6 years and love that part of this area. If I sound a bit disillusioned, yes I am. I'm considering moving on. I left California for a good reason, but found that I didn't go quite far enough north or east to lose their influence. My mistake, but you may find this area to your complete satisfaction. There are certainly much worse places you could live. Believe me, I lived in the Bay Area. If you come here, I wish you well. You would be hard pressed to find nicer people and the residents take care of their own in time of need, better than any place I've seen. Good luck to you.

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Abner Snowps
Albuquerque, NM

The Real Deal: What One Really Needs To Know About - 12/7/2013

As it seems to me that just about everything important (and also boring) that can be said about Medford OR has already been stated, so I will add my two cents for what I feel is important, and not what has been stated about the place already. I have lived in Medford(aka The Crabs City)for over 8 years and it has some very good things going for it. It is VERY easy to go out and get drunk here, and used pants are really cheep at the VRC and Goodwill (I go though a lot of them) and if you mind your own business (don't rob or have sex with someone just because they're passed out drunk or dead around you) you'll get along just fine here. The cops here have a very matter-of-fact -and safe- way of dealing with the others,(suburbanites who refuse to drink with them or mow they're own lawns)and try to go out of their way to avoid those people- or doing ANYTHING for them at all cost- but with drinking people, all I can say is that the Medford cops are tops with me, and they have NEVER, not once, bothered me for public intoxication or public pissing, which I think is a really wonderful thing, much better then the cops in Reno NV, because I did not have to have sex with the Medford cops just to be left alone! On the down side, Medford is called "The Crabs City" for a reason, I(though no fault of my own)have had them 15 times (and scabies 6 times)so you need to be really careful who your talking-or drinking with- in a public place, because they (the crabs or scabies)jump on you, and even after a bath and going to church (I was not even drinking at the time)I STILL got them(the crabs)as did half the congregation, and they where REALLY mad at me for a time, but they also knew I was a man of God (and that I ALWAYS share my drink with ANYONE) so I guess they forgave me, just asking me to stay away for a while. I hope this helps someone who is thinking of moving here, best damn drinking town in the USA!

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Steve
Medford, OR

Police - 10/7/2013

Beware! The police force here contains hired thugs who have not gone through the academy! Young people have been shot and investigations closed without impartial review. Traffic fines netted $7M last year according to the city's budget. You have been warned! Do not come here looking for work! There are no good jobs. Unemployment is well into double digits.

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Ches
Parowan, UT

the lowdown, the skinny, the real deal, the scoop, - 7/15/2013

I want to move to Medford. The wife and I are coming to spend a week. We live in Parowan, Utah. It rains 7 inches a year here. Thats right, 7 whole inches. We want to live somewhere that it rains twice that much. We don't want to live in the rainforest and kill ourselves from seasonal affect disorder but we do want to live in a place wetter and cooler than southern Utah. We also want to live somewhere there is more than 4 democrats. Being a liberal in Utah is a whole lot like being a Nazi in Israel. I have done weeks of research on Medford and feel relatively informed but I do have a few questions? Is the political atmosphere in Medford characterized by moderation, information, respect and civic dialogue? Is the library any good? Is the university really a university or a glorified community college? Is the fishing good? Can you grow a decent garden? Do you have to nurse and coax any living green plant out of the ground using rationed water? Are there rodeos? Street musicians? Mimes? Live theatre? Is the airport adequate? Can you go out at night and just walk around downtown? Are the summers too hot? Is there a local swimming hole in the river? Are the winters too cold? Do you have to use an ice scrapper on the windshield in the mornings? I hope I get responses as I am serious. Thanks.

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Ches
Parowan, UT

Tell me the scoop, the skinny, the lowdown, the re - 7/15/2013

The wife and I are looking into relocating to Medford. She is a dialysis technition. I am a retired Marriage and family therapist. We have "served our time" in the deserts of southern Utah and want to find a cooler, wetter place to call home. Where we live, in Parowan Utah, it rains a grand total of seven inches a year. Thats right. Seven whole inches. Out here we spend our lives looking for, hoping for, praying for rain. I don't want to kill myself suffering from seasonal affect disorder so I don't want to live in the rainforest but I do want to see more rain than I do now. Thus, Medford. Google tells me that Medford enjoys 18 inches of rain per year. Is that true? Do you get sun? Do you get enough rain? Can you grow a garden? Are the streets littered with the bodies of people who did themselves in from depression and gloom from the weather? Is the water clean? Is the air clean? Is the city clean? Is crime under control? Is there a decent university where a person can attend the occasional lecture or debate? Is the library a large one? Is it quiet? Is the airport adequate? (could I visit a relative in Salt Lake City on a direct flight?) Are there ANY democrats? Is the political mood in Medford one characterized by intelligent, informed and civilized debate? Will I get crap for being a liberal? Is the fishing good? Are the winters too cold? Are the summers too hot? Do you have to sprinkle your lawns to get them to grow and is the yard water rationed? Are there festivals, events, celebrations, community activities? Are there musical acts? Mimes? Street musicians? Rodeos? I hope to get responses as I am serious. Sallie and I are coming out on the train to spend a week. Thanks, Ches

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alice
Ashland, OR

Low Crime in Medford OR - 10/30/2012

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Dan
Medford, OR

Medford, Oregon truly sucks - 1/7/2012

I have lived here for more then 15 years and finally I can afford to get out of here. I'm moving in a month to Salem, Oregon and I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Medford is a whole and a black whole that will get you stuck and rarely anyone is able to move away. No jobs here, we have the highest unemployment in the country, all the jobs they do have are part time, we have over 25k people out of work so when a job does open the chance of getting it are slim, Rent is a disaster and always has been, medford landlords expect tenants to pay the whole mortgage. To rent a crappy, in the worst part of town 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home is going to cost you 1200 a month. There are shootings here all the time, gangs, and just two days ago I watched the police kill a 20 year old kid in the Albertsons parking lot. Everything cost a fortune too!!! I went to Papa Murphy s to get a pizza and they raised prices $4 per pizza, when I asked why the huge jump in price they stated because Oregon min. wage just went up .20 cents, .... does this make seance to you guys? Medford does this every time, they give the increase to help with rising cost of living expenses and each time they raise it prices go up 200%, the mall was the same, can't get a subway sub for under $9 dollars now... someone should stop this from happening but they wont. The city once again today blocked HUD housing from building a 100 unit complex! this is what to expect if you live here. We have nothing, all the cool stores closed or are closing this month, there is no economy, no affordable housing and milk cost $4.99 a gallon, and our gas is always the nations highest yesterday still being $3.89 for reg. gas. We have lost 30k people in the last 4 years. NO mills, no jobs, high prices, screw this place.

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Mike
Medford, OR

Not So Attractive - 10/1/2010

To Be Honest about Medford,Its Should Be Called "Meth"ford, Its a Dump.. Crime is Rising, there are Illegals Everywhere. Cant Find a Decent Job Anywhere. Summers are Stifling, There Really isn't a thing about Medford that Makes it a Nice Place, The Best Part about Medford is Leaving It"."

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Bp
Medford, OR

Medford is nice... - 12/19/2009

I don't mind Medford, Oregon. There really are a lot of opportunities here... RCC is a great community college, then Ashland is not far with Southern Oregon University being a very profesional place to become educated- Not to mention Ashland's culture-although very liberal, and pricy (also being in the National Geographic for its uniqueness) The Rogue Valley in general is quite pleasing. There are a lot of rednecks. and the roads are constantly being re-vamped because of the number of people coming up from California. You have your rich and poor here for sure. I guess i am moving because i would like to be closer to the water-and really just need to "leave the nest for awhile!" I want to find a warm place, pleasant (not overbearing with crime), and with some good community colleges in mind. If anyone has any suggestions-i would be grateful :)

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lee

Quality of living in Medford Oregon - 6/24/2009

Let me say that medford, oregon is a very beautiful. Slow pace relaxing. Medford is a retirement city work is hard to find unless you have skill they are looking for i.e. phamarcy aide, or tech, pt aide, ot aide. While i lived there both hospitals went into a hiring freeze. The housing prices are very good and now is the time to buy because the builders are dealing and the foreclosure market is good. On the east side of Medford the school is sharing with Phoneix, Talant, and Medford. The east side is still being developed but has slowed or stopped because of the recession. The cost of living is the same has through out the U.S. There is plenty to do in the Medford area however in the winter its slows down. The winter in Medford are very mild they have what they call is fairy snow. After it stops snowing the snow melts in about 3-4 hrs except in the foothills and mountians. The winter temperture is about 40 during the day and in the 20 at night. The newer homes are well insulated and you wont feel the cold at night or day. One word of caution Medford has an inversion layer where the air stalnates and doesnt move for 2 to 3 days this is not good if you have respirator problems on these days they recommend that everybody stay in door. I hope this little bit of information helps.

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Brian
Cortland, NY

Great Place - 5/2/2009

Beautiful city!!!!

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Christy
Medford, OR

Southern Oregon - 8/12/2008

Best four season place ever! Warm-hot and dry in the summer (few bugs) and recreational snow less than an hour away by car in the winter, but minimal shovelling or driving in it. Great outdoor activities.

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Marick
Medford, OR

Medford is Beautiful but Too Expensive - 7/25/2008

I grew up in the Rogue Valley where Medford is located. It is so very beautiful, but the cost of living is too high. There is a serious lack of jobs for anyone in a professional field. If you don't have secondary education, you are stuck working retail etc. If you are looking to retire, this is the place. If you are young like me, move away and make money to retire on. Then come back.

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Nick
Germantown, TN

How's the rent? - 11/27/2007

I currently live in a "cheap" area of the country. I can rent a one bedroom for $500/month. Rent is my largest finacial concern. I can transfer to just about anywhere with my company. The only thing is I don't make very much, but I am used to it and I think anyone could enjoy there life on a low income. I am looking for a place that is kinder on the environment, has an eye for the artistic yet isn't gonna make me have to live in my car or under the bridge. I did that before in seattle. When I lived up north of seattle in bellingham I found most people to be snobbish. I never truely felt like I was welcome, even after two years. It's like "I was here first! YOU'RE ruinening my land." Anyway, my search led to me to medford and ashland area. Is this my place? sounds great so far.

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Justin
San Diego, CA

Don't know what you are talking about - 11/19/2007

I currently live in San Diego, and am looking to leave for many of the same reasons of comments I find on this site. High cost of living, housing, drugs, etc... However, I have to laugh. I see so many complaints about how the cost of houses are so high in Medford and how insanely high $300,000/house is, or how expensive it is to live there. LOL.. Try living in San Diego a month.. Just one month... At an average house price of $750,000, Apartments at minimum of $1500/mo., fast paced environment, population of 2,000,000, and a tax rate of 8% . I will take a median $300,000, and a pop. of 25,000 any day.

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Darlene
Medford, OR

Feel Blessed! - 10/25/2007

Everyday when I wake up to the National News & Weather reports, I feel especially thankful & blessed to be fortunate enough to live in the beautiful Rogue River Valley.

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Dan
Grants Pass, OR

Medford...not the worst.... - 8/20/2007

...and not the best. Nice climate, a little hot in summer, not enough snow in the winter. Plenty of outdoor recreation. Problem is that it seems like it's becoming somewhat of a retirement community, kind of an average place to live but very low wages and high rents. Makes no sense. You would think by the high cost of living that you were somewhere sweet like Hawaii but it's not even a resort town!

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Susan
Medford, OR

Think you'll save on taxes, think again.... - 6/28/2007

When we moved here 17 years ago we thought we had it made. We built a nice house and we both got decent jobs. It's really nice here, but the cost of living is really high. Wages are not good. The property and income tax bills are outrageous. Not only do you have to have a lot of money when you come here, you have to make a lot to stay here. It's worth it if you can do it, though.

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Kim
Medford, OR

Beautiful mountain views - 5/14/2007

Surrounded by mountains with lots to do. Fishing, camping, hiking to concerts, plays and festivals.

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