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Pros

-Nearby recreation
-Attractive setting
-College-town element

Cons

-Growth and sprawl
-Air quality
-Low ethnic diversity


What Bert Has To Say About Medford Metro Area


Medford is historically an agricultural and timber processing center known for fruit growing (particularly its pears). More recently it has evolved as a cultural and residential crossroads between California and the Pacific Northwest. The city itself is fairly nondescript but has undergone some renewal and has a full complement of shopping and retail establishments popular with locals and Californians passing through to avoid sales tax. The timber industry is active but in long-term decline. Skiing, watersports, mountain biking, rafting, and hiking opportunities are abundant in the nearby mountains and Rogue River Valley. Ashland, 10 miles south, is a cute college town and arts community anchored by Southern Oregon State University and a renowned annual Shakespeare festival.



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Quick Facts About Medford


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Medford is 6.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Medford jobs have Increased by 2.63 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Medford's cost of living is 7.70% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Medford's population is 79,805 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 69.98 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 16 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Medford is $225,000. Home appreciation the last year has been -19.54 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Medford public schools spend $8,910 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 22.9 students per teacher in Medford.

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re: Quality Of Life - 2/6/2014
Bill, sorry for the almost 3 year late reply to my "Quality of Life" entry 2/6/14. I never looked back to see if there was a question until I just happened back upon... (read more)
re: Quality Of Life - 2/6/2014
Bill, sorry for the almost 3 year late reply to my "Quality of Life" entry 2/6/14. I never looked back to see if there was a question until I just happened back upon... (read more)
Southern Oregon
S.O. You all know what I am referring to don't play dumb. Southern Oregon or SO, the stepchild of the west coast, the duldrums of civilized Oregon, the ..gasp..... (read more)
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