Medford, Oregon 

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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 Read More

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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 Read More

Low Crime in Medford OR - 10/30/2012
very low crime in Medford Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More
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Great Place - 5/2/2009
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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 Read More

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 Read More

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