Review of Albany, Oregon


Wrong kind of diversity ruins small town feel
Star Rating - 11/23/2019
Moved my family here for business in Corvallis and regret not moving to Corvallis instead. We left a bigger city to get away from gang-banger type neighbors and we are sad to report Albany is heading in that direction. Our Mex**can neighbors are incredibly loud, rude and let their kids scream as well as blast music loud enough where we cannot open a window. It affects the elderly home on our street, too. Not to be crass but if you're going to "enrich" a community---try and fit in and be respectful. Stay in California where extreme behavior and diversity is welcome. Never thought I would still hear gunshots at night again but it looks like the same "stuff" that made us move in the first place is also here. Shame on us for wanting a quiet, safe community full of working and retired people who are legally here and follow the rules. The whole "everyone is welcome" approach is kind and ideal but you might end up losing the existing peace and culture you had all along. Interesting how no one addresses the "elephant in the room" locally because OR lawmakers are more concerned about how they might look in the news if they enforce the legal status of those who come here for the wrong reasons. Exactly how California ended up being in the state that it's in now.
Jacob | Salt Lake City, UT
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