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    better to retire in oregon or washington

    Anyone interested Greentrees has a great website that offers you all the info you’d need including newsletters,park policies, monthly calendar with activities. Southern Oregon has a few areas that are very similar in climate to Northern California and the Oregon Coast has some breathtaking properties that are well suited to the retired. The combo 3 cities (Richland, Kennewick, Pasco) and 3 rivers, (Columbia, Yakima, Snake) make this area of arid, eastern Washington very attractive as far as low cost of living, lots of outdoors activities (golf, hiking, fishing), vineyards and wineries everywhere, and low crime in Richland and Kennewick. You have to drive everywhere..closest grocery store is 20 minutes, Port Townsend 40 minutes, same with Silverdale. This is because Salem, the capitol, is in this county. The spring, summer, and fall can be beautiful. Multnomah County (the county that Portland is in) instituted its own county income tax for several years in the years leading up to the real estate bust (). Diane, small and coastal can be very pretty but those towns, especially the ones you can afford, are very isolated. I scour real estate listings, study towns, trying to find the “best fit”, or at least a good list of places to scope out *in person*. I’m not anti-snowbirds, but I wish they would understand that they are part-timers here, and those of us who live here year-round have year-round issues, like being sure everyone gets a quality education in this state. I was thinking of moving there too. We looked at the percentage of people over 65 who are spending 30% or more of their income on house. Ideally we do not want to even be able to see another home. The part of me that really loves my life here, keeps thinking that there must be an affordable, sunny living space just waiting out there for me to find it. i'm looking to relocate to the Spokane area, but would like to live in Idaho, but work and go to school in Spokane Valley. I will need to do more research. My wife and I have lived in Portland for the last 20 years continuously, plus another 1.5 years in the mid 90’s when I was doing a post doc. No home delivery of groceries though. I can understand that, believe me, I get it. Hi Harriette, I have heard about Belize before and did a little research. Have lived om Chicago for the last 40 years so this might be culture shock too! Diane make sure your considered home is not in an area that could easily flood. My Brother lives south west of Portland in Beavercreek, Oregon and he agrees that many people from California have moved to the state, and brought their political beliefs with them. All anyone can hope for is to have their retirement choices make them happy — and good luck to all. I hope we hear from her and see her progress towards her retirement goals. It’s still worth it, and we bought a home across the Columbia River, in Vancouver WA. Honestly, I did not run the numbers for the Seattle Metro Area, but it would still probably be cheaper than Oregon just from the standpoint of this: If you can afford a house in Seattle you probably have a six-figure income and in Oregon you would be giving 10% of that away to the state. A garage is also helpful to protect one’s car from the elements. The sales tax is 6.5% statewide and 9.5% in Seattle and some other cities. I am a lifetime Oregonian/Washingtonian.. Tomi – thanks for your comments on Vancouver. Harriett, I am glad that you found the right place for you. The best places to retire in Oregon offer plenty of opportunities to stay active well into your golden years with activities including hiking, mountaineering and water sports. …. tourist season (summer) the place is a zoo. For more Oregon state reading: Best Places To Live In … We won’t have to be concerned because 1, I won’t be working in my retirement and 2, our combined income will be less than $20000 per year. At Topretirements we have reviews of 35 WA towns and over 100 active adult/55 communities. Can you give me your opinion of Rogue River area. We can’t afford to live here anymore and the traffic is unbearable. Some retirees like the idea of living in a college town like Eugene, a bit to the south of Portland. You are right about the people, they are very down to earth and very friendly. Oregon& Washington are still seeing huge increases. My husband and I are currently living/retired in Phoenix, Arizona. – Both Oregon and Washington have many wonderful places to retire.
    You can email me with specific questions if you want.by Tomi — September 30, 2018, Speaking of Portland, I can’t wait to get out. On the other hand, if you need serious medical care beyond what the local hospital/medical providers can handle, it’s a long haul to Seattle where you will have to be for top medical care. Is Oregon a healthy place for seniors to retire? Why, because there is no perfect year round place. The weather can be very different in Washington and Oregon depending on which side of the mountains you live. I’m okay with colder temps but if it snows I would prefer it be gone by bedtime. They offer more activities. Anacortes is another beautiful and low key city on the water. I have traveled the world my whole life, and in the 10 years since I’ve retired I have been, like many, a snowbird. Many Californians are looking for a place not called California to retire. I’m curious about Jennifer’s comment regarding the mentality of the people being different – can you elaborate, Jennifer? Finding a place where there is balance and give and take on political beliefs would be a place where many would thrive, but no one state has that climate that I am aware of. It doesn’t have to be big and fancy as I’m not trying to impress anyone. But everything is nice and green almost year around. Thanks! Cost of living doesn’t remain the same…so what are your suggestions on downsizing the cost of living? Looking for comments/recommendations about Western Nevada: Lake Tahoe. That same site notes that “….a 2009 Gallup poll ranked Oregon as the state with the highest percentage of residents identifying as “no religion, atheist, or agnostic at 24.6%”. What do you consider “affordable” and what specically are you looking for in a urban locale? Do you have any general comments on the demographics of the city’s residents? One last negative: traffic! I agree the income taxes are higher. With Oregon Zoo, Washington Park and the Portland Japanese Garden all falling within the lines of the suburb of Southwest Hills, this is a highly desirable area to live in. Our front yard had about 8-10 foot snow banks where the plows would push the snow. I think that they are a green yet progressive state. From hiking, dirt biking, side-by-siding, camping, and everything in between that the mountains offer, to the valley in between and the beautiful Columbia River just a short drive away, Colville is the perfect "hometown". That is why the rich have home in many places. Vancouver is less. We have too, but the two choices are very different. In Oregon the situation is much the same. You’ll know after reading How to Retire Happier. i will be renting an apartment and attending Spokane community college. ashland is the most expensive of the areas to live but you have a lively town (college town) with amenities such as the shakespearean theaters, and all that a college can offer in classes that you would like to take. For all Oregonians’ love of the outdoors and environment, I’ve yet to find an a multi-unit complex oriented towards the sun’s path for passive heating/light. Portland has a very good mass transit system as well. If I move there, it will be on my own without knowing a soul, and having a culture/mentality that’s consistent or at least compatible with what I’m accustomed to is important to feeling at home. I was caregiver to my mother for the past 5 years and she passed away last week. I have the advantages such as a very low crime rate & being close to family in WI and MN, but I’m also close to Madison and Milwaukee & all they have to offer. However in the rain shadow created east of the Cascades that area receives as little as 6″ of rain annually. Would you want your wife and young daughter, while hiking on a public trail, to walk past an encampment like the one pictured in the article, knowing it may be occupied by (as MaryNB states so eloquently) “homeless people( mostly men with mental health issues)”? I am not exaggerating when I say it is the worst situation that I have ever seen in any city in my life. overall which is the better and/or cheaper state to live in. Anywhere along the Gulf coast is nice in winter. Plus, you’ll have access to various recreation centers … To top it off, 80% of the weather stinks. I vist regulary to visit family. Please share your thoughts about retirement in these states in the Comments section below. We could take mass transit throughout the metropolitan area including the airport. It’s only when you get out to the more rural areas that things turn red. Joann C, In my opinion: Nobody should have carte blanche to just sleep or encamp anywhere on public property. Would have to pay me a million to stay there is summer. I had considered Portland, OR several times as my retirement place. Gig Harbor is the best place to retire in Washington and the fourth best place to retire in the country, according to our data. https://www.redfin.com/blog/the-best-cities-to-retire-state In fact many retirees do move to WA but continue to shop in OR to take advantage of both tax free offerings. We did try to avoid the rush hour times, but overall, we were not greatly inconvenienced by the traffic. Ranking based on data from the U.S. Census, FBI, CDC, and other data sources. They also tend to be free thinkers. Rod Sager is a Realtor and Broker with Weichert Realtors® - Equity Northwest, the views expressed on this blog are those of the author and may not be the views of Weichert, Realtors - Equity Northwest. We can’t wait!. There is a huge divide between the urban areas which offer a lot of services but are very expensive and getting worse and the rural areas which are very rural and conservative and aren’t really designed for newcomers. Thank you!! In fact, the states lowest tax bracket of 5% would be considered a high rate in many parts of the country. See Further Reading at end for links to the other regions compared in the series —. Oregon has no sales tax. I am from the mid-west (St. Louis, MO), though I had lived in Denver, San Francisco, Eureka & Vancouver WA about 40 to 30 years ago. http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2018/01/port_of_vancouver_board_votes.html, Seattle also has big homeless problem. It is attracting lots of new people in Seattle and suburbs. The Mountain States: CO, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY Explore the best places to retire in the U.S. based on number of retirees, weather, and access to healthcare and entertainment. Has anyone lived in Spokane WA? Now living in CA I use instacart or Safeway to have my groceries delivered. I am more familiar with Oregon. Both states offer senior property tax exemptions to those with lower incomes. I discovered Belize before Wheel-Of-Fortune did and retired in 2002 and moved here full time in 2003. So traffic is never going to get better unless they build that bridge. Does anyone who moved to Olympia WA have any perspective to share? The winters cold! We both feel compelled to live in/near trees. Climate http://www.opb.org/news/article/portland-homeless-camping-policy-end-safe-sleep/. not looking at waterfront and limiting the search to at and such places usually have good school systems, etc. There are 30 lakes within 30 miles of Spokane, a very serviceable airport, moderate traffic in the city center a very relaxed environment, excellent medical care, three unciversitiies including Gonzaga, Eastern Washington, and Whitworth.It’s a pretty ice spot. We live 3 hours south of Spokane and 1 Hour east of Lewiston Idaho, we are 1 1/2 hours from Lolo Montana. Most real estate agents assure me internet is “no problem” up there…yet to visit many city data type forums, I hear a different story form actual residents. I’m in SoCal now and sometimes the ho-hum another-day-in-paradise wethar gets to me. Tony. Washington State is no different from another, same political issues, same homeless issues, lousy weather (unless you enjoy the rain in the spring and fall and cold winters with occasional snow) but beautiful and unbeatable in the summer months with mild temps and fabulous environment. Many of the area’s new residents are 20 and 30 somethings who have come for jobs and the great out of doors. Some examples of Oregon’s leftward politics: legalized marijuana, legalized assisted suicide, third highest state marginal income tax rate in the country (9.9% after California and Hawaii, (). We did have a large medical facility nearby us in Tualatin. Join Us | I know that the last 7 years have been very bad for cities in this country and it is most evident in Portland. The State’s lowest price real estate metro is Tacoma at $354,019, Seattle at $767,906, and Bellevue the highest at $987,665. The goal is to live rural but not more than 15-20 minutes from town for things we need an decent medical care, if needed. Communities | Both Washington and Oregon appear to score high in that regard, but weather and affordability may be deal breakers. I have gotten a good laugh reading these posts! Oregon’s population, for example, grew by 400,000 between 2000 and 2010, and almost 2/3 of that was net in-migration. I am considering Washington State as well. The “keep Portland weird” mentality, as far as I can tell, stays in inner Portland. I will be purchasing an RV and touring around until I decide on where to land. Is it safe? Site Map | and my company that i will transfer with is also located in the valley. My brother used to live in Portland (Lake Oswego), then moved to Wilsonville and seemed to like it a lot, ultimately he moved to Beaver Creek near Mulino in Clackamas County on 15 acres in a large log home. I left there this summer, thinking that it is just not safe for me and I may never go back again. LOL. We watched him pull a container out as soon as it was thrown away, open it, and start eating – lunch #1. No place is perfect year round. Bend was a nice place to live, with lots of outdoor activities, but some winters can be brutal. But I see that Port Angeles, Sequim, and Port Townsend all get an ‘F’ in crime on the website I turn to first for a snapshot of a community. Florence, one thing I like about OR is there is no sales tax…. Ladies, ladies… just my thought wave on Volcanoes and earthquakes, sure no place is perfect.. …Was wondering with the legalization of marijuana if the cost of living has increased as I do know many medically moved to obtain treatment? Going inland Ashland is a beautiful town surrounded by a large park in the downtown area where they are well known for their Shakespeare festivals. Be wise. DIANE S, you need to check out craigslist to give you an idea of prices in different towns. http://www.olympicrainshadow.com/olympicrainshadowmap.html. I have many friends and families members living in Oregon, but retiring else where due to cost of living. If you’re a fan of the great outdoors, maritime communities and the arts, you may want to retire in the Beaver state. Medford is also a bit isolated. See the extensive report on that town by one of our Members, Rich: It is Rocket Science, How a Space Engineer Found His Best Place to Retire. Allow us to introduce you to the top 10 best Oregonian locations to live out your golden years. Even though I’m healthy now, proximity to medical care is one of the top items on my checklist. Portland is also a wonderful town (though prices in Vancouver might be higher because of this little advantage.) Well….We were hoping to move back to Oregon, but after further research have decided to stay in SAN Diego. If you, or anyone else on this blog, has questions regarding the Thurston County area of Washington State (Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater and surrounding area) feel free to reply here. Washington has a number of different areas to consider for retirement, all with different climates and types of towns. I don’t remember much about Oregon, but I have visited a few times since I moved out of state Natural Beauty If you plan on living in either of these two states for the natural beauty they both have to offer, it can be tough to choose. And again, I get mixed stories for real estate agents. Rod Sager, Evergreen Online Enterprises, rodsager.com. We happened to pick the return day that was the Canadian equivalent of the 4th of July. Not only that it is an eyesore and detracts from the public’s enjoyment of the scenery. You will likely save enough to pay for your hotel. Anyone wanting info on Northwest feel free to email me. Some have few real requirements out of life (and that’s just fine — for them), others have clear views on what they want. You have to keep your head low if you think differently than the populace. Forbes compared more than 750 locales in America, measuring everything from housing costs and taxes to healthcare and air quality. Joann C, Our home has gone up over $100,000 in 2 yrs. So much to consider. Take the ferry as a pedestrian — it is far less expensive. there are many towns in southern oregon. what kind of senior centers did you find in Oregon since you will be retiring there? ALL the dot Com are here and building large campuses both in and out of Seattle. However, as many have stated, there is no perfect place but if you are like us and can pack up and head out when the weather gets to a point that you feel “all coupled up” then this is the place for you. I’ve thought about it from time to time because of its location (in I’m actually wanting to move out of Oregon, this used to be a nice place but the cost of living is far too high and I’m not rich enough to live here. If anyone It can be done according to these posts, but it certainly cannot be easy. by William DeyErmand — September 17, 2017. If useful, I have some substantive experience to offer about living in the SE, and spent 10 years in FL. We did not have or need a/c in our home. A LOT of reading here but until I can make my way through all of it, can anyone give me input? by Laney Humphrey — October 6, 2018. Plenty of such places once did and certainly could, but unless there is a concerted effort to create them, these near-perfect retirement homes, especially for low to middle income retirees, simply dont exist. So we plan to move to smaller cities compared to Portland, such as Eugene, Medford or Ashland….where you will be provided better County services and transportation. Also the population if that matters to you. I know of nowhere in Washington State that you don’t have to pay property taxes. Salem taxes are extremely high because of the tremendous number of government buildings (federal, stake, county, city–including 3 prisons), none of which pay property taxes. But we do get a lot of rain in the winter and fog. After spending all of my adult work life in major cities, mainly DC & Baltimore, I moved back to my small hometown in Wisconsin after retirement. Washington is one of the few states not to have an income tax. Our plan is to definitely have a generator (for both house and for a water well, if needed) and be prepared to stay put for awhile if services are disrupted. We just spent 3 months in the Portland area visiting family and friends. My major complaint with AZ is the political atmosphere. I could not agree more with Chris about the alleged “shangrila” of retirement places in this once great nation.I too have lived in many places from Alaska to Arkansas to California and in between and have yet to find that mysterious “best place” to squat.My advice to all is go with the flow and stop chasing rainbows since the money grubbers will be hot on your trail for every nickel and dime they can steal from you. I did not live in either but visited often, particularly Port Townsend when I lived in the Seattle area for 4 years. How’s life there? Thx, Help me out please– Site Rules | For more detail about taxation and other information about each state see our mini State Retirement Guides. Should we move to Oregon or Northern Idaho to retire (weather, moving) User Name: Remember Me: Password ... it is the cold. Kate O we live in Vancouver and my husband works in Portland. Spring and fall here are fantastic. One town on the coast does not have any law enforcement, but it does have a police car. That's the lowest rate of any U.S. state, Puerto Rico or Washington, D.C. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0/. I also was looking into this question and came out with saving approximately $30 month on sales taxes without buying large purchase items. Since leaving the SF bay area, I’ve missed the convenience of hopping on BART and going out to SFO. I have contacted admin twice asking that the comments be reposted, or at least an explanation given as to why it was deleted. Anything will grow here. I’m nearly 70 and in good health. Alaska, Washington, California, Wisconsin, Maine, Maryland, Vermont, Minnesota, Delaware and Connecticut round out the worst 10. Please feel free to e/mail me directly at Sreda244@aol.com. There are high paying government contract jobs that help to support public services, good healthcare, local sports, restaurants, and shopping. He loves this location and rarely goes into Portland these days unless it is for business or one day of recreation. temperature inversions take place in the winter, socking in talent, phoenix and medford while ashland stays sunny and bright. Discover the distinct difference in active living, nestled within the scenic beauty of historic DeLand, Florida at Cresswind at Victoria ... Bon Ayre is a 55+ active adult, manufactured home land lease community located in Smyrna, Delaware, a town which was recently ranked 31st... — This article continues our Dueling Retirement States series. I would love to go back to the bay area, but housing prices have shot up so much since I left that returning is probably not realistic. I think I’d have a hard time in a place that isn’t. Also we have read here in this blog of US citizens being fair game for crime in places like Mexico, with the local constabulary basically turning a blind eye to property crime committed against them under the theory that US citizens can ‘afford it’. Portland, Oregon vs Vancouver, Washington Change Places A salary of $130,000 in Portland, Oregon could decrease to $109,330 in Vancouver, Washington (assumptions include Homeowner, no Child Care, and Taxes are not considered. Western neighbors South Dakota, Colorado, and Utah ranked second, third, and fourth, respectively. 1. And way too many mornings , even in summer months, I would have to scrap ice off of my windshield. I’d always heard how great it is, but the homeless problem was the worst I’ve ever seen. In this article we will compare and contrast these 2 vital states, Oregon and Washington. : ) Thank you. The homeless actually move up and down the west coast. Sandy, ... the temperature may reach upwards of 90° during the summer! 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