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3/24/09 10:21 A

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Hmmmm, 20 minutes??? I assume that would be 20 minutes during commute times? Or 20 minutes at off-peak times? If you mean at commute times, then the Westside is definitely OUT. Hwy 26 gets pretty bogged down going in to town in the morning...

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3/23/09 8:45 P

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I live in Hillsboro, so am probably too far out, but Hillsboro and Forest Grove have more open areas...not too sure about costs...I do have a son and daughter-in-law who are selling their 3 bdrm/2 bath house. they need at least a 4 bedroom house with 3 girls and 1 son.

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3/23/09 2:03 P

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Check out Linnton, then drive North to Scappoose. Both are decent communities. Scappoose has some really nice homes less expensive than comparable ones in Portland. Both school districts are pretty good too. If you are willing to commute, St. Helens has excellent schools, and with Boise Cascade closing, the real estate prices are even better.

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3/23/09 2:00 P

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Sorry - make that RMLS.com - this one is free and actually has good information. You can search by zip code.
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3/23/09 1:48 P

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Look at a map (you can do it on line) of Portland and target the areas you want to buy in, then go to mls.com - it's the online multiple listing service and it will show you what's available (at least some of what's available). That will at least give you an idea of prices, etc. in your target area. Hope this helps.
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3/23/09 1:18 P

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We lived in Milwaukie until September last year. We moved to Oregon City. It is so nice, peaceful and quiet here. We walk at night, every night. No gangs, hoods or crime here at all. So very quiet and I am in the Old Oregon city off of McLoughlin and Washington. I travel up McLoughlin to go to my downtown Portland Dragon Boat Practices 3 times a week. We consider that about 20 minutes drive. Being a antive born Californian other than that i can't help you much on directions as I still an pretty new. West Linn is right Across the Highway from us. that's an exclusive area like Lake Oswego.



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3/23/09 12:41 P

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You might want to look into the Milwaukee area. They have some noce suburban homes. to get out into the country you'll have to move out about 15 miles (a45 min commute) Lake Oswego is nice but expensive.

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We live in Gresham, so I'm not really good with that part of the world. But I have a friend who lives in Southwest Portland, out by Lewis and Clark college and there are some lovely homes and trees and open spaces out there. Her home is not tremendously expensive so I know there are reasonably-priced homes available.

Good luck finding some better ideas!...

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I'm in Milwaukie right now and really want to move away from the this area by summer... does anyone know of a place that is like 20 minutes or so away from the downtown/Ross Island Bridge area that would be good for a family? I would REALLY like to be out in the country or outskirts of Portland & away from hugely populated areas, but need to be somewhat close because of my hubby's job. Any ideas???

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