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Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by Anataq, Sep 15, 2004.
anybody know anything about hte Veneta oregon area?
All I know is roughly where it is (if I'm thinking of the right town)... somewhere between Eugene and the coast. From experience, you want to stay as far from Eugene as possible. It is its own socialist state. In the courthouse, they do not have the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution. They have the United Nations Bill of Human Rights. There are also some scary people in Eugene. But the rural areas west of the Willamette valley are beautiful. I'd suggest farther north, though.
Veneta is a lot closer to Eugene than to the coast. It's about fifteen miles west of Eugene -- not a place I'd care to live, and it would be AWFULLY expensive to buy property there. It is in the Willamette Valley, gets hot in the summer but winters are pretty mild. It's less than an hour to the ocean, which is the only advantage I can see.
Kathleen, currently in Klamath Falls, but born in Florence, due west of Eugene and Veneta
Also home to the Country Fair. Very old style Hippy gathering. Fun to visit but not great in your back yard. There are a few cherry orchards, but it is a bedroom community for Eugene, and land is high priced there. There are some water problems in the area, and building permits for Lane County are among the worst in the country.
I would recomend staying further from Eugene.
I used to live in Monroe Oregon and taught school in Blachley. My, things have changed if Veneta has become expensive!!! Back when I was there the area around Blachley and Monroe was much cheaper (part of why I lived there!). If you are looking in Oregon in general the area between Newport and the Coast is also very nice (Alsea, Siletz). I used to teach in Philomath also - but know the areas that close to Corvallis and OSU have gotten expensive. The Oregon Country Fair is certainly an "event".
There isn't anyplace in the whole Valley that's cheap anymore. You must have lived there a long time ago! My sister and bil live in Philomath, and spent over a year looking for property they could afford. They wanted to get out of town and have an acre or so in the country, but ended up with a manufactured home in town on a town lot -- and can barely afford that. Better than renting, though, I guess.
Kathleen in K. Falls
Wow, I bought my first house in Corvallis in 1975 - small two bedroom close to the college (I was a student). For 16,000! Must be worth a fortune now.