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I am thinking about making a big move to Southern Oregon. I am currently looking at Medford. Tired of the hectic city life, wanting simple in my life and more space in the garden to work with. Looking for a modest house on 2-5 acres of land. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
 
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You might want to look at the east side of the cascades.
 
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Have you visited the area in all seasons? We tried to live in that area and one winter was enough. Gloomy, cold, rainy, snowy.....It will be a huge difference coming from So.Cal. And, unlike many parts of the country, property values there are still pretty high.
 
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Gail,
Certainly don't let me or anyone else talk you into or out of moving up here to beautiful Oregon... just be prepared for the differences.

As mentioned by Alder, it does rain here quite a bit more than what you're used to.
The Rogue Valley around Medford is drier and warmer than the Willamette Valley, but it's still a big change from San Diego.

The property values in that area are generally lower, the further you stay away from Ashland, and they are all lower than in the Willamette Valley.
Another thing to consider is the proximity to existing vineyard properties, as they tend to drive up the land prices significantly.

Beyond that, look for a community or rural area that fits you... and go for it.

 
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Thank you all so much for your input...much to consider. Rain is good...lots and lots of rain, not so much. Landwatch is a great website. Trying to find some place where it rains more than here, but not bitter cold. If anyone is living in Medford or surrounding areas, I would love to hear from you!
 
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