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Moving to the Southern Oregon Coast

Our family is from the coastal areas of New York and New Jersey, where my cousin and I grew up. I remember going to the beach and having the lifeguard save him from the rough waves we used to dive under. I always knew when to come back to land but he would stay in the water and get tossed around. After that, he became more respectful of the power of the changing tides. We spent many more summers hanging out at the local beaches. We even tried surfing.

When we reached adulthood, I stayed in the area and discovered the joy of boating. My cousin learned about computers and headed to San Francisco to pursue his dreams. Now my parents are looking to retire and I am open-minded to a change in our lives. My cousin is also ready to head out of California and go somewhere near the water. It seems natural that everyone would want to spend their retirement years in a scenic waterfront town.

My parents have visited a variety of popular retirement venues, including Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Florida. They enjoyed their vacations but none of them felt like home, so they are continuing their search for the ultimate retirement home. My cousin mentioned the beauty of the southern Oregon coast. He is looking at homes in the areas of North Bend and Coos Bay. I recently saw a couple on HGTV House Hunters shopping for real estate in Oregon and it was absolutely beautiful.

It has been years since we visited the West Coast but I think it would be a perfect time to take a vacation. I am ready to relocate now that the kids are heading off to college and would enjoy being near the ocean with all the amenities of that laid-back lifestyle. My parents are going with us and I hope we find the ultimate place to retire. The tall trees, outdoor activities and friendly vibe in Oregon definitely make me feel like we are heading in the right direction.

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MegL wrote on April 12, 2016, 6:01 PM

That sounds great. We live by the sea but in winter, it's very windy and the waves crash over the promenade.

lookatdesktop wrote on April 12, 2016, 7:05 PM

You have picked a very good geographic location to live. Still a bit cold in winter compared to Southern California but probably not as populated to say the least.

bleekley wrote on May 16, 2016, 8:51 PM

I visited the Oregon coast some years ago and liked it a lot.