Oregon essentially has it all for someone who’s looking to move to a different state. You’ll love the beautiful scenery and job opportunities the state has. The west just seems to have a bit more of a laid back lifestyle. Here are the top four reasons to move to “The Beaver State”.
There’s every type of landscape
Beach, city, wilderness, you name it! The Oregon Coast is an over 300-mile long coastline with beautiful rocky beaches where surfers and parasailers frequent. It’s also not too far from major cities like Portland. Which brings us to the next landscape, the city. Portland is full of job opportunities for a number of companies including Columbia Sportswear, Tazo Tea, and several local breweries. It’s also one of the healthiest cities in America with lots of hiking and biking trails. Outdoor activities here are plentiful with Crater Lake National Park, Mt. Hood National Forest, and Willamette National Forest all in one state.
If you’re about being environmentally conscious, Oregon is the place to be. It was one of the first states to put in sustainability practices and one of the first states to offer bottle deposits. Over 60% of Portland natives recycle their waste. There’s also over 300 parks in the Portland area and biking to work is encouraged. While this does lead to a lot of its residents going vegan and strolling around barefoot, it makes the air feel a bit cleaner.
Great food and beer
If you decide to move to the Oregon Coast, winter time is crab season. Boats pull in thousands of crabs during the winter months that are then shipped to restaurants and made into delicious meals. In Portland, you’ll find a wide variety of different types of food. The soil in Oregon is great for growing fresh fruit, vegetables, and hops. Portland has the most breweries out of any other city in the U.S.
It’s a great place to live and work
“The Silicon Forest” is Portland’s version of Silicon Valley. It’s Oregon’s tech center where IBM, Intel, and other major tech companies have corporate offices. Whether you work in tech, brewing, or the outdoor industry, you’re sure to find a job and love it. There are also several suburban areas, especially in the Mid-Willamette Valley. Families relocating to Oregon find the area has great school systems and affordable real estate. Check out Valley Brokers if you think the Mid-Willamette Valley interests you.