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Astoria Questions

Discussion in 'Astoria' started by usmcgunnerm4, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. usmcgunnerm4

    usmcgunnerm4 Washington (VA)

    Hi all,

    I have an interview next week with the state for a position in Warrenton, and was wondering if you wouldn't mind answering a few questions for me.

    1. How's the housing market? Ive looked at the MLS for the area, and it seems reasonable given that it's a highly desirable location.

    2. If I needed to rent a tiny place (just me) until I could sell our house up here and buy a home there, where should I look? I'm thinking studio apartment.

    3. Recreation. Well, we love the ocean, and we love hiking, outdoorsy stuff, so I think we'll be just fine, but for "in-town" things, how's the restaurant selection, etc.

    Thanks in advance, and I HOPE HOPE HOPE I get the job. This area of Oregon is one of my favorite spots in the US.
  2. I'm not from Astoria but I have been there a million times and I was born in Seaside. The housing market is fair. However you may take into consideration that Longview and Kelso is only 45 minutes away if you take the back way on the Oregon side. There are many fine food establishments in the area, antique shops, museum, a freaky bridge (don't ride your bike across it:scared crackup:) it takes you to the Washington side and Long beach which is a fun town. Theres the Docks, coffee shops and if I remember right a great bakery on main street. If you go on down to Seaside there is an outlet mall, more food establishments, golf courses, Fort Stevens camp ground ect. You won't run out of things to do.
    It takes awhile for the locals to warm up to outsiders, but the ones I have met have been really nice people. The morning crowd usually goes to Pig and Pancake for breakfast. Don't stay at the Greenriver Motel I won't elaborate.crackup: Good Luck to you, I'm envious I love it over there. I hope you get the job I'll keep my fingers crossed.....MrsD

  3. Oregon has an income tax, no sales tax though. It may be cheaper to live in WA state if you don't mind a commute?

    Good luck on the interview, it's a very nice area.
  4. I suppose Astoria would be a good place to live.It has lots of little restaraunts and little shops.Seaside and longbeach are close by there are some fun roads to ride,not too bad of a place to live....Hope you get a job here it would be awesome to have another guy to ride with...Good luck and do you mean a OSP job?
  5. welcome to your new home! govt worker here too! this place rocks!
  6. I've been living between Warrenton and Seaside for about 10 years. I love it here. There is housing for all income levels. I prefer the area I'm in because it's more rural between the towns. I go down to Seaside more than Astoria for entertainment. Both towns have movie theaters, community pools, gyms, skate parks for the kids, and lots of great places to eat. It's a good time to buy a house here. There are plenty available and not enough buyers.

    If you live in Washington, you shouldn't have to pay a state income tax. It will give you a little more income, but you'll have to cross that long bridge to get to work. It's something to think about.
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2010
  7. usmcgunnerm4

    usmcgunnerm4 Washington (VA)

    I have ridden my bike across that bridge a bunch of times. After the first time, it's all good.
    Nope, it was with the OLCC as an Enforcement Inspector.

    Good to know! Thanks!

    The interview went well, and I'm hoping to get a second interview within the next couple of weeks. If I get the second interview, I have to impress the regional manager enough to hire me. It's a great job, wayyyy better benefits than WA State, or even the feds, and it would be almost my dream location.
  8. :mfclap: Good Luck on the next interview I hope it all works out for you...MrsD
  9. When I'm off work (every other week), I could show you around and answer any questions you have. Let me know if I can help. It is a great place to live.
  10. usmcgunnerm4

    usmcgunnerm4 Washington (VA)

    Thanks for all the help everybody. The last set of interviews is today (They interviewed 20 people for one job), so hopefully I will hear something by weeks end.
  11. Good luck. We'll be pulling for you. We need more riders in this area.
  12. KevinD

    KevinD Modulator Staff Member

    If you move, you've gotta promise to let Tif continue to stir up the doodoo over here...


  13. usmcgunnerm4

    usmcgunnerm4 Washington (VA)

    Thank you, I'll need all the pull I can get. I'm very excited about this job!

    Of course....she'll actually be there for between 2 and 6 months after I move.
  14. Stop by the Longbeach Kite Festival Aug. 16 - 22

    I'll be flying the tiny little fighter kites near the south end of the boardwalk on Fri and Sat.
  15. usmcgunnerm4

    usmcgunnerm4 Washington (VA)

    Well, I was selected for the final interview which will be Tuesday of next week. Hoping and praying that this all works out!

    Either way, I'll be in Warrenton on Tuesday if anyone wants to meet up. I'll be in the cage so I wont be able to do any rides, but still....give me a holler. Number is in my profile.
  16. :mfclap:
  17. galenernest

    galenernest I bathe with candles, flowers, jazz music, and rub

    Good luck on the job! There's some fantastic roads around that area!
  18. Good Luck, keeping my fingers crossed for you...MrsD
  19. I have your number, but I don't think you included the area code. I'll have to look it up for the area you live in. I'll call you if I'm not tied up. I should be off work during the day and cleaning up after a camping trip.

    My number is in my profile too, so you could call me when you're free.
  20. usmcgunnerm4

    usmcgunnerm4 Washington (VA)