Now that the world is slowly starting to get back on to its feet after the Covid-19 pandemic, you might be considering some new horizons or moving to new pastures. Oregon is fast becoming a great place to buy a new home and settle down.
Regardless of whether you are a first-time homeowner or are an experienced buyer, there is a myriad of things to look at when real estate hunting and looking to buy a property for the family to live in. However, between the sunset over the Pacific Northwest coastline and the beautiful flora and fauna that Oregon offers, you’re in for a busy and exciting time, should you choose to settle in the Beaver State.
Of course, the first thing you’ll want to know about living in a new state is how will it benefit your family––particularly if you have a young family member or two. You won’t want any unwanted surprises when it comes to the education of your children and fortunately, Oregon won’t disappoint you in that regard.
There are nearly 200 public school districts in Oregon, and with a high school graduation rate of 91 percent across the state, your children’s education is in good hands. The school system is very varied, too, ranging from public to private education facilities, as well as public charter school options. The Oregon Charter Academy, based in Mill City, is one such example of a learning hub where there are fewer rules and more options for your child to explore their more specific skills. If they were showing promise in a talent that was not being nurtured by the state education system, then a public charter school might be the best option for them instead.
Taking Care of the Home
It’s not a mark against Oregon to suggest that you should definitely look into getting home insurance if you are buying a new home––in fact, this would be recommended no matter what state you were moving to. It’s just common sense to ensure that your property is protected. In fact, some mortgage loan companies will even insist that you have some form of home insurance if you are buying a new home with them. The best thing to do is look for this before you move home, compare insurance policies from various companies, and see where you are getting the best deals. Unless you’ve lived in Oregon, you aren’t going to know all of the fundamentals (like climate, crime rate, property infrastructure) so do your research ahead of time. For a little more advice, check out the Wexford Sheriff who has created the ultimate guide to insuring your first home.
Traveling Ahead of the Move
Frankly, there is plenty to do and see in the Beaver State that a simple trip just isn’t going to cover it. However, a lot of people tend to visit the state as tourists. For someone who plans on living there on a long-term basis, you’d be wise to follow suit––if only to scout your new home. Moving to any new area is an endeavor, but this coastal region is an ideal place to be if you are a fan of both the beach and the rural countryside.
One of the many facts about Oregon that you’ll come to learn is that agriculture and fishing are the biggest providers of the Northwestern State’s economy––a result of the perfect balance between land and water that defines Oregon.
Still, there is so much more to do there. Make use of the coastline and get yourself some surfing lessons, as an example. Ohana Surf Project takes on people of all experience levels, from beginner to expert, and you can surprise your family with your new skills too! Aside from surfing lessons, you can get into fishing as a hobby or as a side hustle, or look to work with the land. Oregon is a state in the northwestern U.S. that promises plenty and delivers on those promises if you jump in and go for it.