Lesson: Reasons Not To Move To Portland

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While there are so many positive feedbacks regarding Portland, Oregon, it also has some negative aspects that may lead one to decide not to move to this city. However, you must evaluate from your aspects before you validate your decision that means before you move Portland, Oregon, you must visit this city and its neighborhood before paying attention to something that others say. To date, this city has flourished to a great extent and has been established as a great place to live. It also created many opportunities for locals and outsiders as well. 

Nevertheless, there are always some of the negative aspects exist among many. Needless to say, a coin also has two sides, so a large city like Portland, Oregon has both positive and negative aspects. For instance, if you look at the Portland movers, you will notice that majority of them offer a wide range of services at a reasonable price. This is one of the smallest yet crucial characteristics of Portland, Oregon.

Since, you are here, perhaps, you are looking for reasons behind not to move to Portland. If so, here are some of the reasons:

  • Traffic

While the number of residents is increasing rapidly, the traffic in Portland, Oregon is also becoming worst. The primary reason behind becoming worst traffic is many streets (particularly east of the Willamette) cannot be widened to handle higher volumes of traffic. However, it has been projected that the city will see double growth in population in the next two decades. If the roads are not widened, it will be become more challenging to commute properly. 

  • Expensive Cost of Living.

Portland, undoubtedly, is one of the most expensive cities in the U.S. because the cost of housing is more than average that means, if you are looking forward to buying a new home in the city, you will be charged around $390000 which is more than average. In addition, the average rent is over the regular rent in the more established city. It is worth mentioning a lot of people to put in a confined space due to what is known as the UGB (Urban Growth Boundary) as well as a lot more cars on the streets and freeways. To afford a 1 BR flat you need to be earning a minimum of 45,000$ - 50,000$ a year to not have have rent eat up half of your monthly income (or more).

  • Unlikeable Weather

Weather also plays the most significant role in terms of convincing one to relocate to a new place. For instance, many move to a different place or country while it is shivering cold in the U.S.. In order to define the average weather of Portland, Oregon, you will always find the summer is scorching and sunny that means days in a row of really sunny hot weather. Besides, when it is raining, it may seem artificial rain here rain is just endless drizzle, spranks, and endless spranks. Kind of like living in the Outer Sunset in San Francisco, perma drizzle.

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