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    Retiring in Eugene?
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    I am getting closer to that age and I am considering Eugene as a great place to retire for someone who likes track and good beer. You can rent a nice 3 bedroom house for a grand as well.

    What about the entertainment, do big acts play there? The winter is much milder than the Northeast, correct?

    Any info would be much appreciated!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SQUACKEE
    I am getting closer to that age and I am considering Eugene as a great place to retire for someone who likes track and good beer.
    You can rent a nice 3 bedroom house for a grand as well.
    What about the entertainment, do big acts play there?
    The winter is much milder than the Northeast, correct?
    Any info would be much appreciated!
    I'm confused. You identified the attributes as good track and beer. I'm not even a beer drinker and I can already see that any other considerations are irrelevant!
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    Great town; the university is a huge asset; great beer fests and farmers' markets; the surrounding landscape is gorgeous; etc. It does get a LOT OF RAIN, however.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kuha
    Great town; the university is a huge asset; great beer fests and farmers' markets; the surrounding landscape is gorgeous; etc. It does get a LOT OF RAIN, however.
    I have been struck by its anachronistic devotion to the Hippie Vibe. The last two times I visited (OTs), I was immediately transported back to the Bay Area (SF) 1969-1973 era. They are recycling/alternate-energy-using/composting/tie-dyed maniacs! [not that that's a bad thing! ]
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    Quote Originally Posted by kuha
    Great town; the university is a huge asset; great beer fests and farmers' markets; the surrounding landscape is gorgeous; etc. It does get a LOT OF RAIN, however.
    Average Eugene rain=46.10
    Average Danbury ct 51.77...so much, much better! :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlow
    Quote Originally Posted by kuha
    Great town; the university is a huge asset; great beer fests and farmers' markets; the surrounding landscape is gorgeous; etc. It does get a LOT OF RAIN, however.
    I have been struck by its anachronistic devotion to the Hippie Vibe. The last two times I visited (OTs), I was immediately transported back to the Bay Area (SF) 1969-1973 era. They are recycling/alternate-energy-using/composting/tie-dyed maniacs! [not that that's a bad thing! ]
    Sounds good to me! If I needed pot for medicinal purposes, I could probably find some? :mrgreen:
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    best news is, you can get somebody to help kill you if you need! :-)

    seriously, if you were in Sacto last week, you would have heard their on-field comedian with an ongoing anti-Oregon rant that included, "you can't pump your own gas in Eugene, but you can get assisted suicide"
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    This is one of my top three candidates (although a lot of things could change in the next 16 years). I have lived in the other two places, but I have spent only a few days in Eugene.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SQUACKEE
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    What about the entertainment, do big acts play there? ...
    suppose it all depends on what is "big" and in what genre.

    The Knight Center is full of entertainment year-round.

    End of this month is Rod Stewart w/ Santana, August is Bruno Mars.

    I know Cirque du Soleil makes regular stops there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh
    best news is, you can get somebody to help kill you if you need! :-)

    seriously, if you were in Sacto last week, you would have heard their on-field comedian with an ongoing anti-Oregon rant that included, "you can't pump your own gas in Eugene, but you can get assisted suicide"
    Well that is a huge plus, if Eugene doesn't fit my fancy I can always have someone help me reduce the duration. :twisted:
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