Hi - I am looking for a retirement home in the Portland area. I currently live in San Jose, CA. The cities of San Francisco and San Jose are very rich in cultural activities (symphony, opera, performing arts, etc.), and I'm a big city person at heart. That's why I am seriously considering Portland. It has the cultural amenities of a big city with the ambiance of a smaller city. However, I would like to live in Washington state where there are no state income taxes. Anyone have any comments about living across the river rather than in Portland (Oregon) itself? Any comments on Vancouver or Camas? I'm looking for a home in the $400K or less range. Any chance of getting a quarter acre and a 3 bedroom house for that price??
Thanks for any advise.