Originally Posted by newfydog
Actually the like minded people are not too bad, they have done some good things here. It's the city types Gonz refers to who are getting to me. Like my neighbor who drives a Hummer. Doesn't he know the Subaru is standard equipment here? I'm starting to see people in costumes downtown. Guys in floor length coats wearing sunglasses at night. Women in spike heels. Hey, come'on if you can't ski or hike in it don't wear it in Bend.
This was a town of 25,000 when I moved here, now it's a city of 65,000, and our entire town seems driven to make it to 100k ASAP. Most of the newcomers aren't really into Bend as a small town with boundless recreation, they just wanted to escape the crowds they left.
On the bright side, we have a ludicrous all cash offer on our house and think we have found the perfect town in Canada. I'll keep the location to myself until we actually close on the place in Bend and find a place to live up there. Then I'll personally be happy to see a few more real skiers come join us, though until I earn my maple leaf it won't really be my business.
P.S. You can PM me on the perfect ski town in Canada. I promise not to tell.