My wife and I live comfortably in the SF Bay Area and have been looking at places to retire in a few years and have narrowed it down to Southern Oregon, New Mexico or Arizona. I have always like the Ashland/Medford area, but my wife is looking for more mountain/lake country (we own a ski boat). We recently made a trip to both Ashland/Medford and Klamath Falls/Lake of the Woods. Given how pricey Ashland has become and how metropolitan Medford is starting to look, we focused out attention on the KF area. We had never been to KF before and really didn’t know what to expect.
Klamath Falls was a real disappointment… it’s a depressed area without a lot going for it. We did like the mountain area due west of KF and bordering Klamath Lake. There are some developments out there that look promising. Of couse we will be driving the 30 minutes into KF regularly for entertainment, supplies and what not. Apparently the nearest mall is a few hours away in Bend.
So tell me something about Klamath Falls. Besides cheap real estate what else has it got going for it? What will it look like in 5 years time? Will it look the same or will money start to flow into it?