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Living in Hermiston, Oregon:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Hermiston, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked four people living in Hermiston what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:


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The town is home to some data centers for companies. This introduces what you could call “city folk” and the more tech minded population. You’re likely to find a cowboy sitting next to a redneck sitting next to a nerd in khakis. There is huge landmark in the center of the town called The Butte because it’s the only one around for miles. It’s the only natural landmark in the town.

Hermiston has a strange climate the whole year round. The city is placed on a steppe or “cold semi-arid climate.” This type of environment means only grasses, weeds, and shrubs grow on the land naturally. In effect, most of the land is naturally difficult to walk through because there are plants everywhere. The plants have a beige color coating on almost everything apart from the shrubs which are beige-green. Hermiston is peaceful. There isn’t much crime and any murder is a top news story, which implies murder is rare.

Nathaniel, says: 2020

Hermiston is quite small. Less than 20,000 people live there. The town has a rustic population of farmers and workers, but is still influenced by outside culture. Many subcultures live in Hermiston including cowboys, rednecks, urban families, hispanic people, and Silicon Valley people–all living in a small town.

The town is in a calm climate, albeit a strange one with lows in the single digits and highs in the triple digits. There aren’t any earthquakes, fires, hurricanes, tornadoes or tsunamis Hermiston has a strong community. Neighbors know each other and trust each other. Lots of organizations do work for those in need and you can always look for people to help and get help from. On occasion you’ll find whole neighborhoods grilling at one house. It’s a great place to raise a family and live a wholesome life.

Ajeenah, says: 2020

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