is pronounced "YA-hots" and at one time had the slogan "When Yachats, Yachats," with the stress on the second syllable. It may have been unofficial. It was at one time a place where a number of gay men lived. This may still be true, but there doesn't seem to be much sign of an active gay lifestyle anymore. Yachats seems to be gradually growing upwards along the hillsides. Twenty years ago, there weren't a lot of homes on the inland side of Highway 101
, but as Oregon Coast real estate
has become more in demand, ocean view lots have been developed a little higher and more inland. As I look at some of the driveways, I try to imagine getting up or down during one of the Oregon Coast
's infrequent snowstorms. Not a pleasant prospect.