AmericanSweeti
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Central to Southern Cali

I live in Cali.
Have you visited here? There are lots of very, very nice areas.

Posted 8 years ago
808wahine
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Re: Central to Southern Cali

I have visited Cali...Disneyland, Los Angeles, Hawthorne, San Diego, OC, and my aunt used to live in El Cajon.  So i am a bit familiar with 'some' areas, but not enough to have an idea of where would be nice to live.
I just spoke with a friend of mine and she said that northern Cali is much cheaper to live......is this true?

Posted 8 years ago
christinemic9
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Re: Central to Southern Cali

Living in N. Cali may be cheaper depending on where you live (execeptions: San Jose and cities around it, San Francisco, most cities in Marin County, some cities in Contra Costa County). I've lived in San Jose (Silicon Valley), San Francisco and Daly City which is a city next door to San Francisco and Fairfield (upper inland valley). The nicer areas are along the coast, but those areas tend to be pricy. If you don't want to live in a big city,but be near one and be near nature-woodsy areas/the Pacific ocean/SFO int'l airport/, I would recommend San Bruno, Millbrea or Burlingame-it's warmer and not as foggy as SF, Pacifica, Half Moon Bay and somewhat more affordable than SF and depending on what part of the town you live, safer. You'll only be about 20-40 min freeway driving or high-speed train ride from SF. I would look online just to get an idea of how much apartments/homes are. Walnut Creek's a nice area too with many great shopping choices-home prices have slid,not sure about their apartment rates but it's more inland-no beaches, but nice hot weather during the summer, high-end shopping centers and close to many freeway on-ramps. Concord's the next town over and it's a little more affordable there and shopping there is pretty good-still have some high end stores in their mall. I have friends who live in the San Jose/Santa Cruz/Sunnyvale area and there are nice places there too. If you're a total beach person, I would recommend living in Central Cali to So Cal because the beaches in N. Cali don't get as warm as they do in So. Cal. except maybe in Santa Cruz. No matter where you live, job prospects tend to be better in big cities like San Jose and SF and Sacramento-the further north you live, the hotter the summers and the colder the winters.

It all depends on what your preferences are: big city/urban, small city/suburban, small town, rural, ease of parking, shopping accessibility, close to beaches/nature,nightlife or lack thereof, family-friendly, close to ski resorts, casinos, fresh produce etc.

Are you planning to find work here? If so, I would find a job first, then decide what city/town you want to live in.
I would look online too-even Google Map (the interactive drive to your destination directional map-just look online to get addresses) to get a feel for how a city/town/neighborhood looks like after looking up homes/apartments.

Where I live now is right between San Francisco and Sacramento-close to vineyards, many shopping centers, hiking trails, hot weather in summer, cold winters (but rarely snows here), foggy nights in certain months, small city/suburban feel and some nightlife, not a lot, but close enough to drive to the SF, Sacramento or Walnut Creek to go out and not a town as dangerous to live as other cities. I wouldn't recommend living here as job prospects are scarce unless you want to commute to SF or Sacramento every day.

Posted 8 years ago
AmericanSweeti
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Re: Central to Southern Cali

If you're used to the warm water in HI, and want warm water for swimming in the ocean when  you move here, I'd say stay south of San Luis Obisbo. I live north of there a ways, and the water here isn't freezing, but it's a far cry from HI.
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Posted 8 years ago
angel50
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Re: Central to Southern Cali

I would advocate San Divine, Millbrea or Burlingame-it's warmer and not as opaque as SF, Pacifica, Half Slug Bay and somewhat solon affordable than SF and depending on what effort of the townspeople you smouldering, safer. You'll only be virtually 20-40 min superhighway driving or high-speed condition travel from SF. I would see online righteous to get an tune of how such apartments/homes are. Walnut Watercourse's a fastidious area too with numerous high shopping choices-home prices hump slid,not careful near their flat rates but it's much inland-no beaches, but nice hot withstand during the summer, high-end shopping centers and ungenerous to many throughway on-ramps. Agreement's the incoming townspeople over and it's a emotional more cheap there and shopping there is pretty good-still fuck whatsoever change friends who untaped in the San Jose/Santa Cruz/Sunnyvale area and there are good places there too.

Posted 6 years ago

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