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      05-10-2011, 06:46 PM   #1
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Talking Moving to California

I have some questions on living in California, I currently do not know where I will be relocating; but I do have my option of top locations to reside.

I'm currently from Dallas TX, and just want to know what I should except on cost of living, commute and what not.

Here are the list
Orange
Woodland Hills
Westminster
Burbank/Glendale
LA/West Hollywood/Burbank
Riverside
San Jose
Sacramento


Any suggestion, tips, or guide will greatly appreciated.

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San Jose (depends on which side)
here are some informations that my company gave me

Saratoga
Blossom Hill
Stevens Creek
Capitol
Evergreen
Story Rd
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down here in so. cal the cheapest place would be riverside off the list you have there. However there is not much stuff to do around there since it is so far east of Los Angeles and other places. If you got the money I would say get a place at either Woodland hills, then LA, then orange then glendale then westminister. Woodlands hills is not far from LA and is a safe area depending on which side you are living on. But hopefully you come down to so. cal and enjoy the great weather and rides we have here.
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oh wow you are ranging a wide range of california from northern to southern.. it all depends on you and what you like to do.. i mean alot of people will say orange county or san diego.. but living expenses in southern california i believe is higher than norther depending where you want to live.. and living in orange county is like the middle for most places.. you are a hour or so from LA and San Diego.. and if you want to live in the bay area "san jose" there are some really nice places and really ghetto places..it just depends on what you want to spend on living expenses.. and you are like a hour from san francisco..
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pretty general questions -- i think we need more details to provide any sort of good advice. will you be driving a lot? where are you commuting to? do you want to be closer to a certain ethnicity (it's not all white people out here)? do you want to be closer to a certain type of food? which is a greater consideration, safety or price? etc
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here are some informations that my company gave me

Saratoga
Blossom Hill
Stevens Creek
Capitol
Evergreen
Story Rd
Hillsdale
saratoga is really nice.. stevens creek depending which area but if you are talkin about SANTANA ROW then YES if you can afford it, story road can be really ghetto depending on which side you stay on.. capitol same thing hillsdale is really nice i believe its getting more expensive on that side of town, blossom hill is quite affordable i blieve..
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Married go to NorCal...

Single go to SoCal!!!!
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Single go to SoCal!!!!
lol so true.. hahah..
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down here in so. cal the cheapest place would be riverside off the list you have there. However there is not much stuff to do around there since it is so far east of Los Angeles and other places. If you got the money I would say get a place at either Woodland hills, then LA, then orange then glendale then westminister. Woodlands hills is not far from LA and is a safe area depending on which side you are living on. But hopefully you come down to so. cal and enjoy the great weather and rides we have here.
Thanks for the info, I will be doing more research for Souther Cali... San Jose looks pretty good place to live and rent doesn't seem much of a difference since my job will be require for relocation and pay raise that will meet California living cost.


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oh wow you are ranging a wide range of california from northern to southern.. it all depends on you and what you like to do.. i mean alot of people will say orange county or san diego.. but living expenses in southern california i believe is higher than norther depending where you want to live.. and living in orange county is like the middle for most places.. you are a hour or so from LA and San Diego.. and if you want to live in the bay area "san jose" there are some really nice places and really ghetto places..it just depends on what you want to spend on living expenses.. and you are like a hour from san francisco..
I will be working with Business Accounts, generally zip code based hence not a lot of driving from different cities to cities. For example if i'm relocated to San Jose, I will be mainly in San Jose. So the commute from my work isn't too bad, and i will be working at office very minimal and work from home

I have been to San Diego and it's a ver ynice place, yea they gave me a really wide range of locations - hence I'm just asking around where would be a nice place to reside


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pretty general questions -- i think we need more details to provide any sort of good advice. will you be driving a lot? where are you commuting to? do you want to be closer to a certain ethnicity (it's not all white people out here)? do you want to be closer to a certain type of food? which is a greater consideration, safety or price? etc
Not really driving a lot, mainly within cities for work; maybe driving to explore different cities, but not for work.
Not really preference in 'ethnicity' I would like to be somewhere center that I can drive to certain major cities within hours.

My consideration is mainly safety, price I can negotiate with my employer


Thanks everyone for the input and questions - I do greatly appreciate it; i've been searching the web, but it just doesn't do justice
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lol so true.. hahah..
SoCal... players paradise!
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Married go to NorCal...

Single go to SoCal!!!!
Haha, how about your not single or married??

Somewhere in middle?? lol
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Haha, how about your not single or married??

Somewhere in middle?? lol
You are so SoCal!!!
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Haha, how about your not single or married??

Somewhere in middle?? lol
then you would have to live in FRESNO or MODESTO.. LoL jk~!
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then you would have to live in FRESNO or MODESTO.. LoL jk~!
Oh no! ahahaha!
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NorCal is awesome....just stay away from Sactown

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You are so SoCal!!!
Haha, she is already pissed that I have to move and she has to find a job in cali also lol.

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then you would have to live in FRESNO or MODESTO.. LoL jk~!
I don't know about modesto... sounds like Modelo

Don't know about Fresno... never been lol
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Here this should break it down for you.... listen to David Lee Roth-California girls

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You mean Man Jose? Yeah stay away from there.

Yeah I'd pick Saratoga, Mountain View or Palo Alto.
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SoCal FTW dude......


Woodland Hills is nice
Burbank/Glendale is nice
Hollywood can be nice but expensive

stay away from Riverside unless you want meth and other drugs
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No seriously, It depends on your real intention... If you are a straight work kind of guy, San Jose/Fair Field/ Sacramento is a good area... you are near the Wine County ...

But if you are a Work & Play kinda guy... SoCal is your area... Burbank/Glendale/LA you wont go wrong...
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