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Old 07-06-2007, 11:20 PM
 
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Default Where in the mountains in CA would you raise small children?

Preferably a smaller town, near a hospital, good schools, but small.

Any ideas?
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Old 07-06-2007, 11:24 PM
 
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Preferably a smaller town, near a hospital, good schools, but small.

Any ideas?
California is a very large state-could you be a little more specific? there are mountains on the coast,desert,and all over the east,north,and south side.
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Old 07-06-2007, 11:38 PM
 
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Well,in the area where I live,close to the central Sierra Mountains. I'd say Three Rivers or Springville are good choices. They are small,friendly towns and not terribly far away from cities that have more amenities to offer. I'd try a Google search of them,it might be what you are looking for without getting more input on climate or area from your request. Good luck
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Old 07-06-2007, 11:42 PM
 
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You know what mountain town I like is Oakhurst, near Yosemite.
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Old 07-06-2007, 11:54 PM
 
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Truckee's nice.
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Old 07-06-2007, 11:58 PM
 
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Default More specifically

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California is a very large state-could you be a little more specific? there are mountains on the coast,desert,and all over the east,north,and south side.
Yes, I love the green mountainous areas with a cooler climate than the central valley (it was 108 in Sacramento today, 111 in Redding). I am open to anything like that, whether in the Sierras, up north, or on the coast, but not in the hot desert. But I have 4 elementary-age children, so I need a place that would be good to raise them in (with a hospital to work at because I am a nurse). Thank you so much for your input!
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Old 07-07-2007, 12:17 AM
 
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Well,in the area where I live,close to the central Sierra Mountains. I'd say Three Rivers or Springville are good choices. They are small,friendly towns and not terribly far away from cities that have more amenities to offer. I'd try a Google search of them,it might be what you are looking for without getting more input on climate or area from your request. Good luck
Thank you, I Mapquested it and it looks like a great area, good distance from the busy cities, but still in the mountains. I'll research it further.
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Old 07-07-2007, 12:18 AM
 
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Default What is it that you like about Oakhurst?

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You know what mountain town I like is Oakhurst, near Yosemite.
Thanks SEAandATL.
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Old 07-07-2007, 01:25 AM
 
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Default I like Truckee too

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Truckee's nice.
At least I have liked it when I've been driving through or going there for groceries from my family's cabin in Soda Springs. The only issue is driving in the winter, which can be nearly impossible during a storm. And potential fire danger. It's beautiful though!
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Old 07-07-2007, 07:17 AM
 
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After reading your update-the Springville area could be a good choice for you. It doesn't get quite as hot in the summer as Three Rivers and I never really hear much about horrible snow storms in the winter. It is basically the gateway to the Sierras with breathtaking views of it. In the early Fall,they hold the Apple Festival-which is something we try to go to every year. It is a good time for all ages. There are also small communities up there that aren't towns but are secluded places to live. You could even go a bit higher than Springville and still be close to it and the largest town from it-which is Porterville,not sure how far away that is but just guessing,I'd say about 25 miles or so. Porterville has Walmart,chain grocery stores and just about everything you'd need for supplies and such. If you didn't mind the commute,Porterville does have places related to the medical field. Springville may not exactly what you are looking for,but it is defianetly worth researching. Hope this info helps some.
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