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Unread 11-25-2010, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by polkadotdreams View Post
I have been California dreaming since I was a little girl. I live in the midwest and want to relocate my family to a state that has more tolerance of smoking weed and liberal views. I wonder how someone like us with terrible credit and a pitbull/lab/hound mix would relocate there. In 3 years my son will be out of highschool and we would have $6000 to start off. Is there such a thing as cheap rent in a hippie type area that would be welcoming to newcomers? Or is this whole idea just a "Pipe Dream"?
I should add that we need something under $1000 a month, doesn't have to be close to the beach but warmer weather would be nice.
If you want it cheap it won't be good. If you want it good it won't be cheap. If you want it both good and cheap it won't be in California. I'm sorry to be the one to break the news to you but it sounds like a pipe dream to me.

You might make it work if you get a roommate or (I presume you're a single parent, based upon your saying "my son" vs. "our son") if you hook up in a relationship and share living expenses with your significant other.
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Unread 11-26-2010, 02:32 AM
Location: San Francisco
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Inland California counties north of Sacramento (Sutter, Yolo, Butte, Tehama, etc...). Weathers mild enough, cost of living pretty low, fairly scenic, nice people, conservative, but still full of tree-hugging types.
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Unread 11-26-2010, 01:39 PM
Location: San Diego, CA
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Any where away from the coast is fairly cheap as is the central coast and the north coast though the reason they're cheap is there are few jobs there. Of course, I suspect the thread is a troll but on the off chance that it is real...
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Unread 12-16-2010, 07:00 PM
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thanks for the replies, I have a lot of choices to look into now. you guys are the best.
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