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Old 11-23-2010, 02:01 AM
 
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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.

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Old 11-23-2010, 02:16 AM
 
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Old 11-23-2010, 03:15 AM
 
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Northern California is cheaper, even along the coast (up towards Humbolt County). The central valley areas (Fresno, Bakersfield, Stockton, etc.) are all cheaper. The high deserts (Victorville, Palmdale, etc.) are also cheaper.
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Ridgecrest!

Everybody smokes weed, so you'll be in company there. It is one of the most conservative places in CA though.

If you want warmer weather, well, it doesn't get much warmer!
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Daggett
Barstow
Needles
Boron
Thermal
The "Paris of the Low Desert", Blythe.
Brawley
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:45 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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California City
Salton City
Bombay Beach
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Old 11-23-2010, 10:24 AM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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Cheapest place in CA, probably Palo Verde, (no, not Palos Verdes)
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Old 11-23-2010, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Ludlow, CA Ludlow in the Mojave Desert

There is a gas station and Dairy Queen on I-40
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Old 11-23-2010, 07:16 PM
 
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Basically cheap = no jobs, lot's of places like that exist. Roach clip and a bong in tow
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Old 11-23-2010, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Earth
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California City
Salton City
Bombay Beach
Exactly what I was thinking. Winterhaven also.
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