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Old 02-19-2011, 12:39 PM
 
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We presently live in Michigan and are looking to move to Apple Valley soon so that we can be near our kids and grandkids in So Cal. We chose that area becuase we are at retirement age and on a limited budget to re-locate and just can not afford other area's.
My question is this...Are there good neigborhoods and not so good area's? (Usually that is the case everywhere) And if so...Can anybody give us some advice on the area's to stay away from?
Thank you so much!!!
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:05 AM
 
Location: El Paso, Texas
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I am considering moving there as well... bump!
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:38 PM
 
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We presently live in Michigan and are looking to move to Apple Valley soon so that we can be near our kids and grandkids in So Cal. We chose that area becuase we are at retirement age and on a limited budget to re-locate and just can not afford other area's.
My question is this...Are there good neigborhoods and not so good area's? (Usually that is the case everywhere) And if so...Can anybody give us some advice on the area's to stay away from?
Thank you so much!!!
Not sure of the better areas, but maybe someone can give you more info on the Sun City retirement community in Apple Valley:

Sun City Apple Valley | Active Adult Community Apple Valley CA | Del Webb homes
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Old 02-27-2011, 04:19 PM
 
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Apple Valley is just some strip-mall sprawl and poor rural neighborhoods in the Mojave Desert. It is pretty awful and I would advise against living anywhere in the Mojave Desert -- beautiful scenery and wonderful wilderness and national parks, but the human settlements are atrocious.
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Old 02-27-2011, 08:37 PM
 
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I suggest that you live in palm desert or Indio in the Coachella Valley on the west\south side of the freeway. Lots of golf courses, outdoor activities, and it is a beautiful area. It is mostly newer homes so the area looks nice. Not sure if you want this but Indio has a lot of retired people, less in Palm Desert but still large population.

I suggest staying away from Palm Springs because unless you have 1m dollars you will be in a ghetto.
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:57 AM
 
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Like I've said before, Apple Valley is a great place to live. You will always here negative comments about the high desert, but there will always be something bad to say about any town. In my opinion, Apple Valley is a great place to live if you are at a retirement age. Apple Valley has many retirement communities and they are close to shopping, entertainment, etc. One place to look at is Jess Ranch off Apple Valley and Bear Valley road. Every town is what you make of it. Less than a mile away, you will find a large retail area with stores like Burlington, Winco, Cinemark Theatres, Target, etc. Right across the street you will find a Lowes, Home Depot. I am a young adult, but love the life up here. AV has potential and I believe they are on the right track compared to other high desert towns.
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:33 PM
 
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I am buying in that area also. Here are a few listings in the areas that a poster sent to me they were good leads and I am offering on properties in these areas now Hope they are helpful to you also

19718 Chicory, Apple Valley, CA 92308 | Listing Information | Shear Realty | Victor Valley's #1 Real Estate Company (http://www.shearrealty.com/CA/Apple-Valley/92308/homes-for-sale/19718-Chicory-59903649/popup - broken link)

19737 Rosemary, Apple Valley, CA 92308 | Listing Information | Shear Realty | Victor Valley's #1 Real Estate Company (http://www.shearrealty.com/CA/Apple-Valley/92308/homes-for-sale/19737-Rosemary-60523461/popup - broken link)

Smaller lots this is a Pulte development but nice floor plans.

12947 Tawya, Apple Valley, CA 92308 | Listing Information | Shear Realty | Victor Valley's #1 Real Estate Company (http://www.shearrealty.com/CA/Apple-Valley/92308/homes-for-sale/12947-Tawya-58327624/popup - broken link)
The Ranch at Clearview - larger lots

19165 Saguaro, Apple Valley, CA 92308 | Listing Information | Shear Realty | Victor Valley's #1 Real Estate Company (http://www.shearrealty.com/CA/Apple-Valley/92308/homes-for-sale/19165-Saguaro-60734104/popup - broken link)
Spring Valley Lake Equestrian Estates

Apple Valley, CA 92308 | Listing Information | Shear Realty | Victor Valley's #1 Real Estate Company (http://www.shearrealty.com/CA/Apple-Valley/92308/homes-for-sale/address-not-available-from-broker-57248525/popup - broken link)
Quail Valley Estates

Hope links are okay these should map for you to. This area is as soon as you come into Apple Valley off Bear Valley from Victorville there are other nice areas behind the St Mary's and such but these are the ones I am most familiar with and very convenient.
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