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Old 05-01-2011, 12:49 PM
 
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My wife and I currenntly live in Cleveland, love the whole west coast, and have been searching in Southern California for the right place to relocate us and our six kids. We fell in love with Montecito and Santa Barbara. So I called a real estate agent, and was surprised that Montecito doesn't have its own Junior High and High schools. It is part of the Santa Barbara school system. I grew up going to private and public schools and loved the public schools much more. While I am sure that Santa Barbara has a fine school system, I want a smaller community school system to be a part of.

While Malibu isn't nearly as pretty as Montecito, I found out that it has a top notch public school system.

Any thoughts around Montecito, Malibu, or any other suggested cities? No we have not yet visited Laguna or La Jolla yet, but we might now that we are still looking. Thanks
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I realize this is a dumb question, but where will you be working? (Probably another "I work at home in my jammies...")

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Old 05-01-2011, 01:07 PM
 
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I have a funny answer, I actually will be working in my pajamas. I work within the commodities markets, can live anywhere, and will have to get up at 5 am PST, or 8 am EST every morning. That is the only huge negative about moving to California. But it is still better than another winter here in Cleveland.
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Old 05-01-2011, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I have a funny answer, I actually will be working in my pajamas. I work within the commodities markets, can live anywhere, and will have to get up at 5 am PST, or 8 am EST every morning. That is the only huge negative about moving to California. But it is still better than another winter here in Cleveland.
That's sleeping in. I get up at 4 to catch a 510 van to El Segundo from Orange County.

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Old 05-01-2011, 02:34 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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You are going to pick your town based on where your children are going to spend 1,080 hours out of the 8,760 hours in a year?

That does not seem to me to be a good reason to choose Malibu over Montecito.

How your kids do in school is up to you, not up to the school system.
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Old 05-01-2011, 03:00 PM
 
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How much is your income? Malibu is pretty expensive.
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:54 PM
 
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I would suggest Palos Verdes Estates or Rolling Hills. One of the top 5 school systems in the state. Right on the coast, and PVE has the same Spanish feel as SB/Montecito.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:18 PM
 
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This may be a reply to a two year old question, but did you ever make it to california? If so, where did you wind up? Where do your kids attend school? Had I seen your question sooner, I would have suggested Ventura. Their school system is one of the best...and retains that small town community feeling...
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