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Old 06-07-2011, 12:19 PM
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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I personally have never heard of a school social worker, I have seen outreach from the county to schools though.
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Old 06-16-2011, 11:46 PM
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Smile Sun, Heat...and Lakes?!

Originally Posted by sabbysara View Post
We are considering relocating from Seattle to somewhere in CA. We would like to be under a 2 hour drive to snowboard, but we also want a somewhat hot summer and more sun than clouds year round.
Sacramento suburb areas fit those requirements. Better really like sun and heat because summers are a big shock compared to Seattle. Sacramento is no Seattle but it's got tall buildings, gangs and poverty like any larger city, though Midtown is a pretty decent urban scene.

Originally Posted by sabbysara View Post
...but do prefer to live in a neighborhood that has it's own smaller downtown area. If we could buy a 3 bedroom house for under 200K, that would be awesome.
Respectfully, I take it that you're not kidding. That's not possible in the Sacramento area or similar regions close to snowboarding. There aren't decent small city downtowns left in California. Rare exceptions are places like Davis with its downtown artificially supported by the adjacent university. Of course, since that is a desirable attribute housing prices are significantly higher. Also, it is an additional 30 minutes away from the mountains.

Originally Posted by sabbysara View Post
Some sort of water in the area is necessary...lakes would be great.
Lakes larger than ponds in most of California outside the alpine areas are all reservoirs. Folsom Lake is nice but it's the number two most popular state park (after Hearst Castle) so you can expect hundreds of water skiers every summer day. Many, many other smaller lakes (reservoirs) dot the foothills and mountains, but you must drive an hour or more from Sacramento. The American River Parkway is awesome, however, and that might make up for the "lack of lakes" for you.
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:50 PM
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Keep in mind most of the cities recommended, Rocklin, Folsom, El Dorado Hills, are not attainable for $200k. You might find something decent, and most of those cities are all decent, but it's not going to be easy. All are good choices if you can find something. Money goes further in Lincoln but there isn't much in the town. Placerville is pretty rural. Auburn is a mix but, again, not sure what you can get for that amount.
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