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Old 06-06-2011, 09:11 PM
 
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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. We aren't huge city people, 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. Some sort of water in the area is necessary...lakes would be great. I'm a 34 year old school social worker and my husband is 29 year old electrician and bmx rider. We are friendly, outgoing people who moved to Seattle from Michigan a few years ago. We aren't fans of L.A. or San Fran. Do you have any suggestions for us? Thanks
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:17 PM
 
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Sounds like the Sacramento region fits all of your qualifications and would be perfect for you. There are plenty of small towns and cities within the region that may fit your bill. Just off the top of my head, check out Auburn, Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, Placerville.
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:18 PM
 
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Sacramento maybe? No sure how far it is from Tahoe but its plenty hot there and relatively cheap.
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:44 PM
 
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Thank you for the quick replies!
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:48 PM
 
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Redding
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:53 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Sacramento is ideal for what you are looking for.

Hot summers, very sunny
Right around 2 hours to the ski resorts.
Two rivers run through the city and there are lakes nearby as well.
Many homes priced under $200K in the Sacramento area now.

Communities around Folsom Lake might be a good place to look. It's a pretty big lake.
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:59 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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The real trick is finding a job these days. CA doesn't have school social workers, as far as I know. If these exist here, it would probably by in L.A. and S.F.
You'd do fine anywhere in the foothills of the Sierras.
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:38 AM
 
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Snort, why do you say that there aren't school social workers? There is a California Association of School Social Workers, but it's $65 for a membership and you have to sign up in order to view the employment section. Just wondering if you have anymore info...

Thanks to everyone for the feedback!
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Mokelumne Hill, CA & El Pescadero, BCS MX.
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Anywhere along Hiway 49 seems to be exactly what you're looking for.
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:07 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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Snort, why do you say that there aren't school social workers? There is a California Association of School Social Workers, but it's $65 for a membership and you have to sign up in order to view the employment section. Just wondering if you have anymore info...

Thanks to everyone for the feedback!
I've seen districts use social workers from agencies, but never directly employ social workers. edjoin.com is the site for CA school personnel, and the title doesn't seem to show up when put in a search.
That said, districts here are still cutting staff, which includes school psychs and school nurses.
At any rate, I hope I'm wrong, and that there is a number of districts who make use of your services directly.
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