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Old 03-07-2013, 01:36 AM
 
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Hey, my family and I are from New Zealand and we're looking into moving to California! I have 4 children, 2 of which are teenagers and they hate it here. It's not the lifestyle for us, although its perfect for some. We are moving for business but also the kids get really bored here and the weather is horrible! We visited last year and we absolutely loved it. We are planning on going back next year to look at some neighborhoods, schools, etc etc. We have been doing heaps of research and trying to find somewhere perfect for us, we've narrowed it down to a few. We've looked into Sacramento and the neighbourhoods Folsom, Granite Bay, Rocklin, Roseville, El Doraldo Hills. Also Murrieta and Temecula. & neighborhoods out of Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley Region. But we've also heard great things about San Diego, haven't found a suitable neighborhood though. Anyway, they all sound okay but none of them really tick all the boxes. We want a nice, safe area, low crime area with lots to do for the teenagers and also good schooling. Preferably close to a main city. We need a 5 bedroom house, preferably between $500,000 - $700,000. Is there an area with all the things we want, thats safe and has family homes between this price range or is this too much to ask?
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:30 AM
 
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Rancho Bernardo to the north of San Diego, off of I-15 and Chula Vista to the south of San Diego would be two places you may want to also consider.

In addition, you may want to also consider areas such as Chino Hills or Rancho Cucamonga in the greater Los Angeles area.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:45 AM
 
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You should be good to go anywhere you have listed.

If worst comes to worst Fresno within CUSD fits.

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Old 03-07-2013, 10:41 AM
 
Location: La Mesa Aka The Table
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The Poway area of San Diego would be a nice fit
A lot to do with some of the best schools in the nation
Fletcher Hills area of El Cajon is also a good choice
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:33 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Check the Ventura County forum here, and do a search for Thousand Oaks. Will check all your boxes.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:02 PM
 
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The Poway area of San Diego would be a nice fit
A lot to do with some of the best schools in the nation
Fletcher Hills area of El Cajon is also a good choice
Thanks, Poway seems like a good! El Cajon doesn't seem to have a very good rep about it though, is it really as bad as people say here? Urban Dictionary: El Cajon
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:09 PM
 
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Check the Ventura County forum here, and do a search for Thousand Oaks. Will check all your boxes.
Looks nice. Sounds a little quiet and boring though, our kids hate the basic low-key lifestyle here! Definitely have to look into it thanks
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:15 PM
 
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Rancho Bernardo to the north of San Diego, off of I-15 and Chula Vista to the south of San Diego would be two places you may want to also consider.

In addition, you may want to also consider areas such as Chino Hills or Rancho Cucamonga in the greater Los Angeles area.
Thanks for your feedback! Rancho Bernardo looks a little pricey, 5 bedroom house prices are getting well over a million! Heard different feedback about Chula Vista too, think we might look into it more. Apparently theres a really nice side and a ghetto side?
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:24 PM
 
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Thanks for your feedback! Rancho Bernardo looks a little pricey, 5 bedroom house prices are getting well over a million! Heard different feedback about Chula Vista too, think we might look into it more. Apparently theres a really nice side and a ghetto side?
Rancho Bernardo has some homes in your price range, and is a very nice family area. They also go up from your price range, but you can enter into that market and it is pretty desirable.

Chula Vista has some nice areas about 5 miles or so inland, and heading east. Personally, I'd probably start by looking on the east side of I-805.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:44 PM
 
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Rancho Bernardo has some homes in your price range, and is a very nice family area. They also go up from your price range, but you can enter into that market and it is pretty desirable.

Chula Vista has some nice areas about 5 miles or so inland, and heading east. Personally, I'd probably start by looking on the east side of I-805.
Well that's weird, we've been using Zillow to see the house prices and shows the cheapest 5 bedroom bedroom in Rancho Bernardo to be $729,000 and then the rest quite a bit higher. Rancho Bernardo San Diego CA Homes for Sale & Rancho Bernardo Real Estate - Zillow

Is there a better website we should be using?

But yeah, we've heard East of the I-805 is great and West is gangs etc. Thanks!
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