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Old 08-29-2017, 07:05 PM
 
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The Salton Sea is walking distance to the Paciifc... you're just too lazy to get up and walk
Seriously arcata ca is a lot better than any city with in 50 miles of the salton sea.
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Old 08-29-2017, 07:12 PM
 
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To be fair the roads getting to Arcata and Eureka are treacherous.

Also, I remember hearing about the serious drug crimes going on in Arcata.
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Old 08-29-2017, 07:19 PM
 
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To be fair the roads getting to Arcata and Eureka are treacherous.

Also, I remember hearing about the serious drug crimes going on in Arcata.
That happens in the Bay Area too as well as all other places in the country.
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Old 08-29-2017, 07:26 PM
 
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OP hasn't even been to any of the cities he listed.

Santa Maria, not walking distance

Lompoc, not walking distance

Arcata, not walking distance

They look close to the pacific on google maps but you definately have to drive in you want to go to the beach. None of those towns have ocean views, all are at least 5-10 miles inland


Eureka is the only one you listed that actually borders the pacific within it's city limits
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Old 08-29-2017, 07:41 PM
 
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OP hasn't even been to any of the cities he listed.

Santa Maria, not walking distance

Lompoc, not walking distance

Arcata, not walking distance

They look close to the pacific on google maps but you definately have to drive in you want to go to the beach. None of those towns have ocean views, all are at least 5-10 miles inland


Eureka is the only one you listed that actually borders the pacific within it's city limits
I walk 10 miles a day so yeah that's walking distance. They have coastal weather which is really what I mean.
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Old 08-29-2017, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Avignon, France
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Prove me wrong by posting some links. Until otherwise, i will continue believe that the only afforrdable beach towns are Imperial Beach and Oxnard
Affordability is subjective...
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Old 08-29-2017, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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To be fair the roads getting to Arcata and Eureka are treacherous.
This is beyond laughable. So you view LA freeways and Bay Area freeways as safe and mellow? I guess relaxed rural two and four lane roads scare you? Yea it's awful scary to see a vehicle on the other side of a double yellow line. But no issues with playing bumper cars at 60mph on an 8 lane interstate at 3pm!
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Old 08-30-2017, 04:16 PM
 
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You could say the same of other cities.
Only to a very small degree, but that's beside the point. Small towns have a much smaller range of industries and companies than large cities simply because of their size. So the range of types of jobs in larger cities is naturally broader.
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Old 08-30-2017, 04:19 PM
 
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Only to a very small degree, but that's beside the point. Small towns have a much smaller range of industries and companies than large cities simply because of their size. So the range of types of jobs in larger cities is naturally broader.
These cities have hospitals, schools, business, and even chains. There's plenty of industry for 99% of jobs.
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Old 08-30-2017, 04:29 PM
 
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These cities have hospitals, schools, business, and even chains. There's plenty of industry for 99% of jobs.
Perma Bear, I did this in Arcata. I was only able to because I found my skilled niche, and was able to live like a peasant, naturally. Jobs are very hard to get. If you did this, you must have some resumeable skills, money, and/or pure luck. If you haven't done this, then you are talking out of your you-know-what.

Job:People ratio. It's a thing, you know! Hard work does not change this ratio.

I will say, you have a point though! It's much better than the bay area. If you're not concerned about career advancement, than some of those coastal towns might be for you. If career advancement is a priority over lifestyle, then MOVE TO SACRAMENTO! Which is what people are doing. See the reason?
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