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View Poll Results: Where to live: Modesto/Turlock vs Visalia/Tulare???
Modesto/Turlock 4 66.67%
Visalia/Tulare 2 33.33%
Voters: 6. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-26-2019, 11:06 PM
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We are looking to move and invest in the California Central Valley and are considering two options:

1. The Modesto/Turlock area (Stanislaus County)
2. The Visalia/Tulare area (Tulare County)

We are looking for an area that has clean, safe, well-kept neighborhoods, a large middle/upper class, friendly people, charm, and outdoor trails or parks.

Statistics online only say so much about an area. I would like to hear the opinions of people that have lived here or know the area.

We have visited the two areas. Visalia and Turlock seemed like the nicest of these towns and are comparing these two. We want to avoid run-down areas with a lot of poverty, crime, graffiti, trash on the side of the road, crumbling roads, homelessness, etc.. We saw a lot of this in both areas.

Another important consideration is the future of these two areas. Which area has the best future, will have the most population growth, business and infrastructure development, and will have a larger middle/upper class in the next coming decades?

Where would you live and why? Where would you invest in real estate?
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Old 09-27-2019, 02:19 AM
Location: Oroville, California
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Stanislaus County is 90 minutes to the Bay Area and 90 minutes to Sacramento. Tulare County isn't. That's a big plus right there being within easy reach of a couple of large cities.. It has several nice towns a short drive from Modesto (Oakdale - where I grew up and Escalon). Oakdale is a bit more upscale than the rest of the county with reasonably good schools. Very nice town. I loved growing up there and would have no issue moving back.
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Old 09-27-2019, 09:29 AM
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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While I could care less about access to the Bay Area or future growth I do agree That Oakdale and Escalon are two excellent choices for Valley towns. Truth be told you don’t want to live in a small city that will have its positive aspects ruined by population growth.
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