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Old 07-04-2008, 01:15 PM
 
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Cool Santa Barbara: not everyone is rich there so...

In Santa Barbara not everyone can be rich there so my question is: where are all the regular folks there? There has to be people who support the wealthy with labor and services. I've seen that students are there in pretty large numbers, so what about it? What do you know about average to poor folks in Santa Barbara?
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Old 07-04-2008, 01:43 PM
 
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Alot of the people who live in Santa Barbara have been there for a long long time and their house is paid for. Some also share apartments with 2- 4 in one bedroom. Its not impossible to live there. Another option is to live on a boat.
The thing about Santa Barbara is once you leave you most likely will not be able to return. I left SB and have no desire to come back. I wanted to be a homeowner and now I am one. Being a homeowner would not ever be possible there for me. Here is my Home (http://www.newtohavasu.net/ - broken link)
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Old 07-04-2008, 01:58 PM
 
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Alot of the people who live in Santa Barbara have been there for a long long time and their house is paid for. Some also share apartments with 2- 4 in one bedroom. Its not impossible to live there. Another option is to live on a boat.
The thing about Santa Barbara is once you leave you most likely will not be able to return. I left SB and have no desire to come back. I wanted to be a homeowner and now I am one. Being a homeowner would not ever be possible there for me. Here is my Home (http://www.newtohavasu.net/ - broken link)
I have a question: Is living by a lake as good as being next to the ocean? I grew up on a harbor and have always lived next to the ocean.

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Old 07-04-2008, 02:10 PM
 
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I have a question: Is living by a lake as good as being next to the ocean? I grew up on a harbor and have always lived next to the ocean.

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Great question!!
I myself like both and have spent alot of time on the ocean and alot of time on lakes. The lake is good for relaxing and enjoying a quick boat ride and an ocean is good for going for an afternoon boat ride also and good for a thrill seeking adventure when it was rough. They both are different and some like one more then the other. You say you grew up on a harbor does that mean you lived on a boat? I spent my entire time in Santa Barbara living on a boat. I was curious about the East coast boat life. To answer you the lake is just as good as the ocean. I like the heat and living on the ocean did not offer that for me. Winters are about the same in Lake Havasu as they are in Santa Barbara just less rain. Summers are super hot day and night.
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Old 07-04-2008, 02:17 PM
 
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Great question!!
I myself like both and have spent alot of time on the ocean and alot of time on lakes. The lake is good for relaxing and enjoying a quick boat ride and an ocean is good for going for an afternoon boat ride also and good for a thrill seeking adventure when it was rough. They both are different and some like one more then the other. You say you grew up on a harbor does that mean you lived on a boat? I spent my entire time in Santa Barbara living on a boat. I was curious about the East coast boat life. To answer you the lake is just as good as the ocean. I like the heat and living on the ocean did not offer that for me. Winters are about the same in Lake Havasu as they are in Santa Barbara just less rain. Summers are super hot day and night.
I didn't live on a boat but the boats were docked across the street from my house. We grew up playing on the docks/piers. We swam in the harbor.

Heat? I'd hate to swap the cold for brutal heat.

Boat life here is NOT for the light of heart or mind. The weather can be very cold, it is expensive and anywhere cheap would be in a neighborhood where you'd have to be comfortable being looked at as an outsider. But I've known people who have loved it. Me? The water rats here have always kept me from living on the water itself. Bad enough when they'd come over to our basements. (We have underground rooms in the north east that are called basements/cellars)
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Old 07-04-2008, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Baywood Park
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In Santa Barbara not everyone can be rich there so my question is: where are all the regular folks there? There has to be people who support the wealthy with labor and services. I've seen that students are there in pretty large numbers, so what about it? What do you know about average to poor folks in Santa Barbara?
I'm no expert on SB, I live close to 2 hrs. north. I visit SB about once or twice a year. I had a friend who lived there for about 5 years and worked as a house painter. I asked him the same question. He said there's definetly a part of town you don't want to hang around at at night. What part? I don't know. He said the "other side of the tracks".
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Old 07-04-2008, 02:42 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Alot of the people who live in Santa Barbara have been there for a long long time and their house is paid for. Some also share apartments with 2- 4 in one bedroom. Its not impossible to live there. Another option is to live on a boat.
The thing about Santa Barbara is once you leave you most likely will not be able to return. I left SB and have no desire to come back. I wanted to be a homeowner and now I am one. Being a homeowner would not ever be possible there for me. Here is my Home (http://www.newtohavasu.net/ - broken link)
Havasu is nice. My dad lives there and I visit him 2-3 times a year. I'd love to live there but for me there isn't any work available. I do A/C for large commerical bldgs, schools, large hospitals etc. It is also a little to hot. I like the heat but 115 degrees is a little rough.
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Old 07-04-2008, 02:46 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Santa Barbara is nice. Lived there for about a year and half some years ago. I liked it, but it is definitely old money there. I knew a guy who bought a condo there for about 165K (10 years ago). He could probably sell that for 500 550 even in todays market.
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Old 07-04-2008, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Baywood Park
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Havasu is nice. My dad lives there and I visit him 2-3 times a year. I'd love to live there but for me there isn't any work available. I do A/C for large commerical bldgs, schools, large hospitals etc. It is also a little to hot. I like the heat but 115 degrees is a little rough.
There's no work in Havasu for an A/C tech? huh?
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Old 07-04-2008, 02:59 PM
 
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I'm no expert on SB, I live close to 2 hrs. north. I visit SB about once or twice a year. I had a friend who lived there for about 5 years and worked as a house painter. I asked him the same question. He said there's definetly a part of town you don't want to hang around at at night. What part? I don't know. He said the "other side of the tracks".
sounds like my part of town.

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