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View Poll Results: Is California one of the worst states to raise and have children?
Yes, no one should have children in California. We're suffering enough as it is. 9 19.15%
No, people can have children anywhere, where more problems will occur. 30 63.83%
Yes, childless California natives shouldn't have any children at all. Go to another state if they want some. 8 17.02%
Voters: 47. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-04-2009, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Under a bridge.
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Where do you think is a better place to raise kids?
Where it is less crowded. California is so crowded you can't evern get a campsite in the summer unless you make plans 6 or 7 months ahead of time.

 
Old 02-04-2009, 02:07 PM
 
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That is because it is beautiful. Of course the most beautiful places will also be the most crowded.
 
Old 02-04-2009, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Under a bridge.
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That is because it is beautiful. Of course the most beautiful places will also be the most crowded.
That is truly unfortunate. I think some better places to raise kids might be New Mexico, or maybe Utah. But it is soooooo crowded here that it is just crazy. I grew up in San Diego, and even there it is not what it used to be.
 
Old 02-04-2009, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Not every area of California is crowded. Perhaps your experience is a result of where you've been. There are a lot of uncrowded spots in CA. I've seen them!
 
Old 02-04-2009, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Under a bridge.
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Not every area of California is crowded. Perhaps your experience is a result of where you've been. There are a lot of uncrowded spots in CA. I've seen them!
OK. But Downeville is so cold in the winter....and Borrego is so hot in the summer.
 
Old 02-04-2009, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Then there's that whole Santa Ynez valley - very beautiful and not crowded.
 
Old 02-04-2009, 06:11 PM
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Living here, I've seen kids in gangs, vandalizing property, and families are breaking up in California. The public schools (in my opinion sucks anyway) in LA are messed up.

Why do people have kids in a state that is pleged with gang activity? Is California one fo the worst states to raise kids?
Great question. I left the state to raise my two older kids. I have one more to raise and if I move back to SoCal she will probably go to private school.

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Old 02-05-2009, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Under a bridge.
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Then there's that whole Santa Ynez valley - very beautiful and not crowded.
Median price (according to zillow.com)
Santa Ynez: $1.7 million
Buellton: $550,000
Solvang: $1.5 million
Los Olivos: $1.5 million.

....um...can I collect on my lottery winnings in advance (joke).
 
Old 02-05-2009, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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So .... are you saying 1.7 million's not in your budget?
 
Old 02-05-2009, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Southeast Iowa
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Is California one of the worst states to raise and have children?
Yes.
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