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Unread 02-02-2007, 10:14 AM
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Default Santa Clara vs. Sacramento

I am trying to choose between Santa Clara and Sacramento. I've been accepted to law schools in both cities and am having a hard time deciding which location is better.

I'd be relocating from Michigan with two small children so I'm looking for an area conducive to raising a family but not too expensive. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Unread 02-02-2007, 10:25 AM
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Which Law School in Sacramento? UOP - McGeorge? Sacramento in and of itself is going to be more reasonable in price due to the lower cost of living here in the Valley. McGeorge is one of the best and claims Justice Kennedy.

The campus itself is located in the Oak Park section of South Sacramento, not an area that I would be finding myself after dark and certainly wouldn't want to live there. It would be an easy commute though from a more reasonable part of town. You may want to check out the Sacramento forum on here for more specific questions about the area.

Congratulations on law school!!
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Unread 02-02-2007, 11:23 AM
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Cool For me that's a no-brainer, it has to be Sacramento

I've lived in both and Santa Clara is crazy and way overpriced for 90% of America.

Sacramento on the other hand has a lot of great things going for it, as well as good deals on houses to rent and/or buy because the market there got so out of hand in 2004 and 2005 and is now in the midst of a huge correction.

Lots of great neighborhoods for raising kids. If you were to give an estimate of rent price or housing cost range, people in Sacramento and surrounding cities could give you an idea of what you can get for that amount.
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Unread 02-02-2007, 12:03 PM
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I would have to say Sacramento for sure.
You have so many options of towns nearby to live. As I would not choose to live in Sacramento, but you have Roseville, Folsom, etc. that are both very nice.
And I think the area as a whole is so much better than Santa Clara.And you are a close drive to Tahoe and not too far from the beach
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