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Old 02-08-2007, 03:38 PM
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I'm consider a job in Crescent City. I'm hoping for some information about what it is like? It is quite small I think, but what sorts of folks live there, how is the climate, housing costs, etc. Any information is appreciated.
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Old 02-08-2007, 07:18 PM
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Climate is rainy and wet for about six months out of the year. There's not a whole lot there from what we've seen (which is mostly just driving through.) Housing costs are probably quite reasonable since they are fairly remote.
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Old 02-09-2007, 03:28 PM
Location: Sierra Foothills, formerly upstate NY
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Old 02-09-2007, 04:25 PM
Location: Tolland County- Northeastern CT
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Visited CC in 1986- in June. Small town of perhaps 5 or 6 thousand.
California's northern coast is stunningly beautiful- believe me. It is in the realm of the redwood Empires tallest trees.

The town has a fair amount of shopping for its size. In 1964 the town sustained damage from a Tsunami generated by the Alaskan earthquake.

Very beautiful area- mild climate- with rainy cool winters and sunny cool to warm summers.
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Old 02-10-2007, 02:40 PM
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Their docks were damaged this past November by a small tsunami as well.
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Old 02-10-2007, 06:11 PM
Location: Oregon Coast
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The weather in Crescent City is similar to mine on the Oregon coast. It'll be rainy and gray during winter. You'll get something like 65 inches of rain per year. Summers are really nice. It's usually in the high 60's with a bit of ocean breeze.
I have been to Crescent City a few times as I drive south. It's got some hotels and places to eat. They seem to make some of thier money from tourists. There are boats in the bay and some nice views.

The economy doesn't look like it's doing very well there. I suppose that's why home prices are less expensive than a lot of places in California.
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Old 02-11-2007, 10:37 PM
Location: zooland 1
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the town is dying on the vine... pelican bay state prison is the big employer... lots of rain and fog in the winter... and Im not with the others in this post.. housing to buy is expensive.. lots of dopers...
We looked at is seriously... but said no way... not enough life coupled with cold and wet weather..
Occasionally they will have some good music down by the dock...

Go across the border.. much better decision

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Old 03-31-2007, 10:42 PM
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My family has lived here in Crescent City for 6 years. It's a nice place to live, with spectacular scenery and mostly mild weather.

pros: small-town environment with low traffic; scenery; slow-paced lifestyle, for the most part; everyone knows your name; we now sport a home depot

cons: this town heavily relied upon the logging and fishing industries - when the extreme conservationists farther south decided to save what was left, the logging and fishing industries up here were negatively impacted. unfortunately, many families landed on welfare and the cycle continues today. i also maintain that the families that raise the folks who are doing time at pelican bay state prison come up here to live and many of these families know nothing but welfare; the cost of housing has skyrocketed in spite of the fact that most of the houses here are not worth what sellers are asking; the schools aren't that great; if you don't have a job to move here for, don't expect to have one fall in your lap; rain, lots of it; if cold to you is under 70 degrees, it's cold here most of the year; isolated location; decent shopping is at least 90 miles away; when it rains and the road are blocked by slides, you're stuck here until the roads are clear; everyone knows your name.

If you want big-town entertainment in a small-town atmosphere, this is not your town. The harbor is a working harbor, when fishing is allowed. Crescent City is trying hard to find other ways to grow, and energetic folks who would stay and help establish a solid base of economic growth could cause this area to become an excellent place to live. If you want it handed to you on a platter, though, you'd better look elsewhere for a place to call home.
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Old 04-01-2007, 03:19 PM
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Old 07-08-2007, 12:14 PM
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I have always been interested to know what Crescent City California is like since I live in crescent city Florida. We are sister cities. our CC is similar but our weather is paradise in winter. We are just starting to grown in spite of all the old timers who want to keep things the same.

No wonder. Beautiful shaded streets. Two big lakes. Slow pace, no traffic except at noon for a minute and everything you need here. Low cost of living but high priced realty.
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