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Old 01-27-2009, 03:50 PM
 
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Dean..I saw that there are a few more Organic store's there. Lassen's and Good Earth. Do you live in the area or are you moving there ?
I don't live in the area yet. But, i am always looking for more feedback, both negative and positve. I have been researching this and other areas for an eventual relocation from the SF Bay area. We like more rural areas with nice weather. The Central Coast seems to fit those qualifications. That said we would like some amenities such as organic food, outdoor activities and a good dentist.
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Seal Beach,CA
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I don't live in the area yet. But, i am always looking for more feedback, both negative and positve. I have been researching this and other areas for an eventual relocation from the SF Bay area. We like more rural areas with nice weather. The Central Coast seems to fit those qualifications. That said we would like some amenities such as organic food, outdoor activities and a good dentist.
I lived in the area when I was in high school and loved it. We are moving there next month. I was just there visiting for a week and it seems great.
Some of the people that comment on the crime are a bit silly in my opinion.
It's not a large city...and it's kind of obvious what part of town to stay away from. Know what I mean ???
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:56 AM
 
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I don't live in the area yet. But, i am always looking for more feedback, both negative and positve. I have been researching this and other areas for an eventual relocation from the SF Bay area. We like more rural areas with nice weather. The Central Coast seems to fit those qualifications. That said we would like some amenities such as organic food, outdoor activities and a good dentist.
SLO has a New Frontiers market, more expensive but organic with a good deli. Kinda pretentious though, like SLO. AG or Nipomo are more down to earth.
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Old 01-28-2009, 12:00 PM
 
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I lived in the area when I was in high school and loved it. We are moving there next month. I was just there visiting for a week and it seems great.
Some of the people that comment on the crime are a bit silly in my opinion.
It's not a large city...and it's kind of obvious what part of town to stay away from. Know what I mean ???
I know exactly what you mean with regards to crime. Crime on the Central Coast is so low compared to what I see up here in SF/Oakland!
In my opinion, even the so-called crime areas of Santa Maria pall in comparison to LA and Sf. It is all relative as Einstein used to say!

I wish you well on your new adventure!
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Old 01-28-2009, 12:05 PM
 
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SLO has a New Frontiers market, more expensive but organic with a good deli. Kinda pretentious though, like SLO. AG or Nipomo are more down to earth.
I like down to earth as we garden quite a bit! Also, all the organic foods in the area is very wonderful. Central Coast strawberries are the best!

New Frontiers sounds similar to a Whole Foods store. With all the gloom and doom in the world I am very encouraged that we are on the right track with healthy food, air and water.
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Old 01-28-2009, 12:40 PM
 
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Santa Maria, CA. City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 320.9)(1999-281.3)(2000-274.2)(2001-267.4)(2004-370.6)(2005-340.7)(2006-371.5)

Broken Arrow, OK. City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 320.9)(1999-192.50)(2000-189.0)(2001-221.6)(2002-215.4)(2003-198.0)(2004-199.8)(2005-174.7)(2006-152.2)


Any place where crime increases over a 5 year period is not, well, very good. I would say the crime rate in SM is pretty high. The second graph is a similar city as far a size goes, now that looks like a low crime area. One that is getting better as well. Same population, although the 2nd graph is part of a MUCH larger metro area.

FWIW, I just like bagging on Santa Maria.
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Old 01-28-2009, 12:41 PM
 
Location: CA
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I like down to earth as we garden quite a bit! Also, all the organic foods in the area is very wonderful. Central Coast strawberries are the best!

New Frontiers sounds similar to a Whole Foods store. With all the gloom and doom in the world I am very encouraged that we are on the right track with healthy food, air and water.
If you want good organic food in SLO, don't go to New Frontiers - its very expensive there. Rather, try the Saturday morning farmer's market in the Gottschalks parking lot.
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Old 01-28-2009, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Lompoc,CA
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FWIW, they are opening a new Trader Joes over by Costco in Santa
Maria. Hey, dont be hatin on Santa Maria,its our closest shopping area
over here in lil ole Lompoc. I do love me some Santa Maria strawberries

Greenchili
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Old 01-28-2009, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Seal Beach,CA
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Santa Maria, CA. City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 320.9)(1999-281.3)(2000-274.2)(2001-267.4)(2004-370.6)(2005-340.7)(2006-371.5)

Broken Arrow, OK. City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 320.9)(1999-192.50)(2000-189.0)(2001-221.6)(2002-215.4)(2003-198.0)(2004-199.8)(2005-174.7)(2006-152.2)


Any place where crime increases over a 5 year period is not, well, very good. I would say the crime rate in SM is pretty high. The second graph is a similar city as far a size goes, now that looks like a low crime area. One that is getting better as well. Same population, although the 2nd graph is part of a MUCH larger metro area.

FWIW, I just like bagging on Santa Maria.
Still that's not bad... I lived in Savannah,GA for a few years and their crime index # was something like 584....Yes the crime is bad in Savannah...but I still had no problems. If your smart , you know which area's to avoid.
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Old 01-31-2009, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Seal Beach,CA
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FWIW, they are opening a new Trader Joes over by Costco in Santa
Maria. Hey, dont be hatin on Santa Maria,its our closest shopping area
over here in lil ole Lompoc. I do love me some Santa Maria strawberries

Greenchili
I am so excited to be able to shop at a Trader Joe's again. None down in our part of Texas.
Yeah.....we leave for Cali next week !
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