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Old 03-18-2007, 07:16 PM
 
Location: West Linn, OR
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Default Info on Oakdale

We are looking at relocating to the Modesto area from Oregon this summer. We heard Ripon, Oakdale, and Turlock are good options. Is there much as far as shopping in Oakdale? We heard you have to drive out to Modesto for anything decent, but for that size of a city, we find that hard to believe? We tried looking up stores/shopping online for that city and NOTHING came up? What's the deal? We also tried going on "forrent.com" to look for apartments for when we first arrive, and nothing came up? Is there really NOTHING out there? Should we re-think our decision, and look at another nearby city? Thanks for your help!
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Old 03-19-2007, 09:21 AM
 
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there is nothing in Oakdale. Or waterford. Nothing. I don't think Modesto is safe and Turlock is getting worse from what I here it used to be okay and there is alot of shopping in turlock and modesto this post is a little late so you may have already moved good luck.
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Old 03-19-2007, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Check out Riverbank just north of Modesto. It's a small town (with new houses going up) but it's close enough to Modesto for shopping and doing other things.
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Old 03-26-2007, 09:10 PM
 
Location: West Linn, OR
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Check out Riverbank just north of Modesto. It's a small town (with new houses going up) but it's close enough to Modesto for shopping and doing other things.
I had read from many posters on here that Riverbank has gang and crime problems? Is it getting better now, or was it really never that bad?
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Old 03-27-2007, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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I know nothing about any gang activity. I use to work in the area until last summer and drove around Modesto, Oakdale, Escalon, Riverbank, etc. and Riverbank seemed like a nice little town from what I could see. New homes were under construction last summer when I went through there. For that matter, Escalon seemed to be a nice little farming town - slow and laid-back with not too much to do in any of these little towns in the Central Valley - better shopping and other activities in bigger places like Modesto.
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Old 03-28-2007, 11:37 AM
 
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We are looking at relocating to the Modesto area from Oregon this summer. We heard Ripon, Oakdale, and Turlock are good options. Is there much as far as shopping in Oakdale? We heard you have to drive out to Modesto for anything decent, but for that size of a city, we find that hard to believe? We tried looking up stores/shopping online for that city and NOTHING came up? What's the deal? We also tried going on "forrent.com" to look for apartments for when we first arrive, and nothing came up? Is there really NOTHING out there? Should we re-think our decision, and look at another nearby city? Thanks for your help!
I live in Turlock and I will NOT STOP until I can move out of this area.

The Central Valley (IMO) SUCKS and is getting worse in every way.

There are gangs, increase of tagging (spraypainting) is getting worse and I a police officer in Turlock actually said, "You have NO idea how bad it is getting."

I moved to Turlock in 1990. It was great then. Like Mayberry on the Andy Griffith show. Now it is overcrowded, hot in the summer and miserable.

If I were you, I would avoid it at all costs!
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Old 03-28-2007, 11:39 AM
 
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I had read from many posters on here that Riverbank has gang and crime problems? Is it getting better now, or was it really never that bad?
IT'S BAD! and it will get worse.
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Old 04-19-2010, 02:36 PM
 
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Ok I live in the great city of OAKDALE it is small and everybody knows you we have tons of stuff to do here and there is great shopping if you can notfind what you are looking for here Riverbank will have it the only draw back about oakdale is the rent is high but hats what is to be expected if yu want to keep it small and safe, so come on down we would love to have ya if you dont bring drama. Also Modesto has some great neighbor hood in the north east part of town
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:13 PM
 
Location: 'Shangri-La 'mountains west of Wolf Creek, Oregon
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Ok I live in the great city of OAKDALE it is small and everybody knows you we have tons of stuff to do here and there is great shopping if you can notfind what you are looking for here Riverbank will have it the only draw back about oakdale is the rent is high but hats what is to be expected if yu want to keep it small and safe, so come on down we would love to have ya if you dont bring drama. Also Modesto has some great neighbor hood in the north east part of town

My son lives in Jamestown. I used to live in Prunedale & go visit him. We used to do a lot of fishin' all over that area...

I remember it smellin' reel good in Oakdale when Hershey was still thar.





Have a good'un...
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Old 05-06-2014, 11:27 AM
 
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I live in the Modesto area and can't wait to get out. If you have to live in the Central Valley choose carefully. Sacramento's east side is okay. In Turlock, try to live on the "good" side of town near the university. The roving homeless population in Turlock is huge. So is the drug problem. I would avoid Ripon like the plague...it's too close to Stockton.

Basically, let's face it, we have huge problems in the Valley with overpopulation, economic decay, and illegal immigration. A huge portion of the population is on welfare. It's a hard place to make a living. If you do work, taxes are high. And it's looking more like a 3rd world country ever day.

The people, in general, suck. Basically, by default, trust no one in a place like Merced, Turlock, or Stockton. As times get worse here economically, people at the low end are becoming increasingly backstabbing, hustling, and conniving, wanting to see what they can get out of you. People who have money are often arrogant fuks and like to manipulate and move people with it. I'm from this area originally. I've lived in other places, but circumstances keep bringing me back here. I can honestly say the Central Valley is the worst place I have lived. When I leave again I will never look back or return to this rectum of the West.

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