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Old 07-10-2010, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Monterey County, CA
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Well, I'd recommend looking closer to the CA/OR boarder. Brookings Oregon is a gorgeous location and nicer town than the Crescent City on the CA side. There are trees galore up there and the Redwoods are only ~ 20 miles south.



Crecent City is Ok I guess. But I like Brookings more. You may be ok with Crecent City. Either way they are right next door. The coastal redwoods in this region are my favorite in the CA.



For other options in CA how about Trinidad or further south closer to Santa Rosa in places like Jenner or Bodega Bay. Even further south there are Redwoods in and around the Bay Area like the Santa Cruz Mtns or Big Sur.

Much really depends what other things you are looking for besides the coast and redwoods as there are many options.

Take a look here on the map to get an idea: Coastal Redwoods

Derek
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Old 07-16-2010, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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I know 700K sounds cheap for 1 acre of beachfront....but seriously, how many people who are dependent on the local economy for employment can afford even half that amount?
We sold our acre, with a one bedroom small cottage, 300' from the surf, and took a beating, in '09. Went for $450K. The town is now a drug-infested, crime happy place. Pot growers, for the most part economically set, have attracted a slew of get-rich-quick-thinking thugs and welfare low-lifes that clog the system, as well as the area. We were glad to be done with the place. My wife's parents bought there in the early 60's, and ,as it goes with a lot of places, it was a booming logging area, with a great fishing industry. Well, all of that has closed and left, and now its EXTREMELY hard to find work, and when you do, there are Phd's vying for the job, and at a cut rate.

Its the tale of the typical nice American town. Here once, and gone forever.
Reluctant police, no medical care of any significance, and 2 hours just to get to a Highway to go somewhere else for a day!

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Old 07-16-2010, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Monterey County, CA
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We sold our acre, with a one bedroom small cottage, 300' from the surf, and took a beating, in '09. Went for $450K. The town is now a drug-infested, crime happy place. Pot growers, for the most part economically set, have attracted a slew of get-rich-quick-thinking thugs and welfare low-lifes that clog the system, as well as the area. We were glad to be done with the place. My wife's parents bought there in the early 60's, and ,as it goes with a lot of places, it was a booming logging area, with a great fishing industry. Well, all of that has closed and left, and now its EXTREMELY hard to find work, and when you do, there are Phd's vying for the job, and at a cut rate.

Its the tale of the typical nice American town. Here once, and gone forever.
Reluctant police, no medical care of any significance, and 2 hours just to get to a Highway to go somewhere else for a day!
Interesting story and sad to hear how the area went down hill. But it's good to hear the truth of what it's really like now as well as the historical sketch of the area's devolution. I know some want to paint these things with rose colored glasses, live and let live, etc... But when you see things get worse it's not always a pretty thing.

Just out of curiosity where did you move to? I see your location says Pacific Northwest. Do you find your new location much different? The reason I ask is that a significant part of the PNW was effected by similar economic factors - a decrease in logging. And there has been an upsurge in the pot trade. We visited the entire Oregon coast and it is absolutely beautiful. But the economy in many of the towns seems depressed without much going. Although Brookings was very nice.

Derek
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Old 07-16-2010, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Default farther out of town....sort of!

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Interesting story and sad to hear how the area went down hill. But it's good to hear the truth of what it's really like now as well as the historical sketch of the area's devolution. I know some want to paint these things with rose colored glasses, live and let live, etc... But when you see things get worse it's not always a pretty thing.

Just out of curiosity where did you move to? I see your location says Pacific Northwest. Do you find your new location much different? The reason I ask is that a significant part of the PNW was effected by similar economic factors - a decrease in logging. And there has been an upsurge in the pot trade. We visited the entire Oregon coast and it is absolutely beautiful. But the economy in many of the towns seems depressed without much going. Although Brookings was very nice.

Derek
We moved up towards the Or border, near a college town, still on the coast. We are still getting out of here, and heading to a larger venue in Oregon later this year. An actual city, with a hospital, and more than two movie theatres, and a bunch of good restaurants, and book stores, and ......a low crime rate. And..........its a secret, but I will tell you that I have done a large amount of homework, and in fact, we are traveling up there this month to scope things out, and just double check-but it looks good!
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Old 08-03-2010, 01:44 PM
 
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My wife and I will be retiring within the next 2 years and want to return to California. We're originally from the LA area but don't want to go back there. We're looking into affordable towns in northern California along the coast or close to it and we're considering Fort Bragg. We would appreciate any comments regarding living there. Thanks!
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Old 08-03-2010, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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My wife and I will be retiring within the next 2 years and want to return to California. We're originally from the LA area but don't want to go back there. We're looking into affordable towns in northern California along the coast or close to it and we're considering Fort Bragg. We would appreciate any comments regarding living there. Thanks!
Did you read the thread?
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Old 08-03-2010, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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Wow, Interesting. Thanks so much for your reply. It looks so beautiful. Any suggestions for a great place to live with in the redwoods?
Calaveras County, CA
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Old 10-15-2010, 07:15 PM
 
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Default re;work and living in Mendocino/Ft Bragg areas

Greeting to those who posted before; "Logan's dad" ect..
I have only been here 3 months now. I was doing Construction in S.F. Bay Area- not here. I became a caregiver for $10 ph,,sucks but? Hospitality from what I have seen is such a pulse! People are slower and let you put your foot off the curb without the fear of being ran over. People stop and allow you to go 1st at a stop sign even if they were first? Strange but true! Community spirit and helping others genuinely. Work,,um? Not here from what I have seen except lots of "farming", McD's - Salveway all about $10 per hour. Cold/wet winters too but very nice beauty and people make this wonderful!
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Old 10-15-2010, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Dublin, CA
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This is really an interesting post about much of the CA coast that doesn't get much attention, except by the tourists going through.

So how about towns within lets say a 30-40 mile radius north or south of Fort Bragg - to the North Rockport or Westport and to the South Mendocino down to Point Arena. Are all these small coastals towns very similar? Is the pot culture really still that bad? Or has the law been more effective in some parts? I know Humboldt County deals with similar issues.

Derek
Exactly!!! Lets keep it that way. I enjoy driving to Ft Bragg, just FOR THESE reasons. Much less crowded then Santa Cruz and Monterey. The weather is usually better (I like the cold, misty, type beach weather).

I say delete this thread, so people don't mess up the area, anymore then it already is
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Old 10-16-2010, 02:35 AM
 
Location: rain city
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Greeting to those who posted before; "Logan's dad" ect..
I have only been here 3 months now. I was doing Construction in S.F. Bay Area- not here. I became a caregiver for $10 ph,,sucks but? Hospitality from what I have seen is such a pulse! People are slower and let you put your foot off the curb without the fear of being ran over. People stop and allow you to go 1st at a stop sign even if they were first? Strange but true! Community spirit and helping others genuinely. Work,,um? Not here from what I have seen except lots of "farming", McD's - Salveway all about $10 per hour. Cold/wet winters too but very nice beauty and people make this wonderful!

(sorry for the several deleted posts preceding....)

But when I saw this post I couldn't believe my eyes and was so staggered by it--when I tried to respond rationally....only garble came from my poor keyboard which refused to cooperate....

But if this construction worker from the Bay Area is to be ~comprehended~ in his reply about Ft. Bragg, well....there is reason to be worried, very worried, about Fort Bragg indeed.

His post is evidence enough to keep me out of there for eternity.

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