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Old 07-06-2009, 03:17 PM
 
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That's really old data.

Average List Price 2009
Santa Clara $593,900
Folsom $405,000
I just used census data so it's quick, easy and as "official" as you can get.

Still not the 300k gap City Boy claimed. Not that I even care as I wouldn't live in either place.
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Old 07-06-2009, 03:27 PM
 
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I was looking at the wrong data , with that said, 2007 shows it's closer to a 200k difference in housing costs, which is still alot.
Ok no problem. Yes a 150-200k gap depending on whatever data you're looking at is a big difference but not as extreme as you claimed. Thats all I was saying.

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I said that because it affects the cost of housing. I wouldn't call that or Santa Clara a wealthy suburb, why is a average 500k House considered wealthy?
Because IMHO it is. I don't know what the 2009 data looks like but I'm sure 500k is at least 3 times the national average. I wouldn't call it "rich", but definitely wealthy.

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But it's still the central valley and the air quality is bad. Santa Clara is in the bay area it feels very different than being way out in folsom IMO. I also do not like Santa Clara by the way. IMO I just don't think the two are the same and I don't think they are "Wealthy" suburbs. Just suburbs.
Yes, air quality is worse, can't argue that. But other than some minor differences, in my opinion Santa Clara and Folsom are much more a like than different. I work in Folsom and have been to the San Jose/Santa Clara area quite a few times and from my experience they feel the same. I admit I haven't really visited inner city San Jose (does that even exist?) but then there's no point in that since the OP asked about Santa Clara specifically.
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Old 07-06-2009, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Ok no problem. Yes a 150-200k gap depending on whatever data you're looking at is a big difference but not as extreme as you claimed. Thats all I was saying.



Because IMHO it is. I don't know what the 2009 data looks like but I'm sure 500k is at least 3 times the national average. I wouldn't call it "rich", but definitely wealthy.



Yes, air quality is worse, can't argue that. But other than some minor differences, in my opinion Santa Clara and Folsom are much more a like than different. I work in Folsom and have been to the San Jose/Santa Clara area quite a few times and from my experience they feel the same. I admit I haven't really visited inner city San Jose (does that even exist?) but then there's no point in that since the OP asked about Santa Clara specifically.
I agree with most of what you're saying, but as you know California and housing prices are always going to be ridiculous and out here 500k is not wealthy because of what you get for the money, we also make more out here which balances it out in comparison to the rest of the country. If the OP want's a wealthy suburb they should look into Palo Alto, Dublin, etc
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Old 07-06-2009, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Politically, aren't Folsom and Santa Clara very different climates?
Folsom leaning majorly to the right, Santa Clara to the left?

Folsom seems very conservative, the times I have been there.
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Old 07-06-2009, 03:48 PM
 
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Politically, aren't Folsom and Santa Clara very different climates?
Folsom leaning majorly to the right, Santa Clara to the left?

Folsom seems very conservative, the times I have been there.
Folsom leans more right than Santa Clara but the difference isn't extreme. What seemed "very conservative" about Folsom when you were here?
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Old 07-06-2009, 03:49 PM
 
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Guys, why do you thing that Folsom is "not desirable" area? What in this case is desirable?
What do you think about El Dorado Hills and Roseville?
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Old 07-06-2009, 04:02 PM
 
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Guys, why do you thing that Folsom is "not desirable" area? What in this case is desirable?
What do you think about El Dorado Hills and Roseville?
El Dorado Hills is just an extension of Folsom and more wealthy.

I think Roseville is a bit less wealthy but is a lot bigger, actually has a downtown and oldtown, more shopping and more to do, and is surrounded by other cities on all sides, and is very close to a Casino. If I had to live in a suburb I'd pick Roseville over Folsom or El Doarado Hills. There is a lot more traffic in Roseville though and is close to Citrus Heights which is a midde to lower class suburb.
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Old 07-06-2009, 04:16 PM
 
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Thanks for interesting info
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Old 07-06-2009, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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El Dorado Hills is just an extension of Folsom and more wealthy.

I think Roseville is a bit less wealthy but is a lot bigger, actually has a downtown and oldtown, more shopping and more to do, and is surrounded by other cities on all sides, and is very close to a Casino. If I had to live in a suburb I'd pick Roseville over Folsom or El Doarado Hills. There is a lot more traffic in Roseville though and is close to Citrus Heights which is a midde to lower class suburb.
Santa Clara is better than Roseville if being surrounded by stuff is a priority. Miles and miles of endless happy suburbia-plus crime is very low in the whole San Jose area.

Otherwise, if your looking for a small town feel overall, Folsom is definitely better imo.
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Old 07-06-2009, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Folsom. Because "Santa Clara Prison Blues" just wouldn't sound as good.


YouTube - Johnny Cash, Live@ S.Quentin - Folsom Prison Blues
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