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Old 07-26-2009, 02:50 PM
 
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Hello! I am moving to southern CA from the midwest to enjoy a life of daily doses of morning sunshine and warmth (no fog!) Also to enjoy a more diverse and free, outdoor lifestyle. Woo!
I am a natural healthcare practitioner (single, mid-thirties, no kids), interested in a walk-able, bike-able community (away from cookie-cutter suburban sprawl)-that offers connection to like-minded people and resources to the healing arts (acupuncture,massage,chiro etc). Also connection to outdoor recreation (beaches/parks,hiking,nature), to retail (coffee shops,spas,healthfood stores) and to cultural activities (arts,theatre). Community gardening/farming resource a plus!
I am looking to rent initially and not interested in super high-affluent areas.
Have researched many options-Santa Barbara, Redondo, Seal and Hermosa Beach, El Segundo, Santa Clarita, Sherman Oaks, West Hollywood, Del Mar, San Diego, Encinitas,San Clemente, Venice, Valencia?!?
Would greatly appreciate feedback to narrow my options.
Thank you!!!
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Old 07-26-2009, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Laguna Beach - but it's expensive. Laguna Beach Hotels, Restaurants, Attractions, and Vacation Information from Laguna Beach, CA CVB
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Old 07-26-2009, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I am a natural healthcare practitioner
(single, mid-thirties, no kids),
Would greatly appreciate feedback
Where are you going to be working?
What is your housing budget?

Is natural healthcare generally covered by insurance, or, is it more commonly paid out of pocket with disposable money?
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Old 07-26-2009, 03:46 PM
 
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I am looking to rent initially and not interested in super high-affluent areas.
Have researched many options-Santa Barbara, Redondo, Seal and Hermosa Beach, El Segundo, Santa Clarita, Sherman Oaks, West Hollywood, Del Mar, San Diego, Encinitas,San Clemente, Venice, Valencia?!?
Would greatly appreciate feedback to narrow my options.
Thank you!!![/quote]

From your list, if you want the beach, I would check out San Clemente, Seal and Redondo. But, I have to agree that Laguna Beach is probably better even though not on your list!
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Old 07-26-2009, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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No beach here, but if you want 365/sun and warm/hot - the Coachella Valley is your spot. La Quinta, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage and parts or Palm Springs.
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Old 07-26-2009, 04:30 PM
 
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Fabulous!..thanks for the input so far! Sounds good!
Charles-to reply-eventually I'd like to have my own practice (nutrition/bodywork etc), but for now am searching (day) spas, fitness and chiro areas for work opportunities. Am planning on renting; my budget for a 1 bedroom room apt or studio is $900.00-1200.00 And -insurance coverage and disposable income both apply to affording natural healthcare services. Gratefully-I have found in recent years more folks willing to pay out of pocket for such services per desire for healthier lifestyle. Yip!
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Old 07-28-2009, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Baywood Park
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I just visited Laguna Beach. Very nice and WARM. I live near the ocean in SLO. While the weather here is nice, it's not like that. Guys were surfing without wetsuits. You don't see that in Morro Bay.
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Old 07-28-2009, 06:39 PM
 
Location: RSM
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I just visited Laguna Beach. Very nice and WARM. I live near the ocean in SLO. While the weather here is nice, it's not like that. Guys were surfing without wetsuits. You don't see that in Morro Bay.
don't be fooled, the water is still cold as heck
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Old 07-29-2009, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Baywood Park
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don't be fooled, the water is still cold as heck
Is it? I was told it felt like a heated pool. I didn't have time to go to the beach. I went down for a wedding and had to get back home. The beaches there definetly seemed warmer than up here. A lot of the coast here, except Avila Beach, is foggy during summer. Not always. But it seems the best beach weather in SLO Co. is during the winter. As I was driving through Huntington Beach, it looked like Baywatch could hve been filmed there. I'm just not used to warm beaches during the summer, or I should say SUNNY. It can still be nice out even if it's overcast.
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Old 07-29-2009, 06:23 PM
 
Location: South Bay
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Hello! I am moving to southern CA from the midwest to enjoy a life of daily doses of morning sunshine and warmth (no fog!)
the entire coast of CA experiences fog and marina layer (overcast skies) on a regular basis, which helps keeps the temps more moderate in both the winter and summer. if you want sunny skies year round, you're better off looking inland a little bit.
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