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Old 01-09-2010, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Don't like the desert eh? Trona is a dump, but a small dump, and close to DV. Barstow surprised me, I got there last year, and it wasn't too bad. Clean air, lots of bars, a new grocery store. Now TwentyNine Palms is pretty bad.
Let's just say my dad was born there and was happy the family moved to San Berdoo.
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Old 01-09-2010, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Central Coast
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Now, San Berdoo.....

I would prefer Barstow, at least you can get out of town in a couple of minutes. My kids used to go down to Berdoo for a big Soccer tournament, always happy to leave.
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Best town in CA? Carmel. No question.
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Central Coast
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It really is an impossible question, so much depends on what you want. For instance, Carmel is lovely, but the skiing stinks. Truckee is a great town, but surfing just doesn't carry water.

Some people want malls and nightclubs to be happy, some people barf when faced with a mall.

Funny thing about San Luis Obispo, there have been complaint on this board that there isn't "good shopping" yet the town is full of really fun and cool shops, but, it is short on the chain stores, so for many people, they require, chain stores to be happy.

I like Barstow, because you can get food and gas and get out into the desert,

Alturas really struck me, it is so clean up there, not much litter, and last time I was there, the only chain store was Ace Hardware, and there were no chain fast foods like McDonalds.

I personally, could not live in a town, on a block, with homes alongside. I have not lived in a neighborhood since I was 8 in Santa Maria.

"give me land, lots of land, under starry skies, don't fence me in"
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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I like Barstow,
You realize you're the first person to ever say that.
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Old 01-09-2010, 08:00 PM
Status: "Sky watchin" (set 15 days ago)
 
Location: Under Mount Doom
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I personally, could not live in a town, on a block, with homes alongside. I have not lived in a neighborhood since I was 8 in Santa Maria.

"give me land, lots of land, under starry skies, don't fence me in"
I understand your position, but with 40 M people in Cal and 300M in the USA, the notion of a ranch for all is not too feasible.

Now, if you did live in, say Alturas or Mount Shasta or Bishop, there would be no problem with finding open space. My experience has been that if you like hiking and taking walks out your door that is not always easy to do if you have less than 40 acres or so. I live in town, but I can walk along urban trails, parks, or bike paths and eventually work my way to the Pacific Crest Trail. All without firing up the car at all. I can also walk to work or walk myh son to school. So rural residential isn't for everyone either. Although small towns lack for nightlife, they are great for just simple living, providing you can find a job...
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Old 01-09-2010, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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I personally, could not live in a town, on a block, with homes alongside... "give me land, lots of land, under starry skies, don't fence me in"
Or as Edward Abbey used to say "if you can't p*** in your own front yard, you're livin' too close to town".
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Old 01-09-2010, 10:30 PM
 
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You know... lots o place in Ca you could drive to go skiing in the morning... get back to go surfing by late afternoon... :-)
Best: San Luis Obispo...
Worst: Bakersfield... and Needles
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Old 01-09-2010, 10:31 PM
 
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San Francisco, Sacramento and Eureka best places to stay!
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Old 01-10-2010, 05:09 AM
 
Location: Earth
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Hmmm... best.... How about San Luis Obispo, Ventura, Chico, and Boonville.

Worst...Wasco, Compton, Barstow, and Los Banos.
Forgetting about Richmond on your worst list?
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