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Old 01-25-2010, 05:47 PM
 
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Small wealthy suburban cities:
1)Santa Barbara
2)San Luis Obispo
3)Palm Springs
-Mission Viejo
4)Malibu
5)Chula Vista
6)Monterey
7)Simi Valley
8)Thousand Oaks
9)Carmel
10)Corte Madera
11)San Rafael
etc....

Large urban cities:
1)Los Angeles (includes Santa Monica, Beverley Hills, Woodland Hills)
2)San Francisco
3)San Diego
4)San Jose
5)Sacramento
6)Fresno
7)Bakersfield
8)Santa Ana
9)Anaheim
10)Oakland
11)Long Beach
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Old 01-25-2010, 05:53 PM
 
Location: West Coast
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LA, San Jose, and Long Beach.
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Old 01-25-2010, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Monterey or Carmel (or Malibu if i had a swank house on the beach although i don't know if i could stomach that scene)
city ... San Francisco.

Last edited by coyoteskye; 01-25-2010 at 06:07 PM..
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:26 PM
 
Location: RSM
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Long Beach is a large urban city with large suburban neighborhoods. I would live in a suburban neighborhood, like College Park West(Seal Beach/Long Beach), but be close to the urban element for things that I may like to do.

And Carmel is more a resort town than a suburb I would say
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:44 PM
 
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The Marin places listed are not separate and self sufficient in the manner of Santa Barbara. Same goes for some of the SoCal places.

If you live in San Rafael or Corte Madera, deny it though you may, you are part of the SF-SJ-OAK blob.
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Central Coast
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None of the above, I'd shoot myself before I'd live in any sort of town. I cannot imagine the appeal of anyplace you cannot p ee off your front porch.
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Small wealthy suburban cities:
1)Santa Barbara
2)San Luis Obispo
3)Palm Springs
-Mission Viejo
4)Malibu
5)Chula Vista
6)Monterey
7)Simi Valley
8)Thousand Oaks
9)Carmel
10)Corte Madera
11)San Rafael
etc....

Large urban cities:
1)Los Angeles (includes Santa Monica, Beverley Hills, Woodland Hills)
2)San Francisco
3)San Diego
4)San Jose
5)Sacramento
6)Fresno
7)Bakersfield
8)Santa Ana
9)Anaheim
10)Oakland
11)Long Beach
Are we supposed to assume we work at home or don't need to work and also we can afford to live in any of these towns, OR, are we supposed to be realistic?

If realistic (near places where I could find work and there was housing I could afford):

Mission Viejo
Thousand Oaks
Simi Valley
Los Angeles
San Diego
Long Beach
San Jose (maybe, not familiar enough)

So I guess there's a few from each list.
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Old 01-26-2010, 01:37 AM
 
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Well, I was refering to the cities I listed as examples...you don't have to chose a city. And pretty much most cities in California are suburban.
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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San Luis Obispo.

Which, coincidentally, is very near to where I currently live, and it is where I work. Of course, it would have to be away from the 'party neighborhoods' because I like sleeping at night.

I've done the 'big city' thing and really want no part in it.
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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Malibu ocean side of the city on an estate, not on the ocean. If you have seen the lay of the land you will know what I am talking about. Malibu offers ocean front and ocean view from the ocean side of the PCH, and Ocean view and hillside view from the mountain side of the PCH.
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