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Old 06-20-2007, 12:42 AM
 
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Hey all. My family and I are moving out of Southern Calif, after 43 years. We are moving to New England. We are very excited about this move. I have lived in So Cal in my one town my whole life, with the exception of 1 year in Iceland. I am not going to "bash" Calif, as it holds many special memories for me. But sometimes people need a change of life, and this is the time for my family and me to do it. My girls have their colleges all picked out, in Oct we will be going out there to find a home. I have to tell you, the people that I have spoken to, have been so friendly and accomodating. Am I sad about moving? Yes and no. There are so many things that have changed here, and not all for the best. But like I said no bashing. It just doesnt feel like home to me anymore. We are looking forward to this new chapter in our lives.

 
Old 06-20-2007, 05:46 AM
 
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Hey all. My family and I are moving out of Southern Calif, after 43 years. We are moving to New England. We are very excited about this move. I have lived in So Cal in my one town my whole life, with the exception of 1 year in Iceland. I am not going to "bash" Calif, as it holds many special memories for me. But sometimes people need a change of life, and this is the time for my family and me to do it. My girls have their colleges all picked out, in Oct we will be going out there to find a home. I have to tell you, the people that I have spoken to, have been so friendly and accomodating. Am I sad about moving? Yes and no. There are so many things that have changed here, and not all for the best. But like I said no bashing. It just doesnt feel like home to me anymore. We are looking forward to this new chapter in our lives.
Good luck with your move
 
Old 06-20-2007, 01:04 PM
 
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Thumbs up Have you considered CA's central coast?

We live in a little coastal town of Los Osos. This is probably the last "affordable" town on the CA coast. We have sand dunes, an estuary, a view of Morro Rock, monarch butterflies, and weather in the 60's to 70's year round. Home prices have dropped and compared to other places with ocean views in CA, are reasonable. This town of about 15,000 is close to San Luis Obispo ranked by CNN Money as in the top 10 places to buy now. Come check it out!
Susie
 
Old 06-20-2007, 01:07 PM
 
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Welcome to New England! Attending college in the fall is probably the absolutely happiest way to start life here. Fall is just perfect in every way, and certainly the colleges are starting afresh for the new semester. I hope you're all very happy here. (I'm 25 miles northwest of Harvard. After leaving the city some 15 years ago, I still think in terms of how far I am from Cambridge).
 
Old 06-20-2007, 06:15 PM
 
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But in Los Osos you still have the problem with the sewers, right? I wouldn't want to buy there.
 
Old 06-20-2007, 08:08 PM
 
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Good luck with your move
Thank you so much We are really looking forward to it.
 
Old 06-20-2007, 08:11 PM
 
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Welcome to New England! Attending college in the fall is probably the absolutely happiest way to start life here. Fall is just perfect in every way, and certainly the colleges are starting afresh for the new semester. I hope you're all very happy here. (I'm 25 miles northwest of Harvard. After leaving the city some 15 years ago, I still think in terms of how far I am from Cambridge).
Thank you brightdoglover! I cant wait to get out there. My daughter has 2 different colleges she is looking into right now. When we are out there in Oct, to look for homes, we will check out the schools. She wont make the fall semester, but we are hoping for the winter semester.
 
Old 06-20-2007, 08:23 PM
 
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Red face why we're leaving so cal

We live in San Diego and are hoping to move at the end of the summer to Washington. We have 3 kids and feel that there are better places for them. The usual complaints are the expense here, schools, illegals, etc. but we just feel we can give them a better quality of life someplace else. It isn't an easy decision, most of our family is here but we feel that we need to do it. Buying a house here now is ridiculous, even with the housing slump and we can get a bigger house for less money in Washington. We are excited and personally I am ready for more seasons than warm, warmer and hot.
 
Old 06-20-2007, 08:35 PM
 
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Hey all. My family and I are moving out of Southern Calif, after 43 years. We are moving to New England. We are very excited about this move. I have lived in So Cal in my one town my whole life, with the exception of 1 year in Iceland. I am not going to "bash" Calif, as it holds many special memories for me. But sometimes people need a change of life, and this is the time for my family and me to do it. My girls have their colleges all picked out, in Oct we will be going out there to find a home. I have to tell you, the people that I have spoken to, have been so friendly and accomodating. Am I sad about moving? Yes and no. There are so many things that have changed here, and not all for the best. But like I said no bashing. It just doesnt feel like home to me anymore. We are looking forward to this new chapter in our lives.

I like your attitude so much I'm gonna adopt it.

I had some pretty nasty things to say about my 7 years in OC and I let it all out in some other threads. I guess I did bash a little but I also wanted other people to know certain things about OC that they otherwise might never know about.
Anyway, I feel I said everything I had to say on the topic and from now on I'll just live & let live. Thanks
 
Old 06-20-2007, 08:44 PM
 
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I like your attitude so much I'm gonna adopt it.

I had some pretty nasty things to say about my 7 years in OC and I let it all out in some other threads. I guess I did bash a little but I also wanted other people to know certain things about OC that they otherwise might never know about.
Anyway, I feel I said everything I had to say on the topic and from now on I'll just live & let live. Thanks
Your welcome and trust me, I sure could do some bashing about my city. LOL but why do that to myself? Like I said, I have some wonderful memories, and now I want a wonderful future, but in a different place.
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