U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 03-14-2010, 07:50 PM
 
4 posts, read 5,706 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

I am a student currently living in FL. I have wanted to move to CA for five years now and have recently started planning my move. I do not plan to move, though, until I graduate from college in 2012. I am young and single and I am looking for the right neighborhood to move to. I also have a dog, so I need an animal friendly area/town as well.

I am asking for help from CA natives as to which cities may fit my needs. I would really appreciate it!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-14-2010, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
2,903 posts, read 11,442,945 times
Reputation: 1815
California is so big and diverse in so many ways that you need to be much more specific / detailed about what you're budget will be, what kind of work you'll be needing (if it's relevant), what kind of community you want, what kind of activities you want, what kind of nightlife / social scene you want, what kind of natural environment you want, etc., etc..

Last edited by coyoteskye; 03-14-2010 at 08:16 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-14-2010, 08:08 PM
 
11,715 posts, read 35,952,231 times
Reputation: 7512
There's tens, probably hundreds of thousands of neighborhoods in California. Can you be a little more specific?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-14-2010, 08:43 PM
 
4 posts, read 5,706 times
Reputation: 10
I am looking for a young neighborhood with decent rent ($700-$1300 mth). I love the beach, and living in Florida all my life, I've always had access to it at any time. So I would love to be near the beach but I am willing to drive if necessary. I enjoy being outside so a nice climate would be wonderful. Like I said, I have a dog so access to local dog parks/dog beaches would be great too! Nightlife would be nice but not 'most' important.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-14-2010, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
26,346 posts, read 82,977,020 times
Reputation: 17509
Quote:
Originally Posted by surfergirl90320 View Post
I do not plan to move, though, until I graduate from college in 2012.
Graduation in June 2012? That's a thousand years from now.

Consider reposting in April 2012.

Besides, you might meet Dr. Right before you graduate, and he might not want to live in California.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-14-2010, 10:16 PM
 
4 posts, read 5,706 times
Reputation: 10
That was a typo, Graduation April 2011.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-14-2010, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
2,903 posts, read 11,442,945 times
Reputation: 1815
So it sounds like coastal southern California is what you're looking for.
You could also post up on the other SoCal sub-forums.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-15-2010, 11:42 AM
 
2,147 posts, read 4,341,893 times
Reputation: 1644
Quote:
Originally Posted by surfergirl90320 View Post
I am looking for a young neighborhood with decent rent ($700-$1300 mth). I love the beach, and living in Florida all my life, I've always had access to it at any time. So I would love to be near the beach but I am willing to drive if necessary. I enjoy being outside so a nice climate would be wonderful. Like I said, I have a dog so access to local dog parks/dog beaches would be great too! Nightlife would be nice but not 'most' important.
Start looking at San Diego. Neighborhoods of: North Park, University heights, South Park, Normal Heights, and beach communities of: Encinitas, Solana Beach, Pacific Beach (including North PB).

If you can take a trip out here between now and then (2012), concentrate on exploring these areas of the city. And read up on all the threads-lots of 20 something folks looking to move to SD, so plenty of useful info. Look on Craig's List for rentals to get an idea/see pics.

Dog parks in: Morley Field (north park), Ocean beach and del mar. There are also dog beaches in Ocean beach and del mar. Sadly, many dog owners seem to think all parks of SD are for them, which really puts a damper on the limited park space my children and others use. And also sadly, many dog owners seem to feel that cleaning up after their dogs if you know what I mean, does not include them. You will see signs on lawns saying please clean up after your dog. Why people think it's okay for their dog to sh*t on other's lawns, even IF they clean up after them, is beyond me. I mean, people have children, and some residents like to sit or play on their small lawn areas. Anyway, SD is definitely a dog friendly town-you will see dogs on the trails in mission gorge and other city trails, as well. They are not allowed on state trails such as Torrey Pines, however. You will also find communal doggie water bowls, etc outside of many cafes and increasingly restaurants, in the 'hip' areas of town. People seem to take their dogs in all stores now, including marshall's, whole foods, starbucks and the like. Though some stores have now started posting CA health ordinance signs which prohibit dogs. (Which as you may guess I am a big fan of) IN any case, responsible pet owners very welcome in SD!!!! (:

BTW, I commend you for posting so far ahead-it's good to start your research and planning are early as possible. Sure, some things will change between now and then, but much will stay exactly the same.

Last edited by lrmsd; 03-15-2010 at 11:47 AM.. Reason: typo
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-16-2010, 12:13 PM
 
403 posts, read 1,166,654 times
Reputation: 155
If you want warm, start around San Luis Obispo and head south. Then start looking at jobs because you're insane if you come here without one. Even then... plan on a one bedroom somewhere because people pay a premium here for beach access.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-16-2010, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Baywood Park
1,634 posts, read 6,041,012 times
Reputation: 694
Quote:
Originally Posted by sms1967 View Post
If you want warm, start around San Luis Obispo and head south. Then start looking at jobs because you're insane if you come here without one. Even then... plan on a one bedroom somewhere because people pay a premium here for beach access.
I agree with that. SLO County is nice. Dog beach in Cayucos.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top