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Old 04-11-2010, 10:48 AM
Location: Idaho
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Hey everyone, I am contemplating moving to California. I am looking for a few things in whatever place it is that we decide to move to.
Lots of forest (I love it)
Fresh air/water
Good schools
Good people
affordable housing (3br/2ba)
short commute (if any) to a caregiving/CNA job
and pretty close to nevada (I have family there)
I know that is a lot to ask, but hopefully I can find it all and more! We have had our eye on Loyalton, California since it has pretty much everything I want (I don't know very much about the housing costs I suppose) but after doing some research online about it, I have found things like Loyalton is the "lonliest town" and that it is on its way to being a ghost town.... I was hoping that someone who either lives there currently or knows someone who lives there, or has lived there for awhile in the past would be able to help me out and tell me some things about the town. Anything would be helpful. Also, if you have any other cities that I might be interested in please feel free to suggest them to me. I would love to hear about them. Thanks everyone!!
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Old 04-11-2010, 07:17 PM
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Where can you realistically get a job?
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Old 04-11-2010, 07:57 PM
Location: Idaho
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I assume you mean in Loyalton, and I would probably commute to and from Reno. As it is right now, I make a commute of an hour and a half, so I think 45 minutes would be ok.
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:41 AM
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There's a hospital in Loyalton.
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:54 PM
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There are some nice areas around Loyalton, but I'd avoid the town itself, due to the co-gen facility there. Especially in the winter, there is often a temperature inversion in the valley there and it traps the emissions from the facility right at ground level, so your first criterion (clean air) is frequently compromised.

Plumas and Sierra Counties have lots of nice places to live (look into Sierraville, Beckwourth, parts of Portola, Graeagle, Clio, etc), but you need to check them out in person.
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:00 PM
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Hi, this is several months past, but if you are still considering a move to Loyalton...

I have not lived there, but have driven through and spent the night there several times during vacations.
It is a remote, lovely place (but I like lonely spots.) It is not really a town but looks to be surrounded by large ranches that appear to be owned by long established families in the area. I did notice newer homes being built between Loyalton and Truckee.
If you like solitude, this might be the place for you.I can't tell you anything about the schools but assume they'd be small due to the sparse population.

Truckee might be another place to look into - my brother in law lives there, they have two children, one in junior high and one in high school, and there seems to be plenty for kids to do with sports and horse back riding, and skiing in the winter. She rides, he fishes and hunts, go camping etc. Shopping is mostly done in Reno as there are more stores that cater to families over tourists.

Another town that's kind of cool is further north, called Quincy. Less expensive than Truckee as it doesn't have the influence of people moving in from the Bay Area ( either to live or to vacation homes)
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