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Old 04-19-2010, 10:00 PM
Location: Carlsbad
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Originally Posted by Axxlrod View Post
Yes, the town east of Irvine are family oriented... Ladera, Cota, etc... But I didn't include them as the op was asking about cities close to the beach.

Agoura, TO, etc... My list was not exhaustive nor absolute. I merely mentioned the ones I am familiar with.
Never been to Seal Beach.
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:05 PM
Location: Monterey County, CA
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Originally Posted by Axxlrod View Post
Never been to Seal Beach.
How about Rancho Palos Verdes, Torrance, Manhattan, Redondo, El Segundo, etc...? These areas all have great schools and are good family towns in LA County.
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Old 04-20-2010, 01:00 AM
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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Ventura is the place to be.
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Old 04-20-2010, 09:38 PM
Location: LB/OC for now...
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Originally Posted by Axxlrod View Post
Never been to Seal Beach.
I would call Orange County: Irvine (the rest of OC I wouldn't call 'family oriented") pretty definitive. Just saying that maybe next time instead of painting in broad strokes you could qualify your statements like you just did there, because it's unfair to the people asking the questions and simply not truthful
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Old 05-06-2010, 04:24 PM
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To Charles, I work out of my home, and we could probably afford something up to $2 million. Since my cousin just moved out of San Pedro, I no longer have close friends for family in the area. However, my two best friends work for me and would likely move out there as well.

I want my neighbors to wave to me when they drive by. I want the bank teller to be friendly. They do that in Cleveland but not in New Jersey where I lived in the past. Souther California weather is what I want to wake up to every day, but I need that community feel.
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:23 PM
Location: Earth
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IMO, most of the beach towns in L.A. and O.C. are family-friendly, the only exceptions being Venice (even its greatest defenders, and it has MANY very staunch defenders, will agree it's not family-friendly) and San Pedro (industrial port area more than "beach town").

OTOH all the beach towns (except for Pedro) are very expensive places.

Admittedly it's hard to define "family-friendly" except by stating what is obviously not "family-friendly".

Long Beach isn't really a "beach town", it's a big industrial port city that has some good neighborhoods, a great deal of bad neighborhoods, and some in between neighborhoods.
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