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Old 04-24-2010, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Bay Area
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The closer you get to the coast, the fewer allergies/hayfever your child will experience. So Pacifica, San Francisco, Daly City, Half Moon Bay, Monterey, etc. The only allergy problem he might experience would be to molds/mildew over the dampness.
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Old 04-24-2010, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Monterey County, CA
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Its seems to be mostly Trees which sucks cause i love wooded areas. The coastal areas dose make sense being we lived in Florida pretty much all 10 years of his life and he was so good we didn't even know he had allergies until we made the mistake to moving to Virginia. Now i really don't want to go back to Florida and I have been trying to convince the wife for years to move to California and finally we are. We love the people, scenery,lifestyle.
Cool, I think you'll like the change especially coming from Virginia. If you live near the Bay Area along the Coast you may still get to enjoy the best of both worlds. For example we live near the beach in Monterey where the ocean breeze is pretty regular/constant. And the homes in our particular neighborhood are built around old sand dunes. So you don't get as many trees or even grass for that matter. But if we drive a relatively short distance we can be in the trees to go for a walk/hike. And our kids love being out in nature. So you could *visit* the treed areas without living in them.





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Old 04-24-2010, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Central coast.
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Old 04-24-2010, 02:04 PM
 
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The location decision has to be based on many things such as work, personal preference, housing, etc.

But just to point out about pollens.

The Asthama and Allergy Foundation has a twice yearly ranking of "Allergy Capitals" (their ranking of worse places to live with allergies). The overall ranking is based on total pollen count, per capita medication use, and per capita allergy specialists vs US averages.

Using the Fall 2009 and Spring 2009 info about total pollen counts on the lists compared to the US average (Spring 2010 info is of course not out):

San Francisco - Fall2009 = worse than US average; SP2009 = worse than US average
San Jose - Fall2009 = worse than US average; SP2009 = worse than US average
Oxnard - Fall2009 = worse than US average; SP2009 = US average
Los Angeles - Fall2009 = worse than US average; SP2009 = US average
Riverside - Fall2009 = worse than US average; SP2009 = US average
Bakersfield - Fall2009 = worse than US average; SP2009 = US average

San Diego - Fall2009 = US average; SP2009 = US average
Sacramento - Fall2009 = US average; SP2009 = US average
Stockton - Fall2009 = US average; SP2009 = US average
Modesto - Fall2009 = US average; SP2009 = US average
Fresno - Fall2009 = US average; SP2009 = Better than US average

They also list Richmond and Virginia Beach, so for comparison:
Richmond - Fall2009 = worse than US average; SP2009 = worse than US average
Virginia Beach - Fall2009 = worse than US average; SP2009 = US average

Based on the total pollen counts, San Diego and those last 4 Central Valley cities scored best in both listings last year in California.

But again the info is based on total pollen count numbers (trees, grass, weed, and mold) and is for just one year. Also it is not for specific Allergans like the specific trees or weeds.

Fall 2009 city rankings
http://aafa.org/pdfs/FINAL%20Public%...2009_final.pdf
Spring 2009 city rankings
http://aafa.org/pdfs/FINALpublic%20LIST2009.pdf
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Old 04-24-2010, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Talmadge, San Diego, CA
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Find a job first. Once you have a job, repost with it's location, then the forum can make recommendations.
I totally agree!
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Old 04-25-2010, 09:40 AM
 
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Here's a map with some real good information regarding employment, foreclosures, etc. Its from Feb 10' but still real good information for those planning to move.

Check it out:

Associated Press Interactive: AP Economic Stress Index
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Old 04-25-2010, 02:43 PM
 
Location: here
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Hey all, The wife and I decided to move to california but needed advice on good/safe places to live in central/northern Cali. Were looking for a place thats not to expensive and they have tech jobs. Also, a place where the pollen isn't to bad do to my 10 y/o's allergies. Any recomendations will be appriciated.
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I have a job i love already so thast not much of an issue. I monitor and manage networks from home via my PC but its always good to be close to a place i can find a job incase things go wrong in mine. My wife dose general office work like admin assitant. My wife is from Palmdale originally and wants to move back but north from there like Fresno, Sacramento, Bakersfield. I'm trying to just go only like no more than 3 hours north of palmdale so she can still visit her paretns in palmdale and vice versa. Were jut looking got a place that she can find a job and it be a safe place for my kid to ride his bike around.
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We would love to move up as north as possible except my son has sever alaergies to Tree pollen. We honestly dont care how far north we go as far as we can find a good/safe place to live, jobs (mainly for the wife) and decent pollen index, Lower than where we live now Virginia. We relocated here from florida 4 months ago but were not aware of his allergies and how bad it got here.
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Its seems to be mostly Trees which sucks cause i love wooded areas. The coastal areas dose make sense being we lived in Florida pretty much all 10 years of his life and he was so good we didn't even know he had allergies until we made the mistake to moving to Virginia. Now i really don't want to go back to Florida and I have been trying to convince the wife for years to move to California and finally we are. We love the people, scenery,lifestyle.
you are moving to CA in 2 months but you have no idea where? I would highly recommend you check out housing costs in various areas of the state. They vary a lot. If you need your wife's income where you are you will probably need it in CA too. Especially with this economy, I can't imagine moving without having a job first.
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Old 04-29-2010, 01:00 AM
 
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you are moving to CA in 2 months but you have no idea where? I would highly recommend you check out housing costs in various areas of the state. They vary a lot. If you need your wife's income where you are you will probably need it in CA too. Especially with this economy, I can't imagine moving without having a job first.
Luckily we will be staying in my in Laws guest house for the first month which should give us enough time for the wife to find a job in Palmdale. We are planing to stay in Palmdale/Lancaster anywhere from 6 months to a year before we decided where we want to go up north. Palmdale should not be bad for my son being its High desert. I was just told to stay Far away from East Palmdale as possible which we are.
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Old 04-29-2010, 01:13 PM
 
Location: here
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Luckily we will be staying in my in Laws guest house for the first month which should give us enough time for the wife to find a job in Palmdale. We are planing to stay in Palmdale/Lancaster anywhere from 6 months to a year before we decided where we want to go up north. Palmdale should not be bad for my son being its High desert. I was just told to stay Far away from East Palmdale as possible which we are.
with the economy in the shape that it is, I don't know how you can count on finding a job within the first month. Maybe your wife should go first to look for a job. When she finds one, the rest of the family could go out. If she can't find one, she can go back home and think of a plan B.
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Old 04-30-2010, 12:05 AM
 
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with the economy in the shape that it is, I don't know how you can count on finding a job within the first month. Maybe your wife should go first to look for a job. When she finds one, the rest of the family could go out. If she can't find one, she can go back home and think of a plan B.

I have a job... I work from home Monitoring my companies network and Manage it remotely and make decent money. My wife wants to work because she loves working. Were just looking to find a place thats not to expensive to save up to buy within th next few years.
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