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Old 03-07-2014, 06:48 PM
 
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What is the safest coastal town with the best cost of living?
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Old 03-07-2014, 07:30 PM
 
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What is the safest coastal town with the best cost of living?
There are many. Is there a size limit or a certain coast in mind?
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Old 03-07-2014, 07:44 PM
 
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I am looking at Virginia (Virginia Beach area) or California (San Luis Obispo looks the best so far) but open to suggestions. I keep reading different lists and cities on the forum here. Seeing bad things listed for every area I have looked at.
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:33 PM
 
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San Luis Obispo is not on the coast. It's a good ten twelve miles miles inland and has no coast line. Nearby actual coastal towns would be Morro Bay, Los Osos, Avila Beach. It is a basically safe area. However, the area has typical CA high housing prices. You would save on heating/ A/C costs as the climate in that part of CA is near perfect.
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Old 03-07-2014, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Are you looking for towns near major cities or just smaller coastal cities?
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Old 03-08-2014, 05:23 AM
 
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I am looking at Virginia (Virginia Beach area) or California (San Luis Obispo looks the best so far) but open to suggestions. I keep reading different lists and cities on the forum here. Seeing bad things listed for every area I have looked at.
You're going to see "bad things listed" for every area you look at because everyone has different perceptions which aren't necessarily reality. In actuality there are few places you would consider living that are actually so dangerous you need to reconsider and there isn't anyplace where you can move and not maintain vigilance in terms of personal safety. The point is find someplace you want to live based on other merits...job availability, overall economy, climate, scenery, social/recreational opportunity, cleanliness/lack of pollution, etc.
Those are the everyday criteria that are going to impact your life, you can worry yourself to death about the slim chance of becoming a crime victim anywhere.
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Old 03-08-2014, 05:31 AM
 
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Good question for Google.
https://www.google.ca/#q=safest+coas...ns&safe=active
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Old 03-08-2014, 11:01 AM
 
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Thanks for the informative responses, One of the most important factors on my list is climate. I am looking for somewhere that is not too cold but not too hot either. I am looking at coastlines because I love the scenery. One person said to find the place I love and start from there. I am also looking for a place that I wouldn't have to drive an hour to visit popular stores and restaurants.
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Old 03-08-2014, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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Rockport Texas (near Corpus) Often on those best small town list. Most winter days are around 70 degrees, little crime and its suually between people who know each other-no unsafe neighborhoods. Friendly but hot in summer -some ocean breezes help with that but its still hot.
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Old 03-08-2014, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, VA.
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I am looking at Virginia (Virginia Beach area) or California (San Luis Obispo looks the best so far) but open to suggestions. I keep reading different lists and cities on the forum here. Seeing bad things listed for every area I have looked at.
VA Beach has always been touted as the safest place to live of the cities its size. Depending on what type of stuff your into it might be alright for you.
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