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Old 04-09-2019, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Another thought: Oakland
Oakland is the answer, but we'd like to keep it a secret. Shhh
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Old 04-09-2019, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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100K for a family of 3 doesn't go so far in a Park Slope like neighborhood in the major coastal California cities. It's doable, but Denver would probably provide something a lot more confortable.
It doesn't even go far in Park Slope itself...unless they already have a house bought outright or some kind of other unique living arrangements.
Supporting a family of 3 while renting in Park Slope on 100k sounds like a struggle.
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Old 04-09-2019, 06:54 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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It doesn't even go far in Park Slope itself...unless they already have a house bought outright or some kind of other unique living arrangements.
Supporting a family of 3 while renting in Park Slope on 100k sounds like a struggle.
True, I said that it doesn't go far for a Park Slope like neighborhood in California, but it also doesn't go very far in Park Slope or much of NYC for that matter. There are some California cities with neighborhoods that are "like" Park Slope in some vague respect where this could work. Not so much the major coastal cities, but I can see some part of Sacramento maybe working with "like" Park Slope being more about being in a somewhat nice white collar neighborhood that is at least somewhat walkable.
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Old 04-09-2019, 07:35 PM
 
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I've lived in Park Slope and am from the San Diego area. For future reference, I would never again trust the opinion of someone who compares Chula Vista to Park Slope.
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Old 04-10-2019, 07:21 AM
 
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I've lived in Park Slope and am from the San Diego area. For future reference, I would never again trust the opinion of someone who compares Chula Vista to Park Slope.
Reposting. For emphasis.
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Old 04-10-2019, 03:01 PM
 
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We currently live in Brooklyn (Park Slope) but are looking to relocate - preferably to an area very similar in culture but without the snow. While we're looking at Denver and Miami, (both of which we've lived in before) we'd also like to consider California. We're looking to narrow our search to cities that are very walkable, are family friendly (we have a toddler and I'm a SAHM), and bonus points for proximity to the coast or a national park.

We've been told to look into Berkeley, Chula Vista, Santa Clarita, Huntington Bear, Santa Rose, Santa Cruz, and possibly Monterey or Big Sur. Any insight into these, or other suggestions (preferably within central/Southern California) , greatly appreciated.

Income would be around 100K. Thanks in advance.
Have you considered Portland, Oregon? There are some neighborhoods near downtown that may not be too far off (obviously nothing outside of NYC is going to be as urban as Park Slope, but I'm assuming you're accounting for that.)

Portland is walkable, family-friendly , has great restaurants and bars, and is close to the coast. Some neighborhoods to consider are NW 23rd/21st, the Pearl District, the area around the South Park blocks. A little less urban but still very walkable are Hawthorne/Belmont, Division, Alberta, Mississippi, and several other areas.
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Old 05-15-2019, 02:04 AM
 
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Follow up to my question above. What about park slope vs Santa’s monica vs south Pasadena vs SF to raise a family, have a chic walkable areas, good public schools.
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:58 AM
 
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Follow up to my question above. What about park slope vs Santa’s monica vs south Pasadena vs SF to raise a family, have a chic walkable areas, good public schools.
If you want real city life, Park Slope can't be matched anywhere. SF would be second, but I wouldn't recommend it as a place to raise a child. If you want a more suburban environment with a walkable downtown area Santa Monica and South Pasadena both work, but then it comes down to budget and preference. Average home price in Santa Monica is $1,722,200 while it's only $1,189,400. Comparatively, South Pasadena is a bargain lol. South Pasadena is much further inland so it's warmer in summer, less touristy, and is easier for access to DTLA for jobs and stuff. Santa Monica doesn't get as warm, is more touristy, and is better for job access on the westside.
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