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Old 02-26-2009, 08:04 PM
 
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Hi I am in a similar predicament. I just found the community of Tehachapi to be pretty awesome as a living option if you work on the base there in Edwards. I don't know about single life though as it seems like a small town type place. Very quaint and artsy from what I have gathered. I have kids so it seems great for us and a DEFINITE step up from the Palmdale/Lancaster area. You can read more about the area in this thread: Is Lancaster / Palmdale as horrible as they say??
Hope that helps you!
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:06 PM
 
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I think I will....cause the work at Edwards might be cool, but I don't think i could live in Lancaster/Palmdale.
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:09 PM
 
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some people seem to think that palmdale and santa clarita are equal but i strongly disagree. Palmdale is a much further drive. It is also lower income. The crime level is much higher in Palmdale. Palmdale does have some nicer parts, but the resale price of homes in Palmdale does not usually return a profit, although i do know that scv wouldnt at this point with the market. There are more drug activities and gangs in palmdale. Scv is more of the soccer mom community as one person put it. But the great thing is that you are close to burbank and other neighboring towns that offer more things to do. i have to say that the quality of scv is much better than palmdale.
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:11 PM
 
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tehachappi is beautiful. It is a good place for young children but remember when your kids grow up that their are some not too great kids out there (i know this first hand). but the same would go for palmdale/lancaster. tehachappi is much more secure and for families, just be sure to stay aware of what your children are doing. i think tehachappi is a wonderful choice.
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:39 PM
 
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I live in SCV - my neighbor is a sheriff in Palmdale. Direct quote: "Don't ever go to Palmdale without taking a weapon. I'm serious."
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Old 11-14-2011, 05:30 PM
 
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I am not sure if you are still looking. It is not worth commuting to Santa Clarita. I used to live in Santa Clarita and moved for a reason. Personally, Santa Clarita is way overrated, it has lots of social ills like many communities. The major thing it lacks is a sense of community. There is nothing unique about it. If you like cookie cutter tract home community, then Santa Clarita is perfect for you. The AV also is mainly tract homes, but it has much more a sense of community. Everywhere I go I run into people I know, people I grew up with. People stay here, they don't just move away. Another point is the fact that many airforce retirees settle here upon retirement, including my family. Let's face it, we have lived everywhere, and choose to retire in the AV, there must be something good about it.

The biggest difference is the traffic. Santa Clarita's roads are laid out terribly. No matter where you go you are stuck in traffic, like most of the LA area. The streets don't all connect, and then change names as you are driving. The air-quality in Santa Clarita is some of the worst in the state, although you don't hear that one publicized. Most of Santa Clarita is built in the Santa Clara River floodplain, so guess what, you got it, it always floods, ever winter. And along with that is mudslides, and I forgot to mention, the fires that regularly run through the area, perpuated by their characteristic winds, that just stir up the smog and smoke.

To be honest Santa Clarita is hard on your health. I would choose the Antelope Valley any day over Santa Clarita. I could go on and on why Santa Clarita is the lesser community of the two. Lancaster and Palmdale actually have space around them, which is what someone needs to breathe. The Antelope Valley, especially Lancaster and Palmdale are in great shape for the future. They will continue to improve, because of the wise leaders that founded these cities and continue to lead them.

Just visit yourself to see what I am talking about.
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:48 AM
 
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There is no doubt in it that the job is really good but we should also keep in mind that we have to face the problem of the depression by doing such types of the jobs. So we should such type of the jobs in normal cases.
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