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Old 02-05-2010, 10:20 PM
 
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Thanks for the advice. I'm just amazed that so much of the area is so bad off. What happened to the area. I would of thought the area with the economic influence of Edwards and all of Palmdales aerospace industry would have been a more upper middle class area.

How is Ca's state income tax? Also, I've heard reference to "waite until you go to the DMV to register you vehical" is it really that bad? Is it more than 50 dollars?

It's kind of ashame; I've got a good offer, but the area sounds so bad and with all of the state of Ca's money problems I don't know if I want to live there.
The high desert, being desert, isn't the most desirable area to live in. That contributed to it being cheap, which attracted low income people, who are often low class, which causes problems, which make the area even less desirable and thus even cheaper, repeating the cycle.

As far as registering your car, it'll probably be much more than $50 but it really depends on the original cost and age of your car. Mine is due next month and its $443.

The income tax rate is progressive in CA but it ramps up very quickly. You're into the 6-8% range by the time you're making enough to live on your own.

Don't forget the sales tax in LA County that's pushing 10% and some of the most expensive gasoline and electricity in the country.
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Old 02-06-2010, 01:08 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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It's amazing how some people here think that "lower-income" is a disease that you can catch (i.e. by simply living in the AV).

There are more affluent areas of the AV (just like there are poor ones, middle class ones, etc).

But what will your peers think of you when you tell them you live in Palmdale?!?
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Old 02-06-2010, 09:20 PM
 
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443 to register. I have an 08 that was around 21 new and it's right around 48 to renew the plates. They really do hit you up on those fees.
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Old 02-06-2010, 10:43 PM
 
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443 to register. I have an 08 that was around 21 new and it's right around 48 to renew the plates. They really do hit you up on those fees.
Try this to calculate your registration fee: https://mv.dmv.ca.gov/FeeCalculatorW...esidentForm.do

What state do you live in now?
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:04 AM
 
Location: 9ja
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Contact a real estate agent near to job arena or better still maybe you a search online.
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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The problem that I see with the Antelope Valley is cycles. The area goes thru boom and bust cycles over the years. I have seen tons of new home building going on then everyone moves out and the place for a while goes into decay. Then something happens and everyone is moving to the area again. It happens over and over again more so than more populated areas.

As some have said this doesn't apply to the valley as a whole. Some places are always going to do well.

Aerospace is a business that booms during times of war, cold war, or Party politics. Would their be a job for you if their were no war?
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:10 PM
 
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Until the so called 'leaders' of the cities of Palmdale and Lancaster get off their collective butts and do something about the crime and the huge number of welfare collecting unemployable types that now call this place home, I warn you to stay away from the Antelope 'Crapalope' Valley.

I am in aerospace. I work in a highly specialized field and I make good money. However, the sort of job I have is not the norm. The usual job here is retail sales, fast food service, janitorial, etc. In other words, the AV is a typical bedroom community. That means that the freeway drive can be a total nightmare in the making.

Santa Clarita is a better option. So is Acton. Until the 'leaders' of the AV wake up and realize that they are shooting themselves in the foot by allowing the County to ship all of its human detritus here, nothing will change. This place has been a dump for the past 30 years and I'm sure it will continue to be a dump for the next 30. It's a rat hole. I hate it here and so does pretty much everyone else I know who lives here and you know what that means? Shiny happy people. NOT!!!!
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Old 02-11-2010, 12:44 AM
 
Location: Glendale/Los Angeles
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Santa Clarita/Valencia 100%. I wouldn't suggest any other area for you in your situation.
Canyon Country is also part of the Santa Clarita area. Slightly cheaper and closer to Palmdale. That whole area as a whole is good. We put a few offers out there but ultimately I was glad they weren't accepted because it was way too far for me ( I work in Santa Monica, hubby works by LAX ) and a little too conservative for me. One of their city council members stood up and said "I am a proud racist" and everyone stood by him. Supporters turn out for Santa Clarita councilman who called himself 'proud racist' | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times Actually on second thought .. maybe that is a dealbreaker for you because it would be for me. Disgusting this goes on in America today. Debating illegal immigration is one thing but to be able to declare onself a proud racist and get support is just.. weird to me.

Canyon Country and Valencia though..
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Old 02-11-2010, 01:02 AM
 
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Santa Clarita/Valencia 100%. I wouldn't suggest any other area for you in your situation.
Canyon Country is also part of the Santa Clarita area. Slightly cheaper and closer to Palmdale. That whole area as a whole is good. We put a few offers out there but ultimately I was glad they weren't accepted because it was way too far for me ( I work in Santa Monica, hubby works by LAX ) and a little too conservative for me. One of their city council members stood up and said "I am a proud racist" and everyone stood by him. Supporters turn out for Santa Clarita councilman who called himself 'proud racist' | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times Actually on second thought .. maybe that is a dealbreaker for you because it would be for me. Disgusting this goes on in America today. Debating illegal immigration is one thing but to be able to declare onself a proud racist and get support is just.. weird to me.

Canyon Country and Valencia though..
Good job taking it out of context. From the link you posted:

"At a Jan. 16 anti-immigration rally in Santa Clarita, Kellar referred to a statement made by President Theodore Roosevelt, noting that the United States has a place for only one flag and one language. Kellar said those remarks caused some people to accuse him of being racist, to which he replied that if believing in America causes people to believe that he is racist, “then I’m a proud racist.” "
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Old 02-11-2010, 02:04 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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I wonder if there's statistical evidence that proves somebody is better off if they commute 35 (or more) miles to work (when given the choice).
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