U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > Orange County
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 03-25-2012, 04:47 PM
 
Location: orange county
42 posts, read 35,692 times
Reputation: 48
Default Is Westminster really as bad as they say?

Well, me and my husband's lease on our RSM house is almost over. We are looking to move out of RSM mainly because my husband works near downtown Long Beach and the commute for him is brutal. Also, we don't like that the city shuts down at 8 p.m. every night and there are hardly any good dining/entertainment options here.

We recently stumbled upon a rental in Westminster, and we really like it. I'm not going to give out the exact location, but it is between Westminster Blvd, Springdale St, Bolsa Ave, and Bolsa Chica St. It is near many great looking restaurants that I'd love to try. Also, he neighborhood seems nice enough and it's near the 405 which is a BIG plus. I figure that the commute will be about 20-30 minutes for my husband, but I am not sure if I am right. I'm not really concerned about my commute time because I work in Irvine and I'll be commuting reversely.

HOWEVER, we're apprehensive about this move because we always hear that Westminster is crime filled, ugly, bad schools, etc. even though the area we visited didn't seem this way. We are looking to start a family soon and these things are very important.

Is the area family oriented, as in having good schools, safety, and some/many other young families?

Is there anything else we should know about the area? What's your input?

Thanks in advance.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-25-2012, 05:00 PM
 
11,728 posts, read 22,936,556 times
Reputation: 7058
The area you mentioned is probably the nicest part of Westminster and doesn't really resemble the rest of the city.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-25-2012, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
5,195 posts, read 5,522,494 times
Reputation: 3023
Yep thats the good part of Westminster. If you have high school aged kids you may be able to get an intra district transfer to either Ocean View HS or HBHS.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-25-2012, 05:27 PM
 
Location: orange county
42 posts, read 35,692 times
Reputation: 48
Oh awesome! That's good to hear.

And Dinsdale, I don't even have kids yet lol. but I hopefully will soon!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-25-2012, 08:42 PM
 
Location: LB/OC for now...
5,112 posts, read 11,300,260 times
Reputation: 1762
Quote:
Originally Posted by DinsdalePirahna View Post
Yep thats the good part of Westminster. If you have high school aged kids you may be able to get an intra district transfer to either Ocean View HS or HBHS.
What school does that go to? That's not too far from Pacifica, which is great..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-25-2012, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
5,195 posts, read 5,522,494 times
Reputation: 3023
Westminster HS is in the Huntington Beach HS District. Intra district transfers are not uncommon
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-26-2012, 12:42 AM
 
50 posts, read 83,292 times
Reputation: 37
Marina High School would be my school of choice in that area and is only one mile + from the neighborhood mentioned.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-26-2012, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan and Sometimes Orange County CA
15,820 posts, read 28,662,168 times
Reputation: 11639
No place is ever as bad as "they" say it is. People love to exaggerate. Some people must create drama and even make up stories.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-26-2012, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
4,764 posts, read 4,424,588 times
Reputation: 3018
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coldjensens View Post
No place is ever as bad as "they" say it is. People love to exaggerate. Some people must create drama and even make up stories.
Yeah, it's all relative.. Westminster is "bad" compared to, say, Irvine or Newport Beach but it's magnitudes better than Compton or Pomona.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-26-2012, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
5,195 posts, read 5,522,494 times
Reputation: 3023
Quote:
Originally Posted by bm22 View Post
Marina High School would be my school of choice in that area and is only one mile + from the neighborhood mentioned.
You are right. I forgot about Marina.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $79,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > Orange County
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top