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Old 10-03-2007, 12:15 AM
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Hi, Thanks everyone for your replies. Can someone suggest some communities in Cypress, Los Alamitos, HB, Seal Beach etc that were suggested. I'm looking in craigslist and don't find anything of interest. I'm looking for something newer, W/D insite, preferably with a 1 car garage, open floor plan etc. and range is $1800.

1) Any suggestions for sources other than craigslist?

2) I found this in Garden grove. Is this a good area of garden grove?

12361 Westminster Blvd. Garden Grove
"Les Jardins" Complex

Corner of Westminster & Clinton

3) As for commute, would fullerton, irvine, costa mesa, yorba linda are all reasonable?
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Old 10-03-2007, 12:28 AM
 
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Your budget is fine but in-unit washers and dryers and garages are rare around here, as is anything under 25 years old. Garden Grove is not a good area unless you're in the far west end, west of Springdale.

That address doesn't come up on Google or Yahoo maps? I found Clinton (its not a major street) between Harbor and Fairview. If that's it, that's NOT a good area. Its basically low rent FOB Vietnamese and illegal alien Mexican land.

Irvine and Costa Mesa are mostly commutes against traffic to Cypress, but it doesn't take much to turn a 20 minute commute into an hour or more.

Yorba Linda is way too far and Fullerton might be too depending on where exactly. You'd be driving west on the 91 (or a parallel surface street) along with about a billion other people in the morning.
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Old 10-03-2007, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Yorba Linda, CA
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Your budget is fine but in-unit washers and dryers and garages are rare around here, as is anything under 25 years old. Garden Grove is not a good area unless you're in the far west end, west of Springdale.

That address doesn't come up on Google or Yahoo maps? I found Clinton (its not a major street) between Harbor and Fairview. If that's it, that's NOT a good area. Its basically low rent FOB Vietnamese and illegal alien Mexican land.

Irvine and Costa Mesa are mostly commutes against traffic to Cypress, but it doesn't take much to turn a 20 minute commute into an hour or more.

Yorba Linda is way too far and Fullerton might be too depending on where exactly. You'd be driving west on the 91 (or a parallel surface street) along with about a billion other people in the morning.
I used to commute to Cypress College from Yorba Linda... and even in the even going west on the 91 against traffic, my commute could be almost an hour. (

As for fobby Vietnamese, they're generally nice (most of my friends' parents are fabulous people), but their knowledge of American Cultural practices can be very lacking--which can be annoying if you're intolerant of differences or impatient. Honor in the parking lots in Little Saigon is basically non-existent, and Vietnamese culture and language is very different from American so misunderstandings may be commonplace.

Honestly, you should personally visit everywhere you're looking to rent, though... and at different times of day for the ones you're really interested in--so you can get a better idea of how the really is. Look for reviews with more than just "This place sucks" online, too. If you can, talk to the residents, too.
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