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Old 06-01-2015, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Star Idaho
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Upper and lower Sea Cliff are very nice in the 92648 zip code. In the 92646 area there is a nice gated community south of Atlanta between Magnolia and Bushard. I've lived in both areas. very safe. Very nice. The 92646 has some areas. Some the homes are nicer than others. Nothing wrong with Huntington Harbor in the 92649 either. Make sure there are no residential drug rehab houses in your neighborhood. There are more than a few in HB & Newport.
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Old 06-02-2015, 11:34 AM
 
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We live in Mission Viejo. It's a good 20 minutes to get to the ocean mainly because of all the lights on Crown Valley. The residents have access to Mission Viejo Lake which is almost as good as the ocean. For your budget you can get a nice house in Canyon Crest community or in Pacific Hills. Personally I like Canyon Crest better because it's a gated community with lots of ammenities, tennis courts, olympic sized swimming pool and HOA is only $170 a month.

One thing to keep in mind about Huntington Beach is the nice areas are a good 15-20 minute drive from a freeway.

Come visit Mission Viejo and Laguna Niguel. Start from Mission Viejo Lake and go south on Marguarite Parkway, stop by the mission viejo library, and then make a right on Oso Parkway and then take Moulton Parkway all the way down to the beach. South county is a continuous chunk of goodness, everywhere you turn you are in good neighborhoods. After you've done this drive, you won't be thinking about Huntington Beach anymore.
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Old 06-02-2015, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Irvine
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HB is kind of a dump. If your kid is a B or C student then perhaps the schools will be just fine. Lots of police activity at night. Lots of DUI checkpoints for a reason, folks drinking up at the HB bars. Def a cool place to live if you're in your 20's and single. I did it and it was fun.

South OC, great family neighborhoods, but really far south and limited jobs. Most likely will have to commute north every morning if you have to work for a living.

Personally I would go for Irvine for $1.5M. Schools trump all the others mentioned. Safety trumps all the communities mentioned. Location is central (trumps all of the communities mentioned).
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Old 06-02-2015, 05:37 PM
 
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Personally I would go for Irvine for $1.5M. Schools trump all the others mentioned. Safety trumps all the communities mentioned. Location is central (trumps all of the communities mentioned).
$1.5M in Irvine will get you 3 bedrooms on 4500sqft lot next to all the tiger moms. Irvine is building lots of apartments and you know high density housing bring crime and congestion. Sell your million dollar home now and move to South county asap. I will take any south county cities over Irvine.
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Old 06-02-2015, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Irvine
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I'll move to S. County when I retire or don't have to work. I have co-workers who made the sacrifice and sold their homes in Ladera Ranch and moved to a smaller place in Irvine at a higher cost just so they don't have to deal with the commute and have more time with their families. Some other friends, wanted more of a challenge for their kids, so they moved to Irvine (smaller house) from Aliso Viejo so they can attend the schools. Their oldest kid will attend Stanford in the fall of this year. Not sure how much that has to do with the Irvine school system or the kid. I will sell eventually and move but for now, will reap the home appreciation and the central location. Not denying S. County, its an awesome place, but I still gotta work and don't need the commute.
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Old 06-03-2015, 12:59 PM
 
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Since we're talking HB, what's the word on this apartment complex and the surrounding area?

Beachwood Village Apartments
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Old 06-03-2015, 03:02 PM
 
Location: O.C.
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Since we're talking HB, what's the word on this apartment complex and the surrounding area?

Beachwood Village Apartments
you have the internet I assume? took me 10 seconds to find this.....

Beachwood Village Apartments Ratings, Reviews, Map, Rents, and other Huntington Beach apartments for rent from ApartmentRatings.com
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Old 06-03-2015, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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I am looking for a place and I am using Yelp which has helped me steer clear of some train wrecks but it's good to have another site.
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Old 06-04-2015, 11:27 AM
 
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Don't be snotty. I don't trust many of those review sites. Hell, the Yelp reviews were either 4 years old or written by people who don't even LIVE there.

Plus, I didn't want reviews of the complex. I said the AREA, not the complex.
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