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Old 11-01-2008, 11:36 PM
 
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Hi all,
New here and am happy to join. Well, it seems like we're going to be moving to northern orange county after all. We were looking for homes around the $1.5M price range and are leaning towards northern orange county. Specifically Brea, Placentia, Fullerton, Yorba Linda, and Anaheim Hills/Orange. However, the area that I really liked was in Yorba Linda, newer homes and pretty neighborhoods but a little too close to the $2M range. However, as I was driving by Yorba Linda, I couldn't help but notice how many caucasian's lived in the area. A lot of them seemed like pretty uptight upper class snobs who weren't really that friendly. My husband and I are of Pakistani descent. For example, we went to the public library the other day just to check things out and get some information about the events in the city and immediately you could sense how the people were reluctant to talk to you. We also went to the Vons nearby and felt that the cashier and staff were quite rude. I've been told that the school system in Placentia/Yorba Linda is quite good, that's a big plus for us. However, after the racism we've noticed, I'm not too sure if I'd want my kids to go there.

Is racism really prevelant throughout most of northern orange county? Or is it just the parts of Yorba Linda and Placentia. In general, how tolerant are people of middle eastern and south asians? Are there any diverse neighborhoods anyone can recommend I take a look at? I hope I don't affend anyone but I really want my children to live in an atmosphere where they can make friends with the neighbors and don't struggle for acceptance.

Sincerely,
Sara

 
Old 11-01-2008, 11:47 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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I hope you're not interpreting general rudeness as racism.
 
Old 11-01-2008, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan and Sometimes Orange County CA
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You might like orange park acres
 
Old 11-02-2008, 12:33 AM
 
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I hope you're not interpreting general rudeness as racism.

Nope, I saw the way they treated caucasian individuals as opposed to the way I was treated.

Orange Park Acres is definitely a really pretty area. However, it seems a tad bit too expensive and a bit too close to the fire area.
 
Old 11-02-2008, 01:21 AM
 
Location: LB/OC for now...
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OC is fairly diverse and accepting, but I'm sure you'll find folks everywhere that are scared of change and of other culture. I think you'll be fine honestly, but because of the nature of most of So Cal(fairly well segregated by culture), there will be instances where you'll encounter intolerant people. My Pakistani and Indian friends that I've known since my school days(which aren't very much due to demographics) have been happy with our community(Los Alamitos/Seal Beach/Rossmoor), but I don't know what they've put up with personally as they've never shared any of that with me
 
Old 11-02-2008, 01:17 AM
 
Location: OC, CA
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Anaheim Hills is NOT like that at all. There are a lot of upper class middle eastern people who live in AH.
 
Old 11-02-2008, 07:13 AM
 
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Of course she is.

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I hope you're not interpreting general rudeness as racism.
 
Old 11-02-2008, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Southern California native, now a few miles from Lake Michigan
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Want to see racism? Live in Compton, Inglewood, South Central, or some of the other non-caucasian areas of southern Calif, and you will experience things *much* worse than rudeness.
Rudeness and racism aren't the same thing, by the way. Being overly sensitive, or worse yet playing the race card, won't be very good strategies for you to be "accepted."
 
Old 11-02-2008, 09:41 AM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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Hi all,
New here and am happy to join. Well, it seems like we're going to be moving to northern orange county after all. We were looking for homes around the $1.5M price range and are leaning towards northern orange county. Specifically Brea, Placentia, Fullerton, Yorba Linda, and Anaheim Hills/Orange. However, the area that I really liked was in Yorba Linda, newer homes and pretty neighborhoods but a little too close to the $2M range. However, as I was driving by Yorba Linda, I couldn't help but notice how many caucasian's lived in the area. A lot of them seemed like pretty uptight upper class snobs who weren't really that friendly. My husband and I are of Pakistani descent. For example, we went to the public library the other day just to check things out and get some information about the events in the city and immediately you could sense how the people were reluctant to talk to you. We also went to the Vons nearby and felt that the cashier and staff were quite rude. I've been told that the school system in Placentia/Yorba Linda is quite good, that's a big plus for us. However, after the racism we've noticed, I'm not too sure if I'd want my kids to go there.

Is racism really prevelant throughout most of northern orange county? Or is it just the parts of Yorba Linda and Placentia. In general, how tolerant are people of middle eastern and south asians? Are there any diverse neighborhoods anyone can recommend I take a look at? I hope I don't affend anyone but I really want my children to live in an atmosphere where they can make friends with the neighbors and don't struggle for acceptance.

Sincerely,
Sara

How were you dressed? Were you dressed like a typical American or in foreign looking clothes?
 
Old 11-02-2008, 10:19 AM
 
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I thought Pakistanis are caucasian. No?
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