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Old 03-05-2007, 08:18 PM
 
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I grew up in lakewood and last I visted (3yrs ago) it was so different. My hub wants to move back and I do to but I got used to the small town no traffic area i am in. Is there anywhere somewhat close to lakewood that is not so congested and that is safe for my kids and rsonable price? He will be making around 20 bucks an hour and I really rather stay home with kids .. can we afford it off his salery and what is the rate of daycare a week there?
I used to do daycare where I am at but I am sure it is way more expensive there.thanks..
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Old 03-06-2007, 06:53 AM
 
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No place in coastal SoCal comes to my mind.. Try the outer towns of Northern Calif...Eureka, Redding, etc..

I speculate that $40k/year is needed for a single, atleast $60k for a couple, $80k for a family.. and those figures are for renting, not home ownership.
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Old 03-06-2007, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Santa Ana, California
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I make about $40 an hour and I live comfortably in a one bedroom apartment in the inland empire. However, the IE is a little cheaper than Lakewood/Long Beach, and I do not have to pay for kids, a spouse, or daycare. I wouldn't be able to afford a 2 bedroom let alone a house. Honestly, there are not many places in CA that are liveable on $20 an hour as the full income.
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Old 03-06-2007, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Santa Ana, California
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P.S. Lakewood and Long Beach are in LA county, not Orange (although they are close). I guess I wasn't thinking...if you do not go to work you won't need the daycare, so that saves a little...but having a second income means daycare. I don't really know how much a good daycare is, but I know it is a burden for some of my friends.
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Old 03-06-2007, 12:07 PM
 
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Ya I realized after I posted that it was wrong folder.. my husband wants to move to orange county. I just really need to get back around my dad. I guess I will check out what the rate of daycare is. I only want to rent a place and I did own my own daycare so taking in a child wouldnt be a problem. I would have to see what the laws are about that out there though, Im sure they are different then where I am at now. thanks again!
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Old 03-07-2007, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Laguna Beach, CA
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I have some friends who moved to Temecula and Vista area and really LOVE it there.
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Old 03-09-2007, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Santa Ana, California
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Temecula is about an hour and 15 minutes away from the Lakewood area though, and that's without traffic.
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Old 03-11-2007, 03:17 AM
 
Location: North County- San Diego
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Just posting to say that I'm another CA transplant that is trying to get back I'm also thinking of doing daycare when we get there- I'll need to do something if we move to the OC! I've been checking out Craig's List to see the going rates.....it seems to vary. Good luck!
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Old 03-11-2007, 11:49 PM
 
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Default There's a huge need for GREAT daycare for little ones in OC!

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Originally Posted by grisandole View Post
Just posting to say that I'm another CA transplant that is trying to get back I'm also thinking of doing daycare when we get there- I'll need to do something if we move to the OC! I've been checking out Craig's List to see the going rates.....it seems to vary. Good luck!
Hi,
I am presently a stay-home mom in Costa Mesa...have many friends that have Mexican nannys. They are the thing in OC. They come in the a.m. and leave in the p.m. Their biggest gripe is that they don't stimulate your children, read to them or speak very good english. It is NOT an adequate "mommy sub". They make between $250 - $300 a week.

My reason for writing this is to tell you there is a huge NEED for qualified daycare providers that can take a child or two into their homes...and if you have children at home it is a great 2nd income! It helps to get established in your church of choice and put the word out...it won't take you long to meet people in need of your services. I know a gal from church that daycares 3 children and makes $750 a week doing it...and gets to stay home with her kids at the same time!
Just food for thought...good luck and welcome.

Last edited by cuttinhairkaren; 03-11-2007 at 11:52 PM.. Reason: typo's
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Old 03-12-2007, 01:17 AM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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Living in Bellflower, grew up in Lakewood.

We are selling in a few months, we thought about renting the house out but rentals are making a lot less than our house payment. Your husband will probably make more here in LA than where you are now.

Frankly it is easier to buy than rent. Landlords are demanding 1st, last and deposit to the point of needing excellent credit with $6000 to move in. Cheaper to buy! Our house payment is $1500 a month, rents are a bit less. I bought this house low so the payment is probably out of date for comparison.
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