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Old 05-11-2009, 02:36 PM
 
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Would Mission Viejo do it. I know lots of older houses that have RV parking and no HOA to bug you. I am not sure about holistic care and farmer's market, but I am sure you can drive to them. After all it is California.
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Old 05-11-2009, 05:09 PM
 
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Checking,

Montessoris are scattered, so just check yellow pages. Smaller towns have great farmers markets once a week, such as Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, etc.

Sad to say that you will not get anything close to the beach for that price...especially in S. O.C...my home is for sale, over 6,200 feet, (and no RV parking allowed in my development unless it's hidden), but I see the ocean and it is nothing close to your price...however, my area is safe.....

Better to check inland, but there will be smog, (especially on hot days), some areas worse than others. Just watch out for gang areas......and high-fire-danger areas.

Coldjensens is right.....'down to earth' is not usually used to describe Orange County......LOL
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:02 PM
 
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Thanks for all the replies. Another question....
For raising a family, if you couldn't leave the state which area would be better for raising kids; Temecula, South OC (like Mission Viejo), Tusting, or Huntington Beach?
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:46 PM
 
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even Yorba Linda....$800k goes a long way today!
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:00 AM
 
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Thanks for all the replies. Another question....
For raising a family, if you couldn't leave the state which area would be better for raising kids; Temecula, South OC (like Mission Viejo), Tusting, or Huntington Beach?

A lot of it just depends on what you are after.......IMHO, the best buy for the house will be in Temecula, but it gets hot out there. (Tustin gets hot, too, but I think Temecula gets hotter). If you haven't been to Temecula in a long time, well, it's changed...it used to be a stop in the road with a few hot air balloons and winery tours......they now have every store out there imaginable...... Lots of new housing out in that area....a few Indian casinos.....and I don't know how to say this nicely, but that area will also have more redneck types......don't get me wrong, there are plenty of well-educated, executive types, too..... Temecula was hit hard with the real estate bust......

If your kids are into big time sports in high school or a bit younger, I'd check out the M.V. area..... Very family oriented town.......

H.B. is.......well, more laid-back and beachy......LOL
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Old 05-14-2009, 02:03 PM
 
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Temecula also has some problems with youngsters and drugs.
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Old 05-14-2009, 02:14 PM
 
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Dirk can you elaborate more on the problems in Temecula?

And if given a choice, which would be better....Temecula, Mission Veijo, Laguna Niguel, Tustin, or HB?
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Old 05-14-2009, 11:45 PM
 
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We just had a nephew who lives in Temecula get busted for beating up hookers in Temecula and taking their money to buy drugs. He was 14, and the court sentenced him to spend time in a very expensive rehap facility in Utah. From what I hear there isn't much for youngsters out there to do but get into trouble. Others may have different perspectives.

Mission Viejo and Laguna Niguel are nice areas with fine school systems. I don't know much about Tustin and HB.
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Old 05-15-2009, 01:50 AM
 
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Umm...I'd check out the Inland Empire. Many rural safe parts. Like Lake Matthews Wildomar, Reche Canyon, Pigeon Pass, Temecula, Murrietta (hell half of Riverside County really).

The thing is that it's really far from employment
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