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Old 08-09-2009, 09:53 PM
 
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To introduce myself, I am a 23 year old undergrad intern, student looking to relocate myself through my employers job board. I am from Evansville, IN, which has a pop of about 300k. I have a interview in Anaheim this week and if I get the job it would be a "secure" 50k annually. I realize that CA has been hit badly with the economic woes, but I am eager to move to area of opportunity. My goals if i move out there would be to continue school, work full time, afford a place by myself. and be able to support myself comfortably. I am a single male with no kids and over 6k of emergency funding, with no credit card debt.. I will not move with out a job!!! By the way, my first time visiting the state will be the 12th. What do I have to learn, loose?
Things I enjoy: Sports, exercising, networking, networking, reading, movie bluff,

Things I dislike: Lack of things to do, confinement, sketchy people, and not being around educated people.
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Old 08-09-2009, 10:02 PM
 
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You'll be able to afford a 1 bedroom apartment in a fairly nice area on your salary. Good luck staying away from the sketchy, uneducated people though. There's no shortage of things to do in an area this populated.
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Old 08-09-2009, 10:06 PM
 
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Thanks for the reply, should I consider living outside of Anaheim? I would like to keep a commute under 30 mins.
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Old 08-09-2009, 10:10 PM
 
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Thanks for the reply, should I consider living outside of Anaheim? I would like to keep a commute under 30 mins.
Anaheim is often called Anacrime because it's got plenty of shady areas. There's nice areas too but they tend to be in the hills to the east and much more expensive. You might want to check out Fullerton and Brea too. They're generally nicer than Anaheim and not too far depending on where your job is.
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Old 08-09-2009, 11:34 PM
 
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$1000+ per month rent for a decent 1 bedroom apartment in a decent area.

Thats just standard for LA and OC.
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Whittier
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"Things I dislike: Lack of things to do, confinement, sketchy people, and not being around educated people."

Educated people in Anaslime? Hrmmm... hah j/k

I'd live in Fullerton. 5 minutes away. More of a college town.
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Old 08-10-2009, 12:36 PM
 
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Fullerton, sounds almost exactly what I am looking for. Since I am still somewhat interested in the night scene and meeting new people. Hope I dont get flamed to much for my accent.
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:17 PM
 
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What would be some other surrounding safe cities to commute to and from within less than 30 mins?
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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What do I have to learn, loose?

Things I dislike: Lack of things to do, confinement, sketchy people, and not being around educated people.
First, how to spell the word "lose".

Second, that you won't like all educated people, and that you will like some uneducated people.
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:00 AM
 
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The safest cities in the area are going to be the ones that also, coincidentally, have no night scene. Yorba Linda and the Anaheim Hills section of Anaheim have very low crime... and absolutely nothing to do after the sun goes down. Suburban north Orange County was designed for families. It's about SUVs and soccer moms.

There are some bars in downtown Fullerton, but I don't know if you could really call it a scene.
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