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Old 03-17-2010, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Roseville, MN
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I currently live in Minneapolis, MN and my partner and I are looking for a big change in scenery and weather. She works for Wells Fargo and could possibly transfer her job to San Bernardino. We are looking for any information anyone is willing to share such as is it a nice place to live, which neighborhoods should we look into, are there jobs available (since I will have to search for one when I get there), is it gay friendly, etc. Anything would help since we have never even visited this town.

Thank you.
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Old 03-17-2010, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Highland, CA (formerly Newark, NJ)
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Don't live in SB. It's not as bad as it once was but not ideal for white collar professionals. Check out Redlands or Lake Arrowhead if you drive.
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Don't live in SB. It's not as bad as it once was but not ideal for white collar professionals. Check out Redlands or Lake Arrowhead if you drive.
Please don't paint a huge city with a broad brush, there are white collar professionals in San Bernardino. Somewhere.

Redlands is always recommended here, always.

Lake Arrowhead would be a long commute down the mountain.

IMO the IE as a whole is gay-friendly. Many of my friends from the area have come out as gay over the last few years.

Come out and have a look around.
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Escondido, CA
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Inland Empire is the second least gay-friendly part of Southern California, after Imperial Valley.

You might like Claremont. It's a bit far (~20 miles one way) but I believe it's a reverse commute.
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Inland Empire is the second least gay-friendly part of Southern California, after Imperial Valley.

You might like Claremont. It's a bit far (~20 miles one way) but I believe it's a reverse commute.
Yeah, have them commute a long way so they can be in an overpriced elitist college town. That'll be worth it.

Please provide facts and experiences as to why you think the IE isn't gay-friendly.
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, AK to SoCal to Missoula, MT
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Want to enjoy your time here? Here's how:

Live close to your work. Period.
Traffic around here is no joke.

Good luck! I'm not sure if the area is gay friendly or not but I don't think it would be an issue. I'm not familiar with SB but I can tell you that the area will be at least 90% Hispanic (no I don't have stats but I live close by and I know I'm close to the truth!) which is no issue of course but just thought you might want to know. If any area was 90% ANYTHING I'd want to know. For instance, I'm 25 so I don't want to move to a retirement community. I prefer to live in an area where there is lots of everything/shapes/sizes/races/sex whatever. We are happy with this area of the IE though. Much prefer it to Orange County. What is your price range for housing going to be, compared to the income your partner will be making? Wages are very low in the IE.

**I hope I haven't offended anyone, that was not my intention whatsoever. Just trying to be honest.
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:56 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Want to enjoy your time here? Here's how:

Live close to your work. Period.
Traffic around here is no joke.
So true!

Draw a circle around San Bernardino on a map. You have Devore, Del Rosa, Highland, Mentone, Redlands, Loma Linda, Grand Terrace, Colton, Fontana, Rialto. (I know I know, I missed some)

All of these towns have good areas and bad areas.

Oh! Just remembered - San Bernardino has a utility tax - back in the 90's it was 8% on all utilities - including phone and cable. I don't miss it, LOL!
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Want to enjoy your time here? Here's how:

Live close to your work. Period.
Traffic around here is no joke.
Good advice!

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I'm not familiar with SB but I can tell you that the area will be at least 90% Hispanic (no I don't have stats but I live close by and I know I'm close to the truth!) which is no issue of course but just thought you might want to know. If any area was 90% ANYTHING I'd want to know. For instance, I'm 25 so I don't want to move to a retirement community. I prefer to live in an area where there is lots of everything/shapes/sizes/races/sex whatever.

**I hope I haven't offended anyone, that was not my intention whatsoever. Just trying to be honest.
Here's some stats:
92410: 62% Hispanic
92411: 66.7% Hispanic
92408: 44.5% Hispanic
92405: 51.6% Hispanic
92401: 56.5% Hispanic
92404: 37.6% Hispanic
92407: 38.6% Hispanic
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Escondido, CA
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Yeah, have them commute a long way so they can be in an overpriced elitist college town. That'll be worth it.

Please provide facts and experiences as to why you think the IE isn't gay-friendly.
Proposition 8 Map - November 4, 2008, General Election - California Secretary of State

You're welcome.
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Old 03-18-2010, 12:19 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Live close to your work. Period.
This should be carved into the headstones of a lot of prematurely dead commuters.
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