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Old 09-28-2007, 12:26 PM
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Hi Y'all ! Relocating to San Diego office but can't afford to live there. Any thoughts on safe neighborhoods to search? I stopped looking in Oceanside because of overwhelming gang activity. Is Escondido any better? I have 3 young children who I want to keep safe and happy.

I may be willing to buy a much smaller home in exchange for safety and good schools. Any thoughts would be much appreciated!
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Old 09-28-2007, 05:55 PM
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There are a few gangs, however there are injunctions also.
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Old 09-29-2007, 10:24 AM
Location: San Diego, CA
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I grew up in escondido, back before they cracked down on the gangs and overall crime.

I still wont live there.

My ideal home would be in carlsbad, in the Calavera's hills neighborhood. Beautiful homes, plenty of schools nearby, and a fantastically low crime area. I think the worst thing they have there is speeding.

Anyways, check that out... My wife and I live in the Shadowridge community in vista/oceanside/carlsbad corners. There's really nice houses here, and a great HS right down the street, but there is an industrial area nearby, so...
Go with Carlsbad if you can afford it (500k-800k), or go shadowridge to compromise.
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Old 10-02-2007, 02:14 PM
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Escondido is very nice in the San Pasqual area, but a little pricey. But if you want stay in the apartments called Archstone, they're very safe, we stay here now and we have kids. See how you like Esco, then you decide...theres always Temecula...but if you want to drive 30 more minutes...
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Old 10-03-2007, 10:27 PM
Location: Temecula, CA
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I never thought I would live in Temecula, but here I am. After one month, it's not too bad. Housing is VERY CHEAP by Southern CA standards and I just heard on the news today that test scores from the high schools up here are among the highest in the state. If you have small kids, Temecula is TOTALLY geared to that. We dont have kids, but are actually enjoying the quieter pace and very friendly people.
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