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Old 09-25-2007, 06:59 AM
 
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probably moved to my area in East Tn?? I have met several who have. I have thought more about the northern ca/oregon border, but jobs are probably hard to find..I am guessing.
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Old 09-25-2007, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Sacramento
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In thinking about your initial request, and the type of atmosphere you are seeking, I think the Chico and Arcata areas of California may work out best. Chico has a very nice downtown and park area, and a decent sized college. Arcata has a nice bohemian small downtown, plus you are within 10-12 minutes of downtown Eureka, and has a decent college nearby too.
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Old 09-25-2007, 05:12 PM
 
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Default santa barbara county

Try Lompoc which is in Santa Barbara county.
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Old 09-26-2007, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Oxnard, CA (never say never!)
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Bakersfield is a pit and has some of the worst air quality in the state. Plus it gets into triple digits in the summer. It's a white trash destination, if you don't mind me saying.
Can you tell me more about McKinleyville? Hospital? Population? Does it snow, or at least have 4 seasons? What is the best part about it for you? I am in San Diego, and hate the prices but more than that the unchanging, ugly weather. No seasons, and after a lifetime of living in the "paradise" of So Cal, I'd like to see some leaves in the fall and snow in the winter! Some rain!
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Old 09-26-2007, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Oxnard, CA (never say never!)
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I'd love to know more about McKinleyville. And can someone tell me how to start a thread? I'm very new.
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Old 09-26-2007, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Mokelumne Hill, CA & El Pescadero, BCS MX.
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Mckinleyville and surrounding areas have 2 seasons. The rainy season and the foggy season.

Apologies to my North Coast pals
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Old 09-26-2007, 03:26 PM
 
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I'd love to know more about McKinleyville. And can someone tell me how to start a thread? I'm very new.
its pretty easy. just get to the list of threads in the los angeles sub-category. if you see where it tells you how many pages and what page you're on, then look directly to your left. you will see "New Thread". then, you must enter a title. type in what you would like to know. then, right below the text box, it says "Submit New Thread".
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Old 09-26-2007, 03:44 PM
 
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Can you tell me more about McKinleyville? Hospital? Population? Does it snow, or at least have 4 seasons? What is the best part about it for you? I am in San Diego, and hate the prices but more than that the unchanging, ugly weather. No seasons, and after a lifetime of living in the "paradise" of So Cal, I'd like to see some leaves in the fall and snow in the winter! Some rain!
anywhere on the pacific coast is not going to snow in CA. its part of the Eureka, CA metropolitan area, which has 40,000 residents. coming from SD, you won't like it there. the average high temp in july is 57 and in august it's 58. that's way too f****** cold for me in the summer. december only goes down to 49 for the high. the average year round high is 58 and the average low is 47. it gets 38 inches of rain per year.

mckinleyville has 13,500 people. McKinleyville's climate is characterized by mild, rainy winters and cool, dry summers, with an average temperature of 55 degrees
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Old 09-26-2007, 07:57 PM
 
Location: McKinleyville, California
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Dmencha does not know what they are taliking about. We have had a beautiful summer with temperatures in the 70's and 80s, very little fog. Our rainy season is from late November to March and it is not raining all the time either. There is a hospital five miles from here in Arcata ( the Mad River Community Hospital ) and 2 hospitals in Eureka and one in Fortuna. We got some snow flakes last winter and the winter before, but it is not common. There is Humboldt State University in Arcata and College of the Redwoods in Eureka. There is an airport here in McKinleyville with flights to L.A. , S.F. and Portland to name a few. This year we got 47 inch's of rain for McK and that was just shy of normal. Last year we got over 75 but that is not usual. All the locals that have lived here for over 40 years say that the weather used to be foggy all the time, but that has changed with global warming. The rains mean clean safe drinking water and green hills and pastures for our rural atmosphere. It is really beautiful up here and the home prices are in the upper $200,000 for a new 3 bed 2 bath home. Jobs are scarce for mainly the locals that were used to depending on lumber and fishing for their living. These people were not prepared for going out into the workforce and are thus under qualified for many high end jobs here. The local newspapers have plenty of jobs in the help wanted section. This is a great area to raise a brood of children with great schools especially in Arcata and McKinleyville.

I have been here in the county since 1992 after I lost all of my gardens in the Oakland/Berkeley hills fire. I have been in McK since 2000 when the median home price was $125,000 and under.

Pm or e-mail me if you need more information.
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Old 09-27-2007, 01:15 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I know what the best small town in CA is. I don't want to say, however, since if too many people move up there it will no longer be the best small town. Sorry...
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