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Old 01-25-2014, 09:57 PM
 
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I know it's a long shot, but i was wondering if anyone could give me any insight on somewhere in california that is the following

-safe
-affordable (500-800 rent for one bedroom apartment)
-jobs without having a degree
-good schools

My girlfriend and I are looking to move together, but are trying to make sure we find a place that won't bury us with debt, or riddle us with anxiety from high crime rates. We are a quiet couple, we keep to ourselves mostly and don't really care for partying or wild nightlife. A few nice restaurants, a movie theater, and places within around 30 minutes to an hour giving us more to do like water parks and such. Thanks for your help! And i understand if there really isn't anywhere in california for us yet, i'm just checking with people who'd know more than myself before i put it out of mind for good.
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:49 PM
 
Location: California
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Move in together now, where you are, before relocating someplace where you have nothing and don't know anyone.
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:53 PM
 
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Move in together now, where you are, before relocating someplace where you have nothing and don't know anyone.
we live in maine, there is almost no job opportunity, let alone jobs at all.
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Old 01-25-2014, 11:56 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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California's a big state, you'll have to narrow THAT down first. But yes, Lompoc, Lancaster and other places could work.
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Old 01-26-2014, 02:12 AM
 
Location: California
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we live in maine, there is almost no job opportunity, let alone jobs at all.
So you don't currently work. Are you still in high school? You need a plan and I don't think moving to CA is a good one for you right now. GET a degree or education or work experience. "no jobs at all" in Maine ehh?
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Old 10-09-2014, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Southwest
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Default Good luck to you

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Originally Posted by TwiggyAlienMan View Post
I know it's a long shot, but i was wondering if anyone could give me any insight on somewhere in california that is the following

-safe
-affordable (500-800 rent for one bedroom apartment)
-jobs without having a degree
-good schools

My girlfriend and I are looking to move together, but are trying to make sure we find a place that won't bury us with debt, or riddle us with anxiety from high crime rates. We are a quiet couple, we keep to ourselves mostly and don't really care for partying or wild nightlife. A few nice restaurants, a movie theater, and places within around 30 minutes to an hour giving us more to do like water parks and such. Thanks for your help! And i understand if there really isn't anywhere in california for us yet, i'm just checking with people who'd know more than myself before i put it out of mind for good.

I know our culture has become a much harder place for young people than it was for your elders when they were getting started, so I feel for you. Good luck to both you and your girlfriend.
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Old 10-09-2014, 11:52 PM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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So you don't currently work. Are you still in high school? You need a plan and I don't think moving to CA is a good one for you right now. GET a degree or education or work experience. "no jobs at all" in Maine ehh?
Yeah, that's what I was thinking too, since 'low-skills' jobs are also few and far between here, and don't pay squat, especially in the more "affordable" places. BTW, I thought everyone was supposed to be "leaving" CA, not moving here?!
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Old 10-10-2014, 12:26 AM
 
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I hate sounding like the typical, negative old fart, but I spent most of my life in SoCal, do not move there now w/o skills, a job lined up, money in the bank, knowing someone you can crash with. Apartments require proof of a job, deposit equal to 2 months rent, local references, and you should research how much apartments cost for the area you want to live in on Craig's List. Utilities are also expensive in CA and require deposits. My kids live in CA, they are college grads, work 7 days a week and not a lot to show for it!
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Old 10-11-2014, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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I know this is an old thread, but I'd say Redding would work for someone looking for what the OP is looking for. Lots of low-level jobs, tons of retail here, hotels/motels, lots of hospitals that use all types of help. Rent is cheap, there's good entertainment here, lots of recreation, no traffic problems, easy parking everywhere you go.

The only downside to Redding, in my opinion is the heat. We've been into 100+ degree weather for 5 months and it's still going...

There's some crime, but it's avoidable, in my experience living here for a year, and I live right downtown on the homeless path. No graffitti to speak of.

Overall, I think Redding is perfect for anyone looking for what this OP was looking for.
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