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Old 07-20-2016, 10:39 AM
 
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The northern corridor of Los Angeles stretching from Burbank on the west side against the San Gabriel mountains eastward to Pasadena has become so congested it feel like half the nation has moved here in the last few years. In Glendale where I am they are constructing about 5,000 new apts/condos in just a one-mile radius around the downtown area. Every other block has new construction. One intersection near me put up four new complexes (totaling roughly 750 units from the size of them) on each corner of the intersection. Pull into the local Trader Joe's/WalGreens complex at rush hour and you take your life (and that of your auto) in your hands trying to find a parking space, the traffic is so thick it's bumper-to-bumper in the parking lot. It's all gotten to be too much for me, along with these insufferable summer temps as 100+ days stretch backward into June now and reach halfway through Oct.

Anyone know which areas along the ocean are the most affordable, excluding Oxnard which is too dangerous. Google search doesn't reveal too much; everything seems to be so expensive, 500K-1 million to start. We're looking for something around 750K.
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Old 07-20-2016, 10:49 AM
 
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The northern corridor of Los Angeles stretching from Burbank on the west side against the San Gabriel mountains eastward to Pasadena has become so congested it feel like half the nation has moved here in the last few years. In Glendale where I am they are constructing about 5,000 new apts/condos in just a one-mile radius around the downtown area. Every other block has new construction. One intersection near me put up four new complexes (totaling roughly 750 units from the size of them) on each corner of the intersection. Pull into the local Trader Joe's/WalGreens complex at rush hour and you take your life (and that of your auto) in your hands trying to find a parking space, the traffic is so thick it's bumper-to-bumper in the parking lot. It's all gotten to be too much for me, along with these insufferable summer temps as 100+ days stretch backward into June now and reach halfway through Oct.

Anyone know which areas along the ocean are the most affordable, excluding Oxnard which is too dangerous. Google search doesn't reveal too much; everything seems to be so expensive, 500K-1 million to start. We're looking for something around 750K.
Eureka
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Old 07-20-2016, 10:28 PM
 
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I love Humboldt but I can't sell it to my wife. She hates the gloom. She won't go further north than San Francisco, and we know how affordable that city is.
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Old 07-20-2016, 11:25 PM
 
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Lompoc
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Old 07-21-2016, 01:32 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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A reliable source here has said that Morro Bay is "affordable", "quiet", beautiful, and uncongested. Check it out before it becomes the next big discovery.
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Old 07-22-2016, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Laguna Niguel, Orange County CA
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Oxnard.
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Old 07-22-2016, 10:34 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Ventura, 114 SF homes at $750k and under:

Single Family Houses for Sale in Ventura, CA Single-Family Real Estate - realtor.comĀ®

Camarillo is also nice. Lompoc has been mentioned. Oxnard is really not so dangerous and is rapidly gentrifying; check out the new Riverpark development. For right on the beach, Port Hueneme.
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Old 07-24-2016, 08:14 PM
 
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Checked out Lompoc. Too small only 41K people. I've been to Morro Bay several times. It's beautiful little town. But again very small and very isolated. No hospital. 911 ambulance would have a 30 min ride over the mountain ridge to get to a hospital in San Louis Obispo. Now SLO would be idea but it is too far inland and so picks up those blistering summer heatwaves. And check this out. I called a realtor about available vacant land for building. There isn't any. Way out in the middle of nowhere and there's no buildable land. Ventura might be nice but it's still prone to blistering summer heatwaves due to the Santa Ana's which blow in that far north. I might have to consider going up as far as Monterey, which has idea summers 65-70F averages.
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Old 07-25-2016, 02:59 PM
 
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. I've been to Morro Bay several times. It's beautiful little town. But again very small and very isolated. No hospital. 911 ambulance would have a 30 min ride over the mountain ridge to get to a hospital in San Louis Obispo. Now SLO would be idea but it is too far inland and so picks up those blistering summer heatwaves. And check this out. I called a realtor about available vacant land for building. There isn't any. Way out in the middle of nowhere and there's no buildable land. .

You have the wrong facts on Morro Bay. I lived there and it is not isolated.
It is only a 10 minute or so trip to San Luis Obispo and the Best Hospitals on the Central Coast.
There is not a mountain range between Morro and SLO.


Not sure where you got your information. It would be my pick although, it does get its share of fog.


Also, lived in SLO for 5 years and it doesn't get ' blistering ' heat waves'! It is probably one of the mildest and nicest climate on the coast.


Also, there is quite a lot of vacant land in San Luis Obispo County. You just have to be able to afford it!


So, it pays to visit and really look at an area before you make such quick decisions.
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Old 07-25-2016, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Morro Bay is beautiful. Also liked Lompoc. The farther north you go (along coast) the prettier it gets too. :-)
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