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Old 07-17-2009, 10:56 AM
 
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Santa Monica in LA is the place.
...for witnessing drug deals and getting hypodermic needles stuck in your foot!
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:43 AM
 
Location: West LA
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...for witnessing drug deals and getting hypodermic needles stuck in your foot!
OK, now that's rediculous. Anyone who truly believes this has a very dark view of the world.
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:45 AM
 
Location: West LA
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Just wondering what constitutes a good beach town in the minds of City Data Forum posters?
I think that's a great question. For me, a good beach town is safe, clean, lively, and has good commercial/restaurant options adjacent to the coast/pier area. A big bonus for me is having mountains/cliffs nearby as well, like Laguna Beach and San Clemente.
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Old 07-20-2009, 04:17 PM
 
Location: On the dark side of the Moon
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Mission Beach was very nice last time I was there. The Old Town/Gas Light District is a happening place. Too old myself. Both can be touristy, with jacked up prices on food and drinks though. Great for a day at the beach, and for a night of music and dancing. Just eat a nice dinner somewhere else in between All the beaches on post #24 are nice also. Santa Barbara is a bore. And I'm old!
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Old 07-20-2009, 04:24 PM
 
Location: On the dark side of the Moon
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Nothing is wrong with Santa Monica! Those things can happen anywhere, because those type of people(thugs, crooks, addicts) tend to be mobile. Can't stay in one place too long you know?
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Old 07-20-2009, 04:28 PM
 
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For me a good beach town would be somewhere clean and relatively safe, a bit of a tourist trade, friendly people, laidback, walk through town with a beach coverup and flipflops and feel comfortable, not a wild crazy nightlife but some entertainment, decent restaurants, walkable, variety of shops.

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Just wondering what constitutes a good beach town in the minds of City Data Forum posters? For me it is the surfing, proximity to a taco shack, place for the kids, family friendly. Maybe it is not the same to all of us. I would love to hear what you all think.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Jackson, WY
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I'm 23 and want to move to a beach town in Cali next spring. I don't know a whole lot about the beach towns in the state but this thread has helped some. I'd like to live in a more southern place, maybe a town outside of San Diego or something. My ideal beach town is something kind of small, but still lively, with lots of people around my age range, good night life, and a good boardwalk or park or somewhere to run my dog! Any suggestions?
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:58 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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Santa Barbara is a bore.
How dare you talk about my hometown that way! You and that Rachel!!!
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Up in the air
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I'm 23 and want to move to a beach town in Cali next spring. I don't know a whole lot about the beach towns in the state but this thread has helped some. I'd like to live in a more southern place, maybe a town outside of San Diego or something. My ideal beach town is something kind of small, but still lively, with lots of people around my age range, good night life, and a good boardwalk or park or somewhere to run my dog! Any suggestions?
What's your budget? Beach towns are pricey....
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Old 10-07-2009, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Jackson, WY
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What's your budget? Beach towns are pricey....
Well, I've been living in Jackson Hole, WY for the past year, which is a really expensive place to live, but I'm getting by just fine. I love it here, I'm just looking for something different (read: warmer!) for next spring/summer. What are typical monthly rental prices? I'd like to not pay more than a grand per month for rent and utilities. (I am planning on having at least one roommate, probably more, so each of us paying less than 800/mo for rent would really be ideal)

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