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Old 10-07-2009, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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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)
Depends on where... California has 840 miles of coastline and there's quite a bit of difference in price depending on where you want to go. I live on the central coast and I've seen apartments (studio or 1 bedroom) from between $800 and $2500 a month, no utilities included. The closer to the ocean you get, the higher the prices go... don't be expecting an oceanfront view for under $1000 a month unless you're lucky.

I'm not as familiar with San Diego, but I have a buddy in Long Beach who is paying $2300 for a 3 bedroom apartment that is about as big as my office at work. I'd troll around craigslist to just get a feel for how much apartments/houses are in the area's you're interested in.
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:42 PM
 
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For someone 50-ish and single and looking for a nice relaxing life - what beach town would suit?
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:58 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California
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Pacific Beach. Definitely worth consideration.
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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For someone 50-ish and single and looking for a nice relaxing life - what beach town would suit?
Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Morro Bay and perhaps Carmel [though it is pretty touristy in Carmel].
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Verona, WI
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Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Morro Bay and perhaps Carmel [though it is pretty touristy in Carmel].
I'd second Carmel for a 50-ish person. Maybe also Dana Point / San Clemente / Capistrano Beach. Beautiful and chill.
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Old 08-20-2010, 04:50 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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For someone 50-ish and single and looking for a nice relaxing life - what beach town would suit?
Give weather requirements, size of town, access to specific activities, budget, etc.. and you'll get some really good replies.
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Old 08-21-2010, 08:25 PM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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Pacific Beach. Definitely worth consideration.
He's just messin' with ya, egaragon. Pacific Beach is good place for young people to have a lot of noisy fun, there are much better places for guys our age to have some peace and quiet. If you're rich I guess Carmel Beach would be nice but if you actually want to swim in the water a lot you might go further south where it's warmer.
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Old 08-21-2010, 08:26 PM
 
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Del Mar
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Old 08-21-2010, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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He's just messin' with ya, egaragon. Pacific Beach is good place for young people to have a lot of noisy fun, there are much better places for guys our age to have some peace and quiet. If you're rich I guess Carmel Beach would be nice but if you actually want to swim in the water a lot you might go further south where it's warmer.
Agree, Carmel beach is incredibly beautiful with super white sand but the water is treacherous, very deep drop, rough surf, frequent shark sightings and chilly temps. Not a place to swim. Pismo Beach and Oceano are nice and relatively quiet but if a person wants warmer water than Southern California is best. Malibu, Corona Del Mar, Dana Pt, Leucadia, Cardiff and San Elijo beaches come to mind.
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Old 08-22-2010, 03:59 AM
 
Location: California
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Santa Barbara and Malibu are my favorite beach cities. Probably what you're looking for.
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