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Old 03-19-2007, 08:20 PM
 
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Could you tell me a bit about Los Alamos? I cant seem to find anything on it..
I have even tried to look up real estate on realtor.com for this town and it says it cant find it.
Is there anyone that might know how to find out about housing in that town?
Thank you
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Old 03-19-2007, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Central Coast, CA
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Post Los Alamos real estate

Rightpath,

Los Alamos is a pretty small town off hwy 101. It is a wine-growing region just north of the more infamous Santa Ynez Valley. Your best bet for real estate in that area is likely through a realty office in nearby Santa Maria/Orcutt. Try this site: http://www.trulia.com/CA/Los_Alamos/. Hope this helps!
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Old 03-20-2007, 07:30 AM
 
Location: CA Coast
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Los Alamos, Lompoc, Solvang, Santa Ynez, all lie along the Santa Ynez River Valley. Can be pricey. Someof your neighbors are or have been, Reagan, Steven Seigal, Michael Jackson, Ray Kroc, Bo Derek etc. High dollar horse ranches, and vineyards
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Old 03-20-2007, 06:27 PM
 
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Hmmm. So it sounds like these would be great areas then for raising my kids. Though two of them are nearly raised already I still have 3 more to go and would like it to be somewhere they can survive.
Thanks for the input on the area.
Do you have any photos?
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Old 03-21-2007, 12:25 AM
 
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Is there anyone that might know how to find out about housing in that town?
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Yes, ask a Realtor. That way your talking to professionals who deals in the area all the time, not just posting opinions on places they have driven through but actually live and work in.

FYI- 13 homes available in Los Alamos right now, Trulia, a hard site to navigate to see multiple photos. If you want a direct link I can help.
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:34 AM
 
Location: CA Coast
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Is it appropriate for Realtors to advertise on this board?

The Santa Ynez area is a good place to raise kids, close to good hiking, mountain biking, a quick trip over the hill to SB, and many commute that road. The beach at Gaviota is a nice place to take kids, and Solvang, The "Danish" town is a hoot. Not to mention Jeff Foxworthy sometimes appears at the Chumash Casino.
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Old 03-22-2007, 03:32 PM
 
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I live in Solvang about 20 minutes from Los Alamos. There is one tiny little main street in Los Alamos with a couple antique shops, grocery store, and a gas station. It's a pretty 15 minute drive to Orcutt and Santa Maria that has tons of shopping. Real estate prices are a little lower than other local areas since it has less to offer. A few years back I chatted with a nice local family man who had moved there the previous year. He was very concerned over local meth use and was preparing to move out. He felt that a run-down mobile home neighborhood at the edge of the freeway was housing a large number of addicts and it effected the downtown area. It would be worth the time to check with local police on that. The areas near Buellton and Santa Ynez would be much better for raising children if you can afford it. The families up here get very involved. There has been a local special meeting here in the Santa Ynez Valley regarding the use of meth recently ~ but I get the feeling that it was a fairly new situation they were working quickly to stop but I could be wrong. Nipomo or the outskirts of Orcutt might also be worth considering if the other areas are too pricey. The land in Nipoma is beautiful and it's close to beaches and shopping in either direction. Orcutt is a quickly growing area that has some beautiful land as well. Santa Ynez Valley has the most sunshine of them all. Happy hunting!
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Old 03-22-2007, 03:49 PM
 
Location: CA Coast
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My sister lived in Santa Ynez for years, commuted over the hill to SB for some of the time, then ran the nursery at the hardware store, she loved the area, but could not afford to buy. She bought a home in Atascadero, but the winters are too cold there for her. She misses Santa Ynez.

As far as meth, it is everywhere, if you make a decision not to live where meth is, the moon might have to be an option.
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Old 03-24-2007, 08:08 PM
 
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Los Alamos is still small but i've heard through the grapevine that a lot of wealth is being invested there. It is quite a bit less expensive than Santa Ynez. Meth is everywhere-a national epidemic.
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