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Old 01-06-2012, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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So sunny most of the time and the weather is typically dry?

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Yes, not humid and no snow.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:39 AM
 
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Santa Fe springs is a small and clean city. La Mirada, Cerritos, ares nice and some parts of Whittier. Just like any cities, it all depends on what part you move to. Good thing is it has the best fwy acces. If you are looking for commute time in your last post, those cities are about 15 mins in traffic from Santa Fe Springs. Im in Real Estate so I am very familiar with all the cities. I am also a resident of Santa Fe Springs and have never had any problems! Hope this helps and good luck on your job prospect
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:46 AM
 
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are you serious?? How often do we get below freezing weather. We probably have the best weather any one can ask for! Its not humid, it rarely rains - just enough. Although the weather has been a lil unpredictable lately...sometimes warm in days and cool at nights, it still isnt bad. I live in Santa Fe Springs and La Mirada is very close by, Nice city.
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:16 AM
 
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Santa Fe springs is a small and clean city. La Mirada, Cerritos, ares nice and some parts of Whittier. Just like any cities, it all depends on what part you move to. Good thing is it has the best fwy acces. If you are looking for commute time in your last post, those cities are about 15 mins in traffic from Santa Fe Springs. Im in Real Estate so I am very familiar with all the cities. I am also a resident of Santa Fe Springs and have never had any problems! Hope this helps and good luck on your job prospect
Thanks for all the info.

So how much should I expect to pay for a 2 bedroom apartment on these cities?

What about utilities? Gas? Electricity? Water?

I am trying to calculate the salary that I will be asking for to the recruiter and I don't want to go neither too high nor too low.

A recruiter called me last week about a job in Torrance,CA and apprently the cost of life calculations that I had made (based on several websites and from what other people told me) were out of proportion.

He kind of got mad as he thought I was asking for too much money.

According to him the cost of life difference between Torrance,CA and Fort Wayne,IN is around 12%

Several websites say the cost of life is 49% more expensive in that area but when I told him he laughed at me and told me no way we are going to pay you that much money.

You were misinformed.

I don't want this to happen again as I will be discarded from the job immediately.

Thanks
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Whittier
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I think a lot of cost of living adjustments might include rent or housing which would explain the bump in percentage.

Torrance for example has some pretty high rent and housing.

As far as SFS goes. I went to school there an am most familiar with the neighborhoods from Pico Rivera all the way down to Anaheim. I currently live in Whittier.

Yes there are ghetto parts, but SFS not terribly ghetto and it's more of a unique city. There's been a lot of revitalization in the SFS and Norwalk areas (over the past 15 years) in terms of new shopping centers and some construction. A lot of the murky refineries are almost gone, and in their place are huge warehouses and housing developments.

As it's been stated SFS is a mix of industry and older, and for the most part, kept up houses.

I wouldn't live there but only because I don't want to run in to old friends and have to make small talk. Weird, I know.

So I live in Whittier, and like it a bit better, there's some older homes with character and better views of the city. The bad is that there really isn't any decent freeway access unless you're next to the 605.

Apartment Rent in the surrounding areas would be anywhere from 800-2000, from a studio on the low end to a 2 bedroom.

To rent a house, it'd be at least $2000 and up.

Car gas is over 4.25 right now.

I think utilities and groceries are pretty consistent everywhere.
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:10 PM
 
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Nooooooo!

I grew up in Whittier, which is next door. Really, there are nicer places Roberto.

You can check city demographics online. How's your Spanish?
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:40 PM
 
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Nooooooo!

I grew up in Whittier, which is next door. Really, there are nicer places Roberto.

You can check city demographics online. How's your Spanish?
I am from Mexico so 100% Spanish but I finally decided to take a job offer in Michigan.
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Old 04-22-2014, 10:35 AM
 
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Roberto, as mentioned before, our cities run together! One right after another, unlike patches of cities that I have seen in other states. In SFS, You would be 30 to 45 minutes from anywhere u want to go...beaches, hills, mountains, adventure parks. But you can find clubs, bars, gyms, etc within minutes. I grew p in SFS and absolutely loved it!! If u live in SFS, Whittier, La Mirada, La Habra you will not need to take the freeway, you will be about 5 to 15 minutes to work by streets. A two bedroom would be twice what you are paying, now. But don't let that deter you, if the pay difference is substantial. CA weather is pretty darn good, seldom gets over 90 or below 40. SFS is about 15 minutes to Knotts Berry Farm, 20 minutes to Disneyland, 25 minutes to the beach, etc. Plenty of single ladies in SoCal. Best of luck on your decision. I would definitely try it if the pay increase is at least 1000.00 a month. Tax is higher, as is gas and insurance. But if u work in SFS and live there or in a nearby city, yo won't use much gas commuting.
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