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Old 07-26-2013, 07:53 PM
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Hello forum. Looking into moving to the LA area to be closer to wife's family. I just need a little advice on finding the right community/suburb/neighborhood. We're a simple family of 4 with two toddlers and good jobs.
Can anyone suggest communities for us based on these requests? we're also considering Orange County so not sure if Iill repost this on the other forum later.

*low Crime- the lower the better (obviously)
*Education- we really want to have a JEWISH elementary school in our city/neighborhood. MS and HS we would be willing to drive or even move (but that's not for many years to come)
-Greenary- would really love to live on a tree-lined street and a city/area with plenty of parks, trails, ponds, and pools.
*Family-oriented-a neighborhood with plenty of amenities for kids/families like libraries, community centers, camps, etc

It would be great to live near the beach or in a beach town, but that would be a bonus, not a requirement. Greenery/parks are important to us.

The only suggestion I got so far was Simi Valley...don't know anything about that place. lol. ALso heard something about Pico-robertson or something like that....heard its very jewish but also ghetto? not sure.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:16 PM
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Well, here's the schools:

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Old 07-27-2013, 12:16 AM
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The Pico-Roberstson area is heavily Jewish. I'm not sure that I'd call it "ghetto", though. It's on the border of the "slums of Beverly Hills" and while it's not shiny and new, it's hardly decrepit. You'd find plenty of community involvement.

That said, you might look into Beverly Hills. My hometown! Aaaaaand it's extremely Jewish; I think you'd be very comfortable and surrounded by like-minded people. You'll be surrounded by nice synagogues and you should find yourselves welcomed.

I'm not Jewish, but I can vouch for the school system and safety. It's (obviously) nice, has everything you're looking for and you could start with a smallish place south of Wilshire and go from there if you like it. Other than that, I'd suggest Calabassas. It's got a pretty large Jewish population and you'd get pretty good bang for your buck. Prices have gone up in recent years, but I think it'd be worth it to check out.

Good luck to you wherever you end up!
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