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Old 09-05-2010, 02:41 PM
 
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Hello! I am planning on making a move from Wisconsin to the OC within a year with the right job opportunity. I am hoping to make somewhere between 70-80k. I am an early-30s woman, and will be moving with my boyfriend and my dog. I would love to live somewhere with fun restaurants/bars in walking distance, short ride to the beach, and other outdoors activities close by. Would love any insight on what cities I should consider living in on this salary, and other things mentioned? I am planning on spending about $1700-2000 on rent. Thanks so much!
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Old 09-05-2010, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Where be job is?

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Old 09-05-2010, 10:03 PM
 
Location: san diego
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Default Well it would help to know what city you work in?

I will throw you bone for heck of it. You can live (rent) anywhere on that money.
I would look at San Clemente or Newport. Traffic is going to be a concern if you have a 9 to 5 gig. If you are like a nuero surgeon and can work odd hours at night then traffic won't be that much of and Issue. FYI no locals call it the OC.
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Old 09-06-2010, 11:04 AM
 
Location: RSM
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Job location makes all the difference
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Old 09-06-2010, 11:11 AM
 
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The job would be in Anaheim. And it would be 9-5.
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Old 09-06-2010, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA / San Rafael, CA
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70k, close to the beach, probably not going to be very affordable. Sorry.
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Old 09-06-2010, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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The job would be in Anaheim. And it would be 9-5.

Just out of curiosity (and off topic), how do people who work 9-5 take a lunch break and still do an eight hour day?
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Old 09-06-2010, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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You can get a 2 bedroom 2 bath apartment in Newport Beach for just under $2000/month. Go to apartments.com and plug-in your numbers. Ideally, it should take you about thirty minutes to travel from Newport Beach to Anaheim by taking the 55N and then the 5 N.

It’s doable.
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Old 09-06-2010, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA / San Rafael, CA
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$2000 on a month on a 70k salary isn't affordable at all unless you eat ramen noodles everyday, and don't go out, ever.
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Old 09-06-2010, 08:07 PM
 
Location: RSM
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Los Alamitos is one of the most walkable non-beach cities in OC and has bars and restaurants within walking distance of the apartment area. Safe city, very close to El Dorado Regional Park/Nature Park, and very close to Coyote Creek(which has a bike trail that heads to the beach). To most of Anaheim, I'd say about a 30minute commute down Ball Rd or Katella(it's a 10-20 minute drive to Disneyland on the weekends), not sure what the 22 freeway looks like in the morning, but probably take just as long if not longer. 1700-2000 will put you in condo rentals, 1300-1500 in a decent 2bd apt.

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