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Old 05-27-2011, 08:48 AM
 
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Seems like a tiny (7 square miles) bedroom community - any feedback on this town (other than its odd name lol) ...

Thanks in advance ....
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:59 AM
 
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I worked in Placentia for a while, although that was many years ago. I see Placentia as a nice small town but there are some problem areas as well. There are newer developments as well as some older parts of town. I have read reports of some gang activity in the area but it is freeway close and probably less expensive that Yorba Linda or Diamond Bar.

I would recommend checking the police logs for the area you are considering.
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:17 PM
 
Location: South Bay
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placentia is a nice town. there are some sketchy areas in the southern portion of the city near the train tracks/orangethorpe ave, but otherwise it is generally a nice city.
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Part of it is in a good school district, part is in a bad school district. I do not remember which is which.

It is hot.

Parts of it are pretty.

That sums up my knowledge of the place.
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:32 PM
 
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West of say, Kraemer is older more more run down looking. The Old Town area off Bradford and Chapman is a like a mini Santa Ana: A place to get good food during daylight hours. East of Kraemer is a much nicer and newer.
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:35 AM
 
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Thanks guys -

I checked out out the statistics for Placentia and it seems fine -

Here is the in-fill we are looking at:

Crescent Heights - Visit us in Placentia, California (http://www.livecrescentheights.com/visit-crescent-heights.php - broken link)

Nice homes, decent prices - about 2 blocks north of Orangethorpe - which is the only issue so far (train tacks, looks like a commercial area near there, etc.). Seems like almost every new in-fill development outside of Irvine has 'some' issue (mainly location).

Anyone have ideas/experience on commute to Irvine/CM area from here?

Thoughts?

Thanks again for any info ---
-Steve
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Old 05-29-2011, 11:09 AM
 
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The issues there seem to be minor, and for the most part, it’s an attractive and well-maintained community. I would not hesitate to live there were I looking for a North County location. Regarding the commute to Irvine, I don’t know that there many ways around it, because 57S traffic is very heavy during the AM rush.

Would it be possible for you to work flex (4days/10 hours) and arrive early/leave late? That might help a bit.

What are the HOA fees ($145/month?) and home prices for Crescent Heights?

Have you checked Tustin?

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Old 05-29-2011, 11:30 AM
 
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Regarding the commute to Irvine, I don’t know that there many ways around it, because 57S traffic is very heavy during the AM rush.
And the 55 (which is the route he'd be taking) is probably even worse. Its still bumper to bumper in some parts at 9-10am. Everyone and their brother is driving 91W/55S in the morning from Riverside.
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Old 05-29-2011, 02:02 PM
 
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And the 55 (which is the route he'd be taking) is probably even worse. Its still bumper to bumper in some parts at 9-10am. Everyone and their brother is driving 91W/55S in the morning from Riverside.
Not to mention that the afternoon drive on the Northbound 55 is horrendous... Then you get to the 91 and have to navigate the snail trail to the 57. Not what I would consider pleasant.

If you work in CM, why not live there too? It's a bit pricier, granted, but the on-shore breeze makes the summers much nicer than what you find in the foothills. Maybe even consider Tustin as an option. Nice town, reasonable home prices and Red Hill Avenue takes you right into CM.
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