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Old 05-23-2015, 06:54 PM
 
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Hi there Greek american male from NYC, for reasons I don't want to explain (preserve anonymity) I am relocating to Southern CA like within the next 10 days. Found a few nice places in San Clemente. Would a single early 20s male be happy here? Are there any unsafe areas? If so where? If you don't reccomend San Clemente then where? Just looking things up it seems that I would prefer the areas either along the coast or in south county. The apartments seem to be near the metro link train, is this a good option for an everyday commuter or is it too impractical/unpredictable? How is the job market for people with CNC machinist/lathe experience? Thanks
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Old 05-23-2015, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Laguna Niguel, Orange County CA
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Would a single early 20s male be happy here?

YES, I cannot imagine why you wouldn't be. San Clemente is a wonderful and fun place.

When you leave the immediate beach areas, South OC becomes mostly bedroom communities which you may find more boring.

Metrolink is great if your place of work will be near the destination, which for most people, isn't the case. You can get a junker car for the other location, as many do.

What is a CDC machinist?
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Old 05-23-2015, 07:36 PM
 
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Thanks for the quick reply. The apartments I am seeing look pretty close to the beach from what I am seeing on maps..don't wanna give the exact location but it's on a little side street with a Spanish name (Avenida de..) off El Camino Real very near the metrolink station (computer says 0.4 miles). Just wanted to make sure it wasn't a bad area or it was all families with children. Is there nightlife in the area? Is OC nightlife mostly just bars? Will I have to travel into LA for larger clubs? I like that Disney is close will definitely be getting a season pass!

I drive a harley (getting towed on the back of the uhaul) but a train commute is always nicer cause you can get a few more mins to close your eyes.

Basically a machinist is someone who manufactures parts of things when it has to do with cutting or bending metal. A CNC is the guy that can program a computer or automated system to do the manufacturing so it doesn't have to be done by hand..I'm the guy that replaced the assembly line lol. Most of my work has been in aerospace, does the aerospace industry have any ops in Southern California these days? I can work in any kind of manufacturing setting though.
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Old 05-23-2015, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Laguna Niguel, Orange County CA
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I have no idea about that line of work but there isn't too much manufacturing here anymore like there was decades ago. I know there are places in Oceanside that do precision parts. Parts of OC and SD do surfboard and skateboard cutting, etc. You'll have to research where since I do not know.

OC is very expensive, just a word of warning. You should have a job before coming here.

If you want to seriously party, I recommend just living in LA. OC has some nightlife but nothing like LA.
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Old 05-23-2015, 07:56 PM
 
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Thanks. Manufacturing in general isn't what it was decades ago, it's all gone South if you know what I mean lol. I'm looking and it looks like there are a few operations in Anaheim. I know it's expensive but I'm used to expense I'm paying $2100 for 600 sq feet right now.

I'm not a serious Partier at all, just occasionally once a month or so, more of a bar person I just wanted to know what was up. I have no choice really to move to OC, my ex is moving for a job to the area with my 2 year old daughter and I like to stay close so I can get my weekends.
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Old 05-30-2015, 08:18 PM
 
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San Clemente should be perfect for you!

I say this as a female in my 20s. I would choose SC over anywhere else in OC. As for night life... there are bars in SC and Laguna, but beyond that, you will have to go to LA or SD, which becomes a hassle if you don't have friends living in those areas. But SC does have a walkable area with restaurants, shops, the beach, etc which would make it my choice. Laguna is a wonderful place as well, but definitely has a different feeling to it. SC is more laid back & down to earth, not so pretentious.

The area that you are looking at for housing near north beach is great. My dad commutes to LA once a week on the train, and it takes a while but it beats driving by far.

You will be able to walk to some of my favorite beaches!

There are also some more family neighborhoods with parks and such if you know where to go.

Sorry, I can't comment on the job situation.
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Old 05-31-2015, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Star Idaho
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San Clemente, perhaps the nicest town and best kept secret in the OC. Decent night life on Victoria Ave down town and up the road in Dana Point Harbor. A lot of HOT single ladies. It is what I would call a target rich environment. It is expensive to live there. If I moved back to the OC, SC would be my first choice. The train roll through like clock work.
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Old 06-02-2015, 12:18 AM
 
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Would a single early 20s male be happy here?

YES, I cannot imagine why you wouldn't be. San Clemente is a wonderful and fun place.

When you leave the immediate beach areas, South OC becomes mostly bedroom communities which you may find more boring.

Metrolink is great if your place of work will be near the destination, which for most people, isn't the case. You can get a junker car for the other location, as many do.

What is a CDC machinist?
With the exception of Los Angeles, OP. Your metrolink ticket includes free tranfer to all metro rail subway and light rail and busses, both MTA and LADOT DASH. You can connect to 3 rail lines and numerous busses at Union Station, Metrolink's hub.
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