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Old 05-29-2020, 08:47 AM
 
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You like RSM? My realtor recommended it. How are the politics? Is it super conservative?
I love RSM and have lived there for 23 years. It is a very family-oriented, safe, clean, but not snooty place. Neighbors are friendly and there are (or, were...) many community events. People don't discuss politics, but I would say it is more conservative than not simply because people who are married with kids tend to be more conservative than singles. A single person looking for a bar scene and nightlife would be completely bored here.

What specific features are you looking for?
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Old 05-29-2020, 09:27 AM
 
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I love RSM and have lived there for 23 years. It is a very family-oriented, safe, clean, but not snooty place. Neighbors are friendly and there are (or, were...) many community events. People don't discuss politics, but I would say it is more conservative than not simply because people who are married with kids tend to be more conservative than singles. A single person looking for a bar scene and nightlife would be completely bored here.

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I'll actually say RSM is more Republican because it's more white. Irvine has lots of families with kids, too, but it's a left leaning city. Not just because of the university, every precinct outside of UCI and environs voted for Hillary. And it's been shifting left as the city's become more Asian.
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Old 05-29-2020, 09:40 AM
 
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I'll actually say RSM is more Republican because it's more white. Irvine has lots of families with kids, too, but it's a left leaning city. Not just because of the university, every precinct outside of UCI and environs voted for Hillary. And it's been shifting left as the city's become more Asian.
Which is interesting as I don't think Asians used to automatically vote left.
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Old 05-29-2020, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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I haven't looked up the exact stats, but I think that Aliso Viejo is almost evenly split between Democrats and Republicans. Still, few people seem to openly discuss politics here. They are more into just enjoying the area.
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Old 05-29-2020, 09:59 AM
 
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I haven't looked up the exact stats, but I think that Aliso Viejo is almost evenly split between Democrats and Republicans. Still, few people seem to openly discuss politics here. They are more into just enjoying the area.
I suspect California conservatives are more fiscally driven vs socially driven.
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Old 05-29-2020, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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I suspect California conservatives are more fiscally driven vs socially driven.
That may be, but here in family-oriented Aliso, the schools are good; the budget is balanced with a surplus; streets are clean and in good repair; trees, flowers, and parks are plentiful and well-maintained; recreational opportunities abound; business is good with high venture capital attraction; and crime is very low. So, there's really not much to argue about.
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Old 05-29-2020, 12:22 PM
 
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That may be, but here in family-oriented Aliso, the schools are good; the budget is balanced with a surplus; streets are clean and in good repair; trees, flowers, and parks are plentiful and well-maintained; recreational opportunities abound; business is good with high venture capital attraction; and crime is very low. So, there's really not much to argue about.
Are you familiar with the Rancho Mission Viejo area? Looks pretty intriguing: https://www.ranchomissionviejo.com/
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Old 05-29-2020, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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Are you familiar with the Rancho Mission Viejo area? Looks pretty intriguing: https://www.ranchomissionviejo.com/
I haven't visited it but, I agree, from what I have read, it seems to be a good community. My only possible concern would be about a past major odor problem they experienced. Still, that was several years ago, and it should be resolved by now. You'd have to do some current research on it, since this is quite dated:

December 8, 2017 The Orange County Register
Water district OKs $19.5 million plan to eliminate stench that plagues Rancho Mission Viejo neighborhood
https://www.watereducation.org/aquaf...-mission-viejo


I would suggest that you fly down and spend at least a week looking at several South County cities. There are sometimes subtle differences between them that might, depending upon your personal tastes, convince you to live in one instead of the other.

For example, Laguna Niguel is hilly and very heavily treed. San Juan Capistrano (Mission is located there) is less developed with more of an "Old California" laid-back feel to it. Laguna Hills has some really nice older homes and horse stables. Laguna Beach is artsy with nice restaurants and galleries, but very expensive. San Clemente is a beach town, etc.
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Old 05-29-2020, 12:58 PM
 
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Are you familiar with the Rancho Mission Viejo area? Looks pretty intriguing: https://www.ranchomissionviejo.com/
I have driven past numerous times. For me, it's a bit too "far away out there," but I can see why people like it. The fact is, most south OC cities have similar access to nature, community activities, pools, parks, master planned residential areas, and the rest. Rancho MV is just newer than others. And the hills look gorgeous in the video but they are brown, like all SoCal hills, for most of the year.
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Old 05-29-2020, 01:01 PM
 
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Which is interesting as I don't think Asians used to automatically vote left.
That changed once trump started demonizing immigrants and people who aren't white. When you go with an ethnonationalist platform it does have repercussions.
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