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Old 08-01-2012, 01:03 PM
 
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Looking at relocation to Ca. from CT...huntington beach or ervine? How are schools, any recommendtaions on great place to live with 3 young kids??
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:53 PM
 
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Unless got made a typo...it is spelled irvine. Not Erving
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Old 04-21-2014, 03:47 PM
 
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Just a few words about Irvine and why we decided against it.

First of all, yes, the Irvine schools are great. But the competition is fierce. Your kid will be competing with 70% Asian students population in Irvine who get send to after school tutoring classes and get drilled in math and test prep classes. For our kid's sanity, we chose Aliso Viejo over Irvine.

Secondly, yes, there are lots of parks and tennis courts in Irvine. But have you ever tried to get on a tennis court after work? It's crowded. People from surrounding cities come to Irvine to play tennis. Aliso Viejo lacks tennis courts but makes up for it in terms of open spaces and natural trails it has (Aliso Woods Regional park).

What makes Aliso Viejo more attractive now is that the more expensive of the two mello roos just got retired. http://alisoviejo.patch.com/groups/s...e-up-to-42-mil

So, now only one mello roos is left and it's only $59/year.
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Old 08-22-2015, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Chino Valley, AZ
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Stay out of Mission Viejo as you'll have to join the Lake and it's mandatory. Another HOA fee to pay on top of all the others. Unless you plan on using the Lake a lot, it's a waste of your hard earned money.
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Old 08-22-2015, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Chino Valley, AZ
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Default Lake Mission Viejo

Unless you have a lot of extra cash, stay out of Mission Viejo. It's mandatory to join the Lake. That's an additional $18.50 each month on top of all the other HOA dues for the complex and slopes. There is no way getting around it. They won't even let the Senior Citizens by exempt from the dues and they are on a fixed income and can't afford it. That's forcing a lot of Senior Citizens out of MV. Good luck.
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