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Old 12-18-2020, 11:54 PM
 
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Looking at houses there but have a few questions. I've driven through and it looks clean. I also like its proximity to more urban area's like Long Beach, but still being in Orange County. It also seems as if home prices there aren't as bad as some nearby area's like Seal Beach, Los Alamitos and Huntington Beach.

Is the area good for families? Are people friendly? Stuck up? Do kids play outside, ride bikes around? Or are they all stuck in their houses playing video games?

How are the schools? Pretty safe? A lot of trouble makers? I know kids from Stanton attend the high school.

Seems like it's still a fairly conservative area. Is that true? As it that be a plus for me.

How is crime there? Does it feel pretty safe? Is it safe to walk around at night?
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Old 12-19-2020, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Corona del Mar & Coronado, CA
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Is the area good for families? Are people friendly? Stuck up? Do kids play outside, ride bikes around? Or are they all stuck in their houses playing video games?
I think it is an individual thing. I have a friend whose daughter and SIL live there with their three kids, the oldest being 7th grade and the youngest 2nd grade. The two boys play outside, but are also involved in lots of sports (soccer, baseball, basketball, etc) and that takes up a lot of time. I know the neighborhood has block parties like during July 4th and other holidays. But is all of WGG like that? Who knows.

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How are the schools? Pretty safe? A lot of trouble makers? I know kids from Stanton attend the high school.
The schools the kids above are in were fine. They were in public school until Coivd hit, but started at private school this fall since CA public schools were mostly not opening.

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How is crime there? Does it feel pretty safe? Is it safe to walk around at night?
I can't quote crime statistics, but it feels safe to me. What does "walk around at night" mean? Do you do that a lot? When? 10PM, 12AM? 3AM? I suppose it is safe, but I don't know anyone who would be walking around the neighborhoods of WGG at 12AM.
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Old 12-20-2020, 04:18 PM
 
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When growing up we would call it "Garbage Grove" perhaps it's better these days?
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Old 12-24-2020, 11:04 AM
 
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When growing up we would call it "Garbage Grove" perhaps it's better these days?
I though West Garden Grove was better than the other parts of the city.
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Old 12-24-2020, 11:55 AM
 
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As long as you state west of Knott street you're fine.
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Old 12-25-2020, 01:29 AM
 
Location: Corona del Mar & Coronado, CA
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I though West Garden Grove was better than the other parts of the city.
It is. We called the city Garbage Grave, but that was 40+ years ago. I think the Vietnamese immigrants improved the city a lot.


But then again, we had 'cute' names for most cities, Anaslime, Guada-La Habra, Costa Misery and so on.
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Old 12-25-2020, 02:17 AM
 
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It is. We called the city Garbage Grave, but that was 40+ years ago. I think the Vietnamese immigrants improved the city a lot.


But then again, we had 'cute' names for most cities, Anaslime, Guada-La Habra, Costa Misery and so on.
How mature. I guess that was typical among lily white teenagers growing up in OC to make fun of the foreigners?
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Old 12-25-2020, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Corona del Mar & Coronado, CA
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How mature. I guess that was typical among lily white teenagers growing up in OC to make fun of the foreigners?
When I was 13 ALL of Orange County was "lily white", to use your racist term.
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Old 12-25-2020, 11:55 AM
 
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When I was 13 ALL of Orange County was "lily white", to use your racist term.
Oh, so you were even old than a teenager when you thought it was appropriate to use those terms? Good stuff.
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Old 12-25-2020, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Corona del Mar & Coronado, CA
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Oh, so you were even old than a teenager when you thought it was appropriate to use those terms? Good stuff.
Merry Christmas.

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