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Old 02-26-2021, 11:38 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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My point was they don't have to limit their budget to 500. What is your point exactly?

Budget and only 150k down payment for a modest home are oxymorons.

That's my point.
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Old 02-26-2021, 12:42 PM
 
Location: NYC & Media PA
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I had to look those locations up that were suggested, they were very close to where I was for the wedding last weekend (Lake Elsinore). I agree that if I'm going to be that far out I may as well not move to CA at this point, I had thought Ontario would be a stretch but anywhere further south on 15 just wouldnt make sense for us at this point

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You might as well live in a different state over moving to the Inland Empire. There's nothing California about the IE. The 'hour away from the beaches and mountain' talk is just talk. The amount of weekend traffic has exploded from when I lived there from 2008-2016. Every time I drive on the 15, there is at least some weekend traffic now. So more like 2 hours away from the beach unless you take Ortega highway...which you wouldn't want to do at night.
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Old 02-26-2021, 12:48 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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You might as well live in a different state over moving to the Inland Empire. There's nothing California about the IE. The 'hour away from the beaches and mountain' talk is just talk.
The historic part of Riverside, possibly. If the OP's wife is from Pasadena, she might like that area. And it doesn't take an hour to get to the mountains from Riverside.
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Old 02-26-2021, 12:54 PM
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Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
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Budget and only 150k down payment for a modest home are oxymorons.

That's my point.
Not in my world so I guess I don't get it.
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Old 02-26-2021, 02:16 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I had to look those locations up that were suggested, they were very close to where I was for the wedding last weekend (Lake Elsinore). I agree that if I'm going to be that far out I may as well not move to CA at this point, I had thought Ontario would be a stretch but anywhere further south on 15 just wouldnt make sense for us at this point
I don’t much care for Elsinore myself, and if that’s all you saw, then I can see why you wouldn’t like this area.

Once we leave our part of Murrieta, I pretty much hate to head north, myself, because it’s not at all a pretty drive, except during Super Bloom periods. I will drive to OC or San Diego for the airports, and pay more, before I’ll fly out of Ontario. I just hate that area. No offense intended to anyone. We all have our druthers.

I’ll drive north if I want to do something in OC and then I use FastTrak, or 91 Expressway, or whatever it’s called. Without FastTrak, I would think twice. But I don’t go over there often. I lived there for a while and have great memories, and if I had $2m or $3m to live over there in a neighborhood I like, I’d go. But I don’t.

Temecula and Lake Elsinore are pretty different, to my mind. I’d never have moved here for Elsinore, but we like the newness and cleanliness of Murrieta and Temecula: The amenities, the wine country, Temecula’s Old Town, things like that. And since we no longer work, we have more leeway in getting around.

Mainly, I prefer my part of Murrieta and heading south past Temecula and Fallbrook, and then swinging over on 56 to get to San Diego. That’s a much more pleasant drive. I just don’t go when people are trying to get to work or get home, and OC would be no different.

Either way I can get to OC or San Diego in maybe an hour and 15 minutes, to wherever I want to go in those areas, so I can live here in a nice place and get away to OC or SD or wherever the airplanes will take me, in pretty short order.

And I’m pretty sure you’d like even *our* winters better than those in PA.

I hope you’ll continue to share your relocation journey with us!
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Old 02-26-2021, 03:35 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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The historic part of Riverside, possibly. If the OP's wife is from Pasadena, she might like that area. And it doesn't take an hour to get to the mountains from Riverside.
Any decent house in Pasadena in a million plus, easy. I lived in San Gabriel for a few years and my best friends are from Temple City so I know that area extremely well.

Riverside to Lake Arrowhead is roughly an hour drive. I just checked, 52 minutes.

I also checked Riverside to Newport Beach, the closest beach. One hour and 5 minutes.

So, like I said, roughly an hour to the mountains or beach.

Please let me know if you'd like me to educate you more thoroughly.
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Old 02-26-2021, 03:37 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Not in my world so I guess I don't get it.

This is why the rest of the country makes fun of California. You know, those memes with a crappy shed going for 500k in LA.
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Old 02-26-2021, 04:23 PM
 
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I don’t think this is a crappy shed at $450k.

https://www.redfin.com/CA/Temecula/3...1/home/6327356
It is not in LA
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Old 02-26-2021, 04:34 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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Any decent house in Pasadena in a million plus, easy.
Who said anything about living IN Pasadena? The OP said that his wife grew up there. Scroll back.

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I lived in San Gabriel for a few years and my best friends are from Temple City so I know that area extremely well.
I'm well aware of what houses cost there, having grown up right next door to Pasadena, having lived in Pasadena as an adult, and having several family members who currently live there; thanks.

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Riverside to Lake Arrowhead is roughly an hour drive. I just checked, 52 minutes. I also checked Riverside to Newport Beach, the closest beach. One hour and 5 minutes.
Who said anything about driving from Riverside to Newport Beach or to Lake Arrowhead?

You brought up the " 'hour away from the beaches and mountain' talk is just talk" in reference to the I.E. And finding a place to hike near Riverside does NOT take an hour; there are plenty of hiking trails near Mt. Roubidoux, Box Springs Mountain trails, etc.

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Please let me know if you'd like me to educate you more thoroughly.
I'll pass; thanks.
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Old 02-26-2021, 04:44 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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It is not in LA
You’re right. I locked onto the “laughing at California” part of what you said rather than the location of the $500k shack, so I deleted my post.

People on this board have said it many times: LA is not all there is to California, and there are places outside that city that may work for their budget.

Happy hunting!
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