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Old 08-15-2007, 01:54 PM
 
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I am a CA native. Santa Ana has changed alot over the last years. It is mainly Hispanic and alot of illegals. Check with the OC Sheriff Department. They can give you the criminl stats.
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Old 08-15-2007, 02:46 PM
 
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I'm hispanic and I don't like what the hispanic people have done to Santa Ana and various other communities. They live 2-3 familes in a 2 bedroom apartment. They breed uncontrollably. I once witnessed 11 kids climbing out of a minivan at the local Hollywood Video. They sell tacos and various ethnic food from shopping carts or taco trucks which I'm sure have NO business permits or health department inspections. I read an earlier post comparing it to Tijuana. I think Santa Ana is worse because at least in TJ you should expect this kind of stuff but not in a city in the middle of the OC.
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Old 08-15-2007, 03:40 PM
 
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Again, not wishing to argue, but the crime numbers of the past few years are below the national average, from everything I've seen. I guess maybe I'm naive, I just don't feel intimidated in Santa Ana.
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Old 08-15-2007, 04:09 PM
 
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Today I took my daughter over to the Bower's Museum on Main street. Afterward, I made a few errant turns and ended up in the Floral Park neighborhood. I gotta say, it was absolutely beautiful. If you've ever been to Hancock Park up in LA, it was exactly the same. Nice wide streets with big custom older homes....Very nice neighborhood...must be a nice place to live (not cheap, I'm sure).
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Old 08-24-2007, 05:24 PM
 
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Default Santa Ana, firsthand

I have lived in North Santa Ana for over twenty years and I feel completely safe in my neighborhood. I grew up in Orange County and trust me, there are other areas within the County I would never consider residing.

I agree with those above who question the quality of Santa Ana schools, including Santa Ana College. If I had it to do ever again, with the possible exception of Santiago Elementary, I would have placed my children in private schools.

The negative image associated with Santa Ana is a result of its large Hispanic population--in short, a pretty stereotypical, rascist attitude, in my opinion. By the way, I am white.
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Old 08-29-2007, 10:38 PM
 
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Sorry to be a dufus but can anyone tell me how far it is from reno to newberry springs calif...?

My sister and her husband moved to Santa Ana in 1978...there brand new truck was stolen out of the parking space 10 days after they arrived...two months later when they returned to their apt after a trip to Vegas, their apt. had been burgularized....I'm sure it hasn't improved through the years
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Old 08-30-2007, 12:22 AM
 
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The funniest (and most true without intending to be) thing about Santa Ana are the road construction signs that read: "Santa Ana: A Sign of Things to Come"
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Old 08-30-2007, 04:52 PM
 
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I have lived in North Santa Ana for over twenty years and I feel completely safe in my neighborhood. I grew up in Orange County and trust me, there are other areas within the County I would never consider residing.

I agree with those above who question the quality of Santa Ana schools, including Santa Ana College. If I had it to do ever again, with the possible exception of Santiago Elementary, I would have placed my children in private schools.

The negative image associated with Santa Ana is a result of its large Hispanic population--in short, a pretty stereotypical, rascist attitude, in my opinion. By the way, I am white.
By the way I am Hispanic and refuse to drive around Santa Ana-- it is not a rascist attitude it is the true observation of people who drive through spend time in or live around or grew up in this area. I am really tired of people calling people out for having a certain attitude when all else fails.... We all have opinions you happen to think its just fine-- but then there are those of us that dont. Just like I dont recycle or save water or whatever else prevents the mass hysteria of global warming.
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Old 09-02-2007, 08:59 PM
 
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I have lived in North Santa Ana for over twenty years and I feel completely safe in my neighborhood. I grew up in Orange County and trust me, there are other areas within the County I would never consider residing.

I agree with those above who question the quality of Santa Ana schools, including Santa Ana College. If I had it to do ever again, with the possible exception of Santiago Elementary, I would have placed my children in private schools.

The negative image associated with Santa Ana is a result of its large Hispanic population--in short, a pretty stereotypical, rascist attitude, in my opinion. By the way, I am white.


Avoid Santa Ana!!! I spent 9 years living and growing up in Santa Ana and went to junior high and high school there and one year of junior college. It was awful! The schools were horrible and I do not imagine they have improved since I last attended. I knew they were bad, but I didn't realize just how bad the schools were until I finally got out of Santa Ana and moved to other cities in Orange County and finished my education elsewhere.

Most of the few nice home areas of Santa Ana are expensive. There used to be some OK areas over on the east side of SA, north of 17th St, but those have declined in the past years. AVOID middle SA, south SA (except down very near to South Coast Plaza) and West SA...In fact, just completely avoid Santa Ana. I recommend your friend look in Tustin or Orange. They have their high crime, scary, run-down areas but not nearly as many as Santa Ana has. I don't think it is stereotypical to say Santa Ana is not a good place to live...facts are facts. I didn't live in the small, nice, pricey Northern part of SA, we lived just south of 17th, near Flower (Willard Intermediate area)......it was horrible watching how quickly the neighborhoods declined, gangs, drug dealers, crime...scary.
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Old 04-07-2008, 10:56 AM
 
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Someone very special to me is moving into Santa Ana from Irvine because its more affordable. I have heard BAD things! 3 young men, what is thier fate? I am worried. They come from Nor Cal.

You will get mugged,stabed,and shot in one day in Santa Ana and thats on a regular day
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