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Old 04-12-2013, 12:37 PM
 
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Hello all... I am interviewing for a position at Loma Linda University Medical Center but am not at all familiar with the area. We live in Atlanta now and have been out West just occasionally to visit. This would be a big move and have to be really worth it as we have essentially no family there. My husband and I are in our mid-20's and do not have kids yet. We are open to moving, and have wanted to move but were originally thinking about Miami. We come from varied family backgrounds, he is from South America and I am from Atlanta. We'd like to find an area that we can settle in: has good schools, is well educated, diverse, families our age, etc. I am in healthcare and he has a technology background (he would need to find a new job after we move). We don't have to live right in Loma Linda if there are better areas...but any insight on this would be extremely helpful and appreciated! Also, any specific areas that you guys would recommend for us to see when coming to interview would be helpful!!
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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You'd best learn to like hot, dry and windy.
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:17 PM
 
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you will love loma linda. I Lived there for 4 years and living there was great. It is a university town /city owned by the seventh day adventist church and almost everyone that live there are connected in some ways to the hospital/ medical center or the church. It is super safe and people there are extremely nice. You will love it there.

The good:
- Super safe
- nice people
- 20 min- 1 hour from beaches, Los angeles, amusement parks, or anything really you are into
- Great school system for when you start having kids
- healthy lifestyle
- Diverse

Potential Bads:
- not so much of a social life if you are not adventist( SDA)
- Expensive homes ( less expensive than LA though)
- its in the desert

Good luck with your move. PM me if I can answer any other specific questions you may have

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Old 04-15-2013, 04:16 PM
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Just google maps the hospital address and use satellite view. See if you can spot some areas that look nice and then zoom in. Its not as green as Atlanta,but, there are some mature neighborhoods. The Redlands-Loma Linda commute is not bad to me. Your husband can job search at ESRI and there are other companies and government agencies that use IT departments.
Welcome!
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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- its in the desert
No it isn't.
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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Loma Linda also isn't 20 minutes from Ontario much less LA or beaches.
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Studio City, CA 91604
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The only thing I'd worry about is the potential for crime to spill over from San Bernardino or Rialto...but Loma Linda itself is nice. I've always preferred Redlands, its neighbor, slightly more.

You don't have to live in Loma Linda itself. There is Redlands, Yucaipa, North Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, etc, all within a short drive most days.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:23 PM
 
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Loma Linda also isn't 20 minutes from Ontario much less LA or beaches.
I said its 20min to 1hour
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:26 PM
 
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No it isn't.
it's got cactus growing around and compared to other areas in SCal such as San Diego - its a desert relatively speaking
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:55 AM
 
Location: Studio City, CA 91604
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it's got cactus growing around and compared to other areas in SCal such as San Diego - its a desert relatively speaking
You don't technically hit "the desert" until you're up over the Cajon Pass on I-15 or out past the San Gorgonio Pass on I-10. Above the Cajon Pass you enter the Mojave Desert. East of the San Gorgonio Pass you enter the Sonoran Desert.

Geography -- learn it and love it!
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