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Old 07-01-2008, 04:58 PM
 
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{I will also post the following in Los Angeles section}

How would you compare these towns with each other in terms of pros/cons for single-family living and employment?

What are the ares in each to stay away from?

Thanks!
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Old 07-02-2008, 07:48 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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{I will also post the following in Los Angeles section}

How would you compare these towns with each other in terms of pros/cons for single-family living and employment?

What are the ares in each to stay away from?

Thanks!
Pallmdale is not a town it's a small too middle sized city.
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Old 07-05-2008, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Texas
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palmdale is mediocre... I have lived in apple valley before and been in victorville, they are really close, and AV doesn't really offer a whole lot. most of the food and stuff were in VV. i do miss In and Out Burgers though!! yum! But yeah, VV and AV have their +, cheap, (compared to rest of Cali), small town living (for those who don't like big cities), but the - are that the schools aren't so great, AV has a section called felony flats for a reason... There is adequate employment there, a lot of small shops and other big places. you just have to look. VV is alright, out of the 3, I would choose VV, but in my opinion, it is like choosing the best of the worst in this case... In my opinion. Now many people may disagree w/ me, but from my experience living there, that is what I can say.. Good luck!
--Brandon
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Old 07-05-2008, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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palmdale is mediocre... I have lived in apple valley before and been in victorville, they are really close, and AV doesn't really offer a whole lot. most of the food and stuff were in VV. i do miss In and Out Burgers though!! yum! But yeah, VV and AV have their +, cheap, (compared to rest of Cali), small town living (for those who don't like big cities), but the - are that the schools aren't so great, AV has a section called felony flats for a reason... There is adequate employment there, a lot of small shops and other big places. you just have to look. VV is alright, out of the 3, I would choose VV, but in my opinion, it is like choosing the best of the worst in this case... In my opinion. Now many people may disagree w/ me, but from my experience living there, that is what I can say.. Good luck!
--Brandon
Victorville had a definite 'ghetto' vibe to me.......too many big city looking gangbangers wondering around.
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Old 07-05-2008, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Victorville had a definite 'ghetto' vibe to me.......too many big city looking gangbangers wondering around.
Yeah I would agree.. That is why I would not choose any of those places. It is like I said earlier, comparing the best of the worst.. lol. And yes, when I lived there, a lot of gangsters were there.
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Old 07-05-2008, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Yeah I would agree.. That is why I would not choose any of those places. It is like I said earlier, comparing the best of the worst.. lol. And yes, when I lived there, a lot of gangsters were there.
Now for weird:

I do not get that same 'gangster' vibe out of the Yucca Valley/29 Palms area------despite 'Wonder Valley' having a bad rep.
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Old 07-05-2008, 09:27 PM
 
Location: From Sea to Shining Sea
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Palmdale has all the conviences I don't know when the other poster had been there last. In the past 5 years it has really built up. Lots of shopping and many eateries!
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Old 07-06-2008, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Apple Valley Calif
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I have lived in Apple Valley for four years now, and it's a great place. Lot's of new shopping centers, the place is really growing. There are some bad areas, as there is in any town, but more good areas and plenty of high end homes. There is a lot size restriction of 1/2 acre minimum in AV. which pretty much keeps out the bad element.
I don't know about schools, don't have any youngsters. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend AV to anyone. I would say to Arizone Bear, if you haven't been here lately, you haven't been here......
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Old 07-07-2008, 12:12 AM
 
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there alot of gangsters from LA SGV IE etc that moved up there to escape or to find cheaper housing...

but its safer compared to cities down "the hill"

my dad lives in apple valley...and the whole area seems to be growing prettu fast
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Old 07-07-2008, 07:20 AM
 
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Actually, living in the high desert has its pros and cons, like any other city in the world. There is work, depending on what youre looking for. But the majority of the higher paying jobs are 'down the hill'...I wonder if that has anything to do with housing costs more down there? BUT...up here you have the advantage of housing being less expensive, clear crisp skies, far less smog issues and it seems the people up here are more friendlier, they can relate to simple living.
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