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Old 04-13-2007, 03:04 PM
 
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Im from Salt Lake City and my sister and I are trying to move to California. I've been looking at apartments on rent.com, but it's hard to choose when I know nothing about the area! So far I've seen apts I like in Moreno Valley, Lake Elsinore, and Sun City. With my job I can transfer to any of those cities, so can anyone give me an idea of what those places are like--weather, pollution, crime,etc. I GREATLY appreciate it
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Old 04-14-2007, 08:47 PM
 
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Not sure what you can afford, but I would not live in any of those areas. I think if you can live in Lake Elsinore, then look in Temecula or Murrieta for an apt. Much nicer than the towns you mention and much lower crime rates. Other than that, I would go to any beach community in LA, Orange, or San Diego Counties.
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Old 04-15-2007, 12:30 AM
 
Location: South Bay, California
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Moreno Valley has pockets of gang activity in certain neighborhoods. I'm sure there are areas which are perfectly fine, the city has 100,000+ people.
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Old 04-15-2007, 06:59 PM
 
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Lake Elsinore might be your best bet. Sun City second. Moreno Valley grew into a highly populated area because they built so many home developments for people commuting to cities closer to LA. There is no downtown there. No history. Just a place built around shopping centers, strip malls, and cheap track housing for the population boom over the past 25 years. Very unattractive. Smoggy too. And gangs and crime now. Weather is warm and dry.
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Old 04-15-2007, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Conservative in Liberal California
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Im from Salt Lake City and my sister and I are trying to move to California. I've been looking at apartments on rent.com, but it's hard to choose when I know nothing about the area! So far I've seen apts I like in Moreno Valley, Lake Elsinore, and Sun City. With my job I can transfer to any of those cities, so can anyone give me an idea of what those places are like--weather, pollution, crime,etc. I GREATLY appreciate it
Murrieta and Temecula are nice, but if it HAS to be one of the three places you mentioned...pick Sun City. It's between Mo Val and Temecula. The traffic is bad no matter where you go in So California!
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Old 04-15-2007, 08:49 PM
 
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I bought my first house in Sunnymead (before it became MoVal) back in 1980 and have worked and lived there up until last year. The place has had so many ups and downs over the years and it's sad because it really does have some nice neighborhoods in every corner of the city. I hate to say it because there are so many good people there but I would not recommend living there to anybody anymore. I'm not sure where your work place will be but I would recommend Redlands, Yucaipa or the Cherry Valley/Calimesa area if you can swing the commute which is (like has been said before) extremely tough anywhere in so Cal. Good luck to you on the move.
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Old 04-16-2007, 11:52 AM
 
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thanks everyone for your replies. Im also wondering what anyone knows about Vista and Escondido. The rent prices seem a bit lower here, is because the area is undesirable? Thanks!
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Old 04-16-2007, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Some parts of MoVal are not too bad, but it's something you're gonna want to come out here and check out for yourself.
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Old 04-16-2007, 12:48 PM
 
Location: southern california
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ca is no longer the golden states.rents are very high as well as gas,food,utilities,etc... traffic is horrible and driving on the freeways can be quite dangerous.ca is a toilet with a slow govenor.riverside county is a seward.ca is now mexifornia.
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Old 04-25-2007, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Strawberry...

Yes, Vista and Escondido are congested, heavy traffic,
I-15 is a nighmare of gridlock..

Housing is high, rents are high, highway 78 between
Escondido and Vista and Carlsbad is hazardous
day and night...

I lived in both, including San Marcos and Fallbrook.
We moved out 20 years ago, go back to visit
and are thankful we left when we did...

And maybe the climate is changing but I don't
recall hot days lasting for months on end...
as they do now.

Then you have the influx of non-citizens...
from below San Diego... with all the
scary driving, no insurance, and crime
that is on the rise.

As for schools.. well, best learn to speak
another language, as English may be on
the way out... (kidding, but could be..)
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