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Old 04-03-2011, 11:55 AM
 
Location: L.A
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Im in my 20's and I have been living in Los Angeles all my life. Im tired of it. Same old stuff everyday and the same people. And im not trying to be racist, but im kind of getting tired of seeing the same kind of people everyday... Where i live its mostly Mexicans and African Americans. I am mexican myself but I also LOVE meeting new people from different places. Ive been looking into the schools up there around the Bay area i.e. San Jose, Santa Clara, San Fran, and Santa Cruz. Im looking for an affordable place to live also... doesnt necessarily have to be in those specific areas but areas around there would be great. I wouldnt mind doing some driving either.... Im hoping for a community college first then transferring to a university... major in criminal justice... Google has all the "happy positive" comments... I want to know what You Guys think.... any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Thank You!
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Old 04-03-2011, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, California
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You might like Santa Cruz county.
Cabrillo College in Aptos is a good community college and is getting better all the time.
Cabrillo College Home Page
And UCSC is here as well.
UCSC
The entire county is not cheap (neither is the bay area!) but you're young and in school and there are many affordable house share situations.
If you don't have a car, the bus system is excellent so as long as you live near bus stop (walk or ride your bike ... all buses have easy on / easy off bike racks), you'll be able to get around easily.
Cabrillo College is an easy and relatively short drive to downtown Santa Cruz and is right on the bus route.
And there are many great neighborhoods to live in that are even within walking distance to Cabrillo.
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:13 PM
 
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Well, Mexicans are everywhere in CA (including the Bay Area) so you're not gonna avoid them. However, the BA has a fairly small black population. Basically, outside of certain parts of SF, Oakland, Richmond, Berkeley, etc., you hardly find any. Silicon Valley has few
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Near San Francisco, California
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Im in my 20's and I have been living in Los Angeles all my life. Im tired of it. Same old stuff everyday and the same people. And im not trying to be racist, but im kind of getting tired of seeing the same kind of people everyday... Where i live its mostly Mexicans and African Americans. I am mexican myself but I also LOVE meeting new people from different places. Ive been looking into the schools up there around the Bay area i.e. San Jose, Santa Clara, San Fran, and Santa Cruz. Im looking for an affordable place to live also... doesnt necessarily have to be in those specific areas but areas around there would be great. I wouldnt mind doing some driving either.... Im hoping for a community college first then transferring to a university... major in criminal justice... Google has all the "happy positive" comments... I want to know what You Guys think.... any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Thank You!
Here you will either be tired of looking at Asians or Mexicans. Stay in Los Angeles or move to San Diego. Living in the South Bay has been terrible, the schools are average even Cupertino schools are average. Getting a house in a good neighborhood would have a price in the millions. It is your choice ultimately, but if I was you, I would stay.
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Old 04-05-2011, 10:00 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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Well, Mexicans are everywhere in CA (including the Bay Area) so you're not gonna avoid them. However, the BA has a fairly small black population. Basically, outside of certain parts of SF, Oakland, Richmond, Berkeley, etc., you hardly find any. Silicon Valley has few
I've noticed something - since I moved over by Almaden & 85 in San Jose, I never see minorities anymore. If I go to work in Santa Clara, sure, I meet all kinds.. but not where I live or even where I shop in the area. It's actually been a bit of a culture shock for me.
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:52 AM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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even Cupertino schools are average.
In what universe doth one believe this?
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I suspect Sebastian K.'s kids are unhappy. S/he should inquire about changing teachers or schools, there are parents who would dearly love for their kid to trade places.
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