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Old 11-16-2014, 09:40 AM
 
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Can anyone recommend a quiet, dull town within 40 minutes of the coast, between LA and SF? I can spend 950/mo, plus utilities.

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Old 11-16-2014, 12:02 PM
 
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Super small: Los Alamos.
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Old 11-16-2014, 05:17 PM
 
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Thanks. I will definitely check it out.

Anyone else have a suggestion?
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Old 11-16-2014, 07:40 PM
 
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You used to be able (2008) to get a 1br1ba for $895 within walking distance to the beach in a few select apartments near downtown Ventura for that.
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Old 11-17-2014, 11:15 AM
 
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I don't know if this is close enough to the coast but Frazier Park
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Old 11-17-2014, 09:26 PM
 
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What about Gilroy? Anyone have thoughts about Gilroy, CA? Is it safe for a single woman to walk her dog at 10pm, for example?
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Old 11-18-2014, 11:00 PM
 
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You may want to check out Buellton in southern California or Atascadero in California's central coast area. Both cities are overshadowed by more glitzy nearby cities, but are more affordable. Buellton is a small town very close to Solvang to its east and reasonably close to Santa Barbara to its south. Atascadero is not far from the Morro Bay coastal area to its west, Paso Robles (with its many wineries) to its north and the nice college town of San Luis Obispo to its south. So while the towns themselves may not be exciting, it is good to know you are not far from some nice day trip getaways.

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Old 11-27-2014, 08:51 AM
 
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What about Gilroy? Anyone have thoughts about Gilroy, CA? Is it safe for a single woman to walk her dog at 10pm, for example?
I have lived in Gilroy for the past 3 years and I love it! I was born and raised in San Jose and I really enjoy the small town vibe, slower pace, and rural feel of Gilroy and the surrounding areas of south Santa Clara county (while still having all the necessary amenities like costco, target, Walmart, etc). We're also close to Santa Cruz and Monterey/Carmel. Gilroy's not the most exciting town if you're young and single but, ironically, my wife and I go out way more now than we ever did in San Jose (wineries, restaurants, downtown MH, etc). Let us know a little more about your interests and I can tell you if Gilroy might be a good option for you.
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Old 11-27-2014, 06:00 PM
 
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Thanks everyone!
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Old 11-28-2014, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Anaheim
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So while the towns themselves may not be exciting, it is good to know you are not far from some nice day trip getaways.
OP indicated that "dull" is a requirement.
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