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Sandra Lopez, Renter in 90062

Where is the best area to raise a big family?

Asked by Sandra Lopez, 90062 Mon Dec 23, 2013

You want the best for your kids, so, where in California is the most ideal city to enjoy time with family?

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I would research which cities have the most museums, community based activities, sports, and other things your family would enjoy doing.

I have many friends that live in California, and none of them have anything negative to say about the different cities they live in.

Overall I think its a beautiful and diverse place. I would go to the tab at the top of the page. (Find an Agent)

You can enter the city in which you are interested and all the agents in that area will come up. You will have the ability to call each one and ask them any questions you may have.

I hope this has helped.

-Bailie and Paul
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Cerritos, California has ABC unified school district which is home to the prestigious Whitney High school. This high school has been ranked nationally to be in the top 15! It is a great city and a perfect place to enjoy time with family.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 12, 2014
Wow! Take your pick! Is about quality of schools, quality of life, affordability, diversity, opportunity, open space? There are so many places. You can live in almost any community and enjoy all that Southern California has to offer.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Dec 25, 2013
VISTA, CALIFORNIA by far. We've raised our five children in Vista and still own our home of 33 years. We wouldn't think of moving. We're in a semi rural area of properties where the zoning is 1 acre minimums.

Our particular piece of paradise is considered the BANANA BELT of North San Diego County and boasts of being Sunset Magazine's BEST overall climate in the World. There's over 300 days of sunshine. The average year around temp is 72 degrees. There are lots of properties with beautiful panoramic ocean views to the West or sweeping majestic snow capped mountain views to the ease.

There's only about 14-16 inches of rain annually. There's no smog. There is no snow. There's only about 2 weeks out of the year over 100 degrees and it rarely freezes or never freezes above 800 feet.

The thing I really like about our particular neighborhood, "Buena Creek", is that it's only 6 miles from the ocean the way a crow flies and you can be to some of the best surfing beaches in the World within 20 minutes.

Or you can drive to Palomar Mountain, Mt Laguna or Julian in less than an hour if you want a little snow. There's literally hundreds of miles of biking, hiking, camping, fishing, equestrian activities and myriad recreational activities within minutes away.

If sports are your thing. There's the Chargers, Qualcom Stadium and the Padres Petco Park within a 30 minute drive. Or you can hop on the Coaster or Amtrak and be there within an hour and don't need to worry about parking or traffic.

If its culture & social/night life you like. San Diego has it all. Theater, concerts, art galleries & museums, self realization i.e. yoga, spirituality, meditation, massage, acupuncture, Del Mar Race Track, Del Mar Fair.

For children there's some of the best schools, colleges and universities in the Country public and/or private and there's not a better place in the Country for children's sports and recreational activities. Your children can participate in anything and everything in San Diego.

But the bottom line is that our intimate little area is a very cozy and friendly neighborhood. In the 33 years that we've had our home here I can count the number of folks who have moved on one hand and the number of broken families on the other. Once you move into our beautiful neighborhood you won't leave.

Should you decide to make our neighborhood your neighborhood please feel free to contact us anytime. We're a one stop, turnkey, family owned and operated real estate broker, design and build general contractor, architectural, interior design & landscape company/s with over 100 years of experience in San Diego real estate, construction and development.

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Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous '14 and beyond! We'd love to have you and your family as our neighbors!!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 24, 2013
It really depends on how much you are able to afford, but beverly hills, pacific palisades, calabasas, and a few places closer to Ventura county.
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Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles area
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Of course on the West Side of LA there are many places with great schools and family oriented. It ranges from the pricey Pacific Palisades to the more moderate income of Palms and Mar Vista. The one thing they have in common there are great schools in both neighborhoods but you need to pay attention to zip codes and work with an agent that knows the school system
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 24, 2013
This is in interesting question.
There are many area in Los Angeles that would be quite expensive to own a large home and support a large family. On the other hand, the jobs area here so you might have to be in Los Angeles for the income part.
Perhaps you can look in some of the Outlying areas for large homes with land. The valley is good for that, as is further out such as Santa Clarita,Valencia, Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks where large homes are much more reasonable. Thousand Oaks in particular has lovely neighborhoods and homes.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 24, 2013
That would depend on personal preference. Are you more interested in the open farm land, or the city. There are several surveys out that you can look through to help you make your decision once you have chosen your layout for area.
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Depends on what your range is for the home?

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
NMLS #1056079

0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 24, 2013
Oh, that's an easy question......Bakersfield, of course!!
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I am partial to Pacific Palisades. It is a small village by the ocean, between Santa Monica and Malibu. Sense of community is great, everyone gathers for the 4th of July parade around the village center. The schools are some of the best in all of LA.

Read more about it by following the web reference link below.

By the way, I live in Pacific Palisades, and the only reason we moved here was to raise our family. Our other choices were Santa Monica and Brentwood (90049).

Douglas Lagos
Tel. 310-463-8088

Coldwell Banker Residential
CalBRE# 01921046
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