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Eilizabeth, Home Buyer in Charlotte, NC

How would you describe the community of Bodega Bay, CA? Is crime an issue there? Is it mostly a professional?

Asked by Eilizabeth, Charlotte, NC Sun Jul 20, 2008

community? What is the town like? How does it compare to the surrounding areas in Sonoma county e.g. Healdsburg, Windsor, Oakmont, Sebastapol?

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jul 27, 2008
Bodega Bay has been described as "A quaint drinking town with a fishing problem". Seriously - most of the 2000 homes in the area are used as a mixture of second homes & vacation rentals. Very few (10-15%) of the homes are owner occupied. There are very few jobs available out here, so many folks are retired, and a few commute. Most shopping & cultural activities require driving inland. Weather is mild, and usually unpredictable. This is NOT southern California coastal weather. A windbreaker would be more appropriate than a bikini. There is no downtown area, no fast food, no movie theater, and no mall. However, there are miles of beautiful beaches, great fishing, biking, golf, and hiking. And the air is fresh, and the people friendly (except a few - and we know who they are!) If you are looking to "get away from it all", but still be fairly close to civilization - Bodega Bay would make a great choice.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jul 20, 2008
Scott, Can you tell me a little more on the drinking town and what is the fishing problem? Where is the nearist grocery shopping and eating place (besidethe club)? Thanks! David
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