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Audrey Garcia, Home Buyer in Guatemala

The best city in California to raise a family

Asked by Audrey Garcia, Guatemala Sat May 31, 2008

We have to move to California due to my husband's work, we have the opportunity to choose the city because my husband work is mostly at home. We have 5 kids from 2 to 11 years old and we need an urgent suggestion about a city with the best schools, safe, with parks and entertainment for children and soon teenagers. We are very worried about not choosing a city with gangs and drug problems and We'll appreciate if you answer as soon as you can, so during the summer vacations we can look for a house (for 5 kids), furnishing it, etc. and do the school enrollment for the kids.

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i would say arcadia or dimaond bar. The first two safest places to raise your children in california. Arcadia being first place and diamond bar being runner up.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 27, 2010
You should investigate the Santa Clarita area, which is at the north end of Los Angeles County (north of downtown L.A., but still within drivng distance). It has consistently been rated as one of the FBI's Safest Cities, and also has award-winning schools.

You'll find plenty of open space (parks, hiking trails, etc) and community activites (parks and rec, sports and more), as well as clean, well-kept environment. Prices in Santa Clarita are significantly less than you'll find in most Northern CA areas as well.

Visit my blog at and do a quick home search to see if the area and the home prices will suit your requirements.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 1, 2008
San Francisco is the best place to live and raise kids in California. When children are raised here by involved parents they grow up with a sophistication that will carry them further ion life than children raised in suburbs.
The diversity, educational opportunites and artistic opportunities are unparalled with anyother city in California.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 1, 2008
Jed Lane, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Hi Audrey:

I will definitely go with Novato in Marin County, just north of San Francisco.

The city has great schools, wonderful outdoor environment, is safe, friendly and even though has 50,000+ population, it also has a very nice small town feel; you almost feel that you know everbody - at least in your part of town.

The schools have a lot of extracurriculum activities - music, performing arts, robotics, sports, ..etc, keep kids pretty busy.

The weather is mild, kids can walk to and from school. They make tons of friends. Parents are supportive and caring. We bend together to help our students.

The town is also close enough to San Francisco for you to enjoy all that a city can offer.

Here are a couple of articles for you!……

Stop by and visit, you will love it .

0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat May 31, 2008
Sylvia Barry,…, Real Estate Pro in Marin, CA
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