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A friendly town, good climate, charming neighborho - 4/30/2007
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Katie
Santa Paula, CA

We have lived in Santa Paula for five years. After living in LA, we found the charming neighborhoods, low crime, friendly people, and idyllic climate (except for those 3 hot weeks in the summer!) to be a welcome change. SP is a working class town with a primarily latino flavor of nice people raising their families.

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Katie
Santa Paula, CA

A friendly town, good climate, charming neighborho - 4/30/2007

We have lived in Santa Paula for five years. After living in LA, we found the charming neighborhoods, low crime, friendly people, and idyllic climate (except for those 3 hot weeks in the summer!) to be a welcome change. SP is a working class town with a primarily latino flavor of nice people raising their families.

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Mark
Santa Paula, CA

Spanish Speaking Only - 10/24/2006

Be prepared to have much of your mail come only in Spanish. Adelphia, Jack In The Box, Kmart and many other companies sent mail to our house that was written only in Spanish. It is difficult to communicate with many of the people staffing local businesses. They simply did not speak passable English. From ordering fast food to many other stores in Santa Paula it's Spanish speaking only!

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Mark
Santa Paula, CA

Overcrowded Houses - 10/24/2006

According to studies conducted by the County of Ventura, 60% of homes in Santa Paula have more people living in them than they were designed to contain. 60%! This is due to the fact that the homes are being bought by Spanish-speaking families who are moving relatives and renters in to help make the house payment. It's not unheard of to have people living in tents which are set up in the backyards. This results in a lessening of the quality of life in Santa Paula. Many of these additional people do not contribute to the tax base yet avail themselves of city services, parks, etc. The overcrowding results in limited street parking with many homes having 3 or more cars parked in the street. Garages are often converted into living space to accomodate the additional people.

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Mark
Santa Paula, CA

Hot! Hot! Hot! - 10/24/2006

I have yet to find a single website that accurately lists the average temperatures in Santa Paula. Most sites are using information from Ventura, a much larger community located 10 miles west of Santa Paula on the California coast. Santa Paula is at least 10 degrees hotter than the listings on this and other sites. Many summer days are over 100 degrees. It is definitely hot and uncomfortable.

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Bob
Santa Paula, CA

it just can't be... - 6/27/2006

... beat! SoCal/Mediteranian, 10 miles to the Pacific, behind marine layer and even when it gets into the 90's there's a mild canyon breeze coming off the ocean to turn the air over.

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Val
Santa Monica, CA

Santa Monica, CA - 2/22/2006

A great place to live by the ocean and with lots to do especially if you are active.

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