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"Best place to live in los angeles or near"


Best place to live in los angeles or near - 10/18/2011
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Please give me your advisese i need to know how is the best place to live near los angeles, safe, earthquakes, snakes, best schools, no racism, etc...,i don´t know anything about los angeles or california, we are from out of the country, pleasse somebody help me, because my husband want somewhere with a lot of forest, trees, lakes, mountains, help me please. Thanks.

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James
Mission Viejo, CA

Small Business Welcome - 7/23/2013

Mission Viejo does not charge a business license tax for businesses located in the community and home-based businesses are allowed under current zoning laws as long as they don't have noxious fumes or high traffic impacts.

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Best place to live in los angeles or near - 10/18/2011

Please give me your advisese i need to know how is the best place to live near los angeles, safe, earthquakes, snakes, best schools, no racism, etc...,i don´t know anything about los angeles or california, we are from out of the country, pleasse somebody help me, because my husband want somewhere with a lot of forest, trees, lakes, mountains, help me please. Thanks.

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Julie
Mission Viejo, CA

A nice place to raise small children - 7/29/2011

Mission Viejo, CA. This town is always on the "Safest Place To Live in the Nation" list. Some years its makes #1 and other years #2 but is consistently on the top 10 list. I have lived in Mission Viejo for 14 years and find the quality of life great! There are many great schools, recreation facilites (golf, Mission Viejo Lake, swimming, ect.) for any age. We have a beautiful and upscale mall and are close to many other cities that have beautiful attractions and areas. If you are active or retired, you'll fall in love with Mission Viejo!

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sachie
Mission Viejo, CA

safe - 5/1/2011

Very safe and quiet city

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roro
Ladera Ranch, CA

Great place to live - (Ladera Ranch) - 11/24/2010

Ladera Ranch is a great place to live for families. There are plenty of parks, trails, community functions and events. The schools are absolutely AMAZING!!! I've lived in about 13 different areas in a pretty short time and Ladera is definitely number 1 if you have kids.

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Trudy
Mission Viejo, CA

cost of living - 2/28/2010

Very high, need to move

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Saundra
Mission Viejo, CA

Quality of Life is great! - 2/22/2009

We enjoy an excellent quality of life in Mission Viejo. We have Mission Viejo Lake which sports beaches, BBQ's, playground equipment, paddle and party boat rentals as well as a summer concert series and holiday events year around. Conveniently located on the 5 Frwy Mission Viejo has top quality heathcare, especially for children wtih CHOC at Mission Hospital, a world class shopping center and plenty of rolling hills. Mission Viejo is a short drive from major Southern Califonia employers, less than 30 miles from LA and 65 minutes from San Diego.

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Graeme
Mission Viejo, CA

General comments - 6/1/2008

Climate is excellent Arts and culture close by and very good Traffic is a serious problem. Long slow commutes Local traffic also bad.

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bob
Mission Viejo, CA

cost of living - 1/27/2008

Nice place to live , good climate , lots of places within a short drive . But a pricey place to live . to expensive for my 21 year old to buy his first place .

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Kathy
Mission Viejo, CA

Clean, Beautiful, Safe, and Expensive place to liv - 11/22/2007

There are pretty much no downsides to living in Mission Viejo except the cost of homes. That's pretty much Orange County wide however and MV is more affordable than the beach city communities. Unless you have $60,000 to put down and have a high income, if you are moving here from out of state be prepared for the fact that you will have to start with a tiny condo and work your way up as you accumulate appreciation on your home. A 2 bdrm condo in a decent area is going to run you a least $500K plus the $300 a month association dues. On the bright side, homes appreciate at a faster rate than most of the country so you just have to hang in there. The schools are award winning, great place to raise a family. Mission Viejo has also been voted one the safest places to live for a number of years now. Great place to live if you can afford it.

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Tom
Mission Viejo, CA

Thumbs down - 8/29/2007

Mission Viejo is an overpriced, overcrowed, place to live. Even the weather is starting to suck. If I wanted this much humidity I would live on the East Coast. Going anywhere is a chore because of the traffic. Plastic people trying to out do each other. Oh and don't let me get started about the kids! Spoiled brats! Money can't buy you everything!

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Tom
Mission Viejo, CA

Mission Viejo - 7/11/2007

Mission Viejo is a beautiful place to live, gorgeous weather, beautiful beaches but... there is a price to pay, it's extremely over crowded, expensive, traffic is horrendous, people drive like maniacs, and so many plastic people. There is so many things to see here but the highways are so congested that it's hard to get anywhere. The house prices are very high, you don't get much for your money, backyards are tiny. But it is a very family friendly place, it seems like most kids are into sports. The people that earn a lot of money, which seems to be a lot of them, are very snooty, they have that entitlement attitude, and their kids are a nightmare. there isn't many great restaurants here, usually we go to a neighboring city to eat out. We decided to sell our house take our equity and move to a less congested place.

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Laura
Mission Viejo, CA

mission viejo schools - 4/16/2007

Moving here from St. Louis, MO has shown me how much I took the schools for granted in St. Louis. Although it is outrageously expensive to live in OC, the public schools are very dissapointing. Although the school may receive a high rating on CA dept of ed website and elsewhere, it is because the entire CA public school system is so deficient. I went from paying 1/3 of the rent I do now and having an elementary school that was excellent to having my 8 yr old in a school that is very trailer like, with no extra-curricular classes such as music, art, or PE. The schools are all very dirty and lacking in materials. There is no cafeteria in case of rain; only strange trailers. I've visited many of the area elementary schools (that were highly rated) and found the same thing. CA government should be ashamed for letting their public school system be so deprived in comparison to other states, especially when the cost of living is through the roof.

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allan
Mission Viejo, CA

Climate - 4/7/2007

Climate is coastal desert with mild winters.

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Renee
Franklin, TN

Thumbs Up - 9/27/2006

I just read the previous opinion on the city of Mission Viejo. I lived in Ladera Ranch for 6 years,which is the city next to Mission Viejo, and didn't see what the previous writer had seen. I saw people who ARE friendly and had wonderful down to earth friends who were, and still are, like family. Rudeness...I have no clue on that, I think there are rude people where ever you go, no place is that perfect. It is though, a very beautiful place with nice people and many things for families to do. There is a lot of money there true, it is Orange County, but with that also comes some highly educated individuals, which living where we live now, you don't see too often(no offense meant). We had to move from there because my husbands company transfered us to Nashville TN. Now here there are some rude, judgemental people and an outsider seems to stand out. It is a town still run by the old money that lives here. Want to talk bad traffic and bad drivers, well this is the place; it is a free for all. The traffic in CA may be chaotic but at least it is organized chaos. We have been here 5 months and we too have a sign in front of our house. For us, we will be moving back to the Mission Viejo area. At least in California there are always things for you or your family to do. We are originally from MI and have lived in this area of Nashville before. With the company moving we had to give Nashville another try, but it just doesn't come close to the way we want to live our lives. With next to perfect weather and the opportunities that CA offers, there is no contest on where our roots would rather be planted.

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matt
Ladera Ranch, CA

Ladera Ranch - 3/4/2006

I live in Ladera Ranch. It's very planned and nice. Very expensive 1.2million for a home with small yard.

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Matt

Mission Viejo - 11/17/2005

It is a planned community, with tree-lined streets. The annual Christmas display along La Paz is spectacular! There is a nearby 124 acre Lake for recreations (fishing, boating and Summer concert series). It is a family-orientated community with lots of baseball and soccer fields. It is mostly a bedroom community, with most people driving to other places for work, hence lots of traffic during rush hours. There is a world class Saddleback Church nearby, and plenty of places to shop and eat. It is built on rolling hills, and the city is not far from the beaches. The people for the most part are friendly and likeable. I lived here for over 20 years and have enjoyed it very much.

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lyn
Mission Viejo, CA

Thumbs down for Mission Viejo - 8/26/2005

While Mission Viejo is clean, safe, and a great location, the people here are self centered, disconnected, unfriendly, status and money oriented, and generally, self absorbed. If you can handle living amongst rude, stressful encounters on the road, in the stores, and in the schools, you might like it here. If you don't mind being honked at every minute for nothing, always pushed to go faster, and nosy people contantly babysitting your every move, you might like it here. We have been here for three years and are getting the heck out of here, house goes up for sale next week. I know the numbers look good on paper, but living in shark infested waters knows no boundaries. We'll come visit the glorious beaches and Disneyland. It's just not worth living here. We feel like we've aged 15 years in three because of the stress.

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Ronald L
Mission Viejo, CA

Overall Living - 8/21/2005

Mission Viejo is a beautiful place with tree-lined streets, no slums, and one of the lowest crime rates in the U.S. The weather is always nice. Homes are all in good repair (probably because of their value). Life style is very relaxed because of the low crime rate and the class of people that live here. It is a family town.

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Ronald L
Mission Viejo, CA

Overall Living - 8/21/2005

Mission Viejo is a beautiful place with tree-lined streets, no slums, and one of the lowest crime rates in the U.S. Homes are all in good repair (probably because of their value). Life style is very relaxed because of the low crime rate and the class of people that live here. It is a family town.

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