has written 3 SperlingViews. Currently, Marie is living in Antioch, CA and has a little something to say:
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TOO EXPENSIVE..... Posted On: 6/16/2006 12:09:50 PM
Yea....I would say too expensive to retire here is one way to put it. Another is to say if you want a life without nightmares of filing bankruptcy from the high cost of trying to survive in the Bay Area let alone not working anymore and surviving with any type of comforts has to be the most unattractive way to end my golden years on this planet I've ever seen. We're getting out of the state while we still can and are able to have a quality life without breaking out in hives when the mail comes.
Antioch LACKING in Big Ways in Offering Recreation Posted On: 6/16/2006 7:24:13 AM
Culture and recreation in Antioch is a FAR CRY from what you can find elsewhere. Our family has lived here for years and have not seen anything added to the city that would remotely interest us to want to move here again or even stay any longer. Recreation is VERY low on Antioch's list with parks not having enough to offer and some costing to get in, NO dog parks or runs which is very bad considering many residents here have wonderful dogs that cannot socialize or have fun like other pets living elsewhere, there's NO PLACE for teens to hang out on a friday night and socialize in a safe and fun environment so parents don't need to worry, there's no nightlife here whatsoever which is really a downer for my husband and I since we use to love to go dancing and dinner at nice establishments. The only way to do that these days is to drive at least 30 or more mins away to another town and worry about driving late at night to return home. Antioch charges large amounts of money to families for kids to join sports ($300+ for football) or other types of recreation that should also be offered as a service included with our large taxes we have to pay to live here. We are VERY disappointed with the way Antioch has developed for families that live here in not providing the recreation and culture that we require to help raise our children in a diverse and fullfilling environment that can be shared by all.
If you want good and fresh community involvement and complimentary groups and clubs to socialize with others, etc., we advise going to another town as you won't find it here.....=(
SKYROCKETING...... Posted On: 6/16/2006 7:01:47 AM
Living in Antioch has gotten way too expensive for a family with jobs being very hard to come by to be closer to home and pay not keeping up with reality of expense to live in California......prices only going up...up....up with employers not wanting to keep up with all the other "ups." We're leaving the State while we still have a nickel in our pocket....