has written 3 SperlingViews. Currently, Joe is living in Simi Valley, CA and has a little something to say:
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Housing is Ridiculous Posted On: 1/25/2007 11:46:54 AM
My wife and I are selling our first condo in Simi. We've owned it for 2 1/2 years. It's a 1bed/1bath, 700 sq ft. We've accepted at an offer at $290K. That's ridiculous. Yet, to buy a house, I have to spend nearly $500K and that's a small fixer upper in not the best neighborhood. I've lived here most of my life and my wife was born and raised here, but our family will be packing our bags and cashing in on our equity. Denver or Boise, here we come!
Simi is far from paradise. It's a nice town, nicer than most suburbs in SoCal. But housing is out of reach of most people unless you like two income families with a $3,000/month mortgage. Schools are getting worse, crime is on the rise with the migration of people from the Valley and I don't see it getting better anytime soon.
Crime on the Rise Posted On: 8/11/2006 10:27:59 AM
Over the past few months, there have been a number of assualts and attacks in the town. This is very unusual and a little concerning. It seems the tide is changing as the population continues to grow and people look to get out of the San Fernando Valley and into Simi.
Still a great place Posted On: 10/23/2005 11:13:53 AM
Yes Simi is growing as fast as any place, but it is still one of the best "small" cities in Southern California. It is a great place to raise kids.