Review of Sonora, California

Better places in Motherlode
Star Rating - 5/20/2018
While there are mostly good, nice people here, there is a very strong contingency of unwelcoming, closed-minded, "clan mentality" (clan with a C, not Klan that I know of) people as well that influence the climate. Seems like some people are proud of being ignorant and backwards. The political tendency is mostly very conservative, but there are some liberal people here, too, or those that don't fall into one camp or another. Most people here are fine and don't have weird issues with race, but you can run into overt racism here more than some other places. From what I've observed, more people would have a problem with openly gay or trans folks. Not a lot for teens to do, not a lot of good restaurants, and no night life. If you feel like you can live with all of that, then you will be in beautiful country with lots of things within driving distance - lakes, mountains, camping, skiing/snowshoeing, fishing, wineries/breweries, the occasional concert or public event, etc.
N | San Jose, CA
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- 6/26/2016
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- 5/15/2015
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- 1/30/2012
Wonderful place to live.
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- 9/8/2009
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- 5/30/2009
Friendly and Laid Back Small Town
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