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Modesto, CAA Modesto resident's impressions:
Hi...I've lived in Modesto for ~16years and live in a newer middle class neighborhood. Shopping for lifes necesities is convienent to most neighborhoods, schools all over the city are improving and your child can get a good education, even though, as in any city, some schools are better than others. The cost of living is very good in Modesto/& Central Valley and one can buy a 'mansion-like-home' for half$ of what they sell-for in many other California cities.
The residential neighborhoods are populated with diverse cultures and residents experience difficulty in finding common ground or bonding with neighbors to organize and address issues of neighborhood crime, juvenal delinquents etc.
For the most part, residents stick to themselves and there immediate families and simply live life as they feel is best for them, with little interference from local Police and with little consideration for their fellow neighbors or others outside their family or culture.
The professionals in this city are mediocre, at best, yet one must pay premium prices for sub-standard services.
In many parts of the city there are pan-handlers begging for spare change who are quick to incite a fight, although this is improving.
If this type of life is appealing to you, then Modesto would be a comfortable, affordable place for you to live and raise a family.