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Mon Jul 23, 2012, 08:02 PM

just moved here...

buying in Simi Valley, I know, I know, I know....but it works for me. Maybe I like a challenge. I do like the area, physically. Love being near the coast yet near mts. Reagan's shrine is right above my son's apt. complex. It is still a beautiful place to live. I think I will like living on this coast! After growing up in N.C. on the east coast, it's kind of like a closure...

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mwdem Jul 2012 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2012 #1
mwdem Jul 2012 #2
Lebam in LA Jul 2012 #3
Booster Jul 2012 #4
abelenkpe Jul 2012 #5
petronius Jul 2012 #6
abolugi Jul 2012 #7
bemildred Jul 2012 #8
Tikki Jul 2012 #9
Kablooie Aug 2012 #10
TeamPooka Aug 2012 #11
Taverner Aug 2012 #12
mwdem Aug 2012 #13
Taverner Aug 2012 #14
progressivebydesign Aug 2012 #15
mwdem Aug 2012 #16
Kablooie Aug 2012 #17
mwdem Aug 2012 #19
RKP5637 Aug 2012 #18

Response to mwdem (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 08:07 PM

1. Welcome to California, my dear mwdem!

The Simi Valley is very pretty! I'm sure there are some liberals out there...Being near the coast and with the mountains nearby is really wonderful.

You will have some hot days but I don't think the humidity is too bad, but I'm not sure about that...

Anyway, enjoy!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 08:12 PM

2. Thanks, CP

I've been here, living with my son for 3 weeks. I moved from the Dallas/Ft. Worth area of Texas, and I love it here so far. Maybe we can meet up somewhere in between!

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Response to mwdem (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 08:15 PM

3. Welcome to SoCal

Simi is a little to warm for me but really hope you enjoy it. I am near Venice Beach so usually not so hot here.

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Response to mwdem (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 08:45 PM

4. Welcome to Calif. I originally came here from Texas. I wouldn't move back to Texas or

any other place that has humidity again. I love CA; people are nice, it's beautiful & the weather is the best part. Hope you like it as much as I do.

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Response to mwdem (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 09:04 PM

5. Welcome to CA!

I'm in West Hollywood where it's usually about ten degrees cooler than Simi Valley. I'd prefer the heat honestly. Moved here from VA almost 20 years ago for college and have no intention of ever going back. Hope you love it here as much as I do!

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Response to mwdem (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 10:32 PM

6. Welcome!



And remember: when you meet a new person at a party and they ask you which freeways you took to get there, it's not because they're the most boring person on the planet - they're just Californian...

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Response to mwdem (Original post)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 01:23 AM

7. I hope you enjoy it here!

Ca. native here...
We have it all....beaches,deserts,mountains and everything in between!
A two hour drive in any direction takes you to a whole new world!
O.K. O.K.... maybe I'm a bit biased! I love it here...

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Response to mwdem (Original post)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 08:52 AM

8. Good time to buy.

(I think.)

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Response to mwdem (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 10:35 PM

9. Simi to the Ocean..not so far....Welcome..

...all the cool kids call Simi Valley: Sah mEE



Tikki

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Response to mwdem (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 12:30 AM

10. Safe place. Lots of retired law enforcement settle there.

And the one nice thing about the Reagan place, there are benches with a amazing views of the valley.
You've got to stomach a lot of kitsch and misguided kowtowing up there though.

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Response to mwdem (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 08:52 PM

11. Welcome to town

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Response to mwdem (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 04:10 AM

12. Welcome to the promised land!

 

That will be $200 please

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Response to Taverner (Reply #12)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 11:12 AM

13. More than that!

I still have to get my registration for 2 cars, drivers license, changed my insurance (cars & condo). I had to pay to get new keys made for my mailbox, pay for keys and remotes for condo gates...it never ends. But I think I'm gonna like living here a lot!

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Response to mwdem (Reply #13)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 01:41 PM

14. oh...I'm sorry...the $200 was just for the welcome

 

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Response to mwdem (Original post)

Sat Aug 18, 2012, 10:37 PM

15. Love that area!! It's a great choice.

Have you found Ventura and its glorious beaches yet? I lived in Ventura County for years, and the entire area from Simi on out, is pretty awesome. Be sure to check out Ojai, and downtown Ventura, when you catch your breath from unpacking.

I grew up in LA and have lived in around Pasadena growing up, and all long the coast.. so I'm an unabashed California lover. So congrats!

ETA: I'm a huge fan of City Data for info about new places. The crime rate in Simi in 2010 is about 1/3 the National Average, and politically it's slightly more Democratic, though in 2008, it went decidedly for President Obama. http://www.city-data.com/city/Simi-Valley-California.html

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Response to progressivebydesign (Reply #15)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 01:01 PM

16. I have already been to Ventura..

love the beaches. We go out for a few hours every Sat. or Sun. Zuma is also a fave, after breakfast at the Paradise Cove Cafe! Still unpacking (downsizing hurts!) There are so many places to explore around here, and we love the scenery all around the area. Thanks for the congrats!

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Response to mwdem (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 08:20 PM

17. The shrine is worth visiting for the outside benches that have breathtaking views of the valley.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #17)

Fri Aug 31, 2012, 12:45 PM

19. I've driven up there.

My son lives right below it. The view is fantastic1

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Response to mwdem (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2012, 08:18 AM

18. I'm thinking of moving back. I was in the Silicon Valley for years, but got transferred to the

Midwest. It's getting redder and redder here, plus I miss the coasts. I grew up on the water. I need to get back to a bluer state.

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