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CA Apartment Specialist

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A Property Manager based in Santa Clarita, CA

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Schools & Education

Schools & Education

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Canyon Country is served by the Sulphur Springs Union School District. The district provides seven K-6 public elementary schools: Canyon Springs Community, Mint Canyon Community, Skyblue Mesa, Leona H. Cox Community, Mitchell Community, Pinetree Community, and Sulphur Springs Community. There are two public K-7 schools: Rio Vista and Cedarcreek, as well as one 2-12 charter school, Opportunity for Learning Santa Clarita. Sierra Vista Junior High School is the public middle school in Canyon Country, and Canyon Country High School serves students in grade 9-12. There are three private elementary through high schools: Crestview (2-12), Santa Clarita Christian (K-12), and Pinecrest (Pk-8), and nine private preschools.

 
Pet Friendly

Pet Friendly

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There are many pet friendly apartments in Canyon Country. However, each complex or private rental will have its own requirements. Many have weight and breed restrictions, as well as additional costs including one time deposits, monthly fees or a combination of both. MyApartmentMap provides the option to modify your search based on pet needs, in the ‘advanced options’ section. While many say ‘large dogs ok’, it is necessary to look into the details. Sand Canyon Ranch accepts dogs up to 60 lbs, while Sierra Canyon Apartments limits allowance to 20 lb dogs. There are a good amount of pet-friendly places in this neighborhood, though, and if you have a cat or small dog, your options triple.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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When compared with seven surrounding districts, Newhall proved to have rental rates considerably lower than most. On average, a one-bedroom apartment will cost around $1,100 per month. Two-bedrooms rent for an average of $1,400, three-bedrooms for $1,600, and upward from there. Studio apartments are somewhat rare, mostly available in luxurious complexes, and rent for the price of a two bedroom apartment. Those less expensive than Newhall average only around $20 less (such as Sylmar), while those more expensive (Valencia) averaged around $400 more per month, proving that Newhall has some of the lowest apartment costs in the area.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

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Newhall has a great variety of restaurants. There are approximately 35 in the neighborhood, and the variety is pretty evenly spread out. There are at least 10 Mexican places though, many similar to the others. However,Tortas Ahogadas Las Originales is a great sit-down restaurant, while Las Delicias is great for a quick in and out meal. The decision of sushi is between Light and Healthy, which is greatly popularized to be more like real Japanese sushi; less sauces and rice, more quality ingredients, while Love Sushi may be more tasty and heavier. Egg Plantation is a great little breakfast spot, boasting 101 omelets (including peanut butter and jelly!) and a full bar, and is open until 2pm. The most upscale eatery in Newhall is Manee House, for excellent and reasonably priced Thai food. There is a little of everything in Newhall.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

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Valencia is served by several surrounding school districts: Saugus Union, William S. Hart Union, and Newhall School Districts. These districts provide Valencia with 5 K-6 public elementary schools, 3 K-7 public elementary schools, Arroyo Seco public Junior High School, and Valencia and West Ranch public high schools. There are also 5 private schools serving Valencia students, of grade groupings including those from kindergarten through high school and of ranging affiliations. There are 9 private preschools in Valencia. California Institute of the Arts and College of the Canyons Community College both have campuses in Valencia as well.

 
Nightlife

Nightlife

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Nightlife in Valencia consists mostly of sports bars and restaurants that have bars and remain open until midnight. That being said, there are around 10 great spots to have some fun in Valencia. The Tilted Kilt Pub, Gameday, and Big Wangs are all sports bars, all popular, but probably rated in that order. Salt Creek Grille and Elephant Bar are both restaurants that are open until midnight on the weekends, a bit more mellow than the sports type bars in town. Mulligan’s is also a restaurant, but much more popular for nightlife, with karaoke and a jukebox; more of a “dive” bar than any others in Valencia. Undergrounds in a coffee house that hosts live music after hours. Although it isn’t open late typically, it is a local gem worth checking out.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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Granada Hills has lots to offer in terms of recreation. A bit surprising for a neighborhood in one of the largest cities in the country, the landscape provides much of the enjoyment. O’Melveny Park has a developed section with organized trees, a stream, and picnic area, as well as undeveloped hiking trails that ultimately offer a superb view of the San Fernando Valley. Mario De Compos trails and Mission Point, which leads to the highest point in Granada Hills, both have excellent hiking trails. Brand Park Memory Garden is a beautifully developed park, and Forneris Farms offers outdoor fun like a corn maze and petting zoo area. Strong Art gallery is also located in Granada Hills, as is a movie theater and batting cages, as well as children’s entertainment in Kids Play and Dance World and Chuck E Cheese. Granada Hills recreation center also has sports fields, picnic area, playground and auditorium.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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When compared to seven surrounding cities, Granada Hills proved to be second to the most expensive in the area. However, the gap was not very large, as these comparisons are within one city’s limits. The least expensive in the area was North Hills, with average rates about
$200 lower than Granada Hills rental rates. On average, a one-bedroom apartment in Granada Hills costs around $1,100 per month, two bedrooms will cost around $1,550 monthly, and three-bedroom apartments cost around $1,800 per month.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

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Chatsworth has an abundance of great restaurants. There is something in all varieties, for every taste. Fine dining isn’t quite as available as good local food, but there are a few places that provide an upscale experience. Italian is often a meal dedicated to occasions, and Angelo’s Ristorante Italiano will provide that. Angelo himself as well as his wife work in this family owned, authentic restaurant. There are around ten Japanese places in Chatsworth; Honshu Sushi is the most popular. It serves beer and wine only and has a great variety of sushi as well as non-sushi Japanese fare. There are easily twenty Mexican restaurants in this neighborhood; Los Toros is the best for a nice sit down meal with some inexpensive margaritas, and for a quick burrito or otherwise, Villanueva Mexican Grill is good fast food Mexican. For a nice, homestyle American meal, Mimi’s cafe is a local gem that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Habit is a great fast food joint to grab a burger, and for an enormous sandwich and other quick American style bites, Brent’s Delicatessen is perfect. There are around 150 more options, plenty to choose from in Chatsworth.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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The Chatsworth Transportation Center, located at 10046 Old Depot Road, is a transportation hub for not only this neighborhood, but for the West Valley. The station sees 20 Metrolink trains daily, of the Ventura County Line, which travels from Ventura to downtown Los Angeles, as well as 10 Amtrak California Pacific Surfliner trains, which travel up and down the state continuously. The Los Angeles Metro System Orange Line bus route also serves Chatsworth, travelling to the North Hollywood Metro Station where connections to the Red Line and Downtown Los Angeles Metro Rail are available.

 
Pet Friendly

Pet Friendly

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Northridge gas plenty of rental options for those with pets. However, large dogs may have a more difficult time finding a place to call home. Meridian Place on Reseda Boulevard, for example, welcomes pups of all sizes and breeds, into a variety of bedroom and bathroom combinations. Many places that allow dogs have weight limitations, usually between 25 and 40 lbs. Many also tend to require some sort of financial insurance for pets, either a one time deposit, monthly fee, or both. If you have a small dog or cat though, and are comfortable paying for them, there are numerous options in Northridge. MyApartmentMap, in the ‘advanced options’ area, provides the option to modify your search based on your pet, as well as other, requirements, so you can find a place you will both be happy in.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

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Northridge is served by the Los Angeles Unified School District. The area schools include 10 public elementary: Andasol Ave., Beckford Ave., Calahan Street, Castlebay Lane, Darby Ave., Dearborn Street, Lorne Street, Napa Street, and Topeka Drive Schools, as well as Balboa Gifted/High Ability Magnet School. There are 4 public middle schools: Alfred B. Nobel, Oliver Wendell Holmes International, Northridge, and William Mulholland schools. Schools are designated by location within the city and neighborhood. There is one high school in Northridge, Northridge High School; however high school students are also served by Monroe in North Hills, Birmingham in Van Nuys, Reseda and Grover Cleveland in Reseda, and John F. Kennedy and Granada Hills Charter in Granada Hills, each assigned by area limits. There are also 14 private schools of different grade groups and affiliations, which can all be found by visiting greatschools.org. California State University has a Northridge campus as well, which is a large contributor to the district’s economy.

 
Economy and Jobs

Economy and Jobs

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In 2010, the number of jobs in Simi Valley was reported to be 90,460, with only 62,096 positions filled. 69% of Simi Valley residents were employed, 5% were unemployed, and 26% were decidedly not in the labor force. Of the large number of jobs available, 82% would be considered white collar, with 30% of the total being in the sales and office field. The median household income reported in 2010 was $88,406, while 10% of the population were below the poverty line. This represents a significant economic gap in the population. There is plenty of industry in the city though, with Bank of America and the Simi Valley School District providing over 7,000 jobs alone. AeroVironment and Milgard Manufacturing offer almost 1,000 positions, and aside from the large industrial positions there are countless service and retail opportunities within Simi Valley.

 
Local Events

Local Events

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The City Council of Simi Valley sponsors various events throughout the year. There are holiday celebrations, such as the Holiday Craft/Gift Bazaar, Halloween Carnival, and Arbor Day’s “Live Green” Celebration. They also have celebrations exclusive to the city, such as the annual Block Party Night Out and Cajun Festival. The city also holds informative and helpful events for residents, such as a youth job and career exploration fair, heroin prevention meetings, and homeless assistance events. The Cultural Arts Center also hold live performances regularly for resident and visitor enjoyment. All upcoming events and details can be found at ci.simi-valley.ca.us.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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Winnetka has four public parks with a range of amenities for residents’ enjoyment. Winnetka Recreation Center has consists of an indoor gym, and outdoor lighted baseball diamond, children’s play area, picnic tables and a community room. Quimby Park also has a children’s play area, as well as unlighted basketball and tennis courts. Runnymeade Park also has unlighted tennis courts and a children’s play area, as well as picnic tables. There is also various recreation opportunities for you around the neighborhood, including martial art and dance classes.

 
Demographics

Demographics

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The population of Winnetka, based on statistics from 2010, is 43,774. The male to female ration in this neighborhood is exactly 50/50. Of the equal amount of men and women in Winnetka, 53% are white, 16% Asian, 4% African American, 20% identify as other, and 6% claim 2 or more races. 11% of those folks are under 6 years old, 18% are between 7 and 18, 8% are between 19 and 24, 26% range from 25-39 years, 28% from 40-64, and just 9% are 65 years or older. 18% of residents are individuals, while 57% are married couples, and 33% of those married couples have children. The unemployment rate in Winnetka is 6%, which is average for California as well as the United States. 34% are decidedly not part of the labor force, and 61% are employed. 59% of housing consists of homeowners, while 41% are renters.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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When compared to seven surrounding cities, rental rates in Reseda proved to be among the lowest three. An average studio apartment cost is $850 per month. One-bedroom apartments rent for around $1,050, two-bedrooms reach $1,400, and a three-bedroom will cost you around $1,900. These rates are very typical for Los Angeles County, as many of the rentals are in high rise buildings or are townhomes or houses.

 
Nightlife

Nightlife

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There are around 20 bars in Reseda. Most are what might be considered “dive” bars, or local hangouts. Among the favorites are The Copper Bucket and The Bunker; both have cheap drinks at a full bar, jukebox and games (darts, pool, jenga!). For a more upbeat night, Coco Bongo’s and C. Frenz are both fast paced gay clubs with dance floors, two local favorites on the weekends. Canoga Park Bowl, although it is only open until 9pm, has a beer bar and pool tables, and is capable of providing some fun. All of the other dive bars may be worth checking out, as they all have their own charm, and they are the extent of nightlife in Reseda.

 
Pet Friendly

Pet Friendly

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There are a great number of pet friendly apartments in Canoga Park. The bigger your dog, however, the greater the chances of running into limitations. However, Archstone Warner Center and Independence Park both accept pooches of all sizes, and more are likely to, as many maintain a ‘contact for pet policy’ stance, allowing them to make decisions based on individuals and their owners. There are around 20 complexes in Canoga Park that accept small dogs and cats. MyApartmentMap, in the ‘advanced options’ area, provides the option to select modifiers and search for an appropriate home for you and your pet.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

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Canoga Park is served by the Los Angeles Unified School District. There are 5 elementary schools: Canoga Park, Enadia Way, Hart Street, Limerick, and Stanley Mosk schools, as well as 2 charter schools serving those in elementary grades: Ingenium, serving K-6 and located on Columbus Middle School’s campus, and Multicultural Learning Center, serving students K-8. Aside from the 7-8 classes available at MLC, students can attend Columbus Middle School. Canoga Park High School serves those in grades 9-12, and has recently gotten positive attention for both making it into state finals in the Academic Decathlon, and for their award-winning robotics program and First Tech. Challenge team. Private schools include Faith Baptist School, Concordia Canoga Park, and AGBU Armenian-American college preparatory high school.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

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Santa Rosa has over 550 restaurants. There are an abundance of every style and taste. The most abundant are Mexican restaurants, accounting for almost 100 eateries in Santa Rosa. The top 2 are El Rinconcito Yucateco and La Fondita; both are nice, with full bars and waiter service. There is plenty of Mexican fast food, but Delicias Elenita taco truck is the most worthy if you’re going that route. For some nice, romantic Italian food, Riviera Ristorante and LoCoco’s Rustica are both excellent options. For sushi or Japanese flavor, Yao-Kiku is the place to go. Flavor Bistro may be the best restaurant in the city, boasting a great atmosphere and American cuisine. There are countless options, none at a high cost and most with high quality.

 
Section 8 & Affordable

Section 8 & Affordable

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The City of Santa Rosa offers Section 8 to those who qualify based on income and interview-type appointments. Appointments are given based on a lottery-type drawing which all applications are put into as a waiting list. Applications, contact information, guidelines and more can be found at ci.santarosa.ca.us. The site also has listings of available complexes and homes accepting Section 8, as does MyApartmentMap. By entering the ‘advanced options’ area and selecting the Section 8 modifier, listings and details will be made viewable.

 
Renter Friendly

Renter Friendly

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The ratio of renters to owners in Rohnert Park is 30% to 60% respectively. This is a ratio comparable to that of the California average, and slightly more favorable of renters than the national average. The percentages account for 6,500 units designated for renters. The median rent in Rohnert Park is approximately $1,250. When compared to surrounding cities, this one ranks just in the middle in terms of rental rates, with studios for around $900, one-bedrooms for $1,100, and two bedrooms around $1,400. Rohnert Park is as renter friendly a city as any in the area.

 
Weather

Weather

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Using a weather index where 100 represent the most desirable climate, Rohnert Park was given a score of 198. This score is based on average temperatures, precipitation, and instances of severe weather. Concerning severe weather, risk of hail or hurricane was calculated to be 0, while tornadoes produced a risk of 18 out of 100. Rohnert Park sees an average of approximately 32 inches of precipitation annually, with 23 of those inches occurring between December and March. The low temperature of the year, usually occurring in January, is 37 degrees, while the high, occurring in July, is 82 degrees. In the months between, Rohnert Park sees mild temperatures (between 55 and 70), rising and falling accordingly.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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When compared to seven surrounding cities, average apartment rates in Windsor proved to be in the top 3 most expensive. On average, a one-bedroom apartment will cost around $1,000 per month, while a two-bedroom tends to exceed $1,300 monthly, and three bedrooms go for around $1,750 per month. The median rent in Windsor is $1,330, a cost higher than state or national average rental rates. Only 21% of housing units in Windsor are designated for renters, and while that accounts for around 2,000 units, it is a very low percentage. The limited places may account for higher prices, although those more expensive in the area show much higher rates.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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Using a crime rate index where 100 represents the safest neighborhoods in the United States, Windsor was given a score of 60, meaning it is safer than 60% of cities in the country. This accounts for violent and property crimes, each of which are much lower than state and national averages. Violent crimes, such as assault and armed robbery, occur at a rate of around 1 in 705, far from California’s average of 1 in 226. Property crimes, such as burglary or arson, occur at a rate of 1 in 80, less than half of the state average of 1 in 37. A person’s chance of being a victim of crime of any sort in Windsor is 1 in 72, which puts Windsor in the top 100 safest cities in America.

 
Demographics

Demographics

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According to statistics taken from the 2010 Census, the population of Petaluma is 57,941, which creates a population density of 3,999 people per square mile. For every 100 females, there are 96 males. 14,701 residents reported to be families; 53% are married couples while 25% are individuals. Of these families and non-families, 80% are white, 5% Asian, 1% African American, 1% Native American, 9% identifying as other, and 4% claim two or more races. 23% of the population reported to be under the age of 18, only 8% between 18 and 24, 26% from 25 to 44, 30% between 45 and 64, and 13% over the age of 65. 65% of households in Petaluma are owners, while 34% rent. The unemployment rate, as per the same statistics, is 5%, which is considerably lower than both California and national averages.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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The city of Petaluma provides plenty of recreation for residents of all ages and interests. Youth sports of all types are available, as well as adult volleyball, basketball, softball, and general fitness classes, as well as dog obedience, kayaking and dance classes of all types. Children can also participate in dance, cooking classes, fencing, martial arts and much more! The city has around 40 parks and 2 public (seasonal) swimming pools. There are programs for preschoolers including meet and greets and learning exercises. Petaluma Senior Center offers many programs for adults over 55, including trips, art and music, fitness, and support and discussion groups. There are two venues for live performance in Petaluma, as well as seasonal setups, such as a corn maze. All information concerning fun things to do as well as city information can be found at cityofpetaluma.net.

 
Economy and Jobs

Economy and Jobs

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In the past decade, the city of Lancaster has created programs to revitalize the city economically through the state funded Lancaster Redevelopment Agency. Through the program, aimed at attracting and retaining more businesses, large chains have recently opened throughout the city, and programs aimed to assist small business owners, such as reduced rates on land and less stipulations regarding the development process, have been implemented. The employment potential in the city is now recorded as 102,464. However, the unemployment rate remains above 10%, and while the average household income in the city is high at $68,298, the per capita income is $22,484, suggesting there is a gap in economic status. This is likely a result of the recentness of so much development; unemployment is likely to lessen considering the six new shopping centers and many restaurant and retail chains newly available to stimulate the city’s economy and provide many jobs.

 
Nightlife

Nightlife

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There is plenty to do in Lancaster after dark, whatever type of night you’re looking to have. Medrano’s is a Mexican restaurant turned dance club at night, open until 1am on weekends with great drink specials. Bamboo is similar, and is 18+, which is either good or bad, depending on your age. The most popular bar in town is probably The Trap, which also has a dance floor, but more of a rock n’ roll vibe, and could be qualified as a dive, mostly due to its locals party feel. Maxdon’s is similar. Pour d’ Vino is a small beer and wine bar, great for a few drinks with a late dinner, or without. Coach’s is a popular sports bar, complete with numerous tvs and cheap beer and bar food, and Sharky’s is the local popular pool hall. There are over 20 bars in the desert city of Lancaster.

 
Local Events

Local Events

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The City of Palmdale sponsors events regularly throughout the year. They organize sports, music and art classes for children and adults, as well as outdoor events in the summer. In July and August the city puts on the Starlight Concert Series as well as Thursday Nights on the Square which showcases music and arts, as well as interactive arts and crafts and musical exercises. Annually, the city is part of the Amgen Tour of California, America’s most successful cycling race. This brings all sorts of activities, such as Spokes of Art bike painting, and AV Idol singing competition at the Antelope Valley Mall. The Blackbird Airpark, which garnered Palmdale the title of “aerospace capital of the world”, has a museum and both hold yearly airplane centered events. There are also holiday celebrations and various fundraisers and informative events. All information on Palmdale events can be found at cityofpalmdale.org.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

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Palmdale has access to major roadways in every direction. Antelope Valley Freeway/SR 14 is the major north/south highway, connecting Palmdale to Los Angeles and Mojave. SR 138 is the major east/west highway, connecting the city to Inland Empire and Frasier Park. This highway is currently undergoing renovations in an attempt to lessen the large amount of accidents occurring on it. SR 18 provides transport east out of the Antelope Valley toward Victorville and connects to I-5, the most common route used to get to Las Vegas. 3 new highways are currently planned to pass through Palmdale. Streets within the city are planned on a grid: east/west roads are labeled avenues and lettered A-Z, while north/west roads are referred to as streets and are numbered and labeled east or west based on their position relative to Division St.The Palmdale Transportation Center is a transit hub for the Antelope Valley Transit Authority, the city’s bus system, Greyhound bus system, Amtrak rail service, as well as Metrolink commuter rail service.

 
Renter Friendly

Renter Friendly

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Salinas has plenty of pet friendly complexes as well as private rentals. Large dog owners may have to look a bit, as many places have a 40 pound limit. However, there are some that do not discriminate, such as Pointe at Harden Ranch (1-866-709-7901). Big dogs aside, there are constantly many apartments that accept the under 40 pound breeds and cats. MyApartmentMap has current pet friendly listings, in the ‘advanced options’ area, by selecting the preference relating to your furry friend.

 
Nightlife

Nightlife

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Nightlife in Salinas consists mostly of small, local hangouts. Lalla Lounge is one of the best, and a place everyone, including out-of-towners can be comfortable. Jaime’s lounge is similar, but a little less upbeat. There are a few wine bars, perfect for a few mellow drinks: Zeph’s, which also has a store and appears a bit more crafty, and Element Tasting Bar, which is a bit more upscale, and also a sit-down restaurant. Pajaro Street Grill and Penny Farthing Tavern are both relaxed hang out spots. If you’re looking for a big night out, you may need to travel, but to grab a drink and some tunes or tv, there are plenty of appropriate spots in Salinas.

 
Renter Friendly

Renter Friendly

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Housing units in Seaside are occupied by 50% renters and 42% owners. This ratio of renter to owner is higher by a great deal in Seaside than in California as well as national averages. These percentages refer to 10,456 units, of which 5,281 are designated for renters. Concerning rental rates, Seaside falls in the middle of most surrounding cities, lower than most, with a median rental rate of around $1,200. One bedroom apartments, on average, rent for around $900 monthly, and two bedrooms reach around $1,500 monthly. These numbers all add up to Seaside being a very renter friendly location.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

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Seaside is home to 8 of 18 schools in the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District. There are four elementary schools (K-6): Highland, Marshall, Old Terrace, and Del Rey Woods; one middle school, Fitch, and one K-8 school, Martin Luther King Jr. School. International School of Monterey is also located in Seaside, which is a non-profit public charter school for students K-8. Central Coast and Seaside High Schools serve the 9-12 grade students. Seaside High has a well-known athletic history; it’s football games have been known to attract crowds of around 5,000 people, and many student athletes from the school have gone on to play professional sports. California State University at Monterey Bay campus is in Seaside, as is Monterey College of Law.

 
Weather

Weather

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Using an index where 100 represents the most desirable climate, Monterey was given a score of 196. These ratings are based on temperature, precipitation, and instances of extreme weather. Risk of both hail and hurricane, out of 100, were calculated to be 0, while tornadoes were given a risk of 19 of 100. Monterey receives an average of 17 inches of precipitation annually, with 15 of them occurring between December and March. The annual high is around 69 degrees, usually occurring in August. California’s annual high averages around 99 degrees, in July, rendering Monterey much cooler than most of the state. The temperature, on average, will drop to around 40 degrees as a low, occurring in January. Snow is extremely rare, however, the city did see a total of 3 inches in 2006. In the months between January and August, temperatures are mild, usually between 60 and 70 degrees.

 
Section 8 & Affordable

Section 8 & Affordable

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The Housing Authority of Monterey provides Section 8 vouchers to individuals who qualify based on income, family size, and application. The county offers various other assistance programs, such as the Family Self-Sufficiency program as well as education and counseling concerning government assistance and tenant’s rights. Information for Section 8 and all housing inquiries can be found at hamonterey.org. Apartments accepting Section 8 can be found on MyApartmentMap by looking in the ‘advanced options’ area, and selecting the Section 8 modifier.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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Using a crime rate index where 100 represents the safest cities in America, Azusa was given a score of 26, meaning it is safer than 26% of cities in the country. Violent crimes, such as armed robbery or aggravated assault, occur approximately 25% more often in Azusa than the national average, at a rate of 1 in 203. Property crimes, such as larceny or burglary, occur at a slightly lower rate than the country’s average, at a rate of 1 in 40. California’s property crime rate is 1 in 40, making Azusa about average for the state. Motor vehicle theft occurs for a large part of the city’s reported property crime, and occurs here at a rate higher than most cities in the country; this is a statistic shared with many cities in southern California. A person’s risk of becoming a victim of crime of any sort in Azusa is 1 in 34.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

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Azusa has a great variety of restaurants, excluding only those over $20 a plate. Most are small, homey local places offering tasty food in a relaxed atmosphere. The most upscale places, for those who might want a special night out in Azusa, are Aldino’s and Tulipano’s Italian restaurants. Both are lovely, inexpensive, serve beer and wine, and look unappealing from the outside, mostly due to the rest of the places in the strip mall. There are around 15 Mexican spots in Azusa, two of the best being Padilla’s and Max’s.Crystal Lake Cafe is a real gem of Azusa, a must visit. It is located at the top of Route 39, accessible by hikers, bikers, and cars. It is a small cabin type place serving homemade chili and lunch type foods. There are around 40 restaurants in the 9 square miles of Azusa, so there is plenty to keep residents full.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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When compared to seven surrounding cities, Belmont proved to be the least expensive in the area. The median rent for the city is approximated to be $1,759/month. Studio as well as one-bedroom apartments tend to cost around $1,700 monthly, two-bedroom apartments for around $2,000 monthly, and three-bedrooms tend to be upward of $3,000 per month. Prices tend to fall during the later months; in April prices were recorded to be $500 higher than in September.

 
Demographics

Demographics

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The population of Belmont, as reported in the 2010 Census, is 25,835, creating a population density of 5,580 people per square mile, quite dense. Of the population, 68% reported as white, 20% Asian, 2% African American, 1% Pacific Islander, 4% identifying as other, and 6% claiming 2 or more races. Diversity is more present in the age range of the city: 21% under 18 years, 7% between 18 and 24, 30% 25-44, 28% 45-64, and 15% 65 years or older. 53% of the population are married couples and 28% are individuals living alone, with 64% owning homes and 34% renting. In 20009, Belmont was ranked number 11 on Forbes list of ‘America’s Top 25 Places to Live Well’.

 

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