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best place for a family with teens

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best place for a family with teens

Hi, my husband is intended to work in Diamond Bar. We have a 14 years teen very talented in Arts . we were told to move to Irvine, but i would like your kind advise - where are the best placesto live around diamond bar, with great schools and high quality of life - and not the most expensive ones , if possible?

thank you very much!

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1. Re: best place for a family with teens

This post will get pulled most likely because it isn't travel related, but Diamond Bar has fine schools, so does Brea.

University High in Irvine is highly ranked and so is Whitney High School in Cerritos.

Google these schools about their rankings.

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Here is a good link from the local newspaper, the Orange County Register that shows the award winning schools.

ocregister.com/articles/high-255041-county-s…

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Actually, IMHO, the OP meets the TA requirements.

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>>Listings that include real estate purchases, apartment rentals or similar solicitations. Exception to this rule: A discussion providing short-term relocation advice is acceptable provided it remains relevant to travelers moving or looking to move to that destination. Orientation to neighborhoods, travel logistics, visa requirements, or even post-arrival "thanks, everyone" updates are welcome, whereas asking for help finding roommates, buying/selling furniture or ongoing personal updates are not considered travel-related.<<

This is a traveler that is looking to move to the destination and is asking questions in regards to neighborhoods.

Irvine, California
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4. Re: best place for a family with teens

thank you everyone for your kind replies

all the best - Tal

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5. Re: best place for a family with teens

You will find that while Irvine is a great city to live in, the home prices are very high. My husband works in the Irvine area, but we live in Diamond Bar due to the high costs of living in Orange County (especially the Irvine/Lake forest area). Diamond Bar has excellent schools, and the home prices and property taxes are lower than Orange County.

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6. Re: best place for a family with teens

You may want to look at the Orange County School of the Arts, which is in Santa Ana. You do not need to live in Santa Ana to attend. http://www.ocsarts.net/

Another city to consider living in that is close to Diamond Bar is Fullerton, there are some excellent schools there, including Troy High.

Living in Orange County can be very expensive compared to many parts of the country. Irvine is a very popular place to live as it does have the top rank school system, generally considered to be very safe and does have a high quality of life. It is not the most expensive place to live in Orange County and there are apartments up to ultra expensive. However, there are many other good choices in Orange County. Also, it will be a long commute for your husband to Diamond Bar.

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7. Re: best place for a family with teens

i jennifer,

thak you somuch for your great data on the Santa Ana hi of Arts,

we will definitely check it !!

is fullerton safe as Irvine?

thank you so much!

tal

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8. Re: best place for a family with teens

city-data.com is a good place to start for relocation information.

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9. Re: best place for a family with teens

I agree, city-data.com is a good place to get some information, they have a section on crime. It shows Irvine has less crime on average. Irvine consistently makes the top list of places to live in the US. There are certainly other good places to live in the area, but people often suggest Irvine because of it's national reputation.

Edited: 06 April 2011, 21:03
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10. Re: best place for a family with teens

It depends on where in Fullerton, but in general yes.

Troy High School next to Cal State Fullerton has some of the highest rankings in Orange County.