Looking for suggestions for middle-class to upper-middle-class rural areas around the Bay Area.
May 17, 2012 3:01 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for suggestions for middle-class to upper-middle-class rural areas around the Bay Area.
posted by anonymous to grab bag (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I may be single again soon and and thinking of possible places to move to. Here's the list of what I'm looking for:
-An area where you're living in the country, but could drive for 20 or 30 minutes and be in a great town or city with a lot going on. Major crime should be far away.
-Solid middle-class (everyone stable and employed, happy, no big drug or crime problems, not many broken down dwellings or yards full of beat up cars) ranging to upper-middle-class or even a bit above. If you're thinking about an area that is outside of this range but meets everything else, please include it.
-The area has a thriving community. Many neighbors and community members know each other.
-Most houses have at least an acre or two of property, but most still have a few neighbors within walking distance.
-The area has a decent number of roads that are mainly only driven on by the people who live there - roads that are kind of off the beaten path, dead ends, or circles. The area is kind of out of the way and not being driven through by tons of strangers.
-Kids and pets run around and play and people aren't worried about them being snatched if they are outside playing in the yard.
I'm open to pretty much anywhere in the Bay Area and a bit south, from Santa Rosa all the way down to Monterey. A bit outside of that range is okay too.