I narrowed my college selection choices to Southern California because I love the area so much. Disneyland wasn't the only factor in that decision, of course, but when I needed to find schools to send my SAT/ACT scores to, I picked from a website that listed schools within 30 minutes of Anaheim.
Cinderella IV: The Bloodening
"It's okay, Beaker, we're scientists. We get paid to fail."
I was born in Glendale in 1968 and my father moved us to Orange County in 1972 not to be closer to DL (Not that we were far in the first place) but back then, Orange County was a quiet little suburban area of LA and he was looking for a place to settle down and slow things down a bit in preparing for retirement. (Boy, was he wrong!)
So that is why I live close. It's funny when I was little I remember always telling myself I would never want to move far away, because then I wouldn't be near Disneyland anymore! So I haven't moved away since then...
I was inches from moving to the south (because its cheaper there) and the only reason we stayed was because its socal! there is no place like it anywhere else. Theres soo much to do here and yeah. no really relevent or anything just saying.
Everytime I mention moving away from SoCal to some place cheaper, less crowded, less smoggy, etc., DH always says "But then we wouldn't be near Disneyland!" We love it here and there would have to be a pretty good reason to leave!
I actually wanted to move to So Cal because of it being home of Disneyland and all the other parks, but mainly just Disneyland. It just worked out well that I got a job offer in Orange County and I moved out here. We've thought of moving, but it's hard to consider it when we'd be leaving DL behind.
I have always wanted to live in SoCal so when the opportunity to go to school down here I jumped all over it. When I moved down it was close to my birthday so my gift to myself was the AP I always wanted.
I am always considering the thought of moving to SoCal but I enjoy the area I live in now. When I think of SoCal I think of city life. If I were to move my wife and kids I would like it to be in a more rural atmosphere.
Does anyone know of some nice cities close to DL that are good for raising children?