Clearlake.....is it a nice place to live

Clearlake.....is it a nice place to live

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Mike

Cincinnati, OH

#1 May 18, 2006
Is anyone on this forum actually from the Clearlake area? Can you tell me if it is a nice place to live, work, or retire?
Smurf

United States

#2 May 27, 2006
Lake County is a beautiful place and it is really turning around. Their are still the drug users and alcoholics like every other town, but the number of them compared to well adjusted, as well adjusted as anyone can be, individuals is going down. I don't know how many jobs we have in the area since I am still a student and am only looking for local part time jobs. I hope that helps you.
Mike

Cincinnati, OH

#3 Jun 6, 2006
Does the Clearlake area have much shopping, restaurants, general things to do? When I look on the web it difficult to tell if shopping and services are in the area.
Jack

United States

#4 Aug 19, 2006
No. It looks great in photos but.... The lake is Highly polluted. It is part of one of the biggest Super Fund sites in the Country. Meth is rampant. Lake county has the second highest amount of illegal pot farms in california run by the Mexican Mafia. You have to be very careful when hiking or hunting not to run into them. In the last 10 years a lot of land was bulldozed to put a lot of vinyards. This resulted in thousands of Mexicans to come into the county. Illegals Aliens are starting to take over the county at a exponential rate. They are overloading the schools, social services and taking jobs away from locals. Other than goverment jobs there are almost zero jobs that you can make a living on. Construction, Fast Food, Walmart, agriculture are career jobs here if you can find them. Most of the schools are horrible. Health care is aweful here. Every one with a serious health condition has to take a helicopter life flight to Napa, which costs a small fortune. Living costs are throught the roof here. Land, Food, Gas etc. Believe me it used to be a lot worse than this (Lake County used to be in the top negative catagories in the state....Ex cons, teenage birthrates etc.), but it's still no Paradise by a long shot. If you keep your nose clean and have a lot of money, then it's not that bad because you can isolate yourself in one of the gated communities.
Allison

Alsip, IL

#5 Aug 19, 2006
Mike wrote:
Is anyone on this forum actually from the Clearlake area? Can you tell me if it is a nice place to live, work, or retire?
Mike, your question is a tough one...you need to give us way more information about yourself before we can give you a more accurate discription of what this area is really like. For example, if your 70 years old and have no family in the region, this isn't the place for you. There aren't great health facilities, although there are some great ones within a 75 minute drive.
Karen

Redwood City, CA

#6 Aug 23, 2006
Hi Mike,

My Husband and I moved here about 18 months ago and love it. My husband is a doctor and has a clinic in Kelseyville. We often go down to all the festivities in the harbor and really enjoy the people. You do have a wide range of people here but that is the case in any town. As far as the drug issues those are pretty localized in specific areas that we avoid. I grew up in Manhattan Beach one of the most expensive cities in the countries and not more then 7 miles away was one of the most dangerous areas in the nation. You just avoid those areas. You should come visit, it really is a great place to live.
Denise Rushing For Supv

United States

#7 Oct 8, 2006
She will make a great place to live even better! Vote for Denise for Supervisor, District 3, November 7th
Your BEST Choice!
Vince

Clearlake, CA

#8 Oct 8, 2006
Lake County Sucks!! Don't be fooled! The fabulous Five SUPS are corrupt. The Sheriffs dept, does not enforce the law, against criminals. They need to pay mortgages. So they let people off!!! Real Easy! I have lived here for over 15 years and look forward to the day when I'm out of this armpit, white trash of a County! Lots of welfare, drugs, and nothing to do for kids! Nothing!!!! Our kids could not wait to leave, they still to this day cringe upon arrival to visit! Dirty, crime, trash! Drugs, yep Lake County Calif!!! It's to bad it was in it's heyday a cleaner place to live. Sixth generation welfare and toothless people! Lake County is known for it's motto: "Come visit on vacation and leave on probation!" Cops like out of towners, they have the money and will pay for a minor ticket (fix it ticket), although they know the trashy folks have no money and they keep bleeding the system! Do yourself's a favor, trust me, you don't know me, I would not even recommend this area to an enemy if I had one!!! The Lake I remeber as a kid (you can see the fish swimming), now you see sewage, it's disgusting! Try another County, suggestion North Sonoma County, or further North, like Redding or Red Bluff.
Vince

Clearlake, CA

#9 Oct 8, 2006
Karen wrote:
Hi Mike,
My Husband and I moved here about 18 months ago and love it. My husband is a doctor and has a clinic in Kelseyville. We often go down to all the festivities in the harbor and really enjoy the people. You do have a wide range of people here but that is the case in any town. As far as the drug issues those are pretty localized in specific areas that we avoid. I grew up in Manhattan Beach one of the most expensive cities in the countries and not more then 7 miles away was one of the most dangerous areas in the nation. You just avoid those areas. You should come visit, it really is a great place to live.
Wait till the day those folks trash you behind your back! They probably already have! Be cautious! Watch what you say, tell one and all of Lake knows! The areas of crime are all over Lake County. This is not NY, no comparison. I'm glad to read it for the first time in a long time, a comment on someone who likes it here! You must be very naive, or not street smart. Watch your back!!! I hope you do comment back to this post. Let me say I only hope you always remember this what was written!!! It will come... in a matter of time!
Vince

Clearlake, CA

#10 Oct 8, 2006
Jack wrote:
No. It looks great in photos but.... The lake is Highly polluted. It is part of one of the biggest Super Fund sites in the Country. Meth is rampant. Lake county has the second highest amount of illegal pot farms in california run by the Mexican Mafia. You have to be very careful when hiking or hunting not to run into them. In the last 10 years a lot of land was bulldozed to put a lot of vinyards. This resulted in thousands of Mexicans to come into the county. Illegals Aliens are starting to take over the county at a exponential rate. They are overloading the schools, social services and taking jobs away from locals. Other than goverment jobs there are almost zero jobs that you can make a living on. Construction, Fast Food, Walmart, agriculture are career jobs here if you can find them. Most of the schools are horrible. Health care is aweful here. Every one with a serious health condition has to take a helicopter life flight to Napa, which costs a small fortune. Living costs are throught the roof here. Land, Food, Gas etc. Believe me it used to be a lot worse than this (Lake County used to be in the top negative catagories in the state....Ex cons, teenage birthrates etc.), but it's still no Paradise by a long shot. If you keep your nose clean and have a lot of money, then it's not that bad because you can isolate yourself in one of the gated communities.
Bravo! Jack! Bravo! Do you know lots of folks travel to Santa Rosa, maybe 4,000 and then some. North County over the Hopland Grade or through the Hwy 20 corridor to Ukiah maybe anothet 4-5,000 people. There is no work here or jobs just banged up new home T-1-11 lots of those in the gated communities. Hidden Valley Security has Camera's on there cars. If that is needed we are all in trouble here! Half the squad cars in Oakland (homicide approaching 200) do not have camera's. Lake County yeah a dream place to live? Choke, choke, choke!
Erica

Meridian, CA

#11 Oct 10, 2006
A body found in a Clearlake public restroom, 1.4 mi from the main police station? Yeah do you really want to live here?
Erica

Meridian, CA

#12 Oct 10, 2006
My cousin lives there, I am saddened for here and her family, they moved there because homes are cheap. Her husband cannot find work and commutes almost two hours away each way. It is trashy, very!
Denise Rushing For Supv

United States

#13 Oct 13, 2006
I just have to shake my head at the negative comments about Clearlake. I also have to laugh at the origins of the negativity-Fresno and San Jose- neither of which make anybody's top ten places to live. Lake County does need more jobs, and it needs smart politicians who can act wisely and decisively in the best interests of it's residents. At least half of the current Board of Supervisor staff have spent the years of their terms making lots of real estate transactions, building their personal wealth while many residents struggle due to lack of jobs and rising housing costs. Getting back to Clearlake, the lake is beautiful. It has some problems, but considering it is one of the few natural lakes in the country, and is estimated to be 10,000,000 years old, lying at the base of an inactive volcano, a few ecological problems are to be expected. Another reason to vote for Denise Rushing for Supervisor District 3-she has the knowledge to continue improving the lake's ecological health. Nevertheless, Clearlake hosts numerous Bass tournaments and is considered a world class venue for these contests. You don't have to be a millionaire to enjoy vistas that are just as beautiful as any you would find in Marin or Mendocino, and without the outrageous and ostentatious price tags! There is also a refreshing lack of BMW's and Lexus's here. Yuppie isn't really spoken here, and that's a good thing. Contrary to old opinion, the medical care in this county continues to improve with the progress that the local health care providers have achieved for the area.
Vote for Denise Rushing for Supervisor on November 7th. Remember: Every vote counts!
Vince

Meridian, CA

#14 Oct 13, 2006
Denise Rushing For Supv wrote:
I just have to shake my head at the negative comments about Clearlake. I also have to laugh at the origins of the negativity-Fresno and San Jose- neither of which make anybody's top ten places to live. Lake County does need more jobs, and it needs smart politicians who can act wisely and decisively in the best interests of it's residents. At least half of the current Board of Supervisor staff have spent the years of their terms making lots of real estate transactions, building their personal wealth while many residents struggle due to lack of jobs and rising housing costs. Getting back to Clearlake, the lake is beautiful. It has some problems, but considering it is one of the few natural lakes in the country, and is estimated to be 10,000,000 years old, lying at the base of an inactive volcano, a few ecological problems are to be expected. Another reason to vote for Denise Rushing for Supervisor District 3-she has the knowledge to continue improving the lake's ecological health. Nevertheless, Clearlake hosts numerous Bass tournaments and is considered a world class venue for these contests. You don't have to be a millionaire to enjoy vistas that are just as beautiful as any you would find in Marin or Mendocino, and without the outrageous and ostentatious price tags! There is also a refreshing lack of BMW's and Lexus's here. Yuppie isn't really spoken here, and that's a good thing. Contrary to old opinion, the medical care in this county continues to improve with the progress that the local health care providers have achieved for the area.
Vote for Denise Rushing for Supervisor on November 7th. Remember: Every vote counts!
Blow it out your ass Denise! Gary will win! You are just another loud mouth lady white trash, and ignorant to bliss! Go invest in some kleenex! You might go to the eye Doc and get those eyes checked and take another look. Don't be fooled people! Don't move here! Go on North! I speak the truth! Not Politician red tape bull shit!!!
Vince

Meridian, CA

#15 Oct 13, 2006
So Denise, you in Indiana? Why run for office in Cali? Would Gary like to know? I'll call him and have him post on this site or use the info. in a debate. How cheesy! Denise fans all over the Country? LMAO! Be careful you could blow the election "Indiana". LOL
Denise Rushing For Supv

United States

#16 Oct 13, 2006
Vince wrote:
So Denise, you in Indiana? Why run for office in Cali? Would Gary like to know? I'll call him and have him post on this site or use the info. in a debate. How cheesy! Denise fans all over the Country? LMAO! Be careful you could blow the election "Indiana". LOL
Just a guess, but I doubt that Denise's opponent would either need or want your help.
Vince

Clearlake, CA

#17 Oct 15, 2006
Be careful. What you write! Who said anyhing about help? You know I heard there is a pre-victory party being planned at the Harbor House for Lewis. I must call and make a reservation!!
Denise Rushing For Supv

United States

#18 Oct 15, 2006
I doubt that reservations will be necessary. :0)
Vince

United States

#19 Oct 15, 2006
Denise Rushing For Supv wrote:
I doubt hat reservations will be necessary.:0)
":0)" Well you are right reservations won't be necessary, you should come and be amongst the 75 "plus" folks that will be there. You would like Lewis, and might change your opinion and vote for him! It's nice to see your posts are simple and short, you seem to be careful with your verbiage, and would not want to blow a small town election Good Girl!!! LOL
Denise Rushing for Supv

United States

#20 Oct 20, 2006
Volunteering on Denise's campaign has been an honor and a privilege, and I think she's going to win. I have nothing against Mr. Lewis; in fact, I voted for him in 2002. I also signed a petition to allow him to run for governor of California! This time though, I will vote for Denise for Supervisor because I think she will do the job differently. It is time for a change of leadership. I am sorry that some people have such a poor opinion of this area. It's smallness just magnifies generic societal problems. However, I think it's just as easy to think positively as negatively, so I choose to be optimistic about Lake County's future.

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