Moving to Lake Elsinore..
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xxsidkidxx

Danville, IL

#1 Jul 25, 2009
I'm moving to Lake Elsinore in August. I was wondering if anyone knew about the area around Rose St and Lime st.
Good area? Bad area?
a lady that wanted me to rent from her told me it had apartments down the road known for drug dealing =/
any truth to this?
Charles

Banning, CA

#2 Jul 26, 2009
that is true everywhere you go. I've lived here now for 4 years and haven't encountered any crime. The biggest crime I see is that there is not much to do, very quiet!

“Life is Great”

Since: Nov 08

Lake Elsinore

#3 Jul 27, 2009
It's kinda rough there. I have a friend that lives over there for 2 yrs now & no problems.. It's not the best neighborhood in Elsinore but it is not the worse either. Good Luck :)
Resident to be

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Dec 23, 2009
I am purchasing a home in a newer gated community,( built in 2006 ); the entire community is by the south/west corner of Lakeshore Dr. and Riverside Dr., by the Elsinore Pet Clinic. Can anyone tell me how the area is? Is it a safe area? The house priced at $200k for 2500 ft. Thank you.
Dec 5 2009 LE

Garden Grove, CA

#5 Dec 23, 2009
Ummm....are you moving from IL to Lake Elsinore? If yes, I wouldn't move to Elsinore if you paid me! There are some new homes there that are nice. If you don't have kids and can take care of yourself (in case your jumped or held up at gun point...) then you might be ok. It's definately cheap there. There is a reason for that. Murrieta is much better. Even Wildomar is better I hate to say. We lived in Wildomar and my kids had to go to school in Elsinore. We couldn't wait to get out of there!! We are now in Murrieta and love it!:)
Elsinore Mom

Sun City, CA

#6 Dec 27, 2009
If you must move to Lake Elsinore, I'd go with the
Canyon Hills area up by Canyon Lake or Canyon Lake itself. The higher end options for Elsinore. you will regret the choices down by the lake. I've been here for 5.5 yrs, and if I could do it over I'd choose Murrieta & Temecula.
mamalisa

Orange, CA

#7 Dec 28, 2009
It's the schools you need to research. I've been here 16 years and 2 of my children have graduated from temescal high school. The area your refering to is just down the street from me(probly a community called Viscaya), not bad but the grade school is probly machado school, not good-unless you speak spanish.Are you sure you want to move to CALEXICO? I cant wait to get out, back where people still speak my language and you can still get a job even if you dont know spanish!
resident to be

United States

#8 Dec 28, 2009
mamalisa wrote:
It's the schools you need to research. I've been here 16 years and 2 of my children have graduated from temescal high school. The area your refering to is just down the street from me(probly a community called Viscaya), not bad but the grade school is probly machado school, not good-unless you speak spanish.Are you sure you want to move to CALEXICO? I cant wait to get out, back where people still speak my language and you can still get a job even if you dont know spanish!
Thank you for the post. No kids so no school issues. The most concern is the safty in that gated community as i have noticed there's a high rate of break-in in LE; maybe should rent first then make a decision, I'd assume the current renting market is also favorate to renters, right?

Thanks
mamalisa

Orange, CA

#9 Dec 29, 2009
The gated community(Viscaya) you are referring to not very "gated". Meaning, it has gates but the rear gate has been broken for quite sometime, you just push on it and it opens right up. My son is renting a room there and I usually just follow cars in. And, yes the rent is low here for the most part, stay away from the west side of the lake(anywhere near grand ave.)Much higher crime/drugs. I live in "Country Club Heights" area near Gunnerson ave, in the hills a little, and we've lived here 16 years. Hardly any crime cause we have wonderful neighbors. Good Luck!!
resident to be

United States

#10 Dec 29, 2009
mamalisa wrote:
The gated community(Viscaya) you are referring to not very "gated". Meaning, it has gates but the rear gate has been broken for quite sometime, you just push on it and it opens right up. My son is renting a room there and I usually just follow cars in. And, yes the rent is low here for the most part, stay away from the west side of the lake(anywhere near grand ave.)Much higher crime/drugs. I live in "Country Club Heights" area near Gunnerson ave, in the hills a little, and we've lived here 16 years. Hardly any crime cause we have wonderful neighbors. Good Luck!!
Thank you so much for the info, it's so helpful. Is "Viscaya" community considered as "west side" of the lake?
mamalisa

Orange, CA

#11 Dec 30, 2009
resident to be wrote:
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Thank you so much for the info, it's so helpful. Is "Viscaya" community considered as "west side" of the lake?
no, it is on the north east side near my home. It seems like a nice place, they just need to fix their rear gate.
mamalisa

Orange, CA

#12 Dec 30, 2009
resident to be wrote:
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Thank you so much for the info, it's so helpful. Is "Viscaya" community considered as "west side" of the lake?
My suggestion to you is that no matter where you decide to move, meet your neighbors and become familiar with them. Neighbors are the key to your success in any neighborhood. People have forgotten how important community is.
Longtime Cyn Lk Hmownr

Yorba Linda, CA

#13 Dec 30, 2009
For years Lake Elsinore was called the "armpit of Riverside County". There's a lot of truth to that. Have you looked in the gated community of Canyon Lake? Lots of good bargains and very little crime. Some parts of Lake Elsinore are just okay but why take the chance of moving to a neigborhood that could be full of heaven knows what kind of folk. Personally, I'd recommend Temecula or Canyon Lake. Property values are down and good bargains all over the place. Good luck!
Native

Redlands, CA

#14 Dec 30, 2009
i have lived in so-cal for 41 years, Lake Elsinore is to sat the least..LESS THEN DESIREABLE!! GOOD LUCK!
Native

Redlands, CA

#15 Dec 30, 2009
IS TO SAY THE LEAST*****
resident to be

Montebello, CA

#16 Dec 30, 2009
Thank you folks for your response, may you all have a promising 2010!
mamalisa

Orange, CA

#17 Dec 31, 2009
life is what you make it. I live here and you can be part of the problem or part of the solution, I choose the latter.
get involved

Lake Elsinore, CA

#18 Jan 1, 2010
We moved to Lake Elsinore in 1993 from Philips Ranch (near Pamona) We came when it was very small and loved it. We have raised 4 kids hear and have just purchased our 3rd home here. We are active in
the community and our children go to Lakeside and have nothing but great things to say about the teachers. This is a small town and just like the other response, it is what you make of it. We know alot of people and are very involved. You can always go shopping in near by areas but I think you will like it. The beach is only 45 min away.
mamalisa

Orange, CA

#19 Jan 3, 2010
the only issue I have is the illegals, and that is not an elsinore problem, it is a national problem.
NewHomebuyer

Encinitas, CA

#20 Jan 15, 2010
I just purchased a home in Lake Elsinore, got a great deal... $165K for a 1,700 SF 3BR, 3BA home built in 2007. So far I am thrilled. Everyone thinks LE is in the sticks, but I like it because it has a small town feel with big city amenities (thanks to I-15). There's a costco, walmart, several big chain grocery stores, home depot, bed bath and beyond, and TONS of restaurants - especially near Central Ave. Sounds like the area's history is a little rough, which is why the older residents talk a lot of crap. But I can tell this area has come a long way and is improving every day. My advice to you is don't necessarily listen to the naysayers, go and visit the area yourself and see how you like it. It's not Beverly Hills, but if you're looking for a good, convenient, affordable and pretty place to live I think you'll enjoy it. The prices are out of this world a bargain.

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