29 palms here we come!

Bonnie - posted on 05/05/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Need help on info. Where to live so that I can work and kids will be in good schools. Willing to live 2-3 hours from the base. What are the best options?

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Rebecca - posted on 05/18/2010

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Yeah I know what u mean. Well unfortuantely that is when we are suppose to be leaving for Okinawa :( Well I am still here if u have any other questions. Best of luck on ur trip out here and getting settled and what not. Take care :)

Rebecca - posted on 05/18/2010

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Well I up until recently I worked at night and took care of my lil one during the day. Now that I'm not working I take care of my lil one during the day. We usually find ourselves taking walks and just doing stuff at home. Sometimes we go down to the Palm Springs area and walk around the mall or hang out with friends that I don't see too often.

Bonnie - posted on 05/18/2010

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Thought about vegas but not sure I want my kids there. Think I'm gonna stay with palm springs area for now. Thanks for the info. What do most wives do in the desert?

Rebecca - posted on 05/18/2010

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Palm Desert is a good area to look at. Since u mentioned going back to college they have the College of the Desert. Also there is a mall, Chuck E Cheese, Parks, Movie Theatres, etc. Rent can be a lil pricey for that around these areas. I'm not sure what ur wanting to pay. Another good city to look at is La Quinta. Its a lil further than Palm Desert but also has good schools and nice neighborhoods. THere are single family homes to look into in both cities. I tried and googled single family homes palm desert then La quinta and some sites came up. In Palm Desert and these cities around here u should be able to find a job. My Family and I live in a Duplex about a 35 minute drive to base. It's is just myself, my husband and my 10 month old son. If u have any other questions please feel free to ask. I hope this info helps u. Like I said if u have any other questions or just want some general info I'm here to help :)

Amber - posted on 05/18/2010

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Theres always Vegas. Me and my husband did it for 2 years. The cost of living is cheap and jobs pay decent. You would still be in the same boat with the commute though. I think it would take my husband 3 hours each way, through the desert with no cell reception (it's the shortest route). I hated not having him home though and ended up living in 29 Palms anyways but it's another option besides palm springs. Just an FYI.

Bonnie - posted on 05/18/2010

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Well I have twins that will be starting 1st grade and an older son that will be entering 7th grade. I have done over 10 years of customer service in the freight forwarding industry however the last 2 years I have been working as a finance clerk for a medical record review company. I am going to college part time working on my finance degree. I don't want to live on one salary so I need to find work. Besides all my kids will be in school so even if I only work part time and go to college part time. I was looking into apartments in palm desert/palm springs area. Are there any single family homes or townhomes listings for rent? The internet only shows apartments. How big is your family and do you have an apartment or single family home? I live in MD and hubby is in Lejeune, NC so he travels 6.5 hrs every couple weekends to visit so we are ok with living 1.5-2 hrs from base as long as i can work and kids can go to a NON military school and have opportunity for good sports and fun things other than desert life. lol

Rebecca - posted on 05/18/2010

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Hi there...my husband is currently stationed in 29 palms. We live in a city called Yucca Valley which is about a 35 minute drive from the base. But I've lived in this part of California for almost all my life. What kind of work do u do, or are u just looking for any sort of job? ALso what grades are u kids in? A lot of the stuff is down near the Palm Springs area which is about 1hr 30 minute drive or so from Base. I'm here for ne sort of questions u might have.

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