I am most likely taking a job that requires traveling between Anaheim, Santa Ana and Fountain Valley. We are looking for advice on where to live nearby that's relatively safe, where we can afford to rent a bigger space and has good schools. I think the schooling aspect is the most important. My DS is entering kindergarten this fall, and we really want to make the right decision in the right school district and not end up moving in a year or two to get him in a different district. From what I can gather Irvine has the best schools, but it seems like people here don't like how "showy" it is. We are not showy people at all, looking for a more low key experience, and a house rental with a yard (doesn't seem to exist in Irvine)... I am curious about Fountain Valley, Cypress, Tustin, Huntington Beach etc. My DS has been at a public montessori school and we are looking for a place where he isn't just going to be sitting at a desk being taught for the sake of test scores. I am not sure we can afford private school unless that is the only route to go there.
We have a 5 yr old, an almost 2 yr old and a baby to be born this spring before we move. Where are the free places that people go besides parks? I live in a city now with lots of community programs, but it seems like everything mentioned here involves natural living stores that offer pay classes.
Advice please?? Thanks!!