Except that I would rather live in South Plumas Lake, I like it better...my opinion.
However, I didn't move here based on gas stations/stores/etc. In fact, I would prefer not to have too much out here. I have always thought that if I had a gas station, I would be totally set. But now that I know there is a gas station off Nicolas, I don't even need that out here. Walgreens, coffee and now gas...I'm set. I don't want/need one other thing
And why exactly do you like SPL better? It has one advantage and one advantage only: It is 4 miles closer to Sacramento. That's it. There is nothing else. Living in NPL gives you gas stations within 2 miles of your house, Wal-Mart 9 mins away and Roseville 25 mins away. Every single thing that a homeowner would want is closer when you live in NPL (Home Depot, the post office, etc..). Plus, we don't have bored and undisciplined kids breaking into our houses by the dozens up here and vandalizing our cars. Just do a search of the forums to figure out where the crime is happening.
Well, as someone that has made this decision twice in the past 4 years, first moving here then buying a new house, I can easily say that NPL was never an option.
- Primarily, I prefer the schools and being part of Wheatland HS instead of Lindhurst HS.
- Second, we might have some youths walking around, but we don't have the walking meth-heads and crack addicts that hang out at Tower Mart, a block away from NPL homes.
- Third, Aesthetics. Drive into SPL and you will notice there isn't a single overhead power line or telephone line, you also don't have to drive past old homes/slum apartments/liquor stores/recycling depots etc... from the 70 to your house.
- Fourth, Parks/Landscaping. There are 7 parks in SPL, all well groomed, and the streets and common grounds are kept nice.
Now, to be more specific, I think Cobblestone is the best. We have street lights every 2-3 houses, everyone is within walking distance to the park/school/fire station (w/police sub station) and we are isolated from surrounding neighborhoods, which limits the youth/transient walking criminals.
As for NPL, I would prefer Wheeler Ranch for its isolation and improved park situation, but the school issue is still big for me.
To each his/her own. I would love to see the connection of SPL and NPL via expansion of River Oaks Blvd to Arboga Rd. Maybe at that ribbon cutting we can all get together and unite as one peaceful nation under Obama with liberty and justice for none.
First of all, Wheeler Ranch is the only part of NPL. Anything north of Wheeler Ranch is officially Olivehurst.
2nd, "might have some youths walking around" is an understatement to say the least. Like I said, just do a search on the forums. If you live in SPL and haven't had your Wii stolen, your car spray painted or your neighborhood sign vandalized, you are luckier than Elton John not catching AIDS in the 80s.
Also, there are no crack addicts or methheads at the TowerMarts. And even if there was, you have to deal with them anyways because that is where you have to go in a pinch to get anything because you live in the middle of nowhere. I drive 2 miles, you drive 8.
3rd, all power lines in NPL are buried. We have three parks. And god forbid you have to drive by "old homes" to get to your house. Talk about first world problems. I would like to know what apartment complexes and liquor stores you are talking about.
4th, like I said, we have parks in NPL. Before we had parks, I would go down to SPL and visit those parks, and there was NEVER ANYBODY THERE. It was unbelievable to me. It didn't matter what time of day or what day of the week, the parks were simply empty. I just couldn't believe that SPL had all of these parks that nobody took advantage of. But I guess that some people do, because somebody complained recently on these forums that kids were smoking weed in them every time she went. So I guess that the SPL parks do provide a service to the spoiled, bored, youthless youth that live there.