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If you could choose to live close to a school, what level would you prefer?

Elementary (K-6)
16 (76.2%)
Middle School (7-8)
2 (9.5%)
High School (9-12)
3 (14.3%)
Other (home school, no school, school of hard knocks)
0 (0%)

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Re: Walking to school
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2018, 07:59:04 AM »
"School drop off/pick up" means that many, many cars driving to and from the school near which is the highest concentration of children. Are you getting this?  The very place where all the cars and children come together?  If all of the children were walking or riding their bicycles, that danger would not be remotely as great.  It means that six kids would not have been hit.

So walking, biking and mass transit is the solution? :)

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My children were in crosswalks for all of their school years in Irvine.  Tens of thousands are every single day, and so naturally you point out a single event here or there which serves to validate my point, that they are quite rare.  And they would be rarer if thousands of parents weren't driving their kids to school every single  day.

A few years ago, a retired couple was walking on the sidewalk on Yale to the gym when a Northwood High School student drove up on the sidewalk and killed them both.  Would you "want to walk on that sidewalk"?  I have and I still do.  The investigation paint marks were there for a very long time, and so were memorial crosses.
Anyone can find exceptions to a given rule.

Sure, but you do what you can to lower those chances. I'm an adult with more experience than children and quite frankly, may win in a collision with a car ("Nothing moves the Blob!!") so I can avoid dangers (although I have been almost hit several times when on my bike).

Unlike most of you, I was mugged when I was a kid walking home alone (obv not in Irvine) so maybe I have some bias. And I know a number of people who have incidents while walking home.

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Re: Walking to school
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2020, 11:39:58 AM »
Bumped for Mety.

Looks like his preference jives with everyone else, more people want Elem to be within walking distance.
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Re: Walking to school
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2020, 12:54:47 PM »
Bumped for Mety.

Looks like his preference jives with everyone else, more people want Elem to be within walking distance.

Yes, people eventually jive with me usually. :)

But wouldn't it make sense to walk younger ones and send out older ones in general?


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Re: Walking to school
« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2020, 02:13:08 PM »
When you have 2 working parents, driving younger ones and having older ones walk/bike themselves until they are older is better to me.
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Re: Walking to school
« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2020, 02:21:21 PM »
Let%u2019s cut to the chase. Forget time savings, emotions...

From an ROI perspective it%u2019s better to live by a school. Am I right?
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Re: Walking to school
« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2020, 02:27:35 PM »
Let’s cut to the chase. Forget time savings, emotions...

From an ROI perspective it’s better to live by a school. Am o right?

But life is not all about ROI, wouldn't you say?

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Re: Walking to school
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2020, 02:37:23 PM »
Let’s cut to the chase. Forget time savings, emotions...

From an ROI perspective it’s better to live by a school. Am o right?

But life is not all about ROI, wouldn't you say?

I haven’t done any research or analysis. But it should be better for resale to live by a school than by a train station or train tracks.

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Re: Walking to school
« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2020, 02:43:03 PM »
Definitely train tracks are negative effect.
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Re: Walking to school
« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2020, 02:46:21 PM »
Definitely train tracks are negative effect.

Unless you like trains.  ;D

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Re: Walking to school
« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2020, 03:51:33 PM »
Years ago I toured some new homes built right next to train tracks in Placentia.  Triple pane windows and sound proofed walls.  Train zooms by and you hardly notice it.

IMO there isn't a lot of benefit with living next to rail unless if there's a station nearby.  The long awaited Placentia station is expected to open next year, along with new residential and retail properties next to it.  When the station finally opens, hopefully it will have shuttle bus to CSU Fullerton.

For decades South Placentia has been the ugly sibling to the newer developed North side.  Perhaps with the rail station development, the city will finally spend more money on infrastructure improvements on south side.  Might be a good place to look for investments in future.  Beware of high HOA properties.


P.S.  I used to own property in North Placentia and attended Kramer Jr. High.

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Re: Walking to school
« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2020, 04:06:13 PM »
The biggest concern for living next to the rail for me was the pollution, both by the air and by the noise.

However, I've done some testing by being pretty close to the rail when the train passed by and I hardly notice any noise. So unless they honk horns, it should be OK.

Now for the air pollution, I do hear some studies that there might be higher level of harmful emissions. Not sure how much higher though.

But yeah, if I were to choose one from by the rail or by schools, I'd choose by school.



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Re: Walking to school
« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2020, 08:45:50 PM »
Would never want to live near a high school. Those places are traffic havens from 6am until 10pm with practices, competitions, and performances. Plus all of the students can drive and will park anywhere they may creatively find.

 

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