After searching for a day, we looked at three apartments that are close enough to Jared's work, and decided on a place to live in California. The Grande Apartments were the first place we looked at. They aren't the fanciest apartments by far, but they are cheep, and that was a big priority considering the economic times, and the fact that even though these are the "cheaper" apartments, we will still be paying over double in rent that we do now. But we are happy with what we chose. The neighborhood seems safe and perhaps the best part is that our good friends live in the same building we do! We are very excited to be so close to them! Grande has a pool, and across the street is a park that is a square, each side being a mile wide. The park is where we are looking forward to spending a lot of our time because it has numerous 18 hole golf courses, baseball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts, and walking/running pathways around the perimeter. We also have the beach which is 5 miles away, so that will also be fun for weekends and long days at work.