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I came to Green Valley when I was 35 years old; I'm now 50 and want to spend the rest of my life here. It is a beautiful little rural community between Napa and Fairfield with quick access to Hwy 80, 680 & 12. There are some hiking trails nearby, a fabulous variety of local fresh foods at farmer markets, medical care and shopping within a 10-15 minute drive. We are within an hour's drive to San Francisco, Sacramento, East Bay or Sonoma on the weekends and an easy day trip to the ocean or mountains. Roads and public services are well cared for and we feel safe in our little community, having never experienced crime or heard of any from our neighbors. There is a part of Green Valley appropriate to families with young children, but the greater area is more conducive to affluent couples or retirees. The biggest challenge is finding high paying jobs to afford living in this beautiful community. Traffic can be a bear for commuting more than 20 miles in any direction during rush hours. I have considered moving for better job opportunities in my field, but decided to commute because I can't find a better place to live. I love the open space and don't want to attract too many people to move here - and neither do our neighbors. We defeated a measure that would allow new development in the area by 95%! So, you are welcome to come visit our parks, trails and farmers markets, but please don't stay long. If you do decide to live here, be prepared for a high mortgage, as there are few places for rent in this lovely little gem tucked away in the hillside.
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mssryderPosted on Sep 30, 2012
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