Seven years ago I lived in Ceres, California. I absolutely loved it! I currently live in New York because of a job relocation but I am trying to make plans to go back there some day with my family. What I loved about was the community as well as the weather. As I live in New York now I have also come to realize that the culture is Ceres was what I also loved. Although Ceres was my favorite place to live, there were a few downsides.
Within one mile of my house, we had everything. We had a local bakery with excellent coffee I might add, we had a park for my kids to play in, we had a shopping center, and we had many affordable restaurants that I miss so much because of the delicious food. As a homeowner, the cost of owning a house was also very important to me. I am happy to say that in the nice neighborhood we live in, our home came at a great price.
The crime rate in Ceres was also low. I will admit that crime was not unheard of, but it was not something that was feared among our community. As a tip, I will say make sure to lock your doors at night just for the precaution. Another downside was the unemployment rate in Ceres. My family in I lived in a pretty affluent part of town, so my kids were not exposed to the 11 percent employment rate in Ceres. This is a problem that I hope will be fixed one day.
On the upside, the weather there was beautiful. I am a person that prefers warmth all year round. Ceres was the perfect place to live. Now living in New York, we experience actual winters which makes me miss Ceres very much.
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