It's tough, but possible there are some people that live on less and with more people to boot.
Just be aware that you will not be able to upgrade as much as you want anymore...and you can make it work with public schools, which are good in the area you are looking. There will be no middle class breaks though, and you will see a huge disparity in what is being offered to poor and rich kids while excluding yours.
If you can tighten the belt between needs and wants, you should come out ahead. Of course that is pretty much the theory for anywhere....it's just the practice is so hard
not as yet, im looking, but i'm not moving until jan 1st and the landlords want me to pay rent immediately so i'll probably wait another month, before i get somewhere.
on a positive note, my wife was excepted to cal state and will only be doing classes at night, which means no childcare, which means an additonal $1400 a month in extra income... woohoo, i was so happy to hear that last night i almost passed out haha.
EP, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS