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Anaheim is geographicly accessable to the desert, mountains and beaches. The public schools need work in updated equipment for future students. Safety still needs to be reassuring for downtown anaheim a lot of homeless in the streets of downtown. Nightlife pretty easygoing compared to Los Angeles county. Family friendly with Disneyland. But with the cost of living increases because of Disneyland. Healthy living can be shown by being diverse with its food choices. Commuting can be in the middle because of Disneyland, concerts and sports being close to each other. Job opportunities are there but to have a liveable income would prob ably be better outside of my city unless your a disney executive.
Home to the Santa Ana River, Anaheim, one of the most visited cities in the United States. A city that goes beyond an amusement park. One that houses a diverse population that celebrates differences, understands solidarity and strives to preserve for the future. This is exactly what I love about this city, its true and genuine essence. It is the happiest place on earth, not because of Disneyland, but because of those mothers who wake up every morning to work hard to reach the American Dream, those fathers who are rarely home to provide everything that their families need, those children who have dreams to become the unimaginable and those teachers stand behind the creativity and vision of our future. Anaheim is great because of its people, a melting pot of colors, and the desire to be known for more than just an amusement park. That is exactly what needs to change about my city. My city needs to wake up and celebrate its inhabitants.
Being a resident of Anaheim for almost sixteen years has been a mix of great times, and not so pleasant encounters. I can see the attempt at gentrification with the current installment of the Packing House and the Starbucks around every corner. The new apartments are very aesthetically pleasing, but it doesn't eliminate the amount of homeless people ranting at nothing, running around in the middle of the night, the currently involved gang members hidden behind the 7/11's and congregating in almost every alley way. These are the things long time members like my family have to endure and it clearly isn't diminishing anytime soon. Drugs are offered at an abundance and children are exposed to the lowest quality of life in Anaheim's public schools. My motivation for success is to get my family in a nice place someday, or at least help clean up the streets of Anaheim.