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Most of my family lives in Atwater and I grew up there as a child. Atwater has grown into a place of so much destruction and fear of violence
Atwater has a small town feel but you still have access to stores, restaurants, and shopping centers. Many people feel the need to go to Merced or Modesto for clothes shopping because the selection is quite small since there is no Atwater Mall. Safety is decent but there are spurts of gang violence with the teenagers. The two high schools - Buhach Colony and Atwater High - create a fun rivalry, although it did escalate to the tagging of both high schools in the 2015-2016 school year. At night there is not much to do because it is a small town. Most things close at approximately 9 pm. This seems to be the most common complaint among young adults.
What I like about Atwater, California is that there is no traffic in this city. I would like to see more stores open in Atwater. That way us, the residents, do not have to driver to another city when we have to shop for clothes. Also so that this creates more jobs.
I live on the outskirts of Atwater surrounded by almond orchards. Atwater is a small town in a farming community about 10 miles from Merced. It has a nice shopping center. My brother attends the local high school which my family has had a good experience with. Atwater has it's pretty time of year during the spring when the almond trees bloom. It creates a spectacular view and fragrance.
The school systems are the best thing about the Atwater area. There is a lot of pride and spirit for both the schools in the area. The teachers and administrators are excellent. However, for those of us who do not attend grade and high school it is difficult to find jobs. Many of the jobs require a candidate to be bilingual or they hire friends. There are too many hard working people not being awarded jobs they are qualified for because they do not know the right kinds of people or do not speak Spanish.
More jobs and retail/grocery stores, as well as nightlife, and community events so that people are more active.
I currently reside in Atwater, and in my opinion be sides Livingston Ca, it is the next best town to live in Merced County. It has a lot of community activities, but I do feel that the cost of living is a little high.
Many people in the area know each other and many of the people leave their vehicles unlocked and have their windows rolled down.
The atmosphere here is great the neighbors are very friendly and there are many fun activities to do around here.
I have only lived in two towns my whole life and Atwater has been the best.
The living around this area ain't as bad,but there isn't much distractions for kids,teenagers,and adults .There is a couple of good beverages but not as good.Tge cost of living is not bad ,tent dents are a good price as well as food. The atmosphere around is OK but if I could move I woule.
U dont have oneways or parking fee
Well dont have no crazy storms its hot
Not to many but gets wild
Small community and no jobs
There are a couple of old military bases the people can go to. The one in Atwater has open cockpit days and the one in Dos Palos has anual drag races and rock crawls
Driving is pretty easy sometimes there is some construction, however when there is construction it goes on for quite a while so you have to find a different way around town
The weather can sometimes be unpredictable it will be cold one day and then hot the next while it will be freezing at night
The Hanger BBQ is a great place to go after work and grab a burger or ribs that have been smoked all day.
It can be hard to find a job in this area sometimes and you sometimes find out that the job that you applied to was given to someone that has no past work experience at all.
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