Rating 3.06 out of 5 18 reviews
Peralta is a small quiet town to live in. There are grocery stores nearby, post offices and libraries with close access. There are lots of local owned stores, including a butcher, herb store, gym, and car washes. The people in the community are kind and very community oriented.
This area is very small and suburb like, giving you peace of mind and providing you with a secluded atmosphere that is close enough to a Walmart. Most people are friendly and there are several small shops that are worth looking at as well as locally owned restaurants that serve pretty good food.
For a small town and small area it is pretty good. The town is a suburb of a greater metro that provides most of the essential and recreational businesses for the area. Although not many places to go out to the ones that are around are descent. Most people are into the outdoors so the open space is used well.
There is one small restaurant and one club/lounge in the town. Restaurants and bars are all in neighboring towns. The lounge is tailored to the under 21 crowd.
Numerous locally owned businesses support the local economy. Most of the businesses are little shops or services that are able to compete with bigger neighboring towns for business. Although they do not hire often there are still many locals employed at these businesses.
Many of the local business are locally owned with only a couple big companies. Most provide good service and are friendly. The downside is there are not a lot of business so you have to go to neighboring towns to buy essentials.
All my neighbors watch out for each others so the crime is very low. I have never been affected by it. I've seen cops driving by to look around, which makes me feel better.
It can be hard to find a decent place to live for my family. Housing is just too expensive most of the time. I rarely see abandoned properties though.
It's hard to find fresh food at a reasonable price. Gym memberships can be expensive and the city isn't friendly towards joggers and bike riders.
There is only one bar in the whole area and it is full of regulars. There is nowhere to go dancing in this town. The only late night restaurants are Denny's and Carl's Jr.
There doesn't seem to be a lot of career type of jobs. It's mostly retail and restaurants.
I've noticed over the last few years large chains are moving in and local places are getting shut down. There are too many car washes, pet supply stores and tire shops. It's not a large town so it's not always easy to get things like furniture.
There isn't much to worry about when describing pedestrians and bicyclists, or even parking since there's plenty of it, but the way most people drive is a big concern.
The houses look good to the eye thanks to southwest architecture, but seem too expensive to live in when a lot of people are without jobs. The abandoned properties are starting to become less of a problem because the prices dropped extremely low since banks don't want to hold on to those properties.