Menifee is a small city in Southern California
. Much of the area consists of farmland and tract homes. The weather is pretty hot in the summer, frequently reaching triple digits. The homes are inexpensive and crime rates are low. If you're willing to drive an hour, you have everything you need at your disposal: beaches, mountains, etc. And if you like amusement parks, Menifee is less than two hours from Disneyland
, and Six Flags
; the holy trinity of places to ride wooden roller coasters and buy mugs with a "close-enough" version of your name spelled on them.
There are the typical skaters
, bro hoes
, as well as the lesser-seen hipsters
, indie kids
, art kids
. There's not a lot of hangout places in the town, so teens go on frequent pilgrimages to the Promenade Mall
. The girls wear Ugg boots
with short shorts and tank tops. The boys let their trousers hang low like it's 1996. Once out of high school, nearly every Menifee teenager takes a year of classes at the Junior College, MSJC
. Around this time, about half of the young MSJC attendees get into Death Cab for Cutie
, wear plaid shirts and spend free time at Spindles Music Shack. The other half of the MSJC crop drops out because of an unwanted pregnancy, marries, and spends the rest of their lives listening to 102.7, spending hours on Facebook
and reading one Stephan King
novel a year.
Kyle (75% of boys in Menifee are named Kyle): "Man, I hate this town. I can't wait to get out of this suburban hell hole.
Jenny: "It's not so bad here. I mean, we just got that new four-room Forever 21
at the Promenade! If that ain't livin' large, I don't know what is!"