Fortunately we were not staying in Seaside. We visited mid-week, after Easter, on the recommendation of a friend who thought it might be a great retirement community. While the architecture is quaint, the term Stepford children came to mind (and this was before reading another poster's comment about Stepfordesque). I saw primarily caucasian unsupervised middle and high schoolers in the early evening hours milling around the center of town. The uniform for the boys---colorful shorts, Ralph Lauren long sleeve shirts, and top siders with no socks. They were all clean cut. The girls on the other hand had on short shorts, bare midriff's, and cleavage showing. While my teenage daughter enjoyed looking at the boys, she was shocked with the girls' attire. It was impossible to shop with the number of kids milling around. Gelato was $6 a scoop. Who is in control of this town?