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View Poll Results: Which city do you prefer Overall?
Sacramento,CA 34 47.22%
Long Beach, CA 37 51.39%
Long Beach can surpass Sacramento in population 4 5.56%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 72. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-13-2015, 08:23 AM
 
Location: L.A. - I.E.
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Which city do your prefer to Live, Visit, and prefer overall?

Criteria:
Food
Parks
Natural scenery
Crime
Diversity
Future Projects/Development
Cost of Living
Location
-(Closer to L.A. and O.C. or closer to the Bay area?) or proximity to the beach or closer to the sierra Neveda (Lake Tahoe)
Population growth - Which is growing faster and will Long Beach surpass Sacramento in the future?
Education
Downtown cores
- (Vibes) * Downtown size for population
Public Transit

Sacramento is one of most underrated cities in California oftenly overlooked by Los Angeles, San Jose, San Diego, San Francisco.

Long Beach And Sacramento are both Very Diverse cities.

Sacramento population : 479,686 (2013)
Long Beach Population : 469,428 (2013)

^^ If anyone has the latest population estimates go ahead and post it.

Population is very close actually. Not sure wich city has a bigger growth rate right now but can Long Beach surpass Sacramento soon in population?
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Old 10-13-2015, 09:39 AM
 
Location: L.A. - I.E.
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Default Downtown and areas Of both cities

Long Beach:
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Sacramento :

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https://www.edf.org/cdn/farfuture/_R...ia_718x219.jpg

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http://www.rantlifestyle.com/wp-cont...2014/05/01.jpg

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Old 10-13-2015, 05:37 PM
 
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I'll go with Sacramento, but I'm biased.
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Old 10-14-2015, 05:29 AM
 
Location: L.A. - I.E.
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I'll go with Sacramento, but I'm biased.
Criteria opinion???

I Honestly think this is good comparison. Both are arguably very diverse and population of both very close. Both have good downtown for their size. Long beach is overlooked by Los Angeles, Orange county, and even Santa Monica. Sacramento is overlooked by the Bay Area. I was expecting more responses but I guess people haven't been to either cities.
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Old 10-14-2015, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
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long beach for sure! because its on LA County! were there's a lot more to offer, shopping, beaches,scenic drives, mountains nearby...
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Old 10-14-2015, 11:23 AM
 
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Criteria opinion???

I Honestly think this is good comparison. Both are arguably very diverse and population of both very close. Both have good downtown for their size. Long beach is overlooked by Los Angeles, Orange county, and even Santa Monica. Sacramento is overlooked by the Bay Area. I was expecting more responses but I guess people haven't been to either cities.
Honestly, I haven't spent much time in Long Beach, but I am a Sacramento native. There is a good food/bar scene in Midtown, lower COL goes to Sacramento I'm sure, natural scenery can be found in both places, you have many options in Sac: the city itself, or take a short trip to Tahoe, SF, Wine Country, etc. Both cities have high diversity and areas of high crime too.

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Old 10-17-2015, 09:36 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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I grew up in Newport Beach and have been to Long Beach many times and spent time there. My last 20 years in CA were spent in Sacramento. The ocean is a big advantage for Long Beach but as a place to live I do prefer Sacramento. It had everything we needed and history and proximities already mentioned are plusses as is the nearness to Gold Country in the foothills. Bodega Bay and Fort Bragg gave us the ocean, a break from the city and were handily close as were more northern oceanfront cities and towns, not to mention the redwoods. However, Sacramento can have its summer heat!
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Old 10-17-2015, 07:11 PM
 
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Sacramento summers in the late evenings, nights, and mornings till just after noon are very comfortable. The actual average summer mornings temps are 58-62F which is even cooler than the southern Cal pacific coast.

Both southern and northern Cal coastal folks don't realize how far north Sacramento is and how much colder the marine layer is up north. It's cool enough and strong enough to make a dramatic difference in cooling Sacramento especially because of a gap in the coastal mountain range known as the Sacramento Delta which allows the colder NorCal coastal wind, and low clouds to penetrate much further inland than it does in Southern Cal.

During the summer, On average From 6am to 1pm, Sacramento is has cool as the southern Cal coast. It's during the late afternoon that Sacramento has Pasadena or Riverside type high temps.
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Old 10-17-2015, 08:27 PM
 
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Sacramento summers in the late evenings, nights, and mornings till just after noon are very comfortable. The actual average summer mornings temps are 58-62F which is even cooler than the southern Cal pacific coast.

Both southern and northern Cal coastal folks don't realize how far north Sacramento is and how much colder the marine layer is up north. It's cool enough and strong enough to make a dramatic difference in cooling Sacramento especially because of a gap in the coastal mountain range known as the Sacramento Delta which allows the colder NorCal coastal wind, and low clouds to penetrate much further inland than it does in Southern Cal.

During the summer, On average From 6am to 1pm, Sacramento is has cool as the southern Cal coast. It's during the late afternoon that Sacramento has Pasadena or Riverside type high temps.
not when I was there. It was pretty unbearable most of the day.

not even sure you can compare it to socal.
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Old 10-17-2015, 10:29 PM
 
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not when I was there. It was pretty unbearable most of the day.

not even sure you can compare it to socal.
Yes, you can compare it SoCal, I've lived in both places, Sacramento summer weather is very similar to the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys, Riverside, and 15-20 degrees on average COOLER than Palm Springs.

Have you ever been to Austin, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, Fresno, Bakersfield all of Florida, Texas, much of the humid eastern seaboard, much of the midwest; they are all hotter and much more uncomfortable than Sacramento.

Summer is hot and uncomfortable in like 80-90% of the USA's major metro's, Sacramento is more comfortable than most of them, no, it's is not overall mild or cool like coastal California.

Certainly more often than not, you can count on cool and comfortable Sacramento mornings which is rare in most of the USA in the summer.
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