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Old 05-04-2008, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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I am moving to CA next month so I am glad to hear about the good of California. I was starting to get scared of the crime/gangs.
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Old 05-05-2008, 12:56 AM
 
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I can assure you,Crime and Gangs do not cover the entire state

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I am moving to CA next month so I am glad to hear about the good of California. I was starting to get scared of the crime/gangs.
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Old 05-05-2008, 07:33 AM
 
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The best place to live is where you are happy and you feel like it's home. You should feel that you are supposed to be there. Nothing is worse than trying to force yourself to love a place just because it's cheap to live there or for some reason you're forced to live there (job, family comittments, etc). That is a recipe for unhappiness and depression.
I couldn't agree more. I think we see a lot of this phenomenon here on this board. People move out of state then, they post on the California forum trying to convince everybody how horrible California is.

What I think is really happening is that they miss California ... and are trying to convince themselves that they made the right move. Ninety percent of the time ... their primary complaint is the cost and not being able to afford to live here.

So what we see is a lot of frustration and, I think, depression from people who can't live here anymore. Unfortunately, as you have pointed out, paradise doesn't come cheap but ... people lash out when it doesn't.

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Old 05-05-2008, 07:42 AM
 
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I am moving to CA next month so I am glad to hear about the good of California. I was starting to get scared of the crime/gangs.
This is one of the great misconceptions ...

Check the crime rate in LA or San Francisco with just about any major city ... You'll see that it's extremely low compared to other major cities. California spends a lot of money locking up criminals with longer sentences so ...

People think places like Texas are tough on crime but, actually, cities like Dallas have horrible crime rates.

It's perception versus reality.

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Old 05-15-2008, 11:15 PM
 
Location: NW Oregon native currently residing in SoCal
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Born and Raised in the PNW and moved here when I was 20.
Was heading back to Oregon when I met who became my hubby, decided to live here a little longer, then got stuck

I've liked most of the places we have lived, with the exception of San Diego (I'm not a big city girl), and as far as weather goes, I hate were we are currently.

Now, I would just like to leave this state. Too much of big government getting into everyones business. It is not really a free state anymore, there are so many new regulations, rules, laws and ordinances, especially in the county we live in. It is not worth the high cost of living anymore.
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