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Old 10-17-2017, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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What is the point of these threads? If you don't like where you live - move. It's whatever best works for you.
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Old 10-17-2017, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Earth
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I have a hard time believing any SoCal city would be on there. And the cities in CA I'd expect to be on there are in flames.
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Old 10-17-2017, 12:18 PM
 
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What is the point of these threads?
What's the point of commenting on a thread you deem to have no value?
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Old 10-18-2017, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Great post comparison. I'd sure take a few mosquitoes and humidity for one of those georgeous houses. My sister was recently in Tennessee and was very impressed with the state
All that matters in life is having a big house? Been to Tennessee. Have family there. Let me tell you something. Come summer your outdoor life is from 6AM to 8AM and then after 9PM. As for a few mosquitoes A lot of mosquitoes is more like it plus a lot more varieties of pesky bugs. Ever hear of chiggers and no-see-ums? .

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Hi,

The air quality at the foot of the Smoky mountains is bad, not as bad as the LA basin but similar as everything backs up against them..
But remember that LA does not equal CA, despite what some people think
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Old 10-21-2017, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Naples Island
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No one is arguing that California real estate is one of the most expensive in the country. However, when you are considering a move to another part of the country, weather sure as heck should be part of that consideration.

The humidity and dew point numbers are off the chain in the east. In fact, everything east of the Rockies has higher humidity and dew point levels than those states west of it. While northern parts of the country, towards Canada may not have higher temps in the summer, they still have a higher humidity and dew point level than any place in California - except for the region right along the coast. The humidity is high but the temps are lower so it isn't as noticeable until you get a heat wave as we did this year.

While the housing in Georgia may be lower and you can grab a beautiful home for a third less than what you can get in California, you can't stay inside your home throughout the summer. People who enjoy being outdoors won't be happy with it. AND, if you suffer with respiratory problems (as a brother of mine did) you could shorten your life by living in a more humid climate (as it did also).

So while the weather there for you isn't "that bad," as you say, for some it can be a crucial factor in whether choosing to live there because the cost of living is lower or whether you live healthier. I'll choose healthy over cost of living any day. But I'm very glad it's worked out for you and you like it.
You're exaggerating.

Humidity is not as bad for people with upper respiratory issues as is air pollution, which is found throughout most of California.

Don't forget, the most polluted cities in the country are all located in California.

On most clear nights in the large urban centers of coastal California, you can't even see the stars or the moon.

I urge you to go to Arizona and observe the differences in the night sky; it's almost astounding.
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Old 10-21-2017, 04:29 PM
 
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You're exaggerating.

Humidity is not as bad for people with upper respiratory issues as is air pollution, which is found throughout most of California.

Don't forget, the most polluted cities in the country are all located in California.

On most clear nights in the large urban centers of coastal California, you can't even see the stars or the moon.

I urge you to go to Arizona and observe the differences in the night sky; it's almost astounding.
Don't get too carried away with that. While it is true you cannot always see the sky in coastal CA that has more to do with a lee shore than pollution. Get just a little out of Long Beach and it is basically gone until you get to San Diego.

And Phoenix and Las Vegas and any of these other mountain valley towns have their own pollution problems. Winter time inversions trapping the stuff and fine particulate matter when the wind blows. Many mornings we look down and see the yellow layer over the central city.
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Old 10-21-2017, 04:35 PM
 
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You're exaggerating.

Humidity is not as bad for people with upper respiratory issues as is air pollution, which is found throughout most of California.

Don't forget, the most polluted cities in the country are all located in California.

On most clear nights in the large urban centers of coastal California, you can't even see the stars or the moon.

I urge you to go to Arizona and observe the differences in the night sky; it's almost astounding.
Oh Bert. smh Again, you missed an important part of my post. I was specifically talking about humidity and dew point. I didn't mention anything about pollution but now that you mention it, yes. Pollution also affects the lungs but please don't try and tell me that humidity doesn't have an adverse effect on people with respiratory problems because it's just not so. And for the record, I don't live on the coast nor even in the bay area. And those stars in the night sky you speak of ... I see them every night except, of course, when it's raining.
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Old 10-22-2017, 09:23 PM
 
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Most people in California really do not understand how dangerous the air pollution is. Here is a good article about how bad it is.

https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-07-...emselves.html#

Most people do not understand how deadly air pollution is and how people die from it. An MIT study found that 200,000 people in the United States die each year due to air pollution, and 21,000 of them are in California. Of course the LA basin is the worst.

Global Pollution and Prevention News: Deadly effects of air pollution detailed in MIT study

My family on both sides came to California back in the 1800s. My wife and son were in serious health condition and the medical specialists said it was air pollution in the Silicon Valley. They told me I had two choices, move to clean air, or go down and arrange funerals for them, as they would both be dead from 30 to 60 days at their current deterioration levels.

We moved to a clean air area, and they recovered in 2 weeks for my son, and my wife within 30 days. They have both had long and healthy lives since then.
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Old 10-22-2017, 09:31 PM
 
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Most people do not understand how deadly air pollution is and how people die from it. An MIT study found that 200,000 people in the United States die each year due to air pollution, and 21,000 of them are in California. Of course the LA basin is the worst.
So according to this study, about 10% of the air pollution deaths in the country are in California.

California comprises about 12% of the country's population.

So the air pollution deaths in California are actually less than would be expected from the statistics.
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Old 10-22-2017, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I never place much value in these lists because the metrics vary and they can't account for individual preferences. I've also noticed many of these lists place heavy emphasis on COL-related factors, which will obviously penalize most CA cities.

Personally, none of the cities listed have any appeal to me. But I probably value living in a major, dynamic metro more so than the analysts.
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