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Old 02-10-2009, 01:50 PM
Location: Norwalk, CT
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I want to move from CT to CA. I live in Fairfield county currently and I so tired of snow. I need help!!

I was thinking somewhere between LA and San Diego. I snowboard, but I would love to learn how to surf. I go out occasionally on the weekends but I like pubs/bars instead of clubs. I need to rent a studio or 1br apartment or condo (condo would be great!) for less then 1k. I also need to get a job as an assistant, so being close to businesses so also important.

I'm looking to be close to the beach (no more than 20-30 minutes away), perhaps near some mountains for snowboarding (not a necessity), and not in the p*ss middle of the city where I'm going to get shot but not in the boons where I'll shoot myself for the entertainment.
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:24 PM
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Step 1. Read more City-Data posts written similarly to yours (and that always are written about this time of year when people back east have had it with cold, gloomy weather)
Step 2. Find a job.
Step 3. Find housing.
Step 69. Find places to go snowboarding and surfing.

This should help with housing:


Logical places for employment between LA and SD is Orange County. Don't rule out other places such as Ventura County and Los Angeles County and the San Diego area.

Find a job first.
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:24 PM
Location: Northern California
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Do you have a job lined up?? You might want to do that first.

Unemployment in CA is 9.3% and the state government is broke and will start paying its obligations with IOUs pretty soon .

For "less than 1k", you can probably get only a studio.

You might want to post this on the LA, Orange Co., or the San Diego forum and get input from people who live in that area.
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