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Old 02-10-2009, 02:50 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, 03:24 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.
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Step 69. Find places to go snowboarding and surfing.

This should help with housing:

HousingMaps

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, 03:24 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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