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Old 04-19-2009, 07:51 PM
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Location: Coachella Valley, California
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You'll never be ready, like I said. How long have we had to endure your nonsense already??? You aren't going anywhere.

 
Old 04-19-2009, 07:54 PM
 
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You'll never be ready, like I said. How long have we had to endure your nonsense already??? You aren't going anywhere.
If my posts hurt your delicate feelings so much, go here:

http://www.city-data.com/forum/profi...?do=ignorelist
 
Old 04-19-2009, 08:00 PM
Status: "AMG ... OMG!!!" (set 7 days ago)
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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You're not hurting my feelings, sonny. It takes a lot more than some useless bickering on an anonymous forum to even begin to get into my psyche.
 
Old 04-19-2009, 08:46 PM
 
Location: California
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The deal with california is this, If you plan to move here you better have an income to live on. If you have a decent job lined up find a place you can afford and live in a manner you are happy with then your ok.
I have a good job and have no bills other than a house payment and utilities and I'm ok but if i allowed myself to get into credit cards or such then i would just get by, it's all about budgeting here in calif. right now because of high unemployment, loos of buisness and taxes going up you have to really think about it before you jump.
 
Old 04-19-2009, 08:51 PM
 
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Believe me man, California is totally downhill. Many large cities now have issues with illegals and gangs, and even smaller cities too. It's not what it used to be.
 
Old 04-19-2009, 09:08 PM
 
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California was a lot better for me before I had my kid.
Better for me then too.

California was always better for me in the past, no matter which past and which present you consider.

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You're not hurting my feelings, sonny. It takes a lot more than some useless bickering on an anonymous forum to even begin to get into my psyche.
That's very condescending.
 
Old 04-19-2009, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Macao
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I lived in San Francisco....and I was mostly frustrated with the insane prices. This 100% includes RENT and to buy a house, astronomical.

YET...all things being said...CALIFORNIA is still the most amazing State in the United States by far. I think most people are frustrated because the housing prices are out of reach for most people. However, there are so many niches all over California, that I am sure people could find their place if so determined.
 
Old 04-19-2009, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Downey, California
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California has gone to be a very expensive state. Housing is sky high, you cant find a mid size home under 450K in a safe neighboorhood. Traffic gets worst by the day. Street gans and graffity are part of our nice city decor.
In the other hand there a lots of places to visit if you have enough money to go. Plenty of theme parks, beaches and many other fun staff to do....but money is a factor.
 
Old 04-19-2009, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Monterey County, CA
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If your wants align well with CA, then it is a pleasure. If they don't, then you'll eventually come to the realization that there are a lot of tradeoffs that you will have to make.
I think you summed it up pretty good Sassberto. Your last paragraph really says it all. It really boils down to what is important to you. And sometimes that is a progressive revelation in your life.

Let me give you an example. We left SoCal for CO after the birth of our third child. Housing costs were rediculous and there was no place for us to grow our family at least near where I was working at the time (Torrance, CA). So we packed it up and made a new life in CO.

After a number of years there we eventually longed to live near a coast again. And since my wife's family lived on the West Coast we determinded to head back this way. Personally I could have moved to the PNW. I love the rugged coast up there. If in California I wanted wide open spaces which we had come to really love while living in CO. You have room to breath out there. So SoCal was out for us. We were tired of that scene. Then when I was offered a higher paying position in Monterey it just fit what we were looking for. It fit our goals.

So now with three children living in Monterey is really great. But it would not have been before. My career wasn't far enough along to support it. Is it perfect? By no means. But could I imagine myself raising my family here and living the rest of my life in this area - definately! I was just thinking that while I was watching our kids playing in the water at the beach today.

California is many things to many different ppl along different points of their life's journey. It definately isn't a one size fits all kind of place.

Derek
 
Old 04-19-2009, 10:07 PM
 
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MtnSurfer,

If it weren't for the coast, would you have come back?
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