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Old 03-31-2010, 08:11 AM
 
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Default Great state of "cali".........

Why do so many people continue to move to the great state of California. I mean you hear in the media..how "Cali" is struggling, Unemployment is at an all time high, No jobs, Real Estate prices are ridiculous....But yet in still, people pack their bags and head for the state of California. I under stand the weather is absolutely fabulous and if your're in the showbiz/entertaiinment business, thats the area for you. Can someone come to a logical conclusion and explain the big draw to California.
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Hills & Hollers of SW MO
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Can someone come to a logical conclusion and explain the big draw to California.
Simple, a long-standing allure and mystique thanks to Hollywood mingled with a few doses of reality. It's a diverse, fascinating state with multiple micro-climates, scenery and physical wonder of the first order, not to leave out weather to die for, for those who aspire to live in a land of sun and surf.

It's not all fantasy but that's also not the only truths.

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Old 03-31-2010, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Can someone come to a logical conclusion and explain the big draw to California.

Jobs
Affordable housing
Weather
Culture
Reputation
Outlook
Beauty
Diversity
Geography
Family
Pride
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:37 AM
 
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Since when did California receive an "influx" of jobs and when was it ever "affordable"
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Jobs
Affordable housing
Weather
Culture
Reputation
Outlook
Beauty
Diversity
Geography
Family
Pride
Reality?

Jobs - 12%+ unemployment now and the prognosis is not good
Affordable housing - some have come down, but from insane to absurd
Weather - Yes, a definite winner for most
Culture - highly subjective, but a winner for many
Reputation - is reputation a sum of this list? But the rep may be unrealistic now
Outlook - not good for the state economy, taxes
Beauty - Yes, but not everywhere
Diversity - Yes
Geography - Yes
Family - Always a good reason to move some place
Pride - I don't understand this one
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Since when did California receive an "influx" of jobs and when was it ever "affordable"

The question in the original post was essentially why do people move to California. And the answer is, they found a job and they can afford it. Not everyone is moving to California and not everyone is finding a job in California. Not everyone is moving to California and not everyone can afford it. But many who have moved or are moving to California have found a job and can afford it.

Not all sectors have an influx of jobs, but some sectors have jobs.
Housing affordability is at a three year high and becoming more so.

California employers add 32,500 jobs in January - Los Angeles Times

Job Front: California expected to add jobs faster than Arizona, Nevada - Sacramento Business, Housing Market News | Sacramento Bee (http://www.sacbee.com/2010/03/01/2572027/job-front-california-expected.html - broken link)

Top 25 Fastest Growing Jobs in California

The FINANCIAL - Most California biomedical companies to maintain or add jobs in next two years, according to PwC

OC METRO – Report: Some good news for O.C. despite recession


Here are 464 jobs in California at Northrop Grumman:

Job Listings (http://careers.northropgrumman.com/ExternalHorizonsWeb/query.do?keyword=&countryName=selectAll&stateCode= CA%3A%3AUSA&cityName=selectAll&jobCategoryName=sel ectAll&specialNoteTypeName=selectAll&sectorName=se lectAll - broken link)
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Affordable housing - some have come down, but from insane to absurd
One of two things is true: Either prices aren't absurd OR prices will come down.

Either one is OK, the first because if price is dictated by supply and demand then you can't argue with that. The second, then you've got something to look forward to.
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Jobs - 12%+ unemployment now and the prognosis is not good

Depends on the sector. Realtor? No. Homebuilder? No. Engineering? Maybe. Nursing? Maybe.

There are teaching jobs in California:

Find California teaching jobs at SchoolSpring.com!

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Old 03-31-2010, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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(realize this is from last year but...)

"In July, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation released its mid-year update, revealing that the top three most productive sectors are federal jobs, health services and science and technology."

from

Best West Coast Cities for Defense Jobs 2009
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Old 03-31-2010, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Depends on the sector. Realtor? No. Homebuilder? No. Engineering? Maybe. Nursing? Maybe.

There are teaching jobs in California:

Find California teaching jobs at SchoolSpring.com!
I was obviously applying a broadbrush to the jobs picture. I know that there are certain jobs in California may have demand today and in the near future.

From what I read - nursing is in demand almost everywhere. Nurse pay seems to be high in California.
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