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Old 06-17-2007, 11:59 PM
 
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Have you ever heard that song "California" by Joni Mitchell? It says it all "California, I'm coming home". Also another one 'Talk to me of Mendocino" by Linda Ronstadt. Beautiful and touching. For me it's the culture, there's no place like California!
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Old 06-24-2007, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I liked it up in Washington State,but the weather was depressing and their is just so much more things to see and do here in CA.
That's what I keep hearing regarding the weather up in the Pacific Northwest, i.e., that's it's gloomy and depressing because of the constant rainfall and overcast skies. I have an aunt (mother's older sister) and married cousin (her daughter, plus the daughter's husband and their four kids) who live in Vancouver, BC, Canada. I'm sure the weather for them is very similar to the Seattle area. Not for me, thanks!
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Old 06-24-2007, 08:48 PM
 
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Made the move from CA seven months ago and happy as a clam here in MO. I have no intention nor inclination to go back. I'm happy for my pile of friends that live there and those that think it is paradise as all that matters is you find your own little piece of Heaven on earth and have at it. Like any part of this great country CA has its unique way of life...and the last time I checked if you don't like it there Greyhound has buses running damn near 24/7 to all points of the US of A. (I've noticed many grumpy threads aimed at CA lately)
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Old 06-24-2007, 08:57 PM
 
Location: CA Coast
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When I think of California, I think of my mother sending me to the garden for fresh tomatoes, on Christmas day.
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Old 10-18-2007, 06:37 PM
 
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It was printed in the Orange County Register about a month ago that more people are moving out of California then moving in since 1994.
True ... although the number of people who are leaving is declining.

In the '90s about 200,000 more people moved out than moved in. Now it's down to 100,000.

Why the difference? More people are choosing to move inland than leave the state all together.
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Old 10-18-2007, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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More people are choosing to move inland than leave the state all together.
Are they also working inland?
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Old 10-18-2007, 08:07 PM
 
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Are they also working inland?
I didn't see any data on that particular question but, presumably most of them would be. I know I am.

It wouldn't make any sense for me to commute to LA or OC from where I live. It would take 2-3 hours one way.

I know a few people who've done it but, eventually, they ended up finding jobs closer to home.
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Old 10-18-2007, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I didn't see any data on that particular question but, presumably most of them would be. I know I am.

It wouldn't make any sense for me to commute to LA or OC from where I live. It would take 2-3 hours one way.

I know a few people who've done it but, eventually, they ended up finding jobs closer to home.

What are the traffic patterns of the 10, 14, 60, and 91 heading west in the mornings and east in the evenings?
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Old 10-18-2007, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Duvall, WA
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My husband and I moved from CA to the Seattle area in June of this year thinking it would be a better place to raise a family. Well, the cost of living is cheaper, and we live in a gorgeous neighborhood, but the people here suck, and we can't wait to move back to CA, as soon as my husband's stock vests.

You think there are so many things wrong with CA until you move somewhere else, and realize that the things you thought were bad could be much worse somewhere else, or that different things are bad somewhere else, and it makes CA seem so much better.

3 years 8 months to go...

V. =)
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Avondale, AZ
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You think there are so many things wrong with CA until you move somewhere else, and realize that the things you thought were bad could be much worse somewhere else, or that different things are bad somewhere else, and it makes CA seem so much better.
This may be the case for you in WA, but not for us. We've been gone over 3 years and visit SoCal at least twice a year to visit family and have never regretted leaving. The quality of life is so much better for us in CO and we realize it everytime we visit CA. Sure it isn't perfect here, but we sure love it.
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