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Old 07-28-2008, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Irvine,Oc,Ca
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Boo L.A. Yay Chicago. San Diego might be pretty, but hard to deal with all the trustafarians.
But what i didn't get was that L.A. ranked more than chicago in attractive. What did they mean but attractive. And staticistally La has more diversity than Chicago But chicago ranked more than L.A. I think its because La is more spread out and it doesn't really feel diverse because of the cities sprwal ness.Chicago to me does feel more Diverse because its a small cramped city and its more densly populated.But Chicago did better than NYC in overall. So yes Chicago is Americas 2nd city.

 
Old 07-30-2008, 08:21 PM
 
Location: outer boroughs, NYC
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A quick note on the LA region's density - it's actually true that it's denser than Chicagoland or metro New York.

To use a personal comparison, I grew up in a suburban area on the outskirts of NYC. It was definitely a 'burb, but it was in the city, so it was considerably denser than your average 'burb. A good comparison for Chicago, though I'm not as familiar with Chicago's suburbs, might be a place like Oak Park, or Evanston, or Skokie. In LA, almost the entire region is like this, so density-wise, it reminded me of my hometown. The entire place is like an inner-ring suburb, and if you extrapolate that out on to a metropolitan region, you get a pretty dense metro. However, there are few, if any, areas that approach the density of downtown Chicago, or many other city neighborhoods. Of course, arguments over density strike me as a bit odd - it's all a matter of personal preference.

One point regarding the nightlife - LA may have great nightlife, but you have to drive to get there. I enjoy being able to stumble out of one bar and into the next. And the 2AM last call seems pretty standard in much of the country - the only cities I've been to where it's later are Chicago and New York (though I'm sure there's some others).

I'm not gonna totally hate on LA. It was worth a visit, it's just not my cup of tea.
 
Old 07-31-2008, 12:39 AM
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Interesting obsvns....

I tend to think of LA's Westside/Malibu as a wkend playground for affluent guys from SF/NYC/Chic....and when guys want more interesting nightlife, they head for LV (CA's version of Manhattan nightlife)....BTW, much post-2AM nightlife occurs in pvt homes in HollywoodHills/BH....advantages of a town w/immense, but cash-poor, talent and many, rather affluent wkend residents....and they make new copies of said talent every yr....quite the commodity....

LA's biggest weaknesses are its lack of a real economy....fairly low IQ levels and education levels in region, esp vs SF/NYC....

Chic is a more powerful, well-balanced economy than LA, but Chic simply lacks many first-tier hedge funds or tech cos. (and the associated IQ concentration/wealth creation) in any comparison w/first-tier economies like Manhattan/Greenwich/SiliconValley....in fact, LA region prob has as many leading hedge funds as Chic....and more smart, wealthy engineers at various tech cos. in LA region vs Chic region...

Would argue Chic vs NYC/LA/SF is an even battle in terms of excellent dining choices....

But for those who enjoy daily-driving performance cars, no better places on planet than SF/LA in terms of superb weather/topography/rds....and weather snobs who prefer civilized, yr-round 60-80F, relatively rain-free, non-humid weather will be best served by either LA's Westside or SiliconValley....
 
Old 07-31-2008, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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...But for those who enjoy daily-driving performance cars, no better places on planet than SF/LA in terms of superb weather/topography/rds....and weather snobs who prefer civilized, yr-round 60-80F, relatively rain-free, non-humid weather will be best served by either LA's Westside or SiliconValley....
...and earthquakes,large wildfires,choking smog,superb traffic gridlock,massive amounts of illegals,shrinking personal freedoms...I can go on and on...
 
Old 08-02-2008, 12:01 AM
 
Location: The State Of California
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Default Funny when I lived in LA in 1978 They Had Some 24 Hour Clubs

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All the bars close at 2 in LA? Yucky!

I always felt that when I lived in Columbia, MO in college and the bars closed at 1 I ended up drinking way faster and more irresponsibly than I would have otherwise because I was "racing against the clock" to get drunk. This led to lots of shots right before the bar closed and a very sick me

Clubs close at 2:00 AM funny back in 1978 LA had some 24 x 7 Clubs , they must to have toned down quite a lot since then......
 
Old 08-17-2008, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Irvine,Oc,Ca
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I think L.A. has a better Economy than chicago.

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Old 08-17-2008, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Irvine,Oc,Ca
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dont get mad at me i just think L.A. has a bigger economy not a better one.
 
Old 08-18-2008, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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wtf???
 
Old 08-18-2008, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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wtf???
IDK, I've given up trying to understand Californians, they speak their own version of English
 
Old 08-18-2008, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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IDK, I've given up trying to understand Californians, they speak their own version of English
Thats English? Whoa, I need to go back to school I guess.
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