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View Poll Results: Where would you rather live?
Texas 68 40.72%
California 105 62.87%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 167. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-12-2008, 02:57 AM
Location: Irvine,Oc,Ca
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What State is better Tx or Cali? If money wasn't the issue where would you rather Live.Compare the Weather Climates,Quality of Life,Geography,NightLife,Major Cities in both States.What State Would you prefer to Visit and Live? Please don't go off Topic.

Old 10-12-2008, 05:05 AM
Location: In The Outland
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California if I had to choose between those two cesspools. I doubt if I will ever leave Montana but if I do it would be to move back onto a large sloop on the Puget Sound.
Old 10-12-2008, 05:56 AM
Location: Tennessee
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If they moved Texas to the north (so it would be cooler and not on the Mexican border), and kept everything else the same, I'd rather live there. I liked the people I met in Texas.

California is too expensive, too foo-foo, has too many rules/regulations, has too many fires, mudslides and smog, is the only place in the US with a caste system (A, B, C, D list actors) that no one ever mentions, is also on the Mexican border but worse than any of that, I think it's the worst place in the US for traffic. It's rush hour 24/7 in the Los Angeles area. I think far Northern California (closer to Oregon) might be nice but the rules and taxes would follow you there, too, making it not worth it.
Old 10-12-2008, 06:32 AM
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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Texas squarely on cost of living and quality of life. I fear earthquakes too.
Old 10-12-2008, 06:34 AM
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Old 10-12-2008, 07:14 AM
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If money were no object, I'd live in San Francisco.

But since money is most definitely an object, I would much rather live in Texas.
Old 10-12-2008, 09:05 AM
Location: Orange, California
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Originally Posted by Alanboy395 View Post
Texas squarely on cost of living and quality of life. I fear earthquakes too.
The OP asked the question b/t California and Texas if money was NOT an issue. As you noted the cost of living differential is the reason to live in Texas over California. Without cost as an issue, I would definitely vote for California.
Old 10-12-2008, 11:15 AM
Location: Houston
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I voted for both. Texas and California seem like a great place to live. They both have numerous big cities to choose from. Austin seems alot like San Francisco. Houston is similar to Los Angeles. Corpus Christi is like a mini San Diego. Dallas is like San Jose. I think I would be happy in both states.
Old 10-12-2008, 11:24 AM
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California, without a moment's hesitation.

The sheer value found in the state is overwhelming. Both states have culture, but I'll take the secular culture that doesn't include men with handlebar facial hair and the idea that pickup trucks are cool... I'm being facetious, as an edit for those who didn't pick up on the tone

With that being said, California is expensive. But like everything in life, you get what you pay for: I have access to the most amazing education system in the United States and the atmosphere afforded one by a super educated, super wealthy population.

It isn't for everyone. I won't argue that. If I had it my way, I'd still be in Chicago had my job not taken me here. I was born and raised a cold northern city person, and I'll always be a cold northern city person. For that matter, I live in Los Angeles, and I'd definitely choose SoCal over NorCal for the weather issue... I didn't leave the midwest for the same gray, blah weather at three times the cost
Old 10-12-2008, 11:52 AM
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