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Old 07-18-2010, 12:35 AM
Location: SF Bay Area
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I've lived in the SF bay area for 21 years. I have no interest in southern CA. Nothing negative, but my life has worked out very well here. To me, it's not a north vs south issue because I dislike silicon valley as well.
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Old 07-18-2010, 12:39 AM
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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North Cali

Better Weather IMO
I rather live in SF, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, and Eureka than any city in SoCa (not trying to be offensive, it's just my preference)
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Old 07-18-2010, 04:17 AM
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Originally Posted by StampedeCity View Post
To live or die in LA

Great song by Tupac
Ironically, 2pac lived in the Bay Area (Marin City, Oakland) far longer than he lived in LA. Of the 4 albums he released while he was alive, 3 came out while he lived in the bay.
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Old 07-18-2010, 04:39 AM
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NorCal has 13 million people (90% of which live South of Sacramento), while SoCal has nearly 22 million people. Both are highly populated but the amount of people in SoCal is staggering.

The mentalities are very different in the two regions, although there is far more overlap than most people think. The Bay Area is very clearly "California", its just a totally different brand of it than SoCal.
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Old 07-18-2010, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Lyrsc View Post
No, the rivalry is simply leaning on the northern california side.
Constantly comparing and putting down southern cali.
I was raised in Sacramento, although northern california is in a class of it's own, it almost seems like they envy southern california, not that they hate it.

Living in southern cali, I hear almost no opinions about norcal.
It's almost like people know that it is there, it would be nice to visit but the southland is really all they need in life.
Southern cali seems more worry-free, relaxed and on chill-mode.

They are both great places, SF is a giant and the bay area as a whole is superb.
Sacramento to SF is alot like San Diego to Los Angeles, completely laid back.
I love northern California, it is a great place with a lot to see.
But southern California gives you a feeling you just cannot ignore.
Coming over the grapevine (40f) in mid january to a fresh san fernando valley (65) with rolling hills flooded with street lights as far as you can see and hitting Orange County at 4am doin about 90 on the I-5 is all I think about remembering my first days as an adult in SoCal.

I love both places, they are both home; But OC/SD are paradises to live in, especially in the winter.
I couldn't agree more. We know it's there, but we don't really try to put it down unless it's a thread ,like this or if someone from NoCal just randomly starts bashing SoCal.

San Diego and Orange County are absolutely amazing areas and are paradise and the San Bernardino mountains are just awesome and beautiful in all seasons. My favorite part of Northern California is not San Francsco or Sacramento, but Lake Tahoe. I love LT.

and I think that when people think of California, So Cal is what they picture with all of California with the nice warm weather, great beaches, laid back vibe, but when they see Northern California it's like a culture shock.

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Old 07-18-2010, 10:08 AM
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Exactly, two totally different scenes; Oranges and apples.
With the exception of Santa Cruz of course.
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:19 AM
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Southern California > All the other 49 states + Northern California. (I like some cities more than SoCal cities like Tucson, Chicago, Seattle, but the states they are in got nothing on Southern California, IMHO)
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:26 AM
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:46 AM
Location: Jersey Boy living in Florida
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Is hella a NorCal or SoCal word? Either way it's stupid.
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:49 AM
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hella is strictly a NoCal word hence why it is used to bash NoCal and it is a very stupid word indeed
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