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Old 03-10-2013, 12:04 AM
 
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I'll letcha in on a little something as a resident of California:

Where I live, in the Bay Area, "sense of humor" is synonymous with "George W. Bush," "Republicans" and "childbirthing." It is a phenomenon or a phase that Bay Areans care to not experience, present company excluded.

Honestly, I stick out among my workers--and they point this out--because of my friendly, chipper demeanor. Likewise with another co-worker from SoCal, which leads me to say...

Unless they're from a wealthy area (south Orange County, Glendale, west L.A.,) Southern California people tend to have a sunnier disposition and a little better sense of humor.

Generalities, to be sure, but they are what I've experienced.

You got that right!
You know how many times I have heard Bay Area people make remarks about "fly over" country and all us hillbillies and rednecks(and yes that includes Colorado)? Too many times to count.

But I care not a bit. I am who I am and glad I'm not there and likewise them not here.

I've spent plenty of time in CA and Ill be back again next month. It's a shame to see the state of that state. But I do enjoy the good things about it without having to live there.

I would agree SoCal is more relaxed, Bay Area is a bit weird and intense.

 
Old 03-10-2013, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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You know how many times I have heard Bay Area people make remarks about "fly over" country and all us hillbillies and rednecks(and yes that includes Colorado)? Too many times to count.

But I care not a bit. I am who I am and glad I'm not there and likewise them not here.

I've spent plenty of time in CA and Ill be back again next month. It's a shame to see the state of that state. But I do enjoy the good things about it without having to live there.

I would agree SoCal is more relaxed, Bay Area is a bit weird and intense.
If you meet arrogant jerks from SoCal, they're more than likely from south Orange County, western L.A. County, Glendale, or the Conejo Valley. The people of the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and San Gabriel Valleys, as well as north Orange County and the Inland Empire, are generally more down to Earth. I was in Pasadena a few weeks ago and people seemed pretty happy there, and it's easy to be with the San Gabriel Mountains in the background, a booming and historic downtown on the ground, and 82 degrees and sunny skies.

Yeah, Bay Area people tend to be more arrogant. The working- and middle-class natives spread throughout are generally nicer, as well as people in Oakland and some of the outer 'burbs like Sonoma County, Livermore, Gilroy, and Half Moon Bay. In fact, I like Half Moon Bay more than most places in California! It's a special place. But, I think the influx of nouveau riche and uber-introverted tech geeks since the 1980s has diluted a lot of the Bay Area's previously free-wheeling, true liberal spirit.

I've honestly never been to Colorado. A good buddy of mine here in the Bay is from Fort Collins and speaks highly of it regularly. Another family acquaintance moved from my home state (Kentucky) to Colorado Springs and already considers himself a bona fide Coloradoan!
 
Old 03-10-2013, 03:13 AM
 
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I think any place resents people who sell houses elsewhere for big profits and then drive up the prices in the lower-cost place where they go. Hey, I could be one of those people. People from California tend to, if they sell a house at all, be able to take advantage of the insane prices there and then go elsewhere and drive up prices. It's just an economic thing. Hence, the "group bias" against any area where people can do this. Same way with many retirees, from either coast or the Northeast. It's a numbers thing.
 
Old 03-10-2013, 05:39 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Some of these comments sound like some randoms sitting around in a dusty Eastern Colorado plains greasy spoon complaining about all those communists in Boulder.
 
Old 03-10-2013, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I think any place resents people who sell houses elsewhere for big profits and then drive up the prices in the lower-cost place where they go. Hey, I could be one of those people. People from California tend to, if they sell a house at all, be able to take advantage of the insane prices there and then go elsewhere and drive up prices. It's just an economic thing. Hence, the "group bias" against any area where people can do this. Same way with many retirees, from either coast or the Northeast. It's a numbers thing.
I don't believe this has been the case for Californians since the recession.
 
Old 03-10-2013, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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brightdoglover wrote: People from California tend to, if they sell a house at all, be able to take advantage of the insane prices there and then go elsewhere and drive up prices.

That's one side of the story, but that's all it is. The other side of the story are the sellers, who willingly accept the higher offers. It is the GREED of the seller that also contributes to the higher prices. People seem to conveniently forget that part, and point their finger at the buyer. It's ALWAYS a two way street. For a real estate transaction to occur, the big money outsider needs to be matched up with a greedy seller. I'm not saying this is right or wrong, but that's the reality of the situation. It a two way street......ALWAYS!
 
Old 03-10-2013, 10:47 AM
 
Location: The 719
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There are two types of Coloradoans, native and transplants. The former are more inbred than the latter.

I lived in Chatsworth until I was 10 and had seen Colorado when I was 8. When in SoCal all I ever wanted to do was hang out on our boat in Marina Del Rey or go camping. The former got too expensive.

Being in southern Colorado was kind of like camping so it was a no-brainer.

Now I'm here and I refuse to leave.
 
Old 03-10-2013, 11:02 AM
 
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There are two types of Coloradoans, native and transplants. The former are more inbred than the latter.....Now I'm here and I refuse to leave.
Ditto, and a good place to end this thread, which went down hill like all the other anti-(fill in the blank) threads on the internet.
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