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Old 07-08-2007, 11:14 PM
 
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I appreciate your input and suggestions but you're stuck on housing cost, and I'm not. It's a lifestyle that I'm looking for...
I've been reading this thread and your response of "it's a lifestyle you're looking for" tells me to suggest you head to California.Many of the areas that were mentioned in South Florida,Parkland,Boca even a Pinecrest in Miami-Dade are very nice and cheaper than most of Cali,but the lifestyle aspect you mention Cali wins by a long shot,I mean right now it's been raining daily for like a month and a half here with sick humidity and heat,and don't forget those fun hurricanes coming up.You can't enjoy the outdoors for most of the summer months!!And I would agree that I enjoy visiting the strip in Vegas,but I would have no interest in living there at all!![/quote]

Then again, it rains in the winter in California, the air is hazy unless you are by the coast, and everything here is lush and green. Its subjective . In California, don't forget about those wildfires that actually threaten homes, earthquakes, and landslides! At least you can plan for a hurricane, and if your structure is new enough, it is almost guranteed to survive.

 
Old 07-08-2007, 11:16 PM
 
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From what you've mentioned, it seems like there's allot of poverty in Florida. Even though, I don't care for Vegas, you have to really go out of your way to get into the poverty. From what you've said, you can go down the wrong road, and be in a bad area...

Also, it may show my ignorance but I've never heard/used the word blight until you've used it describing Florida

Oh, I keep forgetting to ask you about Aventura. I keep reading about all the development there..
Broward is like that (in the sense that you have to go out of the way to see anything beyond "not as nice"), but in PBC,there a bit is deep poverty, its all mixed in with other types of areas.

Forget Aventura. Its had pretty bad traffic,is full of the super rude Miami attitude, and supremely crowded. The community is mostly mid to high rise.

I do think that the crime here is going to be a LOT lower then what you are used to in Vegas, though. I actually do have a few questions about Vegas!

IS traffic really bad?
Are the public schools any good?
Is the crime as bad as they say?
 
Old 07-08-2007, 11:24 PM
 
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I've been reading this thread and your response of "it's a lifestyle you're looking for" tells me to suggest you head to California.Many of the areas that were mentioned in South Florida,Parkland,Boca even a Pinecrest in Miami-Dade are very nice and cheaper than most of Cali,but the lifestyle aspect you mention Cali wins by a long shot,I mean right now it's been raining daily for like a month and a half here with sick humidity and heat,and don't forget those fun hurricanes coming up.You can't enjoy the outdoors for most of the summer months!!And I would agree that I enjoy visiting the strip in Vegas,but I would have no interest in living there at all!!
Then again, it rains in the winter in California, the air is hazy unless you are by the coast, and everything here is lush and green. Its subjective . In California, don't forget about those wildfires that actually threaten homes, earthquakes, and landslides! At least you can plan for a hurricane, and if your structure is new enough, it is almost guranteed to survive.[/quote]
As we have determined, it's all subjective and there's no where that is perfect. So, what natural occurance does one want to deal with: hurricanes on a yearly bases or earthquake every once in awhile...
 
Old 07-08-2007, 11:27 PM
 
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Then again, it rains in the winter in California, the air is hazy unless you are by the coast, and everything here is lush and green. Its subjective . In California, don't forget about those wildfires that actually threaten homes, earthquakes, and landslides! At least you can plan for a hurricane, and if your structure is new enough, it is almost guranteed to survive.
As we have determined, it's all subjective and there's no where that is perfect. So, what natural occurance does one want to deal with: hurricanes on a yearly bases or earthquake every once in awhile...[/quote]

The hurricanes are more like once every 10 years. You just have to deal with the RISK every year. To tell you the truth, the hurricanes are not so bad.

You know, Weston could be good because it has an underground power grid, meaning the power does not go out during hurricanes. If you lived in Weston, the only thing it would mean to you is a couple days off from work and a few downed trees . Still, too boring for you, its better for families.
 
Old 07-08-2007, 11:27 PM
 
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I think that San Diego has a great vibe. It's an awesome city. Expensive but great. You can do whatever your lifestyle calls for. I have been to Florida but not Daytona and the other party spots. I don't like L.A. too much. But San Diego and some of North County S.D. is great!
 
Old 07-08-2007, 11:29 PM
 
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I think that San Diego has a great vibe. It's an awesome city. Expensive but great. You can do whatever your lifestyle calls for. I have been to Florida but not Daytona and the other party spots. I don't like L.A. too much. But San Diego and some of North County S.D. is great!
I really do need to get out to San Diego some time. I have heard a lot of amazing things about it. All I know is that I was not really impressed with O.C. Then again, I'm an east coaster!
 
Old 07-08-2007, 11:32 PM
 
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Broward is like that (in the sense that you have to go out of the way to see anything beyond "not as nice"), but in PBC,there a bit is deep poverty, its all mixed in with other types of areas.

Forget Aventura. Its had pretty bad traffic,is full of the super rude Miami attitude, and supremely crowded. The community is mostly mid to high rise.

I do think that the crime here is going to be a LOT lower then what you are used to in Vegas, though. I actually do have a few questions about Vegas!

IS traffic really bad?
Are the public schools any good?
Is the crime as bad as they say?
Yes
Yes
Yes...

IS traffic really bad? Depends on where you live because the 215 is wonderful! There is constant construction on the 95 which I never take; it's horrible..
Are the public schools any good? My friends say they are not good, and the private schools are expensive. They have their children in private schools but I have my opinion about private schooling. There's a shortage of teachers..
Is the crime as bad as they say? Well, I've been robbed twice and I live in a nice, gated area but I believe it was someone I knew. To be honest, I've never noticed the crime to be that bad. I live in Summerlin which is West away from the strip. I just heard about a shooting in one of the casinos, and that's the first in 8 yrs that I've been here..
 
Old 07-08-2007, 11:37 PM
 
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As we have determined, it's all subjective and there's no where that is perfect. So, what natural occurance does one want to deal with: hurricanes on a yearly bases or earthquake every once in awhile...
The hurricanes are more like once every 10 years. You just have to deal with the RISK every year. To tell you the truth, the hurricanes are not so bad.

You know, Weston could be good because it has an underground power grid, meaning the power does not go out during hurricanes. If you lived in Weston, the only thing it would mean to you is a couple days off from work and a few downed trees . Still, too boring for you, its better for families.[/quote]
Weston sounds like Westlake in California... Very nice, upscale, green but more family orientated..
 
Old 07-08-2007, 11:38 PM
 
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Yes
Yes
Yes...

IS traffic really bad? Depends on where you live because the 215 is wonderful! There is constant construction on the 95 which I never take; it's horrible..
Are the public schools any good? My friends say they are not good, and the private schools are expensive. They have their children in private schools but I have my opinion about private schooling. There's a shortage of teachers..
Is the crime as bad as they say? Well, I've been robbed twice and I live in a nice, gated area but I believe it was someone I knew. To be honest, I've never noticed the crime to be that bad. I live in Summerlin which is West away from the strip. I just heard about a shooting in one of the casinos, and that's the first in 8 yrs that I've been here..

Robbed twice??!?!?!?!?!?!?Thats insane! MY neighborhood has not had a single reported crime in my entire time that I have lived here!!!No robbery, no theft, no nothing. Plenty of people here acutally leave their doors unlocked. The only time the police have been here is for the occasional domestic issue that can happen anywhere. We have no gate, no nothing, and we just got security this year. I am in the Weston area, by the way.

What did you not like about the people in Vegas?

I am off to bed for tonight. I will be ready to answer any more questions about South Florida you should have tommorow!

How have the responses been in the Cali. forum, by the way?
 
Old 07-08-2007, 11:42 PM
 
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Robbed twice??!?!?!?!?!?!?Thats insane! MY neighborhood has not had a single reported crime in my entire time that I have lived here!!!No robbery, no theft, no murder. Plenty of people here acutally leave their doors unlocked. The only time the police have been here is for the occasional domestic issue that can happen anywhere. We have no gate, no nothing, and we just got security this year.

What did you not like about the people in Vegas?
The people are very transit, fake, materialistic, have agendas (what can you do for them), all about what area you live, what car you drive, who you know (who's who crowd), party allot, and most have a vice of some sort. Bottom line, no one is who they appear to be. I do have a few close friends, and I'm grateful for them...

You have provided me with the most information. There's been a few comments about California but nothing close to you

Good night!
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