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Old 10-27-2013, 04:05 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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I've always thought Los Angeles would be a great place to live because of all the rec opportunities like skiing, surfing, and biking, BUT the more research I've done the more I hear about how the negatives outweigh the positives. I have a heard a good number of people say that don't have much leisure or down time. The expensive housing and traffic are of a huge concern to me.
It depends on where you work, Live, & how active you are. I work, rent in the middle of the city for $900 and run every morning in the Hills. I go to the beach on my off-days by Car or by Bike at least twice a month. I think that a lot of people who recommend places to live in LA choose to tell people the most expensive parts of LA to live which is the Westside, Pats of the Valley & Echo Park/Silverlake. However, if you don't just rely on padmapper and actually come out here an look for housing, you could find a good compromise in terms of housing.

Edit: I forgot to mention that depending on where you live, LA & ATL traffic during rush hour is a wash.
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:12 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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LA does have great cultural amenities, but there are some negatives (high unemployment, stress inducing traffic, to name a few), but some can deal with it. Every place is a tradeoff and it depends what you like and don't like.

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I've always thought Los Angeles would be a great place to live because of all the rec opportunities like skiing, surfing, and biking, BUT the more research I've done the more I hear about how the negatives outweigh the positives. I have a heard a good number of people say that don't have much leisure or down time. The expensive housing and traffic are of a huge concern to me.
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Old 10-27-2013, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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I can't believe people are answering this question like there's an obvious answer. To me, it's just about all major cities.
Well it's not Cleveland
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