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Old 07-01-2014, 09:15 PM
 
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I love the East Coast much much more. I just came back from the West just a few months ago, and outside of a vacation, I don't see myself ever going back. I think the main issue I had with the West Coast was the culture there. The people there are just beyond arrogant. And the ghetto people are REALLY freakin ghetto. No in between. And everyone kind of accepts where they are in life. If you're ghetto, you kind of just accept living in the ghetto. The mentality out East is just so much better. Everyone wants to work, and everyone wants to grind. The people are much more down to earth as well. That's the most refreshing thing about being on the East Coast, people aren't on their moral high horse. I know I was in Time Square this weekend, and one guy was passing out flyers to a comedy show. He then asked "Does anyone speak english". One lady yelled at him playfully, "That's offensive".

Now out West that whole thing would have played out much much differently. Some random high minded liberal would have walked by him, heard that, got into a debate, then got on the phone Monday morning to try to get his job taken from him. It seems like people out East are just themselves. People out West are all about trying to look and be a certain way for people.

Also the West Coast is just BORING. You like the city? Love to walk a city street? Love to see great architure? Want a good view from a sky scrapper? Well you're out of luck. Because if you like city life, then you clearly don't need to be out West. Get in your car, and overpay for your nearest suburb with $1 million houses. Public transit out West is atrocious, and people out West like it that way. So you have high gas prices, high taxes, high everything, plus you have to drive your car everywhere, and nothing is less than 45 minutes away.

West Coast is great if you have a few kids running around and a spouse. But if you're single, it sucks. In case you're wondering what my answer is, I like the East Coast.
The best part of this whole post is that you're from Philly, talking about "really freakin ghetto."
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Old 07-02-2014, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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I love the East Coast much much more. I just came back from the West just a few months ago, and outside of a vacation, I don't see myself ever going back. I think the main issue I had with the West Coast was the culture there. The people there are just beyond arrogant. And the ghetto people are REALLY freakin ghetto. No in between. And everyone kind of accepts where they are in life. If you're ghetto, you kind of just accept living in the ghetto. The mentality out East is just so much better. Everyone wants to work, and everyone wants to grind. The people are much more down to earth as well. That's the most refreshing thing about being on the East Coast, people aren't on their moral high horse. I know I was in Time Square this weekend, and one guy was passing out flyers to a comedy show. He then asked "Does anyone speak english". One lady yelled at him playfully, "That's offensive".
Where on the West Coast did you go--Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, Seattle? The culture is very different out here, yes, and while most people are just trying to make it through life and pay bills, there is a higher proportion of pretentious snobs in urban West Coast cities. So that I will give you. But if you venture into the desert or redwoods of California, for example, I can definitely say that you'll find more down to Earth people.

East Coasters to me do seem more wound up, more "direct" to the point of sometimes coming across as or just being rude, and less patient. However, this is more urban East Coast (Philly, DC, Baltimore, NYC/NJ/LI, Boston). Inland East Coasters (from more inland in PA, NY, New England, etc.) that I've met tend to be more laid back. I do agree that whether metropolitan or rural, East Coast people are more down to Earth than West Coast people.

Now, as for the really freakin' ghetto argument...well, this country's urban areas have plenty of problems. But you are from Philly. Just sayin'...

I grew up in the South, so I've never been to caught up in the East v. West Coast thing anyway. So there it is.
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Old 07-02-2014, 07:44 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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I like the Northeast. I won't say East Coast because I would never live in the South. I would choose LA, San Diego, or SanFran any day over just about anything south of DC.

Better public transportation, higher density, closer to other major cities, better culture (although a matter of opinion), faster pace, more opportunity, more exciting (again, matter of opinion), and more cultured.
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Old 07-02-2014, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Midwest.
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Old 07-02-2014, 02:40 PM
 
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I'll take the East Coast - the cities, the culture, the landscape, the trees, the connectedness to everything east of the Mississippi from Maine to Florida, the easier access to Europe and the food.
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Old 07-02-2014, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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I like the Northeast. I won't say East Coast because I would never live in the South. I would choose LA, San Diego, or SanFran any day over just about anything south of DC.

Better public transportation, higher density, closer to other major cities, better culture (although a matter of opinion), faster pace, more opportunity, more exciting (again, matter of opinion), and more cultured.
+2 The South is okay, but other than Atlanta, New Orleans, the Research Triangle, and maybe Houston, I'm just not that interested in living down there. And other than trying to own an oceanfront/bay front penthouse in Miami or Miami Beach, I'm not interested in living in Florida neither.
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Old 07-03-2014, 04:08 PM
 
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I love the fast pace, density, cultural institutions, and proximity of other urban areas of the (north)east coast. The west coast does have some nice scenery though.
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Old 07-03-2014, 04:32 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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East Coast but I could only live long term from DC to Miami. I wouldn't want to be anywhere north of Maryland for more than a few months. Small maybe for NY.

I could be persuaded to live on the West Coast short term.
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Old 07-03-2014, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Something to keep in mind--most of the white people who move away from CA to states like AZ, CO, TX, et al. and end up *loving* those states are usually the ones trying to get away from Jewish, Mexican, Korean, Chinese, et al. groups.

California is one of the "stickiest" states in the entire country--over 70% of the people born in CA are still living there as adults. Needless to say, most white people leaving CA are not originally from CA to begin with. If you've spent any amount of time at all in AZ or TX like I have, you'll quickly see that most white "Californians" who move to those states weren't born and raised in CA, but the Midwest, Northeast, or TX/OK.

Oh, yeah--only 10% of folks moving away from CA have at least a bachelor's degree, too.

Quite frankly, it's a good thing lots of those folks are leaving, IMO.
My God this is another ridiculous post from you.
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Old 07-03-2014, 04:59 PM
 
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West:

+ Nicer weather (low humidity summers)
+ Beautiful scenery/landscape
+ Laid back
- Far away from rest of the world
- Time zones
- Huge state sizes

East:
+ Better location and closer to Europe
+ Nicer McMansion homes
+ Better quality of schools
+ Better and more cities
+ More history
- Chance of hurricanes
- Humid summers
- Not as interesting scenery
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