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Old 12-29-2014, 11:30 PM
 
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Buy a damn Suburban and make traffic your bitxh

The new ones are VERY nice. 5.3L and 6.2Ls are both great mills.
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Old 12-29-2014, 11:55 PM
 
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You might want to rethink LA. It's got a lot of tech happening now. So get a car.

There's a few threads: Google Coming to Playa Del Rey
Last time I drove through LA I went crazy.

I visited my cousin in LA recently. I was passenger the whole time and I still hated it. 30 mins+ to do anything, from getting something to eat to getting to Hollywood blvd. I can't do the sprawl. If its plausable I can get by without a car, say in Santa Monica, surfed, meet hot girls...and work occasionally, I would be open to LA.
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Old 12-30-2014, 10:55 AM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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If its plausable I can get by without a car, say in Santa Monica, surfed, meet hot girls...and work occasionally, I would be open to LA.
Well, the rapid transit system is being extended to the Westside as we speak. But surfboards are pretty heavy to carry on your back.
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Old 12-30-2014, 11:30 AM
 
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What's funny about Portland is that the economy is still worse than average, and it's expensive, yet people are still moving there with no promise of jobs, milk, nor honey.
I'm trying to get the eff out of Portland for that reason. Unfortunately the only thing that costs more than living in Portland is leaving Portland.
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Old 12-30-2014, 11:38 AM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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The Portland msa population is about 2.1 million, the Seattle msa population is about 3.8 million - the larger the population base, the more jobs. In general, though, Seattle is the stronger economy than Portland.

Portland transit can be wonderful IF your job and your residence are fairly close and on one of the transit corridors, like the light rail or trolley. Sort of like Seattle, Portland has a lot of bridges going in to the city and trying to drive to or through downtown is not pretty.
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Old 12-30-2014, 11:46 AM
 
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Portland transit can be wonderful IF your job and your residence are fairly close and on one of the transit corridors, like the light rail or trolley. Sort of like Seattle, Portland has a lot of bridges going in to the city and trying to drive to or through downtown is not pretty.
The light rail is OK, it's pretty slow though. Like not much faster than the bus. When you count the waiting for a train it often takes as long as 40 minutes to commute downtown from 60th Ave on the east side. Due to the traffic driving may be even worse though on the rush hours.

You can rely on public transit in much of Portland though, which is more than many US cities can say I guess.
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