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Old 02-19-2008, 12:41 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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I really hate how people from California think they have "perfect weather". Seriously, how can one or 2 seasons a year be perfect? I'd be bored silly without 4 full seasons.
don't fool yourself! socal DOES have perfect weather, which makes its beach culture perfect too, 24/7/365, any true intellect knows this! if southern californians really cared for 4 seasons, they can visit the san gabriel/big bear/laguna/julian, etc. mountains and snowboard or ski or build snowmans or snow angels, etc. there are also a crapload of dunes in socal and obviously a lot of beach as well as canyons, valleys, rolling hills, cliffs, mesas, etc. and the scenery for the most part is world class. it would be hard to enjoy all of these blessings if this place had 4 distinct seasons along the coast and inland. winter is overrated! socal prides itself as having an outdoorsy laid back culture. we don't want seasons, we just want to live comfortably. that's why we live here!
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Old 02-19-2008, 01:02 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Actually it makes for very self-sustainable land. Pioneers did fine didn't they? Indians too? Snow is perfectly fine for human existence. It's all about the fire and fur baby.
LOL..cant argue with fur.
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Old 02-19-2008, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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nah, there's a reason people who live in colder climates are generally more healthy.
The Bay Area is an exception to that rule.

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Snow is probably the best thing ever.
snow has its place...in the mountains. Not where we live.

Its a concept most dont grasp. Only the lucky.
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Old 02-19-2008, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Split,Croatia
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S A N F R A N C I S C O !
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Denver/Boulder Zone 5b
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don't fool yourself! socal DOES have perfect weather, which makes its beach culture perfect too, 24/7/365, any true intellect knows this! if southern californians really cared for 4 seasons, they can visit the san gabriel/big bear/laguna/julian, etc. mountains and snowboard or ski or build snowmans or snow angels, etc. there are also a crapload of dunes in socal and obviously a lot of beach as well as canyons, valleys, rolling hills, cliffs, mesas, etc. and the scenery for the most part is world class. it would be hard to enjoy all of these blessings if this place had 4 distinct seasons along the coast and inland. winter is overrated! socal prides itself as having an outdoorsy laid back culture. we don't want seasons, we just want to live comfortably. that's why we live here!
You also have Santa Ana winds and devastating wild fires that destroy hundreds (sometimes thousands) of homes almost every year. If I weren't in the downtown portion of San Diego, I'd be nervous any time the wind kicked up. That doesn't sound comfortable to me.
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Old 02-19-2008, 10:24 AM
 
Location: yeah
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I really hate how people from California think they have "perfect weather". Seriously, how can one or 2 seasons a year be perfect? I'd be bored silly without 4 full seasons.
We have all seasons, but we deal with them on our terms. We travel to the mountains to experience winter, as opposed to having months of it and making our trips to the store a life-threatening situation. Keep your crap weather, please.
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Old 02-19-2008, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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don't fool yourself! socal DOES have perfect weather, which makes its beach culture perfect too, 24/7/365, any true intellect knows this! if southern californians really cared for 4 seasons, they can visit the san gabriel/big bear/laguna/julian, etc. mountains and snowboard or ski or build snowmans or snow angels, etc. there are also a crapload of dunes in socal and obviously a lot of beach as well as canyons, valleys, rolling hills, cliffs, mesas, etc. and the scenery for the most part is world class. it would be hard to enjoy all of these blessings if this place had 4 distinct seasons along the coast and inland. winter is overrated! socal prides itself as having an outdoorsy laid back culture. we don't want seasons, we just want to live comfortably. that's why we live here!
That water is also cold and infested with stingrays and dangerous sharks. Surf at your own risk!
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Old 02-19-2008, 12:39 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I don't think a city exists out West with nice weather and a healthy job market that is affordable. If it did exist, it wouldn't be affordable for long.

Having said this, I'd pick San Francisco.
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Old 02-19-2008, 12:40 PM
 
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San francisco
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Old 02-19-2008, 04:43 PM
 
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Seattle, Portland. I love San Francisco but wouldn't raise my kids out there and it's wicked expensive. For smaller, cheaper than SEA/PDX, I suppose there's Eugene, Salem, Boise, Tacoma, Spokane and Olympia. Can't vouch for any of those except SEA/PDX/SFO though as those are the only cities in the West in which I have lived.
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