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Old 05-30-2017, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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There is no such thing as a "best state". Doesnt exist. Its too subjective.

I grew up in LA, I live in Houston now. I like living in Houston so much more than LA simply because the cost of living in California is outrageous and the traffic is terrible. Houston is a lot more laid back, more affordable and offers 95% of the same stuff. I wish it was as liberal as LA, had the mountains and beaches of LA, but with cost of living, traffic, congestion, and simple lack of space, Im in Texas.
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Old 05-30-2017, 11:23 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Uh no, not a chance. Too many people, too many far left loons, too expensive, too dirty, too violent. So many place are better to live in than California IMO. Climate is the only thing in California's favor if you ask me.
There are vast swaths of California that are thinly populated, full of far right loons, not expensive, and have relatively low levels of dirt and only minimal amounts of violence, and these areas are still bigger than many states.

Of course they have no economy and get up to 115 degrees in the summer, so...

California State Senate election map. The recent presidential election map is even redder.
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Old 05-30-2017, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Per person maybe with two or more incomes in the household. A single person can do OK on $100K as long as they do not mind living in a small apartment or condo - not near the beach. If you are going to stay/buy a house, you need a lot more than $100,000 K per year. Or you can live way inland or along parts of the Central coast inland parts) or the extreme north where there are few people and things are cheaper.
It's not THAT expensive. My ex-girlfriends parents still live in a house in Westminster (in OC) and they pull in less than $100k/yr household for sure
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Old 05-30-2017, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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It's not THAT expensive. My ex-girlfriends parents still live in a house in Westminster (in OC) and they pull in less than $100k/yr household for sure
If they bought their house 20 years ago, it might explain why. Otherwise, if they arent making $100k, even buying a house in Westminster is a stretch unless they saved for years.
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Old 05-30-2017, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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The median home value in Westminster is $602,000. For 20% down they would need to save $120,000. Saving that much, while living in Orange County on $100,000 per year would take decades, probably longer than most people live.
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Old 05-30-2017, 01:16 PM
 
Location: New York Metropolitan Area
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There are vast swaths of California that are thinly populated, full of far right loons, not expensive, and have relatively low levels of dirt and only minimal amounts of violence, and these areas are still bigger than many states.

Of course they have no economy and get up to 115 degrees in the summer, so...

California State Senate election map. The recent presidential election map is even redder.
The recent election map is actually bluer. Orange county went blue, which is not a good sign for the state being that the OC used to be a conservative stronghold. Sad.
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Old 05-30-2017, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Northeast states
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Is it true California have housing crisis ?
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Old 05-30-2017, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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The median home value in Westminster is $602,000. For 20% down they would need to save $120,000. Saving that much, while living in Orange County on $100,000 per year would take decades, probably longer than most people live.
The house they live in is definitely below the median, is small and is on a through street (Trask Ave) and just below the 22 Freeway, right near the Garden Grove city limit, so I'm sure their house is worth less than $450k. They've lived in the house for at least 30 years
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Old 05-30-2017, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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The recent election map is actually bluer. Orange county went blue, which is not a good sign for the state being that the OC used to be a conservative stronghold. Sad.
What's sad about Orange County going blue? What's so good about right wing politics?
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Old 05-31-2017, 06:38 AM
 
Location: New York Metropolitan Area
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What's sad about Orange County going blue? What's so good about right wing politics?
Right wing politics didn't lead a state to care more about illegal foreigners than it's own citizens. Thats a different discussion though.

It's "sad" because it was probably, as a conservative, the only part of the state I would feel comfortable living in because it wasn't filled with a bunch of hardcore "tolerant" leftists.
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