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Old 09-19-2017, 12:23 PM
 
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Yes the diversity of California is bar none.
San Francisco to LA is what Philly is to Boston or New York. One happens to be in the same state but its not like you're average Joe in San Francisco is rooting for the Dodgers. Or if Amazon did create it's H2 in LA does the average person in San Francisco says "yup put that in the win column"
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Old 09-19-2017, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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I do not like California, its government, its culture, nor its people.

I take politics out when I look at states. That is why almost all Dem hates Texas and Florida and almost all GOP hate ILL, NY, MA and CA.
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Old 09-19-2017, 10:26 PM
 
Location: The Gold Coast, Chicago
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I do not like California, its government, its culture, nor its people.
I like you. You're gonna love my thread.

Why Los Angeles Is The Worst City For Men
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Old 09-19-2017, 11:01 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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Taking into consideration the cost of living and general standard of life. If it is not, then which state/s would you consider better?
California is the richest most powerful state in the United States of America , however your best state is determined by your own private criteria of what the best state should be.....
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Old 09-19-2017, 11:04 PM
 
Location: The Gold Coast, Chicago
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California is the richest most powerful state in the United States of America , however your best state is determined by your own private criteria of what the best state should be.....
That's a silly criterion.

California has, by far, the highest population of any state in America. It's the wealthiest state by default.

What California also has is the highest poverty rate of any state in the US, which is not influenced by population.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/chuckde.../#64ab782112d9
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Old 09-19-2017, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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I've lived in California (a state ruled by short-sighted populist politics), and in a state ruled almost completely by open-market economics -- Nebraska. There is no question whatsoever that personal and financial betterment, as well as the ability to live comfortably, was more easily attained in the latter; but of course, that goal is completely out-of-sync with the "trendy" or "bi-coastal" mentality peddled by the media.

So it all boils down to a matter of personal desires; Omaha isn't everybody's kind of town but it worked for me.
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Old 09-19-2017, 11:26 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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Seems like CA has been losing a lot of upper and middle class population to Texas, so it's obviously on some peoples' minds.
Texas is on the minds of California middle-class and no one else......
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Old 09-19-2017, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I need to get back and visit California again for an extended period so I can really explore the state, rather than just stick to LA, it's touristy areas and the beaches. My ultimate goal is to live in California, but if not California than Oregon or New Mexico. Does anybody here live in New Mexico, and how does it compare to California?[/QUOTE]

I grew up in LA and currently live there. My aunt has lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico for 30 years.

California and New Mexico are VERY different. They call N.M. "The Land of Enchantment" because it is a beautiful state. Far more rural and quiet and landlocked as compared to California. The cost of living is much less in New Mexico but getting a good paying job is also harder.
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Old 09-19-2017, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Jackson, Mississippi
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Taking into consideration the cost of living and general standard of life. If it is not, then which state/s would you consider better?
No. Other than natural scenery in the National Parks located in Califorinia and in its beaches.

Cost of Living: California is at least $108 to the hundred dollars in terms of cost of living. Mississippi, the lowest cost of living state of the 50 states plus D.C, is 85 dollars to the 100 dollars in terms of cost, which means things cost 82 dollars for every 100s worth of goods at the U.S. Average. In Mississippi, every hundred dollars is worth at least 115 statewide due to lower population density and other factors that lower the cost of living locally. Just as it would between rural England and London proper.

Natural Scenery: California might beat out every other state on this one, especially with their variety of climates and scenery. I will contend, however, that they have destroyed much of their valuable farmland and built it up into a sprawling mess in Southern California and in parts of the Bay Area. Nonetheless, there are many very well built cities, good natural landscape, and a variety that might not be found in one area anywhere else in the world. Yosemite, Badlands, Redwood Forest, Big Sur, Beaches Galore! California take the cake on this one.

Most else I can't say, since I don't have much experience in CA yet.

I hear taxes are really high, but I can't say any comparison between the E.U.


To me, California is too congested, too heavily taxed, too left-wing for me, doesn't seem to have as much opportunity outside its largest cities, and the cost is through the roof. Just a perception of mine.

States like Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, and Colorado seem to have higher quality of life with more reasonable cost of living. Quality of life being education, amenities, housing options, etc. I would recommend those states to you, based on this report on quality of life:https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/rankings and this report on cost of living:http://https://www.missourieconomy.o...ost_of_living/
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Old 09-20-2017, 02:08 AM
 
Location: dubai
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I would say so yes. I have family all over California. Been many times. Wish I could live there but it's too expensive.
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