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Old 05-18-2017, 08:44 PM
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I am independent and don't side either left or right. I can't say I've been overwhelmed with an "in your face liberal attitude" in CA. I can say that I experienced more "in your face conservative attitude" when I lived in Utah than I faced an "in your face liberal attitude" in CA.
Well Utah is an extreme example.
I've mostly lived in conservative states where there might a few loudmouths, but a lot of people go apolitical once the election is over. Certainly never saw folks physically out protesting everything Obama did when he was elected.
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Maryland. America in miniature, and you get everything one could get in California, with IMO better location.
I like the whole region. If everything from NY to NC were one state, it would be the best one.
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:45 PM
 
Location: DFW
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If you have unlimited money, then yes, it's the best place money can buy.
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:25 AM
 
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If you have unlimited money, then yes, it's the best place money can buy.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:21 AM
 
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California would be near the bottom of the list of places to live in.
If money wasn't a major concern. California would be my 20-30th place choice.
At the top of the list: Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Florida and most of New England.
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:11 PM
 
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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?
I'm not sure how you can separate cost/standard of living from the equation.

California used to be a much better state than it is now. Today, you have to choose between insane housing prices and overcrowding in the coastal cities, or bad economies in the interior. That's why the middle class in that state are taking it on the chin and leaving. A recent real estate survey found that the average schoolteacher in California can only afford 15% of the homes in the state. That's kind of a shocking percentage, one that shows how out-of-whack things have become. I mean, if I won the PowerBall, I'd move to Monterrey in a heartbeat. But most people just can't afford it.

Don't get me wrong. I'm out there twice a year on biz. Beautiful state with a lot going for it. But if you average things out, Washington, North Carolina, Oregon, and Colorado have more going for them in terms of future.
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Old 05-19-2017, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Yakima WA
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California was the best state in most of the 20th Century but due to cost of living and other factors (overcrowded, taxes, etc) that is no longer true. The domestic migration patterns would agree with me.
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:26 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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It would be at the bottom of my list because of all the snowflakes, cry babies, illegals, and crazies out there.
I am confused. This describes both California and Georgia.
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Old 05-22-2017, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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I am confused. This describes both California and Georgia.
Not hardly.
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Old 05-22-2017, 07:53 AM
 
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I thought I would ask this in this thread as no point starting a new one. I am looking to vacation from UK to the USA at Xmas. What is the temperature like in California at Xmas? What was it like last Xmas? Also, if not California, where else would you recommend? I would like to visit a national park or more plus general sightseeing, and also celebrate Xmas with strangers lol possibly ha.
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