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View Poll Results: Do you have problem with Californians moving into your area?
YES 22 25.29%
NO 65 74.71%
Voters: 87. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-05-2009, 10:00 AM
 
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Do you have a problem with Californians moving into your city/town/state? I just want to see a show of hands. Yes or no?

I don't have a problem but I've heard a lot of this Californication stuff. Even though I've read much about it I'm still confused. Do they seriously pay higher than the asking price for a house? Are they that much of a nuisance? Do they really arrive in droves to certain areas? What sends them there to migrate en masse? How does a place like Portland, OR or Boise, ID become the new hotspot for Californians?

Urban Dictionary: californication
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:03 AM
 
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When I lived out west, they drove up the price so much in many upon many small mountain towns that the Natives no longer could live there.

Then they replace the Ma and Pa stores with boutique shops, pottery stores, and coffee shops and act like the town is now "unique".

One should not vote in this poll, unless they are natives of interior mountain west towns, or Northwest towns.


People in the midwest, the south, and the East coast would have no idea what it means to have their nice town turned into a Sundance film festival town. I loved the south park episode when the Californians came to South Park for the annual film festival, and were transforming their "hick" town into California, and Mr. Hankie had to come save them from their town being destroyed. It really is like that in many small interior west mountain towns. If you don't believe natives get priced out, than you are very very niave.

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Old 01-05-2009, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Mountain Home, Arkansas
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As long as "they" dont act like like princes and princesses i think it would b ok
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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I would not mind them, however, Californians are not moving to Pennsylvania anyway.
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:23 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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None at all.

There are alot worse things than Californians in the world today!
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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None at all.

There are alot worse things than Californians in the world today!
Agreed. We've had quite a few Californians move to my area of CT, most seem to be from the Bay area though. They're friendly and intelligent. Hardly a problem.

Now if they were coming here demanding welfare on Sec 8, that would be a problem.
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:31 AM
 
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No, I love Californians!
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:35 AM
 
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arrrggggg. Like I said. Can somebody from a interior west mountain town please comment? Somebody that has been priced out of their home.

This has nothing to do with people hating Californians. But as I said above, people from the East, south, and midwest have no idea what it is like to have high priced Californian yuppies move in droves to their nice mountain town and "Californicate" the hell out of it to their desire.

This poll really isn't about a new neighbor from Berkley moving in next door in your suburb of Philly. It should be geared to more of a major displacement of Californians moving to small towns in the mountain west and displacing majority of the natives.
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I know a lot of California ex-pats here in New Jersey. They're just fine.
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:38 AM
 
Location: NJ
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arrrggggg. Like I said. Can somebody from a interior west mountain town please comment? Somebody that has been priced out of their home.

This has nothing to do with people hating Californians. But as I said above, people from the East, south, and midwest have no idea what it is like to have high priced Californian yuppies move in droves to their nice mountain town and "Californicate" the hell out of it to their desire.

This poll really isn't about a new neighbor from Berkley moving in next door in your suburb of Philly. It should be geared to more of a major displacement of Californians moving to small towns in the mountain west and displacing majority of the natives.
i can't comment but do have a question. what should be done about it? a moratorium on moving? if you're from CA......? can ppl from other states move in? what's the solution?

can you give a couple of examples of mountain west towns to which has happened? i'm curious.
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