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Old 01-13-2011, 10:54 PM
 
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Hey everybody. I've been on the East Coast all of my life. I went to school in Philly and have a lot of family in PA and NYC. I'd always figured I'd be in NYC after school but things change. This summer I will be moving to LA to start a new job. I've never been to California and have no idea what to expect, but I'm open to new experiences. The reason I'm posting is because I was wondering what other East Coast transplants think about LA and how did you adjust to the change (good or bad). I was also wondering what a person like myself can expect from the city and its people.

Thanks for your help!
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Old 01-13-2011, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I grew up in the LA area but lived for several years in my 20's on the east coast (NYC/Wash, DC).

My quick 2 cents on Los Angeles:
More car oriented, warmer weather, very diverse geography, very diverse city culturally/ethnically, more decentralized than Phil or NYC, more laid back, etc.

Don't come like some do from the east coast and expect you'll be living in Hawaii. We do get two seasons here. Warm, dry summers (MUCH more pleasant than the east coast I will add). Winters are mild (with rain) but a far cry from Hawaii. And the Pacific ocean in Calif. is cold (including summers), nothing like Fla. or Hawaii.
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Old 01-14-2011, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I was also wondering what a person like myself can expect from the city and its people.
Traffic. Lots of traffic. Partly due to so many people moving to LA from the east coast.
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Old 01-14-2011, 07:52 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Here's some helpful clues for you once you get here:

• The natives don't care about the superiority of the pizza "back home"
• We're already aware of the fact that we don't know how to drive in the rain (you'll see why once you spend a couple of years here)
• Nobody cares about the Yankees
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Old 01-14-2011, 07:17 PM
 
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Here's some helpful clues for you once you get here:

The natives don't care about the superiority of the pizza "back home"
We're already aware of the fact that we don't know how to drive in the rain (you'll see why once you spend a couple of years here)
Nobody cares about the Yankees


as a southeasterner myself, truer words were never spoken. a font(ucky) of wisdom as usual.
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Old 01-15-2011, 12:15 PM
 
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hello
could you please tell me how can I post a Topic
im freshman

thankx in advance
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Old 01-15-2011, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Within the particular forum you want to post in (Los Angeles, San Diego, etc) click on "New Thread" near the top left of the screen (your left as facing the computer).
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Old 01-16-2011, 12:00 AM
 
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Here's some helpful clues for you once you get here:

The natives don't care about the superiority of the pizza "back home"
We're already aware of the fact that we don't know how to drive in the rain (you'll see why once you spend a couple of years here)
Nobody cares about the Yankees
Well luckily I don't care about Pizza "quality", I don't care about the Yankees, and I can drive in rain and snow. Looks like LA is going to be a breeze.
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Old 01-16-2011, 02:14 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Well luckily I don't care about Pizza "quality", I don't care about the Yankees, and I can drive in rain and snow. Looks like LA is going to be a breeze.
It doesn't matter if you can drive in the rain when someone swerves into your car in the rain because they don't know how to, know what I'm saying?
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:37 AM
 
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Hello, I am in the same boat as you are. I'm a New Yorker that seems to only be able to find work in CA. More specifically the Glendale/ Burbank/ Los Angeles area. However, I have lived in VA for 4 years now and I like my suburb lifestyle for my kids. Any natives have any ideas on great neighborhoods within those areas to get my suburb swag on?
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