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Old 01-20-2011, 03:21 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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I've been here for 5 decades and I'm still in the honeymoon period.
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Old 01-20-2011, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I agree. I hope you update this thread a few months / couple of years from now. It's funny how whenever people rave about how great LA area is, most of the time you hear "The weather is great! It's warm and I can go to the beach in January!" (which, I must admit, I did a few days ago). It's funny how that's all the majority of people say when they compare LA to their hometown (especially the ones that came from really cold areas). What else though? What else do you all REALLY like about LA?
Even if there were no other things, the weather is a huge advantage. If all other things were equal (which they're not) the weather makes living here so comfortable all year round.

Now, there are other things like geographic diversity (mountains, valleys, deserts, etc), diverse people for all sorts of restaurants, top notch universities, variety of jobs (most of the time) so both members of an adult couple could most likely find work in their fields, pride (people in LA are very proud of living in a world famous city), and great sports teams (unlike the Atlanta Falcons).

It shares the minuses of most big cities namely traffic and inner city troubles.

Housing prices are still much higher than most major metros.
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Old 01-20-2011, 03:57 PM
 
Location: California
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I think the charm of beautiful weather and beaches isn't as keen for those of us born and raised in other parts of CA. We already have that so for many LA just means TRAFFIC.
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Old 01-20-2011, 05:13 PM
 
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula
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Even if there were no other things, the weather is a huge advantage. If all other things were equal (which they're not) the weather makes living here so comfortable all year round.
There is no place in the continental US with weather as good as in SoCal. (I haven't been to Hawaii or US possessions other than PR.) That's our coastal areas from San Diego to Santa Barbara. It is the biggest thing I will miss when I have moved.

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We already have that so for many LA just means TRAFFIC.
And that is one of my top reasons for leaving; traffic, congestion, crowds.
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Old 01-20-2011, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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It is the biggest thing I will miss when I have moved.

Don't fret, It will be here when you move back.
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Old 01-20-2011, 05:19 PM
 
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula
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Don't fret, It will be here when you move back.
Not gonna happen. Retired, don't need to live near work. And anyway, they say once you've moved out of state you won't be able to afford to move back. I can't affirm that from my own experience but I believe it.

It will be fun to come back to California and visit some of my favorite camping spots (Eastern Sierra, Joshua Tree, Death Valley, Yosemite). I have a few friends and family I'll visit. I bet I'll have to come back to get Asian cooking ingredients from my favorite Asian markets. I sure hope I'll be able to get sushi tuna wherever I end up!

You have my permission to say "told you so!" if it comes to that.
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Old 01-20-2011, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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they say once you've moved out of state you won't be able to afford to move back.
They are wrong.
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Old 01-20-2011, 05:29 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Yes they are.

Love, Jack
OC to Spokane to OC
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:52 PM
 
Location: California
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they say once you've moved out of state you won't be able to afford to move back
That comes from the very real phenomenon of people seeing how much more they get for their money in other places and logically can't justify moving back and paying so much more. But lot's of people do move back, usually because of job opportunities and to be closer to friends and family.

I can sure understand why you wouldn't want to. It's fun to live in different places and once you've been there/done that you discover that you didn't actually enjoy "doing that" as much as you enjoy doing what you are doing now, in the new place.
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Old 01-20-2011, 11:06 PM
 
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Of course you are loving it... It's the honeymoon period
And she can afford to rent a 3 bedroom house in a desirable area of LA...what's not to love?? I bet she wouldn't be so happy if her budget only allowed her a 1 bedroom apt. in Van Nuys or North Hollywood (like many of us in LA)! I'd be happy if I could roll into town and get into that kind of set up right away, too.
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