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Old 09-25-2014, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Minus the MCM furniture, you just described downtown Santa Ana. LOL

Personally, I wouldn't mind settling into a condo lifestyle (which is the only real affordable housing left). What do I do mind is this faux density so often seen in SoCal, with hella expensive condos that promote 'urban living' without the actual urban amenities...like, you know, decent public transportation, or being able to walk everywhere (or at least to a local restaurant, bar, grocery store, etc). I know Anaheim has been building a lot of these type of housing recently, but I don't find it appealing...it still feels very suburb-ish.
^^ So true.

(Could not give you reputation twice.)
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Old 09-25-2014, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Chicago is not imploding. This is utter nonsense.
"It was such an important city..."
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Old 09-25-2014, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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"It was such an important city..."
Parts of Chicago are DIRT CHEAP right now.


I think many would be surprised that there are many homes available for $50,000 . This is IMPOSSIBLE in L.A

This is what I mean
https://www.redfin.com/city/29470/IL...market=chicago

Sure sure they aren't in the hip areas.

But is Watts , Inglewood or Compton hip? Homes even in the worst parts of these areas go for over 200k easily.

Even someone working min wage can afford a house under 50k.

In L.A even people with good jobs and advanced degrees struggle to buy something in the city, even not in those 'most desirable areas"
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Old 09-25-2014, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Parts of Chicago are DIRT CHEAP right now.


I think many would be surprised that there are many homes available for $50,000 . This is IMPOSSIBLE in L.A

This is what I mean
https://www.redfin.com/city/29470/IL...market=chicago

Sure sure they aren't in the hip areas.

But is Watts , Inglewood or Compton hip? Homes even in the worst parts of these areas go for over 200k easily.

Even someone working min wage can afford a house under 50k.

In L.A even people with good jobs and advanced degrees struggle to buy something in the city, even not in those 'most desirable areas"
You must not be familiar with Chicago neighborhoods. "Not hip" is the least of your worries in places with houses under 50k.

You are right, though, when you say people with good jobs and advanced degrees in LA struggle to buy in the city.
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Old 09-25-2014, 11:21 AM
 
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I would say LA has enough aspiring rappers and screen writers
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Old 09-25-2014, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Things are a little tight, with me not working yet (finding work is a bi*ch in this city, even with experience and a college degree...just a little tidbit for future transplants), but we get by just fine and bills get paid.
This reminded me of something I Saw this week from a friend of mine who coordinates programs....

If you have a college degree and ever wanted to teach special education, LA Unified is offering a free program to get special ed credentials while starting to teach. They haven't offered a program like this in decades which tells you how desperate they are for good people. So call them if that sounds like your cup of tea. Starting salary is just under 50k.

Just thought I'd pass that on.
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Old 09-25-2014, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Sure thing pal, the population was 3.6 million back in 1950 and has been declining every year since. It's down to 2.6 million today.
The city's population is 2.7 million and growing. The city also gained in the 90s, and current estimates have the city back to positive growth.

Going by your logic though, cities like Boston, Washington, Philadelphia, and Minneapolis are also dead or dying, as they all lost a similar percentage of their peak populations.

You honestly just quoted an article that tried to make the argument that Chicago was dying because it gained more college educated persons -- referred to as "basket cases" in the article -- than any other city in the top 10 largest in the country.

I'm done.
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Old 09-25-2014, 05:36 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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bakersfield is part of california?
lol!
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Old 09-25-2014, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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You must not be familiar with Chicago neighborhoods. "Not hip" is the least of your worries in places with houses under 50k.

You are right, though, when you say people with good jobs and advanced degrees in LA struggle to buy in the city.
You don't think there might be parts of L.A that are equally as bad though as some of those areas?

I don't know the areas of Chicago..I always hear people talk badly about South Chicago

but they also say that all of L.A is gang ridden and a slum too.
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Old 09-26-2014, 02:47 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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You don't think there might be parts of L.A that are equally as bad though as some of those areas?

I don't know the areas of Chicago..I always hear people talk badly about South Chicago

but they also say that all of L.A is gang ridden and a slum too.
Crime is down in major cities like LA and Chicago, but the reduction has been more dramatic in Los Angeles. LA used to be way more dangerous.

What I'm saying is this: Sure, some places in Chicago cost just 50k, but these are not places where the average Joe wants to live. So even if the ghetto in Chicago is cheaper than the ghetto in LA, it's still the ghetto -- and a violent one at that. So 50k is not really such a great deal.
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