U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > Los Angeles
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-11-2008, 06:58 PM
 
194 posts, read 3,263 times
Reputation: 71
Houston kinda reminds me of L.A.

Massive, sprawling, freeway oriented, with a huge Spanish-speaking population, and lagging public transit.
Also, relatively laid-back and mellow. It doesn't look anything like L.A., though.

Also (this may be slightly off-topic) both Houston and L.A. have restaurants called House of Pies.
But the one in H-Town is *way* better than the one in L.A. That Bayou Goo pie is un-friggin-believeable!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-11-2008, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
7,728 posts, read 8,431,419 times
Reputation: 5862
Quote:
Originally Posted by SWV View Post
Cities that remind you of LA..

Like Beaches, Population, Attractions, Climate..

I want to know because I'm looking at L.A as a future place to live but I want to know what cities remind you of L.A..
No way. LA is a unique city and there isn't another one like it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-11-2008, 09:58 PM
SWV SWV started this thread
 
Location: After College Brooklyn/Bronx/Queens NYC
445 posts, read 867,356 times
Reputation: 157
Sorry guys I didn't mean to start a debate I was just wondering just in case I don't make it out to reside in LA..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-11-2008, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
2,899 posts, read 1,097,203 times
Reputation: 877
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slauson Rosecranz View Post
Houston kinda reminds me of L.A.

Massive, sprawling, freeway oriented, with a huge Spanish-speaking population, and lagging public transit.
Also, relatively laid-back and mellow. It doesn't look anything like L.A., though.

Also (this may be slightly off-topic) both Houston and L.A. have restaurants called House of Pies.
But the one in H-Town is *way* better than the one in L.A. That Bayou Goo pie is un-friggin-believeable!
Hey now, that sounds like an insult to Houston! Houston is WAY better a place than LA.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-12-2008, 06:22 AM
 
196 posts, read 860,557 times
Reputation: 83
Default costa del sol, southern europe.

sprawling, sunny, palm trees, beaches, hills round the corner, green and desert landscapes, distances from core to core, of course no highrises in Costa del Sol, and no mexican everywhere, but the landscape is similar, also is similar the bad public transit system, you have to get places by highways. There are also some suburbs in this spanish metro area that looks as Beverly Hills, as Marbella, with lots of rich and famous there, and very expensive boutiques.

Some streets in Barcelona goes from beach to mountains and also the city have highrises and many highways that are streched by mountains, in any points has a certain look to Los Angeles.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-12-2008, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
26,362 posts, read 51,893,260 times
Reputation: 16207
How about San Diego?

Demographics similar.
House prices similar.
Weather similar.
Cost of living similar.
Traffic similar.
Legal environment similar.
Civic conditions similar.
Growth patterns similar.
Industries pretty similar (aerospace but not Hollywood, probably not as many corporate headquarters either).
Problems (traffic, social, natural disasters, etc.) similar.
Fidelity is less (less bad things, less great things)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-12-2008, 08:15 AM
 
Location: California
572 posts, read 900,279 times
Reputation: 456
Quote:
Originally Posted by lajollaeleven View Post
Mexico City & Sao Paulo.
I was thinking TJ
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-12-2008, 10:47 AM
Status: "bleurueurueudurueururuegh" (set 5 days ago)
 
Location: yeah
5,592 posts, read 9,626,982 times
Reputation: 2523
Haters call us "Little L.A."
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-12-2008, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Alabama!
4,968 posts, read 10,207,653 times
Reputation: 2645
Quote:
Originally Posted by SurekRZA View Post
Im sorry but your posts are histerical. Learn how to spell "kudos" and make sense when you write...
"I'm," with the apostrophe = contraction of "I am."
Hysterical.
"Kudos" - you are correct!
Cheers
Only been to LA once - beautiful place!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-12-2008, 01:06 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
1,288 posts, read 3,470,787 times
Reputation: 637
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charles View Post
How about San Diego?

Demographics similar.
House prices similar.
Weather similar.
Cost of living similar.
Traffic similar.
Legal environment similar.
Civic conditions similar.
Growth patterns similar.
Industries pretty similar (aerospace but not Hollywood, probably not as many corporate headquarters either).
Problems (traffic, social, natural disasters, etc.) similar.
Fidelity is less (less bad things, less great things)
Having now lived in both places, neither reminds me of the other. They are totally different. And the only thing on your list above where I see real similarity is weather and cost of living and housing to a lesser degree. Comparable living in LA is more expensive than in San Diego.

I would say San Diego more closely resembles Orange County.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $79,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > Los Angeles
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top