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Old 04-17-2016, 05:28 PM
 
Location: South Central Michigan
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I really want to live in LA too. I was there for 3 days in December and I could definitely tell that it's a city you need to live in for a while to truly experience everything it has to offer. There's too much to do and too much spread out over a vast area to do everything in just a couple of vacations.
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Old 04-17-2016, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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I'm kind of an L.A. (area) boomeranger. (I do count Santa Clarita, Antelope Valley, Inland Empire, Orange County, and Ventura County to all be within the L.A. sphere of influence.) I grew up back east and lived in the Bay Area when I first moved to California. I moved from the Bay Area to Orange County, then to Europe, then to L.A. County, then to San Diego, then back to Orange County, and now I'm in Modesto.

The Bay Area is really a nice, awesome place, an area I enjoyed many aspects of, though I find the people to be a little too standoffish for California standards. Plus, in my profession, hyper-feminists generally run the show in the Bay Area, which is frankly a negative in my book. Western Europe was short-lived, and thankfully so, but it was an awesome, short-lived time! San Diego is "Bland Diego" in my book, a huge disappointment considering its size. Modesto actually isn't as bad as I expected, it's a fairly nice town in some areas, and it's in a great location to the amenities of NorCal; however, its biggest saving grace is still cost of living at the end of the day.

I wanted to stay in L.A. to begin with, but sometimes job offers are too good to pass up. That said, I soooooo want to come back to L.A.

As BOSORD93 said, the city itself is one that takes forever to explore, which, in my opinion, is part of its charm. That's not even including the San Gabriel Valley, San Fernando Valley, Long Beach, Pasadena, Riverside, Ventura, Ojai, Santa Monica, Culver City, Huntington Beach, Santa Ana, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, etc., etc. I see SoCal as a vast agglomeration of cosmopolitanism, energy, far-left Bernie-supporting democratic socialists, libertarian-conservative Republicans, intellectual capital, financial hub, broken dreams, opulence, disgusting filth, cultural decay, "classical" arts and culture, and trend-setting cultural concepts. And, it's too easy to love, IMO.
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Old 04-17-2016, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles,CA & Scottsdale, AZ
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That is all
Moves can take some getting used to, I've recently grown to really like living in LA, absolutely hated it my first two years out here though. How do you like Living in New Orleans? Just curious, that's a place that I've always wanted to live in for a short period of time.
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Old 04-17-2016, 08:06 PM
 
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I miss it too.

I am married and have 3 kids. They are teens. I am the only one of the 5 of us who wants to move back. I wouldn't do that to my kids at this point.
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Old 04-18-2016, 12:01 AM
 
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I couldn't imagine living in New Orleans or Los Angeles.

As for as the affordable cost of living in the rest of the country, there's a reason why Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are doing so well. If the economy were that great they wouldn't have gotten this far . It's rough trying to survive in the middle of the country. You don't magically come into the middle class just because you leave a big city.
So now you're not moving to LA?

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It's bad, especially when you live in SoCal for an extended period. People from SoCal are very senitive to weather. However, although it still sucks, it isn't too terrible after awhile. I can't really wear the same clothing in the south that I could in L.A. though during the summers. Summer nights are pretty nice too. Still 100% prefer L.A. weather though that's just a no brainer.
Yes it is, I don't know how you do it. I lived in FL for a few years and it sucked. Even at night it was still hot and sticky, miserable weather most of the year. Every once in awhile you would get a day or two of drier weather with moderate temps, people loved it, I would say this is what Southern CA is like most of the year.
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Old 04-18-2016, 12:37 PM
 
Location: ATL by way of Los Angeles
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I miss L.A. at times as well. I snap out of it when I think about the home prices *lol*


I get to visit at least once a year, so that usually gives me my fix.
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Old 04-18-2016, 12:40 PM
 
Location: ATL by way of Los Angeles
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So now you're not moving to LA?


Yes it is, I don't know how you do it. I lived in FL for a few years and it sucked. Even at night it was still hot and sticky, miserable weather most of the year. Every once in awhile you would get a day or two of drier weather with moderate temps, people loved it, I would say this is what Southern CA is like most of the year.
That reminds me of our trips down to Orlando. Summer in Central Florida is brutal. Even some parts of the Spring are already pretty hot.
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Old 04-18-2016, 07:05 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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That reminds me of our trips down to Orlando. Summer in Central Florida is brutal. Even some parts of the Spring are already pretty hot.
Houston TX....gahd damn.
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Old 04-18-2016, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Weren't you making plans to move to LA?

Also, nobody said you automatically live a better life by moving to a more affordable city. But for many people, that is the case. It's not big city or nothing. We are lucky to live in a country with so many choices.
I think a lot of people don't realize there are cities with decent industries and strong economies and things to do for fun too.
Lot's of people are in the L.A/NYC/SF 'bubble'.
Many people in L.A seem to know more about cities in other countries than they do other American cities.
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Old 04-19-2016, 01:18 AM
 
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So now you're not moving to LA?



Yes it is, I don't know how you do it. I lived in FL for a few years and it sucked. Even at night it was still hot and sticky, miserable weather most of the year. Every once in awhile you would get a day or two of drier weather with moderate temps, people loved it, I would say this is what Southern CA is like most of the year.
Typo. I meant I couldn't imagine living in New Orleans OVER Los Angeles. I am still very much coming to Los Angeles.

LA is the most awesome city, and I love the weather.

I was last in LA in March, will be back this summer before I permanently move in Dec.
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