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Old 04-27-2016, 10:35 AM
 
Location: South Central Michigan
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I think age/place in life matters. My goal is to live in a big bustling city while I'm young because I understand that as people get older, they want to move to quieter, more spacious suburbs. I feel like I'll regret it later in life if I don't spend my 20s enjoying living in a big city. I don't know if anyone else feels this way.
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Old 04-27-2016, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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I think age/place in life matters. My goal is to live in a big bustling city while I'm young because I understand that as people get older, they want to move to quieter, more spacious suburbs. I feel like I'll regret it later in life if I don't spend my 20s enjoying living in a big city. I don't know if anyone else feels this way.
I don't know if that's necessarily true. I mean there are tons of older people still in big cities like L.A,NYC,SF .

Also there is an advantage to being in a big city when you are older. More amenities , likely to be closer to great hospitals, etc.

Of course there are big cities that are much cheaper than L.A , Houston and Chicago come to mind.
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Old 04-27-2016, 10:43 AM
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I am grateful believe me.
I just wanted to make the OP feel a little better ,sorry
Even I could tell you were only half-serious.
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Old 04-27-2016, 10:45 AM
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I don't know if that's necessarily true. I mean there are tons of older people still in big cities like L.A,NYC,SF .

Also there is an advantage to being in a big city when you are older. More amenities , likely to be closer to great hospitals, etc.

Of course there are big cities that are much cheaper than L.A , Houston and Chicago come to mind.
Depends if you have a family or not. Us millenials are definitely attracted to big cities now, so maybe suburbs aren't growing as fast as they used to.
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Old 04-27-2016, 10:47 AM
 
Location: South Central Michigan
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I don't know if that's necessarily true. I mean there are tons of older people still in big cities like L.A,NYC,SF .

Also there is an advantage to being in a big city when you are older. More amenities , likely to be closer to great hospitals, etc.

Of course there are big cities that are much cheaper than L.A , Houston and Chicago come to mind.
I get that. I always want to live in a big city metro, but I'm talking about the actual city core. I feel like as I get older and maybe have kids, then I'd want a nice house with a yard and a "suburban" feel instead of living in a bustling city neighborhood. But with the option of taking day trips into the city.
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Old 04-27-2016, 10:49 AM
 
Location: South Central Michigan
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Depends if you have a family or not. Us millenials are definitely attracted to big cities now, so maybe suburbs aren't growing as fast as they used to.
My friend has a theory that since so many milennials have gone to college compared to past generations, they want a lifestyle similar to college where they live in a vibrant atmosphere with lots of foot traffic and all the amenities/fun within only a few minutes.
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Old 04-27-2016, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Depends if you have a family or not. Us millenials are definitely attracted to big cities now, so maybe suburbs aren't growing as fast as they used to.
Yes that's true. I guess it just seems that a lot of people seem to assume that big city has to mean really expensive.
Also there are probably a lot of people that think they would only be happy in L.A,SF or NYC, but that's because those are the cities spoken about in the media all the time and have less 'brand recognition'.

Still plenty of urban areas that millennials (seems to be the new term for hipster , right?) can live in where cost of living won't totally sink them. There are probably less than a handful of cities mentioned in the media, but that makes sense because that is where the media is centered.

When you look more on the local scale at the local news, developments happening in the areas, types of business moving in, you see there is more going on in these cities.
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Old 04-27-2016, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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I get that. I always want to live in a big city metro, but I'm talking about the actual city core. I feel like as I get older and maybe have kids, then I'd want a nice house with a yard and a "suburban" feel instead of living in a bustling city neighborhood. But with the option of taking day trips into the city.
Still plenty of parts of L.A like that. Issue for many is that those homes are now pretty expensive.
Places with nice houses with yards, but you are also a couple minutes from "city life".
Hancock Park is a good example of one in L.A, but it's expensive even by L.A standards.

This is one thing that attracts people to L.A versus NYC or SF, you can't find that in NYC or SF at any price.
In Los Angeles, money buys you things that money can't even buy in those cities.

Here is an example. Comparing what $4 million buys in L.A versus Manhattan.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...es-what-880730

The wealth in Los Angeles is equally as amazing as the huge level of poverty, it's a fascinating dichotomy.
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Old 04-27-2016, 01:33 PM
 
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Valley ain't so bad, but I guess it is boring. West Hills is nice though, if you can swing it. I'm also of the mind that one place that might not have been right for you at one time or period in your life could be right for you at another time or stage of your life. So L.A. could totally work for you.
It could. I looked at rentals just now, though and, much like I anticipated, they have just about doubled since the last time I looked. Not super surprising, but also not really encouraging. In order for me to live in a place similar in quality to my rental in MI, I'd be paying close to $3K/month. Doable, but I'd have to shed the student loans first.
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Old 04-27-2016, 02:55 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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I'm going to be 40 this year (yikes, how did that happen?!?), and I definitely don't want to live in the suburbs. Although I no longer want to live in a crowded, bustling like L.A. or NYC, I still prefer to live in an urban area, like Uptown New Orleans or downtown Orlando. Still cities, but much more relaxed.
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