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Old 04-11-2008, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Cali
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I've been to San Antonio twice and loved it there! I hope that SA does not get too many California people there.

I don't want SA or Texas for that matter to be "Californicated"!
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Old 04-11-2008, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Burbank, CA
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Having just moved to the LA are from Houston, I'm hard pressed to find any similarities between the two. Two totally different worlds, no comparison.

I went to college in San Antonio, and I loved it there, but it's not LA. I lived in Austin for several years, and I loved it there too, but it's not LA either. LA has them both beat by miles, IMO.

The closest thing I can find in Texas that reminds me of LA is the Montrose area of Houston. Just the eclectic feel of the neighborhood and businesses, and the old homes that have been fabulously renovated, with a sprinkling of homes in between the nice ones that need renovation terribly. That said, LA is still better. JMHO.

I guess Texas does have an advantage in that it's a heckuva lot cheaper.
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Old 04-11-2008, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Woodland Hills, CA
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Whats better about LA?
All the traffic? All the crappy roads? All the crappy old neighborhoods? All the small places or "posh" places that would realistically be considered holes in the wall?

An example is Geisha House in Hollywood? Its basically a white, dirty building with a small door on the side of the building. Wow.. great. LA is great.
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Old 04-11-2008, 12:58 PM
 
Location: West LA
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Whats better about LA?
All the traffic? All the crappy roads? All the crappy old neighborhoods? All the small places or "posh" places that would realistically be considered holes in the wall?

An example is Geisha House in Hollywood? Its basically a white, dirty building with a small door on the side of the building. Wow.. great. LA is great.
I suppose if you dwell on all the negatives, and ignore all the positives... LA really does suck doesn't it? The again... so would anywhere in the world.
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Old 04-11-2008, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara, California
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Demographically, San Antonio reminds me of Los Angeles.
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Old 04-12-2008, 07:25 PM
 
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Demographically, San Antonio reminds me of Los Angeles.
Not even close
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Old 04-13-2008, 01:45 PM
 
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Whats better about LA?
All the traffic? All the crappy roads? All the crappy old neighborhoods? All the small places or "posh" places that would realistically be considered holes in the wall?

An example is Geisha House in Hollywood? Its basically a white, dirty building with a small door on the side of the building. Wow.. great. LA is great.
If you dream of living in a planned, gated community full of new cookie cutter homes on identical lots with a single shopping area that has a SuperWalMart and a SuperHomeDepot and a SuperBestBuy and a handful of chain restaurants -- then you will find LA lacking.
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Old 04-13-2008, 03:04 PM
 
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You'll find areas like that not just in L.A,but in other cities in the Country.

L.A has more Positives than Negatives in my opinion.

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Whats better about LA?
All the traffic? All the crappy roads? All the crappy old neighborhoods? All the small places or "posh" places that would realistically be considered holes in the wall?

An example is Geisha House in Hollywood? Its basically a white, dirty building with a small door on the side of the building. Wow.. great. LA is great.
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