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Old 03-30-2019, 07:49 AM
 
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... I save a bunch and still get out to enjoy So Cal plenty. But I also didn't have kid after kid after kid....
One's family-situation is a significant factor, both in terms of costs and lifestyle-priorities. For a middle-aged (or older) person who never had kids, so many of the hassles and burdens of big-city coastal life don't much matter, and the conveniences and pleasures of slower-pace/suburban/Heartland life are no boon.
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Old 03-30-2019, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Formerly Pleasanton Ca, now in Marietta Ga
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Funny you mention Atlanta, b/c my friend bought a cheap house there (under 200k), but I kid you not when I say I didn't even feel comfotable leaving my car there for 3-4 hours when we went to hang out. It was straight gutter. So I guess if nothing else, I will admit, even the hood in LA is fairly costly by comparison.
But something else people arent talking about here.....I looked at the Atlanta pay scale for my job, I would be taking an 19K per year pay cut. In Las Vegas, 25K. Nahhhh, can't do it.
Itís all relative. Pay cut of 19k. Is that half your salary? 1/4th? 1/10th.
If you are earning 80k , 19k is a 24 percent pay cut to go to Atlanta. But the col in Atlanta is 41% less than Los Angeles so you might be ahead in Atlanta. Itís not what you make, itís what you get to keep.
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Old 03-30-2019, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Naples Island
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But then you actually have to live in Dallas.
In my opinion, the flat, treeless prairie of Oklahoma and North Texas, complete with man-made lakes and grass that is brown and dormant for most of the year, is uninspiring and unsightly. However, cities such as Dallas, TX and Oklahoma City, OK consistently rank as top relocation destinations for domestic migrants from the West Coast, especially Central and Southern California. On the other hand, Little Rock, AR, which is approximately 320 miles northeast of Dallas, TX and 340 miles east-southeast of Oklahoma City, OK, is situated in a region that is much lusher and more scenic. As a result, the climate of Little Rock is less extreme, its residential neighborhoods are more attractive and charming, and there more recreational opportunities in or near the metropolitan area.

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Old 03-30-2019, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Where the sun always shines
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Itís all relative. Pay cut of 19k. Is that half your salary? 1/4th? 1/10th.
If you are earning 80k , 19k is a 24 percent pay cut to go to Atlanta. But the col in Atlanta is 41% less than Los Angeles so you might be ahead in Atlanta. Itís not what you make, itís what you get to keep.
Had a relative live in MArietta not long ago. Not a bad place, but not really my type of town. His 2 bedroom apartment was 1400. Roughly the same for my 1 bedroom here, although my LA neighborhood is considered a much more high end neighborhood. THe savings aint really that great except for gas and I can live with that. But on top of it all, after being to the Atlanta area at least 10 times..........it's just not a place I would wanna be. Even if the rent was 500 bucks a months, I don't care for the demographics, weather or the infrastructure.
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Old 03-30-2019, 10:04 PM
 
Location: 130 Miles E of Sacramento
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Escaping angelenos are those that couldn't hack it and are forced to leave.
Because jobs don't pay enough to afford cost of living.
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Old 03-31-2019, 02:06 AM
 
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Escaping angelenos are those that couldn't hack it and are forced to leave.

I know plenty of people that were making 150+ that left for another state. . They just got tired of paying high prices for everything.
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Old 03-31-2019, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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I know plenty of people that were making 150+ that left for another state. . They just got tired of paying high prices for everything.
Good, tell them each to take some of their friends with them too. California would be a much better place with about 10 million fewer people.
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Old 03-31-2019, 09:01 AM
 
Location: On the water.
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Good, tell them each to take some of their friends with them too. California would be a much better place with about 10 million fewer people.
... make that about 30 million fewer, no?
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Old 03-31-2019, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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... make that about 30 million fewer, no?
That works too
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Old 03-31-2019, 09:49 AM
 
Location: 912 feet above sea level
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A: What exactly defines an "Escaping Angeleno"?

Q: Someone who prattles on endlessly about it in thread after thread?
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