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Old 03-29-2019, 10:15 PM
 
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You are feeding at the "big government" trough....like a filthy pig!
Thank you, California!!
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Old 03-29-2019, 10:50 PM
 
Location: The edge of the world and all of Western civilization
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Now THAT'S FUNNY! There's many more per capita in the Los Angeles area than there are in AZ!! Kttam must be eaten' good in her hood!! LOL.

Paradise Valley where I live in AZ has 150% the per capita income than where she lives and twice as many college graduates (according to Wikipedia) so understandable that my city has zero Applebees and hers has many. Good example of how aware some folks are. Not that there's anything wrong with Applebees. It's the snobby liberal thing. If there's a demand for Applebees, great for Applebees. Those of us for freedom don't try to legislate the free market like the socialists like to.
Interesting that you intentionally picked a single suburb within a giant suburb regarding per capita income (and one of the smallest in population, which is noteworthy), when Maricopa County (which houses your town, as well as the majority of the Phoenix area and most of the population outside PV) has a per capita income of less than $28,000, far less than Los Angeles County. It's also a predominantly retiree community full of people who had to make their money elsewhere and found a hot, cheap place to go to die. And for someone so fixated on expensive zip codes, 9 of the top 10 are in California (2 in Los Angeles County), 0 of the top 50 in the state of Arizona. Maybe you aren't as wealthy as you want people to think you are, and needed the ego boost of where your money buys a bigger property? Applebee's aside, you have plenty of other chains to choose from.

For everyone else dumb enough to buy into it, this thread is 100% true: cost of living is indeed stagnant outside of Los Angeles. Gas, food, taxes, insurance, etc. remain the same year-over-year and you will find total immunity from price increases in "real America." When you leave, fixate more on why you left California (or New York, Illinois, etc.) instead of paying attention to what goes on in your new home, because that seems to be the key (you wouldn't want to actually examine your own life situation, after all).

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Old 03-30-2019, 12:28 AM
 
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Interesting that you intentionally picked a single suburb within a giant suburb regarding per capita income (and one of the smallest in population, which is noteworthy), when Maricopa County (which houses your town, as well as the majority of the Phoenix area and most of the population outside PV) has a per capita income of less than $28,000, far less than Los Angeles County. It's also a predominantly retiree community full of people who had to make their money elsewhere and found a hot, cheap place to go to die. And for someone so fixated on expensive zip codes, 9 of the top 10 are in California (2 in Los Angeles County), 0 of the top 50 in the state of Arizona. Maybe you aren't as wealthy as you want people to think you are, and needed the ego boost of where your money buys a bigger property? Applebee's aside, you have plenty of other chains to choose from.

For everyone else dumb enough to buy into it, this thread is 100% true: cost of living is indeed stagnant outside of Los Angeles. Gas, food, taxes, insurance, etc. remain the same year-over-year and you will find total immunity from price increases in "real America." When you leave, fixate more on why you left California (or New York, Illinois, etc.) instead of paying attention to what goes on in your new home, because that seems to be the key (you wouldn't want to actually examine your own life situation, after all).
I mentioned where I lived because what's her name on here was dissing all of AZ and particularly the Phoenix metro in many different ways so I told her that were I lived surpassed where she lives (Studio City) with regard to educational level and income and proved it with stats. That's all. Again, some folks don't like facts. Certainly there are not so nice areas in the Phoenix metro just as there are not so nice areas in the LA metro. The point is with all the name calling she was doing to me and and spouting off about Applebees being here (thinking she was making fun of the Phoenix metro when there's multiple more in LA metro per capita...lol) my city runs circles around hers. I'm sure we could both point out crappy areas in our respective metros.
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Old 03-30-2019, 01:00 AM
 
Location: The edge of the world and all of Western civilization
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I mentioned where I lived because what's her name on here was dissing all of AZ and particularly the Phoenix metro in many different ways so I told her that were I lived surpassed where she lives (Studio City) with regard to educational level and income and proved it with stats. That's all. Again, some folks don't like facts. Certainly there are not so nice areas in the Phoenix metro just as there are not so nice areas in the LA metro. The point is with all the name calling she was doing to me and and spouting off about Applebees being here (thinking she was making fun of the Phoenix metro when there's multiple more in LA metro per capita...lol) my city runs circles around hers. I'm sure we could both point out crappy areas in our respective metros.
No you didn't. You like to habitually mention where you live and like to fixate on your location and pension. It's like when I flew in to visit my family in Oklahoma and a back-way to the airport was by huge estates (easily much larger in house and property size than whatever you own), and they commented on them. Impressive? Not at all, at least not to most people, for it's still in Oklahoma. That applies to your house in Arizona to most people... but you like to bring it up every chance you get... in a California forum. Just pointing out an observation.

Personally, I think she's right to be down on Arizona, but maybe you just haven't lived there long enough. You referred to a single nice pocket in a place that has very little differentiation, and personally I think you got suckered into overpaying for whatever you feel you need to overcompensate. Unless you want to live close to work, all you have to do is take a map of the Phoenix area, throw a dart at it, and wherever it lands you look for a property there to narrow your search. You'll find it's probably identical to 95% of the area anyway. What doesn't change is that you live in an area with unusually large suburbs, most of which really drag down the county's average, and you live in an affluent town that is a major exception to the norm in a metro area that otherwise doesn't have a lot of money, and it has a comparatively small population (~12,000).

My point is that you really ought not to jump down her throat when you live in a retirement community full of people who got their money from outside of Arizona as they prepare for the imminent grave, when you're surrounded by a metro area that doesn't have much in terms of boasting rights for people who actually do have their lives ahead of them. Unless you get a part-time job or find some other way to interact with younger people, you'll find less satisfaction among people not choosing life insurance policies. I don't really care about the Applebee's debate, or wherever you get your early bird special, because you have nothing but chains in your area. In this case, you're focusing on too finite of a detail, such as the college graduate attainment in a town of about 12,000 people... when Arizona consistently ranks at or near the bottom in general education. For good measure, why don't you compare the Maryvale neighborhood in Phoenix to Beverly Hills? It makes just as much sense as what you're doing now. That or you can reiterate for the thousandth time you get pension from California taxpayers and moved to a stucco-laden kiln.
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Old 03-30-2019, 01:03 AM
 
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Can't we all just get along...?
Sure. Just dont invite me to Applebee’s.
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Old 03-30-2019, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Sure. Just dont invite me to Applebee’s.
How about TGI Friday’s ?
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Old 03-30-2019, 10:29 AM
 
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No you didn't. You like to habitually mention where you live and like to fixate on your location and pension. It's like when I flew in to visit my family in Oklahoma and a back-way to the airport was by huge estates (easily much larger in house and property size than whatever you own), and they commented on them. Impressive? Not at all, at least not to most people, for it's still in Oklahoma. That applies to your house in Arizona to most people... but you like to bring it up every chance you get... in a California forum. Just pointing out an observation.

Personally, I think she's right to be down on Arizona, but maybe you just haven't lived there long enough. You referred to a single nice pocket in a place that has very little differentiation, and personally I think you got suckered into overpaying for whatever you feel you need to overcompensate. Unless you want to live close to work, all you have to do is take a map of the Phoenix area, throw a dart at it, and wherever it lands you look for a property there to narrow your search. You'll find it's probably identical to 95% of the area anyway. What doesn't change is that you live in an area with unusually large suburbs, most of which really drag down the county's average, and you live in an affluent town that is a major exception to the norm in a metro area that otherwise doesn't have a lot of money, and it has a comparatively small population (~12,000).

My point is that you really ought not to jump down her throat when you live in a retirement community full of people who got their money from outside of Arizona as they prepare for the imminent grave, when you're surrounded by a metro area that doesn't have much in terms of boasting rights for people who actually do have their lives ahead of them. Unless you get a part-time job or find some other way to interact with younger people, you'll find less satisfaction among people not choosing life insurance policies. I don't really care about the Applebee's debate, or wherever you get your early bird special, because you have nothing but chains in your area. In this case, you're focusing on too finite of a detail, such as the college graduate attainment in a town of about 12,000 people... when Arizona consistently ranks at or near the bottom in general education. For good measure, why don't you compare the Maryvale neighborhood in Phoenix to Beverly Hills? It makes just as much sense as what you're doing now. That or you can reiterate for the thousandth time you get pension from California taxpayers and moved to a stucco-laden kiln.
I don't live in a retirement community. I have very nice two bedroom condo in what many consider Central Scottsdale ...just happens to have a Paradise Valley addresss. It's a thousand times nicer, as is the area, than where I lived in the Bay Area where my condo there sold for 250% of what I paid for this one and the one in the Bay Area was a 1BR, old, piece of crap condo in noisey area with horrible traffic. I was comparing my city to where she lives, which is TOTALLY CONSISTENT. The only reason I was even "comparing" was because she was saying what a piece of crap this place is so I was comparing where I live with where she lives since she was into the "comparing" game.

Anyway, I wish everyone the best of luck. However, facts are facts. I just don't like the direction CA is going and I don't like paying their high taxes. I don't like their politics and I'm not flaming red neck or anything close. I just happen to like out here in a nice area of the Phoenix Metro (Central Scottsdale, but technically Paradise Valley address). There's a ton to do. The weather is great. Sure, it's hot in the summer and I can easily take what I save in CA taxes and escape as much as I want. The whole summer if I want...and still be ahead financially vs. staying in CA....just from tax savings alone, not to mention COL.

I realize some folks love CA. Bless them. Parts of the state are beautiful. I'd just rather "live" somewhere else which I enjoy and has a lot to offer and, if I wish, visit Ca when I want.

Good luck to everyone. I mean no ill will and will attempt to change the tone of my posts somewhat if indeed I continue to post on here. It's ok that we disagree on certain things.

Cheers!! Happy weekend!!
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Old 03-30-2019, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Formerly Pleasanton Ca, now in Marietta Ga
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How about TGI Friday’s ?
Chili’s!
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Old 03-30-2019, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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I've always thought Denney's was the least prestigious restaurant.
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Old 03-30-2019, 03:32 PM
 
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Chili’s!
I like California Pizza Kitchen!!
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