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Old 04-11-2019, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Orange County... Arizona bound
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The Bay Area does, admittedly, have its charms. It's the geography -- the SF and San Pablo Bays themselves, the delta, the redwoods, Bodega Bay, the Marin headlands, the marshes and creeks, the meadows, the vineyards. It's also the highly educated populace, the abundance of universities, the social activism, the diversity. When people think of SF, they hear the clang of trolley cars and see the Golden Gate off in the distance. SF has the feel of an Old World European city. It's a prettier, more New Agey version of Boston on the West Coast.

Los Angeles has more striking geography: the tall snow-covered peaks, the rolling hills of oak trees, the warmer ocean water, the prettier beaches. We have an equal number of well-performing universities. But when people think of L.A., it doesn't elicit the charm that thoughts of SF do. People still have this grimly nostalgic 1970s-1980s vision of a dystopia full of smog, long commutes, serial killers, riots and gangster rap.
Where exactly are the rolling hills of oak trees and "prettier" beaches in LA ?? Well at least it's a good thing that LA now doesn't have smog, long commutes, serial Killers, and gangster rap. oh yea today they're burying a gangster rapper killed by gunfire from a wanna be gangster and everyone is treating him like some God.

Detroit scored better then LA!! SAD....
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Old 04-11-2019, 09:27 AM
 
Location: On the water.
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People born and raised in non-coastal cities have a certain standard of living they are used to. Simple homeownership and lack of major traffic issues are something they discover are a big deal in L.A., and they end up leaving L.A. for greener pastures
And people in coastal cities likewise have standards of living they are used to. The more new arrivals turn around and leave the cities the better
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Old 04-11-2019, 09:48 AM
 
Location: California
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Detroit scored better then LA!! SAD....
Ok but be real, if given the choice, would you rather live in Detroit or LA?

I rest my case.
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Old 04-11-2019, 10:41 AM
 
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Ok but be real, if given the choice, would you rather live in Detroit or LA?

I rest my case.
Depends on the standard of living. The northwest suburbs of Detroit are as nice as any wealthy area of L.A.
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Old 04-11-2019, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Studio City, CA 91604
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Where exactly are the rolling hills of oak trees and "prettier" beaches in LA ??

You're seriously asking this??? You must not get out much...?

Maybe quit praying at your shrine to the Orange Man and get out and explore a little?

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Old 04-11-2019, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Studio City, CA 91604
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I doubt you've even spent any time at all in the Scottsdale area. It's a million times nicer than LA.







Scottsdale isn't that special.


If I want to feel like I'm in Scottsdale, I'll drive out to Palm Desert.

If you want to feel like you're by the Coast...well...You're F'd !!!

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Old 04-11-2019, 01:07 PM
 
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Yup I agree,and even with the High Cost of Living in L.A the people continue to move in.

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Usually when people say they "won't live in LA", it's because they can't live in LA, for any number of reasons.

Hypothetically, if LA were cheap, jobs were easy to find, and housing was plentiful, 90% of the country would want to move here.
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Old 04-11-2019, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Orange County... Arizona bound
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You're seriously asking this??? You must not get out much...?

Maybe quit praying at your shrine to the Orange Man and get out and explore a little?
Pathetic.... you got nothing. I've lived in Ca my whole life. Santa Monica for 8 years. You name a area I've been there at least twice. And our great president has nothing to do with it.
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Old 04-11-2019, 01:20 PM
 
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These are just a few things that come to mind.

1) Opportunities
2) Weather
3) Entertainment
4) Attractions
5) Museums
6) Shows/Special Events
7) Shopping
8) Dining
9) Diversity
10) Variety of Outdoor Activities
11) Beaches,Mountains,Valleys,Deserts,Parks,Etc.
12) Wildlife

L.A basically has something for every Age Group and Type which is why it's a Worldwide Destination.


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Serious? Why would people "want" to live in LA?? LOL.
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Old 04-11-2019, 01:26 PM
 
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Yup even I don't rely on those rankings...L.A is a great place to live which is why it continues to grow/expand and remains pricey to live in,because it's a desirable place.

Those other cities you've mentioned also do not appeal to me at all.


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Say what you want about LA and these ranking tables. I love living here. It's expensive, but I've always lived in expensive cities. You get what you pay for. Phoenix, Austin, Atlanta, Minneapolis, no thanks. LA is not perfect but it's a fun city and I enjoy its Mediterranean climate, cultural amenities, food, history, architecture, nightlife, the Pacific Ocean. I was in NYC last month. No thank you. Fun but I was so glad to get back home.
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