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Old 08-23-2008, 02:50 AM
 
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I live in OC and wondering if any of you here moved to LA after living in OC. How do you like it if you like it and how different is it?
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Old 08-23-2008, 01:22 PM
 
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I'm from OC and moved to LA. I grew up in Anaheim and Yorba Linda, spent some years in Corona then graduated from CSUF. After graduating and traveling Europe for a couple of months, I realized that I much prefered big cities over the suburban type living that OC offers. After being here for almost 4 years now, I have no interest in moving back to the OC. It is a nice place, and very similar in my aspects to LA, yet very different at the same time. The biggest difference up here in LA is the people. It is much more diverse here, not just white, brown, and asian. Also, the people here come from all over the country and all over the world. I think it is really neat to meet people from other places on a fairly regular basis. In OC, almost everyone I knew was from OC and didn't really ever plan on leaving. Also, as funny as it sounds, there is actually much less cosmetic surgery here. Every time I go back down to hang out with friends in Newport or Huntington, the first thing I usually notice is how many young woman have boob jobs! There are also a lot more tattoos in OC as well. I'm not sure why this is, but you think that LA would have more of both, but not from what I've seen. Obviously LA has its downsides (ie traffic, crime, etc...), but for being in my 20s, I find it perfect for me at this point in my life and have no interest in living elsewhere. I also really like the food options up here, not many chains, but really good foreign cuisine and mom and pop/hole in the wall places. For example, my current favorite restaurant is a Brazilian BBQ place that is hidden in a strip mall near Culver City. There are so many hidden gems here.
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Old 08-23-2008, 01:48 PM
 
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Long Beach: OC convenience with LA style.
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Old 08-23-2008, 01:52 PM
 
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BRinSM,

please name the churrascuria. i like pampas grill at the farmer's market for a quick meal, and fogo de chao is great, but i'd like to try others.

sorry for going off-topic.
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Old 08-23-2008, 01:54 PM
 
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Long Beach: OC convenience with LA style.
Please tell me what OC is convenient to. I would like to understand OC's appeal, but haven't caught on to it quite yet. I am totally not bashing here, just would love to hear the good, the convenient, etc.
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Old 08-23-2008, 01:59 PM
 
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Please tell me what OC is convenient to. I would like to understand OC's appeal, but haven't caught on to it quite yet. I am totally not bashing here, just would love to hear the good, the convenient, etc.
I would imagine the poster is referring to the fact that day-to-day life in OC might be a little easier compared to LA. Traffic is still heavy in OC, but not as bad as LA's.
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Old 08-23-2008, 02:12 PM
 
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I would imagine the poster is referring to the fact that day-to-day life in OC might be a little easier compared to LA. Traffic is still heavy in OC, but not as bad as LA's.
Oh, OK. I'm serious, I'm trying to learn more about it. I didn't know its traffic was less congested, so that is interesting to learn.
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Old 08-23-2008, 02:22 PM
 
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Oh, OK. I'm serious, I'm trying to learn more about it. I didn't know its traffic was less congested, so that is interesting to learn.
Go to the OC forum and ask them what they like in OC compared to LA. I doubt you'll have any trouble getting responses to that question.
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Old 08-23-2008, 02:36 PM
 
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Go to the OC forum and ask them what they like in OC compared to LA. I doubt you'll have any trouble getting responses to that question.
LOL!! Good point.
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Old 08-23-2008, 03:10 PM
 
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All I meant is that because OC is one big planned cookie cutter housing tract and shopping mall, it's easy to do things like drive to the store, movie theatre, etc. It's not as congested on the freeways either but it's making a good run at competing soon.
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