U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > Los Angeles
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 02-01-2010, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
9,197 posts, read 13,468,118 times
Reputation: 6317

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by Miss Pip View Post
Why do I love the Valley so much?
Good porn. Lots of it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-01-2010, 09:35 PM
 
Location: CA
1,139 posts, read 2,064,004 times
Reputation: 1050
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigdumbgod View Post
Good porn. Lots of it.
Back in the days when I was a kid, it was all about the German channel. It was the only channel that would show dirty things without having to pay extra money for it. Anyway lets not turn this into a porn topic.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-01-2010, 09:45 PM
 
Location: CA
1,139 posts, read 2,064,004 times
Reputation: 1050
I know there's a lot of people that hate the Valley but i'm not from here. I come from the complete opposite. Huge crowds down West End of London, crowds on public transport, noise, grime, grey skies more then blue skies, chavs, dirt, mayhem etc. Then migrating to America has been hard, dealing with divorce and suing a client has been a headache. So right now the Valley is just what I need... peace and quiet. It's so nice to come home and get away from all that crap. THERE'S PARKING! Everytime I go to my local British pub in Woodland Hills THERE'S PARKING! I just love it!

Oh I didn't realise how many celebrities live in the Valley, not that it's important but the way how everyone talks smack about the Valley I got the impression that not many people would want to move here. RZA lives in Tarzana which I thought was kinda funny and Dr Dre lives in Woodland Hills. It is kinda random but I guess they're tired of that crazy city life too.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-01-2010, 10:05 PM
 
Location: NoHo (North Hollywood)
448 posts, read 1,339,775 times
Reputation: 262
Miss Pip, you hit the nail right on the head when it comes to parking. I lived in the Miracle Mile (Mid-Wilshire) and parking was a royal pain. First you have to have a parking permit that you pay for and on top of that, there was still no guarantee of a parking spot because there were so many apartments, which brings a lot of renters. Many times I had to park several blocks from my house and I'm not a fan of walking around Wilshire blvd at night, thank you.

Here in the Valley, there are some dense pockets, but not nearly as much as in the basin. I grew up in the Valley most of my life and most of it in the North East Valley far away from "the boulevard." When I think of HOME, I think the Valley even though I've lived in Santa Clarita and the Basin as well. Santa Clarita is a bit too sterile for my taste and the basin has a bit too much grit for my taste, along with the stressful density of drivers. The valley is a nice balance between the two. I hope to call it Home for a long while.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-01-2010, 10:22 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
1,288 posts, read 4,579,350 times
Reputation: 661
Nice to see a positive thread about the Valley. And although South of Ventura gets all of the attention, there are still some very nice neighborhoods in the north, like portions of Northridge, Sherman Oaks, North Hollywood, Porter Ranch, West Hills, etc. A few months back I was in Northridge and drove down Louise from like Nordhoff to Parthenia and I was completely stunned to see all of these palatial tennis court properties right in the middle of the Valley floor. That neighborhood is beautiful. Had never seen it in all of my 40 years.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-01-2010, 11:09 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
38,803 posts, read 19,570,928 times
Reputation: 35842
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigdumbgod View Post
Good porn. Lots of it.
This is the precise reason why I'd never want to live in the SFV ... The porn capital of the US.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-01-2010, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
9,197 posts, read 13,468,118 times
Reputation: 6317
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chatteress View Post
This is the precise reason why I'd never want to live in the SFV ... The porn capital of the US.
One would think the ease of making videos today may have relegated this to "used to be the porn capital of the US". But we'll always have "Boogie Nights" as a nice retrospective.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-02-2010, 04:02 AM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
6,203 posts, read 15,015,619 times
Reputation: 7951
It not only depends what area of the SF Valley you live in, but also what street, which building, etc. I live in Sherman Oaks north of the freeway, and I couldn't be happier.

However, up until last May, I lived in Sherman Oaks north of the freeway in a different area, and I was miserable due to the awful apartment complex I called home for twelve years.

I prefer the Valley, though, to the cramped and congested streets on the westside!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-11-2010, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Tarzana
27 posts, read 36,972 times
Reputation: 17
Miss Pip said:

6. Most people in the Valley are from the Valley and are pretty down to earth (from my experience that is)

Hi Miss Pip,
Hi, I live in Tarzana--lots of movie and music people here, but even THEY are very down to earth!

I second your assessment wholeheartedly.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > Los Angeles
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top