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Old 06-04-2010, 10:36 AM
 
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I cannot wait to leave LA. I'm a 30 year old single, professional female who made over 100K last year and I feel POOR. I'm going back to the South to invest in real estate where I can actually build wealth and plan an awesome future. I thought about staying, but every time I see these rent prices, it makes me so angry to think how these prices keep everyone so poor! I like money though... perhaps security and future-building is not a priority for most?

Angelinos pay 9.75% in sales tax BECAUSE of their immigration problems, though they'll feed you a load of their liberal hippie-we-are-all-one talk to make you believe otherwise. You think you'd be paying that much if you didn't have illegals flooding your schools and hospitals and taking other social benefits? No. This is the most poorly run city I've ever seen. Live in Paris, pay those taxes, and actually RECEIVE real social benefits and be taken care of, instead of struggling to get by.... People who accept the way this city is run are saps.

As a side note, the people here are absolutely crazy. What else besides ego draws people to a city to try and "be someone." Also, the dating scene is the WORST I've ever experienced. Men don't know how to be men at all and are completely emasculated by these uber liberal femdoms... or maybe its the fact that many cannot afford to date at all. Either way, most cannot afford to have families, so if you are into having kids, stay away from this city in terms of finding potential matches.

To anyone who is so in love with LA and wanting to move here, that was me 3 years ago. Good luck trying to be a something and a somebody until you wake up and realize that's not what life is about at all...
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Now THAT'S what I call venting.
Bob.
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:47 AM
 
Location: California
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I'm going back to the South to invest in real estate where I can actually build wealth and plan an awesome future.
People from radically different areas often have a hard time adjusting.. I'd feel the same way if I moved to the South. I'm just saying.
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:51 AM
 
Location: West LA
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I cannot wait to leave LA. I'm a 30 year old single, professional female who made over 100K last year and I feel POOR. I'm going back to the South to invest in real estate where I can actually build wealth and plan an awesome future.
I knew someone a couple years ago who moved to the south from LA to build wealth... the job market there wasn't exactly robust and he ended up moving back here to find a decent job. I can understand your frustration with LA, but just know that every area has its pros and cons.
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Sacramento
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I cannot wait to leave LA. I'm a 30 year old single, professional female who made over 100K last year and I feel POOR.
Often, I find that folks have life situations that turn out to be more complicated than they anticipated. I have sympathy for those folks, it is tough to adjust to some of the changes, and to not have it wear you down.

I understand from another posting that your personal situation may be a bit more complex than the simple statement above, and making a constructive change is always a good idea. At least it gives you a sense of having some control in your life.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/14321916-post1.html

Good luck with your future direction.
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I'm going back to the South to invest in real estate where I can actually build wealth and plan an awesome future.

I can't argue with you. It's probably a good idea if your family is there in the south.
Realize however, there are lots of people from LA who like it and for whom moving out to another part of the country might be an emotional hardship.
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:50 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Hey, at least you gave it a try. Enjoy the Babble Belt.
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:58 AM
 
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NewtoCA you are absolutely right. In fact, my Dad's last words to me were "you need to buy a house." I know my own psychology, I know exactly where I'm operating from, and I also know that there's always a little pit in the stomach of others - a little doubt - when they are in a new city, alone, and away from their family. The second the river starts rising, that bubble comes to the surface. Life is really complex and messy and I never thought I'd be the one writing that, but... it doesn't feel right being so far away after you loose someone so important to you. People should be aware of that - death changes everything.
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:11 PM
 
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I understand the OP's sentiments but when you move to L.A. with a six figure career you're generally not here to settle down. I don't think that would come as a shock to anyone. Most people do end up heading to the outer 'burbs, which is why there are such traffic issues!

Life is as you find it. There are many who have found here the life you seek as well, but why force a personal adjustment when you feel you can gain what you need elsewhere? Good luck. I wish the best for everyone and I wish all the best for you.
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:32 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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So L.A. and CA aren't a good fit for you. That's understandable. It's very different from the midwest and the south and it's not for everyone. But by the same token, the south would not be a good landing spot for many from other parts of the country. It all comes down to individual choices and tolerances. My wife and I are both native Californians, me from the south and her from the north. We both worked for the state. But when it came time to retire, we moved elsewhere as CA no longer offered what we wanted. That's not a comdemnation of CA. It's simply a statement of fact and preference.

I hope going back home is what's best for you!
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