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Old 06-09-2019, 07:48 PM
Location: Near Falls Lake
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Just exactly what is the definition of the "California dream?"

Old 06-09-2019, 07:53 PM
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Some dreams are nightmares.
Old 06-09-2019, 07:57 PM
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No one wants to go to Alabama or Kentucky. There's a lot of other states besides those and California.
Old 06-09-2019, 07:59 PM
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“Point on the dolly where California hurt you.”
Old 06-09-2019, 08:04 PM
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i have been in 26 states over my lifetime, and all of them have their good and bad points. i like visiting california, they have attractions that are interesting, but given the business environment and the taxes, i would not want to live there.

kentucky would be a state i wouldnt mind living in though, as well as louisiana and virginia.

in the end newsome is an idiot.
Old 06-09-2019, 08:06 PM
Location: Pennsylvania
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Wouldn't live in any of the 3 states mentioned.
Old 06-09-2019, 08:17 PM
Location: South Park, San Diego
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Originally Posted by mightleavenyc View Post
How is the California dream attainable? Even earning a six figure salary, you are going to be working a very long time to attain anything. Move to Kentucky and enjoy the early retirement.
Today for most it is unobtainable, at least the urban Bay Area, SoCA 30 minutes or less from the coast kind of life, though obviously with the right job you can make a sheet ton of money and find a great little corner - but you are still in the upper echelons of the work force. For the middle class things are challenging.

But for those of us that bought 20+ years ago and are already in a great area it is a fantastic place. House is paid off with cheap property taxes despite its atmospheric value, 100% offset solar, an amazing friendly neighborhood and safe, fun and beautiful city. We are a couple of years from retirement at 60, late “state school” graduates and have a household income of $250k. Sure, there are crappy places and problems here, show me a state that doesn’t have them, but things are all good for us.

Not saying that your advice is not not sound for some or Kentucky is not a good place (Louisville sounds like a cool place), just that there are still plenty of us that are doing just fine and have found a great niche in this vast state and we love it here, warts and all.
Old 06-09-2019, 09:16 PM
Location: Posting from my space yacht.
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As someone who lives in northern New England I don't see what's so bad about Kentucky's weather.
Old 06-09-2019, 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by lovecrowds View Post


I am not surprised the Democratic party has gotten extremely arrogant and snobby.

What, I find interesting is Lexington has a higher per-capita income than LA.

Median rent in LA: $2,250
Kuwait and Qatar also has better per capita than USA. So guess its better to live there then.

I have been to both places and the only place comparable to Alabama and Kentucky in CA is Kern county and no wonder it always voted Republican. I have visited nearly 35 cities within the US and generallly the midwestern cities were the most depressing.
Old 06-09-2019, 09:26 PM
Location: CA
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As a resident of California, the only thing I dream about is moving to another state.
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