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Old 05-12-2012, 01:46 AM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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Nevada has no state income tax yet the property tax is extremely low.
Nevada's an armpit. Armpits are cheap.
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Old 05-12-2012, 01:54 AM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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Nevada's an armpit. Armpits are cheap.
I'd live in Las Vegas over anywhere in Texas any day. Cost of living is extremely low, lots of good cheap food, more entertainment than you can handle, great weather except the hot dry summers, lots of recreation, great roads, little traffic, majority is very clean, low humidity, no bugs, great views, everything is fairly new, etc.
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Old 05-12-2012, 04:34 AM
rah
 
Location: Oakland
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Basically, what I've learned is that if you have a bike, even if it's a half-assed bike, and the hipsters see it, they will take it. If you aren't on that thing, they will do anything to steal it! I've had a few buddies get their bikes taken right off their trucks in broad daylight.
SF has a pretty bad bicycle theft problem too. I actually saw a homeless guy steal a bike off of someone's car myself, also in broad daylight. He rode it away into golden gate park, then he returned 5 minutes later and grabbed the second bike that was on there. And that's why you lock your bike to your bike rack! Or better yet, never leave them on the rack at all.
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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I'd live in Las Vegas over anywhere in Texas any day.
Comparing an armpit to a buttcrack. But the cost is less, so why not?
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:55 PM
 
Location: East Bay, CA
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I don't consider myself 'lucky' to live here. I work damn hard and I deserve all the benefits that the Bay Area has to offer.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:46 AM
 
Location: brooklyn, ny
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Exactly what does San Francisco have that other MAJOR cities do not? I lived there for over 2.5 years and I was quite bored. Last week I met Miguel Algarin the owner of the famous Nuyorican Poet Cafe. He liked my style. As a jazz saxophonist I am meeting with him Tuesday at my apt to work out songs on his upcoming CD. I took a bike ride to Prospect Park, ate at some Cali style farm to table restaurant, hit up a jam session hosted by members of Wynton Marsalis' Band til 4 in the morning, walked across Brooklyn bridge, walked through chinatown and back across Manhattan bridge. Now what am I missing. I'm doing all of these things in a bigger apt for the same price I was pay in SF.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:52 AM
 
Location: A bit further north than before
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Exactly what does San Francisco have that other MAJOR cities do not? I lived there for over 2.5 years and I was quite bored. Last week I met Miguel Algarin the owner of the famous Nuyorican Poet Cafe. He liked my style. As a jazz saxophonist I am meeting with him Tuesday at my apt to work out songs on his upcoming CD. I took a bike ride to Prospect Park, ate at some Cali style farm to table restaurant, hit up a jam session hosted by members of Wynton Marsalis' Band til 4 in the morning, walked across Brooklyn bridge, walked through chinatown and back across Manhattan bridge. Now what am I missing. I'm doing all of these things in a bigger apt for the same price I was pay in SF.
Check back in with us in February when the salt and slush and snow have destroyed yet another pair of your shoes and you discover what a 'cold' winter really is.

Or in August when it's 95% and so humid paint peels off your walls and you wake up in a pool of sweat every 20 minutes.

Or when you crave some fresh fruits or vegetables and see what an apple costs you at at Bodega - an apple that's been trucked across the country, sitting in warehouses for days and days along the way.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:53 AM
 
Location: brooklyn, ny
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I actually lived in NY 10 years before SF so the Heat and Cold are not a problem. You may also look into buying a pair of rain or snow boots for a city like this. It's sort of like having an umbrella when it rains. It is totally optional. I enjoy the heat especially all of the beautiful women who are wearing practically nothing. I just joined a CSA at the YMCA next door so my veggies, fruit and eggs will come from upstate NY. If the CSA does not have it, i will get groceries delivered from FreshDirect.com. Or I will walked to the many co-ops near me. So what is it again that I am missing from SF? My girlfriend is probably bump into Anne Hathaway again on her way home today.
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:12 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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It truly is a love/hate thing. Either you love it or you don't. I was born and raised in NYC, lived there for my first 36 years of my life, moved to SF in 1999, and was lucky enough to live in the Bay Area until 2006. Moved back to NYC in 2006, and everyday I'm here, I'm wishing I was back living in the Bay Area. You either get it, or you don't.
I guess so. I've been to San Francisco a couple of times. It's great if you like the nice weather and scenery.

But I found the city itself to be kind of boring after a while. To each their own.
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:01 PM
rah
 
Location: Oakland
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I guess so. I've been to San Francisco a couple of times. It's great if you like the nice weather and scenery.

But I found the city itself to be kind of boring after a while. To each their own.
It's great for a lot more reasons than the scenery and weather...and I'm confused as to how one can get bored in any major city, especially one like SF/the Bay Area, which is overflowing with all sorts of amenities, events, and different types of people. But whatever floats your boat, I guess.
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