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Old 07-19-2013, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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They're both pretty! Dang, why's it gotta be so expensive out there? Lol
Pretty = Expensive
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Old 07-20-2013, 08:17 AM
 
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Pretty = Expensive
Part of the reason. Plenty of pretty and inexpensive places out there. The reasons for coastal CA being so expensive are multiple, I was being rhetorical with my post.

I live in FL right now. It's beautiful here, though a little too humid in the mid and late summer. If my marriage were recognized here, I'd be happy to stay.
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Old 07-20-2013, 12:14 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Laguna Beach used to be a funky and rather gay beach town, but then it got too expensive for all but the richest (gay and straight alike). Nowadays it has about as much character as... Santa Barbara.
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:55 PM
 
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My guess was also Santa Barbara...but that is just a guess based on all the different southern beaches I've been on. It can't really be anything more north from SB because things start to be a little more 'grey' the further north one goes.
wait, what do u mean "grey" is southern Cal more green than northern Cal?
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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Laguna Beach used to be a funky and rather gay beach town, but then it got too expensive for all but the richest (gay and straight alike). Nowadays it has about as much character as... Santa Barbara.
Hey now. SB has way more character than LB. Plenty of folks down in OC will say as much (the ones who still fave their original face), and indicate a desire to move up there if employment wasn't an issue.
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:17 PM
 
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wait, what do u mean "grey" is southern Cal more green than northern Cal?
I wondered that, too. NorCal so much greener than Southern California. Especially around Monterey Bay.
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:27 AM
 
Location: Santa Barbara
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Ya that's not sb but it's defiantly so cal. I love it here in sb. You guys would be surprised how foggy it can get. They don't call it may grey and June gloom for nothing
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Old 07-23-2013, 01:22 AM
 
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They're both pretty! Dang, why's it gotta be so expensive out there? Lol
Answered your own question.

It's pretty because it is so expensive. Attracts certain crowds.
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Old 07-23-2013, 01:25 AM
 
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I wondered that, too. NorCal so much greener than Southern California. Especially around Monterey Bay.
That's because there's a little secret many aren't aware of. Southern California and especially Los Angeles county, is quite literally built on a desert.

Most of that area is Desert that contains no water. Your never think it, but it's really no different than Palm Springs.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Anaheim
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That's because there's a little secret many aren't aware of. Southern California and especially Los Angeles county, is quite literally built on a desert.

Most of that area is Desert that contains no water. Your never think it, but it's really no different than Palm Springs.
Sorry, wrong on this count.

Hate to have to repeat myself (and other people on this forum) but the LA Basin and Orange County (and the Inland Empire west of the pass between Moreno Valley and Beaumont) is NOT desert.

Microclimates and biomes, sir. It is QUITE different than Palm Springs. Take a look at the dozens of creeks that run here, or ask some of the residents how they get their water (many get it from the wells and natural aquifers here). Look at the hillsides around Los Angeles (Verdugos, Mt. Washington, Puente Hills, Palos Verdes, Santa Ana Mountains, etc, etc) and contrast them with what is around Palm Springs and then tell me there is no difference. LA Basin areas can get anywhere from 12-20 inches of rain per year on the annual average; mountains get even more, whereas the rain boundary for desert climates is 10 inches; Palm Springs is about 5 inches or so on the average.

Granted, the water available in the basin is not enough for the population that is here now but this area is not a desert.
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