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View Poll Results: Which region do you like better?
Southern California 88 69.84%
Southern Florida 38 30.16%
Voters: 126. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-10-2008, 08:19 PM
Location: O-Town
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Originally Posted by SouthCali4LifeSD View Post
South Florida has better weather? LOL, with your ingenious logic, Houston is the capitol of the world! Nice!

Maybe some people don`t like 60`s all year with freezing water.

It`s an opinion and subjective.

Old 08-10-2008, 08:32 PM
Location: moving again
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Florida, Socal is very overrated. Northern California is magic. i don't really like either but southern Florida is prettier for me
Old 08-10-2008, 11:41 PM
Location: SF Bay Area
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Originally Posted by Alphaman View Post
Maybe some people don`t like 60`s all year with freezing water.

It`s an opinion and subjective.
where the hell is it 60's all year in Southern Ca? It was 73 degrees today in the water at the beach with tons of people in it, I hardly call that "freezing".
Old 08-10-2008, 11:44 PM
Location: SF Bay Area
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Southern CA has a lot more to offer than South Florida. More people live in Southern Ca than the entire state of FL, more to see, more to do, etc.... Less crime believe it or not, friendlier people, laid back atmosphere, better jobs, better economy, cocaine has never been a staple of SoCal's economy, we've never been on the cover of TIME magazine with the headline "Paradise Lost", less CORRUPT politicians, more diverse, etc...

But in all fairness I'm looking to move to South Florida for a change of scenery and lifestyle for a few years just b/c I've been in CA my whole life and SoCal the past 7 years but I'll more than likely end up back here.
Old 08-10-2008, 11:45 PM
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Originally Posted by MachineKnownAsLosAngeles View Post

not humid,more jobs,better entertainment,18 million metropolis,more culture,better shopping,more going on
Agreed. Access to Napa Valley, mountains, desert, skiing, lakes, etc. Much better employment opportunities, better education, larger beaches, tons of fresh produce locally grown, better housing stock, etc.
Old 08-11-2008, 12:21 AM
Location: Both coasts
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Southern Florida puts a bad taste in my mouth...another vote for SoCA
Old 08-11-2008, 12:23 AM
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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I think my favorite part about Southern California is that it has almost every type of terrain. That is only a plus on top of being in one of the world's largest and best metropolises with Los Angeles and San Diego as the anchoring cities. Just look at photos of the very diverse So Cal terrain:

We have beaches that beautifully and dramatically meet the sea (Corona del Mar, CA)

We have better surfing: (Huntington Beach, CA aka Surf City USA)

Then make the two hour drive up into the mountains for some skiing and snowboarding: (Big Bear, CA)

Then head out to the desert for some hiking or dirt biking: (Joshua Tree National Park, CA)

We have better universities: (UCLA)

Better Museums and Fine Arts (Getty Center in Los Angeles)

The list just goes on in my opinion. I love So Cal
Old 08-11-2008, 12:43 AM
Location: los angeles
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Nice photos, Missionhome

I live in Southern California & know I could never leave the state. For example this morning I took some relatives from upstate New York down to Santa Monica \ Will Rodgers beach. At 10AM it wasn't crowded at all while we body surfed in very comfortable water [lifeguard station showed that ocean water temp was 72F w/ surf 2-4 feet]. For lunch we drove up into Topanga Canyon [Inn of the 7th Ray] where it was barely 80F w/ a nice ocean breeze out on the patio. Afterward we drove over the mountains into the San Fernando valley where it was well above 90F but low humidity [though it does get humid in SoCal - but only for a few summer months. Winters are delightful but So Florida is better in my opinion but only in winter. In-fact, Miami during winter reminds me of Santa Monica in summer & you can swim in the comfortably warm Atlantic all year long.

There are similarities between both states \Latinos\ good fresh food\ outdoor living. If I could afford it I would like to live in Miami during winter & California the rest of the year

Also, So. Florida has more tropical palms then what can be grown in California but both states have lots of palm trees.
Old 08-11-2008, 01:22 AM
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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Florida! Yessum! Hot Weather aint sh*t!
Old 08-11-2008, 02:08 AM
Location: Tampa Bay
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That Getty Center art museum is awesome looking.
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