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Old 05-10-2008, 06:13 PM
 
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I'm just curious as to how Americans as a whole feel about California. There have been many posts in the California boards as well as the General U.S. board that show how people either really love it or hate it.
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Old 05-10-2008, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I'm just curious as to how Americans as a whole feel about California. There have been many posts in the California boards as well as the General U.S. board that show how people either really love it or hate it.
Well I like northern California but don't care for the southern part.
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Old 05-10-2008, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Albany (school) NYC (home)
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I would love to visit California. From San Francisco to Los Angeles.

I love the way So Cal suburbs look especially Pasadena. Seems like a beautiful place to live, but I have no family there.
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Old 05-10-2008, 06:31 PM
 
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I love it and (hate is too strong) dislike it. California has some of the most beautiful countryside anywhere in the U.S.
California also has a great variety of climate within the state and the weather along the coast is ideal.
California also has one of the most beautiful cities in the U.S.: San Francisco.
All these things also make California popular which leads to the problems.
Living in California is very difficult anymore for a middle class family. The cost of buying a home is ridiculously high. The traffic on the freeways is a nightmare to drive in although in some of the rural areas of California, traffic isn't bad. The cost of living for everything else, gasoline, food is also very high for a variety of reasons, some of which have to do with over-regulation by the state government.
If I could afford to live there I would just because I like the natural environment, but it is becoming an increasing hostile place for a middle class person to live.
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Old 05-10-2008, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Originally Fayetteville, Arkansas/ now Seattle, Washington!
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I love California and am moving there(San Diego) this summer! I even like the inland areas many seem to hate like Bakersfield and Sacramento.
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Old 05-10-2008, 09:15 PM
 
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California is a great state with much to offer:
1. Laid back lifestyle (everyone is cheerful and happy, for the most part)
2. Excellent beaches with lots of activity (think bonfire parties )
3. Mild weather
4. Lots of diversity, especially around SF
5. Beautiful custom homes
6. Lots of big-name industry (think Silicon Valley, for example)
7. Mountains, lakes, and plenty of wilderness
8. Proximity to great vacation destinations (such as Vegas and Mexico)
9. The best public university system in the country
10. People are, for the most part, open-minded and accepting


There are some downsides.
A primary example: the intense traffic around LA and SF. Yes, it's true, the traffic is awful. But they are working on it. The new toll lanes have lightened the load quite a bit. And, believe it or not, there is a subway system in LA.

People will also complain about the costs (costs of living are typically comparable to cities like Boston and NYC). Housing prices are going down significantly, but California is still more expensive than many other places.

Most people I've talked to have claimed that the pros greatly outweigh the cons.
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Old 05-11-2008, 03:37 AM
 
Location: Split,Croatia
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I L O V E CALIFORNIA
I'm famous on forum for that !
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Old 05-11-2008, 01:36 PM
 
Location: yeah
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the greatness of California is largely outside urban areas
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Old 05-11-2008, 03:03 PM
 
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the greatness of California is largely outside urban areas
My favorite is Lake Tahoe.
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Old 05-11-2008, 03:40 PM
 
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California is too crowded, too expensive and is run by an immigrant movie actor that caters to immigrants.
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