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Old 10-04-2009, 03:08 PM
 
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SoCal.
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:57 AM
 
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I can't talk for Cali, but I can talk for South Florida. Don't move here! It's horrible- no jobs, people are rude and snobby, out of control prices, flat land, bad drivers, humid and muggy weather, bugs, hardly anything to do and no culture.
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Old 10-05-2009, 02:06 PM
 
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Default It can't be that bad, can it?

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I can't talk for Cali, but I can talk for South Florida. Don't move here! It's horrible- no jobs, people are rude and snobby, out of control prices, flat land, bad drivers, humid and muggy weather, bugs, hardly anything to do and no culture.
That sounds just horrible! But surely S. FL has some things to mitigate that, like good public education, low crime, good public transportation, few mosquitoes, lack of highway congestion and the absence of poisonous toads, right?
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Old 10-05-2009, 02:11 PM
 
Location: FL
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With me and mine we like the beach. Clean clear aqua water where fish are visable and the sand at the bottom is clear to see in 20 feet depths.... Beeeeeuatiful Love it!
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Old 10-06-2009, 01:18 AM
 
Location: Rural Northern California
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Well, that's a very broad question. Florida has nicer beaches (for low key activities such as sun bathing or general swimming), in my opinion, but the coastline is boring compared to Southern California. Some people here might think this sounds a little ridiculous, but I'd rather sit on a bluff on the CA coast, read a Steinbeck novel, watch the surf come in, and take in the spectacle that is the Pacific Coast than swim in the warm beaches of South Florida. It's all in what you prefer.

Once you get away from the coastline, however, this really isn't much of a competition. Southern California has so much more to offer, it's really not a fair comparison at all.
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Old 10-07-2009, 03:02 AM
 
Location: Wherever I want to be... ;)
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I also want to mention, that with my strong preference for Southern California over South Florida (I've lived in both), I have to add that I don't enjoy swimming in the ocean, and that the water temperature or swimming quality doesn't matter to me. I've seen several people say that they prefer FL because of these reasons, and to be honest, I wouldn't of thought of that.
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:30 PM
 
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Did you visit one beach and then judge the entire state of CA on that? Sounds like some crappy LA beach or something but that isn't what most of Ca's or even Southern CA's beaches are like.

Water is definitely colder than FL but it still gets in the 70's, which is fine for most people who don't need bathtub water.

Yeah this water is "pitch black":



the water visibility at this beach is usually anywhere from 15-25 feet:

Actually Northern Florida is colder in winter than Southern CA.
Where the heck you getting ur info? We are talking about socal first of all, and I've lived in ca all my life, no where in ca is the water clear blue and warm like it is in sofl, anywhere anytime. North fl is colder than socal in the winter? You are smoking crack. The water in ca is by far the dirtiest, coldest water on the planet, suitable for swimming only by surfers as there are waves. Socal is astronomically overpriced in every way, real estate, state sales and income tax, people in la are either really stupid or real big holes or both. Florida however, is like living in a beautiful reality, not just Miami, north Florida too. people are down to earth, friendly and are not out to use you, quite the opposite. Socal has mountains? Who gives a rats but? All the mountains do us trap all the smog in la and it is actually a bug desert, the palm trees were all transplanted. Let me just say why anyone would want to live in desert climate is beyond me, it sucks!!!
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:24 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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I think the entire state of Florida vs. Southern California would be a much fairer match up because SoCal just blows South Florida out of the water in almost every category.
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:53 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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It's a matter of opinion. Some like Fla, some like Socal. Whatever floats your boat.
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:58 PM
 
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south florida is basically latin america.
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