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Old 07-30-2012, 05:33 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I'll take Southern California. I can wake up in the morning (assumine I have the financial means ) and ask myself: "hmmmmm do I want to go to the beach? what about hitting the slopes? nah, maybe wine country? well, I think I'll go out to the desert...OH, I KNOW! I won't have my afternoon interrupted by a raging thunderstorm! "
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:53 PM
 
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SoCal just has such diverse and varied topography. Rugged mountains, valleys, cliffs, etc.... Summer weather is nice.

SoFla has got nicer winter weather than SoCal and overall cleaner, more beautiful beaches and water.
but it's flat and blah.

It's hard to say- but overall because California embodies so much more diversity, I'd have to say SoCal for the win.
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:37 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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What I don't like about Florida beaches is that when I get out of the water I'm coated in a crusty layer of salt. That's annoying, also the sand on some of those beaches can be so fine it's almost like powder. Yeah South Florida has better winter weather than SoCal but that's only 3 months and really SoCal is quite pleasant in the winter anyway. I'll take 9 months of perfect weather with 3 months of cool occasionally rainy weather over 3 months of perfect weather and 9 months of living in a sauna
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:49 AM
 
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SoCal for better people, cities, beaches, wildlife, and smart people. SoFla for warm water and relaxation.
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:22 AM
 
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The only way Florida remotely compares to Southern California is when it comes to its immaculate Panhandle beaches, many of which are pretty amazing. But south Florida? No way. Five feet away from the strand, Florida turns into a whole lotta ugly in terms of vegetation. And it doesn't help that willy-nilly development threw up a untold hundreds of thousands of cheaply made buildings that are showing signs of serious decay.
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:02 PM
 
Location: 'Bout a mile off Old Mill Road
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South Florida is so much less polluted and has so much less traffic than Southern California that it is ultimately more liveable.
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:00 PM
 
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Here is why I like Miami vs. Cali / LA. You can truly live a beach / city life. In LA, to get to the beach to the city can be a marathon. In miami, you can live in South Beach, have a more affordable place right by the water, and work in miami. Yes, there is more diversity in California, and if you can live on the beach in San Diego, well that just about takes the cake. But in Miami, I like that you can have a beach town vibe in south beach, and be ten minutes away from the city and work area. Also, I love being able to access everything on foot in SoBe.

I live in Soho, NYC and just felt that something was missing everytime I was out in LA.
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:28 PM
 
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Cali has hills, mountains and the ocean. It reminds me of the Mediterranean. I live in Florida and the beaches here are excellent. From what I've seen, Cali beaches can't compare to what we have here. The water is cold and dark. But Cali has more opportunities, a more cosmopolitan scene. Florida is flat but don't call its vegetation "ugly". You must have never heard of the Everglades if you complain of lack of vegetation here.

In the end probably Cali wins...but by not too much.
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:37 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I've never been to FL, but from what I've heard it's not a good place to live year-round: extreme heat and humidity and an insane number of biting insects will make your life miserable. Also, alligators are a real threat to humans, apparently, so even if you don't get eaten, the possibility will contribute to your stress level.
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Old 03-01-2015, 12:27 PM
 
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Southern is still pretty warm in the winter,many times a month when its high pressure in the winter,the temperature goes into the 80's for like 15 days a month,usually when it rains its in the 60's,other wise when its not raining its usually in the high 70's and 80's.one time i rember at the start of febuary the temp went up to 89 degress.
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