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Old 04-07-2010, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Let's hope this is the start of an economic UPTURN then. While some areas and industries are still suffering, things on a whole seem to be getting a least a little better (with the economy, I mean).

I picked a terrible time to move to this country, haha!
Oh really, things are getting better here? Have you heard about this little thing called the L.A. budget crisis? I hope things get better too, but it doesn't look good:

http://www.latimes.com/news/la-me-la...tory?track=rss

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Old 04-07-2010, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Oh really, things are getting better here? Have you heard about this little thing called the L.A. budget crisis? I hope things get better too, but it doesn't look good:

A grim assessment of L.A.'s finances - latimes.com
Can Villaraigosa fire the DWP board, or did Riordan's city charter not give the mayor the power to do that?

Bloomberg or Daley, if presented with similar problems, could do that, given that mayors of NYC and Chicago have a great deal more power than a mayor of L.A.

I agree that there is a serious potential for things to get MUCH worse in L.A. and SoCal in general.
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:09 PM
 
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I was talking more about the private sector, but yes, your point is taken.
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Snob much??? Like Los Feliz is heaven.
The best neighborhood within L.A. city limits, without a doubt, and an area that has so much to offer on SO MANY levels. One of the great urban treasures of not just L.A. and CA but the nation.

I'd live there in a heartbeat if I could afford it. OTOH some of L.A.'s rich hoods are highly overrated (like Brentwood, which IMO is a wasteland of sterile vapidity, and definitely not worth the cost of renting there).
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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While some areas and industries are still suffering, things on a whole seem to be getting a least a little better (with the economy, I mean).

I picked a terrible time to move to this country, haha!
In one sense they have gotten better as housing prices have fallen and rates are really low. Those with a down payment and a job would be in pretty good shape.

Also, the unemployment in many communities in Southern California isn't as high as we sometimes read.

(Data from CA EDD, February 2010)

Places in Los Angeles County (Orange County also has many cities under 8%).

Area Name Rate
Vernon city 0.0%
Rolling Hills city 2.1%
Palos Verdes Estates city 2.8%
Rolling Hills Estates city 3.7%
Sierra Madre city 3.8%
Hidden Hills city 4.1%
Rancho Palos Verdes city 4.2%
Malibu city 4.3%
North El Monte CDP 4.3%
Manhattan Beach city 4.4%
La Canada Flintridge city 4.8%
La Habra Heights city 5.1%
Agoura Hills city 5.5%
Hermosa Beach city 5.5%
San Marino city 5.6%
Calabasas city 5.7%
Avalon city 5.9%
Charter Oak CDP 6.0%
Walnut city 6.0%
El Segundo city 6.1%
La Crescenta Montrose CDP 6.1%
South Pasadena city 6.2%
Torrance city 6.2%
Claremont city 6.5%
Glendora city 6.5%
Ladera Heights CDP 6.5%
Redondo Beach city 6.6%
Westlake Village city 6.7%
Cerritos city 6.8%
Del Aire CDP 6.8%
Marina del Rey CDP 6.8%
Mayflower Village CDP 6.8%
Arcadia city 7.1%
La Verne city 7.1%
San Dimas city 7.2%
Bradbury city 7.3%
La Mirada city 7.5%
East San Gabriel CDP 7.6%
Santa Clarita city 7.6%
Lakewood city 8.0%
Temple City city 8.0%
Culver City city 8.5%
East Pasadena CDP 8.5%
Rowland Heights CDP 8.5%
Altadena CDP 8.6%
Beverly Hills city 8.6%
Covina city 8.7%
Duarte city 8.7%
Diamond Bar city 8.8%
Whittier city 8.8%
Artesia city 8.9%
Lomita city 9.0%
South San Gabriel CDP 9.0%
Acton CDP 9.1%
East La Mirada CDP 9.2%
Hacienda Heights CDP 9.2%
Monterey Park city 9.3%
Pasadena city 9.4%
West Carson CDP 9.6%
Signal Hill city 9.8%
Val Verde CDP 9.8%
Downey city 9.9%
Vincent CDP 9.9%
Burbank city 10.0%
San Gabriel city 10.1%
Santa Monica city 10.2%
Santa Fe Springs city 10.3%
West Hollywood city 10.4%
Avocado Heights CDP 10.5%
Alhambra city 10.6%
Glendale city 10.8%
South Whittier CDP 10.8%
Monrovia city 10.9%
Rosemead city 10.9%
West Covina city 10.9%
View Park Windsor Hills CDP 11.0%
Citrus CDP 11.5%
Gardena city 11.5%
Pico Rivera city 11.5%
Lawndale city 12.2%

Los Angeles County 12.3%

Carson city 12.4%
Bellflower city 12.5%
San Fernando city 12.6%
West Puente Valley CDP 12.7%
Irwindale city 12.8%
Quartz Hill CDP 12.8%
Norwalk city 13.0%
Alondra Park CDP 13.2%
Azusa city 13.3%
Long Beach city 13.5%
Los Angeles city 13.6%
Montebello city 13.7%
Pomona city 13.7%
Hawaiian Gardens city 13.8%
West Whittier Los Nietos CDP 13.9%
West Athens CDP 14.0%
La Puente city 14.4%
El Monte city 15.1%
South San Jose Hills CDP 15.1%
Palmdale city 15.2%
Baldwin Park city 15.3%
Inglewood city 15.3%
South El Monte city 15.6%
South Gate city 15.6%
Hawthorne city 15.9%
Walnut Park CDP 16.1%
Bell city 16.2%
Lennox CDP 16.3%
Desert View Highlands CDP 16.6%
Valinda CDP 16.8%
Cudahy city 17.0%
East Los Angeles CDP 17.2%
Lancaster city 17.2%
Maywood city 17.7%
Paramount city 17.8%
Littlerock CDP 17.9%
Huntington Park city 18.2%
Lake Los Angeles CDP 18.2%
Lynwood city 19.2%
Bell Gardens city 19.3%
West Compton CDP 19.8%
Willowbrook CDP 20.1%
Compton city 20.7%
Industry city 21.6%
East Compton CDP 21.8%
Commerce city 22.8%
Florence Graham CDP 24.0%
Westmont CDP 24.0%


Orange County

Area Name Rate
Foothill Ranch CDP 3.2%
Coto de Caza CDP 4.2%
Las Flores CDP 4.8%
Aliso Viejo CDP 5.2%
Los Alamitos city 5.4%
Portola Hills CDP 5.4%
Villa Park city 5.6%
Rossmoor CDP 6.0%
Newport Beach city 6.1%
Rancho Santa Margarita city 6.2%
Tustin Foothills CDP 6.3%
Yorba Linda city 6.5%
Brea city 6.7%
Lake Forest city 6.8%
Dana Point city 7.1%
Mission Viejo city 7.1%
Laguna Beach city 7.2%
Seal Beach city 7.2%
Irvine city 7.3%
Laguna Niguel city 7.6%
Huntington Beach city 7.9%
San Clemente city 7.9%
Fountain Valley city 8.1%
Laguna Hills city 8.2%
Placentia city 8.6%
San Juan Capistrano city 8.6%
Costa Mesa city 8.7%
Orange city 9.0%
Tustin city 9.6%

Orange County 9.7%

Cypress city 10.2%
La Palma city 10.7%
Westminster city 10.8%
Fullerton city 10.9%
La Habra city 10.9%
Buena Park city 12.1%
Garden Grove city 12.1%
Anaheim city 12.4%
Laguna Woods city 13.2%
Santa Ana city 15.2%
Stanton city 15.4%
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Old 04-07-2010, 09:31 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I don't know what you people are talking about. I am not rich by ANY means, and I had no trouble living in LA. My "quality of life" was just fine (on about $55K/yr). My commute was about 15-20 minutes.

I loved living in LA, and I can't believe I moved away. I'm moving back as soon as I can!
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:07 PM
 
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There's some positivity!!
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Old 04-08-2010, 01:03 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I don't know what you people are talking about. I am not rich by ANY means, and I had no trouble living in LA. My "quality of life" was just fine (on about $55K/yr). My commute was about 15-20 minutes.

I loved living in LA, and I can't believe I moved away. I'm moving back as soon as I can!

My husband and I live on about that and do ok. The problem is that you will just survive on that salary here, not thrive. You can still go out and enjoy some of the things that the city has to offer but you'll never get ahead on that.

We have moved to and from L.A. several times. Each time we get back, we remember why we left the time before.
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:58 AM
 
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There's some positivity!!
Feybie, there are a lot of wonderful places in the LA area and tons of people thrive. There are a disproportionate number of bashers on this forum than there are in real life. We even have bashers that have never been here.

Undoubtedly, there are areas around here that you will not care for one bit. There are areas that you will love. It has quite the variety.

Whatever you end up doing, good luck. If you choose the LA area, welcome and I am sure you will find a lot to do.
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Old 04-08-2010, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Outside of Los Angeles
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How is the quality of life in and around L.A.? Not very high unless you make a ton of money. Although it is possible to live here on a salary of 40K, that would be tough. I don't even see or get together with most of my friends that much because they all live in different parts and they are always so busy. It seems to me that most people here live to work
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