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Old 12-28-2011, 10:29 AM
 
Location: South Bay
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mmm that's disappointing. Seems like I should look somewhere else to live.

Looks like I will be dealing with all the noise from heavy traffic, people, etc. even if I live in any of those small towns.

Not the best place to live for someone like me who practices daily yoga and meditation and who is looking for a quiet place to live.
LA's urban environment differs from cities further east. sure the sprawl seems to go on forever, but it's also usually not that difficult to find some peace and quiet in the suburbs. Not many places in LA have the hustle and bustle of people walking around the streets like in NYC. the bigger issue is everyone trying to drive themselves where they need to be at the same time. hence, we have serious congestion problems. finding a place to live that is a little ways from a busy boulevard or freeway shouldn't be that difficult.
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth, USA
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mmm that's disappointing. Seems like I should look somewhere else to live.

Looks like I will be dealing with all the noise from heavy traffic, people, etc. even if I live in any of those small towns.

Not the best place to live for someone like me who practices daily yoga and meditation and who is looking for a quiet place to live.
If you are looking for tranquil living here it will take more effort on your part.

I am self employed, so it's great during the day because most people are at work.

BUT I have to adjust my activities like going to the market or doing any kind of shopping before 3 o'clock because I know I am going to hit traffic.

The first wave of traffic is from the kids getting out of school and then an hour later with people starting to come home from work.

It's congested, people are always rushing you and you can feel stressed out just from driving across town.

It really all depends on where you live and how much you can afford. You'd have to know the area and choose something that is convenient for you.

Once you get settled in, you could possibly purchase a condo in a gated community, near a gym, shopping, etc and be more in a quiet, peaceful place.
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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mmm that's disappointing. Seems like I should look somewhere else to live.

Looks like I will be dealing with all the noise from heavy traffic, people, etc. even if I live in any of those small towns.

Not the best place to live for someone like me who practices daily yoga and meditation and who is looking for a quiet place to live.
I'd suggest you go out for a visit first. Indiana it is not.
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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Not the best place to live for someone like me who practices daily yoga and meditation and who is looking for a quiet place to live.
Good hiking in the Whittier hills, with great views. This area, La Habra Heights, and Hacienda Heights (other side of the hill) might have something that fits.
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:40 PM
 
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Thanks to everyone for their comments.

I wanted to ask you how are california girls? are they down to earth, laid back, easy to become friends with, etc.

Indiana girls are pretty though to become friends with. It has taken me almost a year for the girls at the gym that I almost see daily to say a simple hello.

Before that I could see them on the supermarket (yes, very likely as I live in a 10,000 population small town) and they never returned a simple hello.

Thanks
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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I have found women here to be rather friendly - if you are looking for friendship - or a more involved relationship - it helps to be active in a group that engages in your interests. Don't be pushy - simply enjoy your time with the ladies in your group - and something will eventually develop.
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:30 AM
 
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I have found women here to be rather friendly - if you are looking for friendship - or a more involved relationship - it helps to be active in a group that engages in your interests. Don't be pushy - simply enjoy your time with the ladies in your group - and something will eventually develop.
Like what types of groups?

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Old 12-29-2011, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Like what types of groups?

Thanks
What are you interested in?
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:01 PM
 
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What are you interested in?
Maybe church groups? Yoga? Meditation?

I am not sure what other groups can a single guy join.

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Old 01-04-2012, 05:19 PM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
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they are close to LA, but they are not LA. they are more suburban. but still within the scope of greater LA. its all run together. but with very distinct characteristics.
zoom in and check the maps below. it will give you a better idea of the difference in landscape and architecture (as well as lot size).

chinatown:
715 yale st los angeles ca - Google Maps

Boyle Heights:
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&cp...ed=0CCQQ8gEwAA

Montebello
701 south 5th st montebello ca - Google Maps

SFS
santa fe springs - Google Maps

Pico
pico rivera - Google Maps

Whittier
pico rivera - Google Maps
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I have been reading that most of these towns are pretty close to Los Angeles.

I for sure would not like to live in LA that has a huge population (more than 3 million ).

Is the traffic and population in these towns expected to be equal or similar to LA?

Or even though they are very close to LA they are considered separate towns?

Thanks
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