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Old 01-12-2012, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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So nice to see something other than the usual whining.
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:31 PM
 
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Good advice for folks who have moved to areas other than LA, come to think of it. Thanks!
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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JerZ already touched on these, but I’d like to emphasize:

-Resist the temptation to limit your weekly experiences to your own neighborhood. Force yourself to visit other areas within the greater metro area and realize your 'hood is only one organ within a massive and complex civic body.
This is SUCH an important one, especially if you've moved from a small town. It's all too easy to make up excuses (too far, I don't have time, I'm not familiar, I'll get lost) in order to stay within the relative comfort of your own neighborhood. And that is definitely not something you want to do in a place where there is so much to see and explore.
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:32 PM
 
Location: LBC
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This is SUCH an important one, especially if you've moved from a small town. It's all too easy to make up excuses (too far, I don't have time, I'm not familiar, I'll get lost) in order to stay within the relative comfort of your own neighborhood. And that is definitely not something you want to do in a place where there is so much to see and explore.
Many natives, myself included, are also often guilty of limiting ourselves to our comfort zones. And then there are people have no desire to take urban adventures whatsoever, regardless of the reward. That second group probably should not be living here in the first place, and they would be better off living elsewhere. I just wish more of them would realize that certain places better meet their subjective preferences rather than making global condemnations about the area. No place can be all things to all people, despite the boostersim.
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:24 PM
 
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YES to you two above! I was so guilty of this first moving here! I moved from a 2.2 square mile town where I walked to shops, to the library, to...everywhere.

I moved here and I whined about how I couldn't go to town because it wasn't "walkable." In retrospect, what on earth wasn't walkable about Glendora downtown?? Yes, it's a small-ish strip (I'm talking about Glendora Ave., for anyone who knows the area). I had to drive *to* it, yes. But there actually are shops I can walk to anyway. Everything I need is within reach.

"Not walkable..." LOL...I was such a silly bird. It's not like there were snipers in store windows aiming at the sidewalk or flowing lava or something. And besides my walkable town...there are tons and tons of other walkable cute towns. I walk a lot again nowadays.
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:39 AM
 
Location: La Cañada
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You explained well...I hope you inspire others to step away from their bad views of LA (if they have them) and come visit or stay. It really is a remarkable place.

Thanks for the post!
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Old 01-14-2012, 08:15 PM
 
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What a great post!! I am moving to Glendora a week from today. I live in a small town that has been my home for over 20 years in NC. This post was exactly what I needed to read! I am excited!! Thank you!!
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:45 AM
 
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Default SoCal commute thoughts

Any advice on the job market and possibilities of a good corporate position? My husband and i may also move to SoCal from Charlotte as his job would be in Rancho Cucamonga. We are targeting to lease a place in Glendora....same as Florida Gators. All these forums really help and I'm hoping to get guidance on job prospects for myself. We are mid 30s, well traveled excluding CA so far, looking for 3bd/3ba 3 car garage if thats offered in Glendora. Looking forward to the awesome weather and limitless options CA offers. i've got a solid global corp resume so am worried I won't find anything near Glendora. What's the max town distance i should search for a job to have decent commute? IE. Is Brea too far?

Thank you FG I'd appreciate any info at all!
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:23 PM
 
Location: The city of champions
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Nice positive post. It's definitely refreshing not seeing the typical crybaby complaints from people expecting perfection.

I love this city very much. It's been my home most of my life and am still having a blast and making new memories every day. It can get though at times, no doubt, but at the end of the day, this is where I want to be.
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:41 PM
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Nice positive post. It's definitely refreshing not seeing the typical crybaby complaints from people expecting perfection.

I love this city very much. It's been my home most of my life and am still having a blast and making new memories every day. It can get though at times, no doubt, but at the end of the day, this is where I want to be.
Crybaby complaints from people expecting perfection? Where?
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