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Old 06-26-2012, 06:14 PM
 
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Well a lot of people outside of LA thinks that LA is like NYC in the west.

It's its own thing
Never heard that one before.

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Old 06-27-2012, 09:56 AM
 
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I also felt tall, and I'm not as tall as you. I've been to Houston and I find it hard to believe at 6 feet you felt like one of the shortest guys in the room. Let's not exaggerate here, unless you hang out with a lot of basketball players or athletes or something.
I'm a flat 5'11 and with some dress shoes I can reach 6'. Not all the time but close enough. I do feel like I am on the taller side here in LA sometimes. I didn't feel that way in west Hollywood all the time though as there were some big dudes there.

Houston is a corn fed city with big country guys that are in the least 6'0. If you go to a country bar or a yuppie hangout be prepared to feel a bit shorter if you're below 6'.
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Riverside, CA
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It reminds me a lot of Houston only with a ton of scenery.
I can't believe that none of my fellow Angelenos have taken umbrage at our city being called "Houston only with a ton of scenery". We don't always wear our civic pride on our sleeves, but this one hurts.

In any case, welcome! I hope you soon discover the many other things, wonderful and otherwise, that separate Los Angeles from a place like Houston.
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:37 PM
 
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I can't believe that none of my fellow Angelenos have taken umbrage at our city being called "Houston only with a ton of scenery". We don't always wear our civic pride on our sleeves, but this one hurts.

In any case, welcome! I hope you soon discover the many other things, wonderful and otherwise, that separate Los Angeles from a place like Houston.
I already have and have found that LA is nothing like Houston. It just that Houston tries to mimic some areas of LA a lot. It's a wannabe LA town.

But there is nothing quite as grand as West LA in Houston, that's for sure. Century City, Culver City, Brentwood, Westwood, WeHo and Culver City make up some of the fanciest areas I have ever seen in my life and I have been to Boston, New York City, Miami and the South of France/Monaco.

It's just striking to see the vast difference in the neighborhoods. How West LA can be so grand while other areas in the pits.
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:53 PM
 
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It's just striking to see the vast difference in the neighborhoods. How West LA can be so grand while other areas in the pits.
But don't let "the pit" areas fool you....just another item that makes LA unique. Yes the Westside of town is great in general, but if you get a chance to dig deeper during your stay, you'll find very strong neighborhood pride and interesting communities in the areas that seem like "the pits" to newbies. Many of these older parts of the city have long cultural and political history with folks that can span the socioeconomic scale. Because there is such strong diversity of neighborhood type, ethnicity, and culture in LA, Angelino's can gravitate to the neighborhoods and playgrounds they feel most comfortable. Also, you will be surprised to see how pricey an area that seems dicey can be in Los Angeles. In any case, welcome to LA and nice to see someone attempting to explore all of its parts.
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:05 PM
 
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That's Hollywood. I was there looking at homes for a future move. L.A. is too big, so many freeways and stayed lost. My SUV got hit twice. I decided to move futher out close to the beach towns like Westchester or Ladera Heights. Second half of my trip stayed in Manhattan Beach close to ocean and beaches, very nice. I was thinking of Hollywood Hills but because it is in L.A. with that nightmare traffic, I don't want to live in L.A. as I am retired and love southern CA. Moving out of Vegas.
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:13 AM
 
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Can't wait to read his "last impressions of LA..."

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Old 06-29-2012, 08:00 PM
 
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Are you that desperate to see a transplant go?
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:02 AM
 
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Desperate? Hah, is that what you got from my comment?
You can stay forever or leave tomorrow bro, why would I care either way?
I was merely amused by how your review of the city changed since the beginning of the thread.

So, when are you leaving anyway?



Just kidding!









....may be not?
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:43 PM
 
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I love LA, nuff said. One of the only times I'm glad to have had my foot in my mouth.
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