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Old 06-16-2012, 05:29 PM
 
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I'm curious as to the number of people who live in Los Angeles and the surrounding area that are from the southern U.S. If you are a Southerner, I'd like to hear how you like Los Angeles. Can't wait to get outta there or Not going anywhere anytime soon?
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Old 06-17-2012, 01:56 PM
 
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Cmon people... you mean to tell me that there are no southerners in Los Angeles?
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Old 06-17-2012, 02:19 PM
 
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I am not a southerner per say, but most of my family grew up in the south and I spent many Summers in Atlanta and Charlotte while actually growing up in Minneapolis, MN.

The differences between the two geographical regions are plentiful, but it all depends on your personality and desires. The west coast is not nearly as hospitable as the South, however nowhere in the world is as hospitable as the South. The cuisine is much different, a lot more vegetarians and vegans out here. People are more health obsessed is many areas of LA. Less traditional American food, BBQ's, etc... more ethnic options. I can keep going, but tell me what specifically you want to know or are concerned about.
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Old 06-17-2012, 03:10 PM
 
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I am not a southerner per say, but most of my family grew up in the south and I spent many Summers in Atlanta and Charlotte while actually growing up in Minneapolis, MN.

The differences between the two geographical regions are plentiful, but it all depends on your personality and desires. The west coast is not nearly as hospitable as the South, however nowhere in the world is as hospitable as the South. The cuisine is much different, a lot more vegetarians and vegans out here. People are more health obsessed is many areas of LA. Less traditional American food, BBQ's, etc... more ethnic options. I can keep going, but tell me what specifically you want to know or are concerned about.
Thanks for the response. - Im currently in Charlotte, NC(hometown, btw) looking to move west...I've had my eye on Phoenix a very long time....Figured Phoenix would be the best option since the cost of living is affordable. House is currently on the market waiting to sell(trying to be optimisitic). However, Im starting to look at California...I know what you hear on the news about California isn't optmistic, but I see it hasn't stopped people from moving there....I guess, i just worried about not being able to make in California as I am single, which equals 1 income household. Im a college grad (btw, which is a dime a dozen these days), Worked 10years in broadcast news then I transitioned into Banking, which currently I occupy a Business Support role. I've been working in banking going on 7 years. Is it possible or should I just play it safe with Phoenix. I've been to PHoenix on business and pleasure and I absolutely adore it....so, so different than NC, which is welcomed in my eyesight. Just trying to keep options open. I mean yes, I would probably have an active social life in CA than in Phx. but then again CA if only couple hrs drive from Phx. I could drive to Calfornia to "cop the fix"...Thoughts?
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Old 06-17-2012, 04:38 PM
 
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In Los Angeles itself, over 200,000 Southerners. Hopefully a few of them will come along to participate.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 1485576
  • Northeast: 186592
  • Midwest: 196243
  • South: 204521
  • West: 77390
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:48 AM
 
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OKay...Let me try this.....Are there any SC/NC/GA to Los Angeles Transplants. - I'd like to hear how you like Los Angeles. Can't wait to get outta there or Not going anywhere anytime soon?
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:26 AM
 
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Thanks for the response. - Im currently in Charlotte, NC(hometown, btw) looking to move west...I've had my eye on Phoenix a very long time....Figured Phoenix would be the best option since the cost of living is affordable. House is currently on the market waiting to sell(trying to be optimisitic). However, Im starting to look at California...I know what you hear on the news about California isn't optmistic, but I see it hasn't stopped people from moving there....I guess, i just worried about not being able to make in California as I am single, which equals 1 income household. Im a college grad (btw, which is a dime a dozen these days), Worked 10years in broadcast news then I transitioned into Banking, which currently I occupy a Business Support role. I've been working in banking going on 7 years. Is it possible or should I just play it safe with Phoenix. I've been to PHoenix on business and pleasure and I absolutely adore it....so, so different than NC, which is welcomed in my eyesight. Just trying to keep options open. I mean yes, I would probably have an active social life in CA than in Phx. but then again CA if only couple hrs drive from Phx. I could drive to Calfornia to "cop the fix"...Thoughts?
You seem like a qualified person. I'm sure you would be able to get your feet on the ground in LA. Especially with broadcast news experience and banking like you say. LA would seem to be the better place IMO. Granted it would be ultra competetive but not impossible. You are single and if you have enough saved up why not? give LA a try for a few months. LA has something for everybody, if it doesn't work out, Phoenix is a nice place too. But if it were me, I would take that small chance in LA first. If you get something started there, I'm sure you wont regret it.
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:02 PM
 
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Thanks for the vote of confidence...Just hesitant about it, like I said with me being a 1 income household.
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:32 PM
 
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TX transplant here. All I gotta say is LA is way laid back. Too laid back sometimes. I wonder how things even get done here. It's NOT NYC of the West. It's more like the American version of Barcelona: laid the hell back.
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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It's NOT NYC of the West.
Why do you keep making that comparison? Who, other than you, says that?
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