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Old 01-20-2013, 08:33 PM
 
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I don't understand this. If you have lived here for years and years, doesn't that mean you might just kinda like it? If New York is so great for the people and everything it has to offer, doesn't that make you not up to the standard you are creating by not being in control of your life and making things happen (aka "building your world" and moving back?) If you truly didn't enjoy Los Angeles, apart from certain circumstances, I would think most of you would leave. Seems to me like a lot of adopted Angelenos have a hard time admitting they actually do enjoy Los Angeles.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:39 PM
 
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Probably the cool thing. Usually i think it's the locals who are more jaded. I had the rare luxury of not experiencing that jadedness by being away for years. Now I find it fascinating. Most people to realize that they are in the 2nd biggest world class city in the U.S. Just behind it's big brother New York.

What better cities than the top 3? NYC LA and Chi..
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:02 PM
 
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I guess its kinda like being in a loveless marriage, no matter jow much you despise the other person, youre forced to stay for the sake of the kids
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:50 AM
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It seems that recent transplants are the ones who really enjoy LA, no?
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:15 AM
 
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Maybe they're stuck.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:54 AM
 
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I'm a recent transplant and I love it. If that changes, I'll leave. It's REALLY popular to hate LA right now. A lot of my friends do that but then anytime I post a pic of a sunny day in January (This week has been AWESOME!) on the beach, in the canyons, they comment all over them how jealous they are.
It was popular to hate NYC in the 80's until Seinfeld and Friends made it cool again.

City popularity is cyclical (assuming a city is working to offer a community people find attractive). I spent years in Austin when it was just becoming hyped up. For years I've gotten big smiles and instant popularity when I travel by saying I lived in Austin. It's pointless! I'm not more or less awesome because I lived there.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:00 PM
 
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It seems that recent transplants are the ones who really enjoy LA, no?
Nah man, I been here since 98, love it more every year.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:36 PM
 
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Probably the cool thing. Usually i think it's the locals who are more jaded. I had the rare luxury of not experiencing that jadedness by being away for years. Now I find it fascinating. Most people to realize that they are in the 2nd biggest world class city in the U.S. Just behind it's big brother New York.

What better cities than the top 3? NYC LA and Chi..

I've got to agree with you, LA, NYC, and Chi really are the only really great cities in the USA. Now, I LOVE San Fran and adore Seattle, and have liked a good many other cities I have visited and not impressed with a few more, so I'm NOT putting down all other cities, just enhancing how great the top 3 really are. Be careful because I believe Houston is set to replace Chicago as the 3rd largest city by population, so the category of top 3 will have a new member soon, at one's expense.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:42 PM
 
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I'm a recent transplant and I love it. If that changes, I'll leave. It's REALLY popular to hate LA right now. A lot of my friends do that but then anytime I post a pic of a sunny day in January (This week has been AWESOME!) on the beach, in the canyons, they comment all over them how jealous they are.
It was popular to hate NYC in the 80's until Seinfeld and Friends made it cool again.

City popularity is cyclical (assuming a city is working to offer a community people find attractive). I spent years in Austin when it was just becoming hyped up. For years I've gotten big smiles and instant popularity when I travel by saying I lived in Austin. It's pointless! I'm not more or less awesome because I lived there.
NY hating goes back to the bankruptcy of the 1970's and the many problems NYC let fester. NYC in the 1970's really was a kind of hell, but soon after, the "I Love New York" campaign and NYC, finally, addressing many of the problems of the city went a long way to improving NYC as a place to live and visit. I have to say that somethings as simple (and expensive) as the NYC and LA transit policy of ZERO tolerance for graffiti on buses and trains really has a huge psychological impact for the better.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:48 PM
 
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So many visitor or wanna be residents are so enamored with Santa Monica. It's not a bad place, but I just don't know a single local in all of the entire LA region (including myself) who would want to LIVE in Santa Monica. I stopped visiting regularly a long time ago, and I did live there with an aunt for awhile, but never cared to go back to LIVE there. Anyway, we love you Santa Monica, to visit on occasion. Ironically, for local So Cal residents, Santa Monica just has too many attributes that most find unappealing to LIVE there.
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