U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > Los Angeles
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 02-27-2012, 03:43 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
9,830 posts, read 7,976,822 times
Reputation: 6288

Advertisements

Why compare L.A. to one of its suburbs?

<rim shot>
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-27-2012, 11:02 AM
 
1,577 posts, read 3,085,951 times
Reputation: 1468
Quote:
Originally Posted by PosterExtraordinaire View Post
I lived in both cities (Los Angeles as a kid; I've been there many times since) and honestly Los Angeles just feels to me like San Diego on steroids. The layout of the cities are more or less the same, you get these patchwork of neighborhoods but Los Angeles does everything bigger and better. The downsides are dealing with all the people (namely traffic) which until you figure out the side streets and the freeways to take you'll be constantly cursing the city. The parking is a nightmare, there is more pollution, more crime, but at the same time more to do, more diversity, more opportunity and more glamor. At this age I'd prefer San Diego just because I'm done with the rat race, the singles scene, the partying, and I just want a nice quiet life with an ocean view. For a teen or 20-something out in the world trying to meet new people and make it big I definitely see how Los Angeles would win over San Diego.

Funny, from when I lived in the region, I noticed that people from San Diego were almost quick to state just how much they hate Los Angeles whereas people from LA took almost no opinion on San Diego, or if they did, a condescending one ('it's this cute little town right before Mexico').
Yes, all of this sounds about right.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-27-2012, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Mt Washington: NELA
1,162 posts, read 2,966,694 times
Reputation: 637
Thanks for the laugh. Man, those stereotypes sound like something Joe Friday would say on 'Dragnet.' Remember the episode with 'Blue Boy'? Priceless.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mt971x View Post
San diego is better imo for a person looking for a calm life style, with nice scenary, things to do , places to see, cleaner, more residential, and less crime and to raise a family. Los Angeles is more film/entertainment industry, it's over commercialized, cosmopolitan, over crowded, bad air, bad traffic, more of a place to vacation to every now and than, but not a place to live, also people are much more rude in Los Angeles since it's a larger city, has more of a big city attitude, people their are more shallow,fake, and unfriendly. Also another thing i don't like is too many Hippie liberals in LA, more homeless, more poor, more problems! People I find in SD to be more friendly, down to earth, more laid back, and not out to "prove" something to somebody. Los Angeles also full of wannabes, too many trying to a singer/actor blah blah blah.. I like Santa monica, but even that after a few visits is enough, San Diego might not have all the excitement of the big city, but has plenty to do, and not too bad of a drive to Tijuana, LV, LA etc..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-29-2012, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Point Loma, San Diego, CA
1,933 posts, read 1,401,725 times
Reputation: 1739
I live in neither, but am in one or the other usually at least once a week. Los Angeles, and San Diego is nowhere close and never will be. I consider San Diego traffic to be WORSE than L.A. in many cases, San Diego has incredibly volatile weather/micro climates despite the "paradise" propoganda, L.A. provides you with infinitely more options for whatever it is you want out of life, whoever you are, San Diego is not so much "laid back" as it is just plain BORING. If San Diego were compared to other cities, it would place near the top, but like someone already said, next to L.A., its just one of its neighborhoods.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-29-2012, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
231 posts, read 572,790 times
Reputation: 97
Quote:
Originally Posted by Losfrisco View Post
I live in neither, but am in one or the other usually at least once a week. Los Angeles, and San Diego is nowhere close and never will be. I consider San Diego traffic to be WORSE than L.A. in many cases, San Diego has incredibly volatile weather/micro climates despite the "paradise" propoganda, L.A. provides you with infinitely more options for whatever it is you want out of life, whoever you are, San Diego is not so much "laid back" as it is just plain BORING. If San Diego were compared to other cities, it would place near the top, but like someone already said, next to L.A., its just one of its neighborhoods.
Volatile micro climates and worse traffic...that's a bit comical. Anyway, SD county has a 1/3 of the population of LA county, so LA obviously will have a lot more going on, diversity, etc.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-29-2012, 08:55 AM
 
1,333 posts, read 2,040,670 times
Reputation: 1080
Quote:
Originally Posted by Losfrisco View Post
I live in neither, but am in one or the other usually at least once a week. Los Angeles, and San Diego is nowhere close and never will be. I consider San Diego traffic to be WORSE than L.A. in many cases, San Diego has incredibly volatile weather/micro climates despite the "paradise" propoganda, L.A. provides you with infinitely more options for whatever it is you want out of life, whoever you are, San Diego is not so much "laid back" as it is just plain BORING. If San Diego were compared to other cities, it would place near the top, but like someone already said, next to L.A., its just one of its neighborhoods.
As a San Diego native, I completely agree. I think there is a hell of a lot more to do in San Diego than many other cities, but compared to LA, yes, San Diego is boring.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-29-2012, 09:23 AM
 
2,076 posts, read 3,177,247 times
Reputation: 888
Quote:
Originally Posted by Losfrisco View Post
I live in neither, but am in one or the other usually at least once a week. Los Angeles, and San Diego is nowhere close and never will be. I consider San Diego traffic to be WORSE than L.A. in many cases, San Diego has incredibly volatile weather/micro climates despite the "paradise" propoganda, L.A. provides you with infinitely more options for whatever it is you want out of life, whoever you are, San Diego is not so much "laid back" as it is just plain BORING. If San Diego were compared to other cities, it would place near the top, but like someone already said, next to L.A., its just one of its neighborhoods.
lol I won't touch the traffic comment lmao

As to the microclimates, since LA sprawls so far inland compared to SD it naturally has more. Valleys are what does it, they get insinuated from the ocean breezes so they heat up during the day and cool down to freezing at night.

The weather though, provided you are comparing coast versus coast is just about the same. San Diego seems to have gotten away with claiming the 'best weather' in the USA even though there is hardly a difference between her and LA.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-07-2012, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
5,302 posts, read 8,443,688 times
Reputation: 2136
SD does not have many jobs, but is closer to Mexico. LOL anyway, SD is not as crowded, so not much smog and barely any traffic. It also has warmer water at the beaches, which are nicer than dirty and crowded LA beaches. SD is better for raising a family, not as much fake people or crime, and it is like a laid-back beach town. But LA is more diverse and less conservative, and also has more stuff to do in terms of partying and such. SD has the zoo and Wild Animal Park, SeaWorld, the museums in Balboa and Soak Coty, LA has museums, Universal Studios, Hollywood stuff. Both are close to Orange County's pretty beaches and DisneyLand and Knott's Berry Farm. The diversity and party stuff, adn democrats, of LA are better than here for sure, But San Diego air quality, beaches and laid-backness are like a resort area and are better than LA, so I like both places equally but for different reasons.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-08-2012, 08:20 AM
 
1,176 posts, read 2,832,972 times
Reputation: 455
What is the point of your question? Thinking of relocating? A broad question such as "which is better" seems a bit pointless, except to start a debate (which is fine, but you might state that). Besides, it's a bit like comparing apples (the fruit not the computer) and oranges. L.A. is a huge area, and for many includes not just the City of Los Angeles, but also the much larger County of Los Angeles, and even adjoining counties. San Diego is a much more compact area. Biggest differences are that SD has an NFL team, and LAX has more non-stop flights to other countries.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-08-2012, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
16,625 posts, read 34,697,856 times
Reputation: 16979
"Not a member"
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > Los Angeles
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top