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Old 05-02-2018, 09:09 AM
 
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Thanks everyone, really appreciate everyone's input!

On a different note, since city-data puts pretty strict time limits on editing, I noticed a small oversight that I realize is pretty problematic. I wrote: "I'm particularly fond of the President...I'm much more of a Mitt Romney-style Republican". As the second part of the sentence indicates, of course I meant to write, that I'm NOT particularly fond of the President. That is, I'm NOT a MAGA guy in any way (not that I would expect to find much of that in LA anyway), politically, I'm a polite, low-tax/low-spending "white-collar Republican" kind of guy, I just put that in because I don't want to end up in a neighborhood where I'll be bothered for holding the "wrong" opinions.
Interesting thing about Santa Monica politically. It's overall very Democrat and left like most of LA county, but there's a lot of moderate conservatives in the north end. Also, many transplants who moved for the higher end jobs have changed the political demographics a little bit. there's hardly any Trump supporters, but calling yourself a moderate or centrist won't really be an issue (while it might be one in Venice or West Hollywood).
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Old 05-02-2018, 11:04 AM
 
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So I'm looking for a neighborhood popular with similar demographics: Young professionals in their early-mid 20s who are just starting their career. Neighborhood walkability is a plus, as I enjoy early-evening runs.

Umm...I live in MDR. I love me some MDR. Pleased as punch to have chosen it.


That....is not MDR. At all.
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Old 05-02-2018, 02:18 PM
 
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Go with Santa Monica, be as close to Main Street as possible for a social life. You will have a 30 min commute to work...not bad for LA.

Good luck with the politics out here, lol
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:52 PM
 
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Santa Monica. But, given your social profile, you're sure you don't want to look for a job in Orange County or San Diego?

Romney 2020!
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Old 05-02-2018, 11:01 PM
 
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Culturally, it's certainly possible that San Diego or Orange County would be better fits, but... I've already accepted a job in Los Angeles, what's more it's pretty much my dream job (coming out of college) so I'm not willing to give that up to embark on a job search, and my company doesn't have offices in OC or SD. That said, I would not be opposed to moving to San Diego or Orange County in the future! And I certainly appreciate the tip.

I should add that politics isn't a huge part of my life (it's been more of a social outlet in college), but I still put it in there because I wouldn't want to live in a neighborhood with a strong SJW culture where I'll get weird looks for preferring polo shirts over baja hoodies and steak over alphalpha sprouts and mashed yeast.

On your second point, yeah well, man can dream *sigh*.
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Old 05-03-2018, 09:36 AM
 
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No offense to the OP but transplants like these are turning LA into another bland culture-less wasteland.

Me no likey
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Old 05-03-2018, 10:46 AM
 
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Culturally, it's certainly possible that San Diego or Orange County would be better fits, but... I've already accepted a job in Los Angeles, what's more it's pretty much my dream job (coming out of college) so I'm not willing to give that up to embark on a job search, and my company doesn't have offices in OC or SD. That said, I would not be opposed to moving to San Diego or Orange County in the future! And I certainly appreciate the tip.

I should add that politics isn't a huge part of my life (it's been more of a social outlet in college), but I still put it in there because I wouldn't want to live in a neighborhood with a strong SJW culture where I'll get weird looks for preferring polo shirts over baja hoodies and steak over alphalpha sprouts and mashed yeast.

On your second point, yeah well, man can dream *sigh*.
So one piece of insight I can provide to you is to not be worried about the political climate on an interpersonal level. My household is very centrist, and we had strong concerns about what we were stepping into because of how utterly bat**** crazy progressive the state as a whole is - something we're more sensitive about than usual due to how in-your-face the place we moved from was.

Yes, the overarching political environment in the area is as such to where you find yourself shaking your head and grumbling under your breath at how out of whack the government's priorities are and how utterly wasteful they are with our tax dollars. But it turns out just due to the sheer population of the area that it's a relatively simple affair to develop a social circle that's not caught up in the identity politics and crazy progressive utopia nonsense. And, certainly, there are aggro-activist situations (what's going on in the Boyle district right now, there have been some freeway blockages so people can get together and cry in a road, etc.), but you can typically avoid it.
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Old 05-03-2018, 12:58 PM
 
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So one piece of insight I can provide to you is to not be worried about the political climate on an interpersonal level. My household is very centrist, and we had strong concerns about what we were stepping into because of how utterly bat**** crazy progressive the state as a whole is - something we're more sensitive about than usual due to how in-your-face the place we moved from was.

Yes, the overarching political environment in the area is as such to where you find yourself shaking your head and grumbling under your breath at how out of whack the government's priorities are and how utterly wasteful they are with our tax dollars. But it turns out just due to the sheer population of the area that it's a relatively simple affair to develop a social circle that's not caught up in the identity politics and crazy progressive utopia nonsense. And, certainly, there are aggro-activist situations (what's going on in the Boyle district right now, there have been some freeway blockages so people can get together and cry in a road, etc.), but you can typically avoid it.
Thank you Xanathos! That was a really helpful response! As a fellow centrist (well, centre-right) I had similar concerns as I'm sure you know what many college campuses are like today (a lot of in-your-face activism), so I didn't want to end up in an environment where I wouldn't be able to have a social circle because I'm not up in arms about whatever the latest cause du jour happens to be.
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Old 05-03-2018, 01:19 PM
 
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No offense to the OP but transplants like these are turning LA into another bland culture-less wasteland.

Me no likey

Saying "no offense" and then making a snide remark doesn't make the remark in and of itself any less annoying. What exactly did you think you contributed to this discussion? It's not as you're going to prevent me from moving.

On a different note, it's pretty amusing to see you act as if there hasn't been a white-collar culture in LA for, oh I don't know, the past 120 years.
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Old 05-03-2018, 01:20 PM
 
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Culturally, it's certainly possible that San Diego or Orange County would be better fits, but... I've already accepted a job in Los Angeles, what's more it's pretty much my dream job (coming out of college) so I'm not willing to give that up to embark on a job search, and my company doesn't have offices in OC or SD. That said, I would not be opposed to moving to San Diego or Orange County in the future! And I certainly appreciate the tip.

I should add that politics isn't a huge part of my life (it's been more of a social outlet in college), but I still put it in there because I wouldn't want to live in a neighborhood with a strong SJW culture where I'll get weird looks for preferring polo shirts over baja hoodies and steak over alphalpha sprouts and mashed yeast.

On your second point, yeah well, man can dream *sigh*.
You'll be fine in LA. You have a good attitude.
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