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Old 04-27-2018, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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I'm sorry but this city is beautiful. It has its not so pretty parts and so do all other cities but the views and vistas, some of the neighborhoods, the architecture and some of the natural beauty is pretty nice to me.











True, L.A is definitely unique . Nothing like it .

I’ve been inside the Doheny mansion before on the Mount St Mary’s campus , pretty cool inside.
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Old 04-27-2018, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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If you travel east on I40 heading out of Los Angeles, it's pretty much a desert all the way to Oklahoma. The north of this country and everything east of Texas/Oklahoma has a lot of beauty visually. We live on the edge of a desert. Yes our mountains can be beautiful and many of the things people have created in this city are beautiful, but at the end of the day it doesn't compare to the majesty of many other parts of this country. Love it or hate it, the seasons create beauty. Los Angeles' one and a half seasons creates, for the most part, brown. Yes, you can water it, but naturally it's brown... what else is brown...
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Old 04-27-2018, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Laguna Niguel, Orange County CA
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If you travel east on I40 heading out of Los Angeles, it's pretty much a desert all the way to Oklahoma. The north of this country and everything east of Texas/Oklahoma has a lot of beauty visually. We live on the edge of a desert. Yes our mountains can be beautiful and many of the things people have created in this city are beautiful, but at the end of the day it doesn't compare to the majesty of many other parts of this country. Love it or hate it, the seasons create beauty. Los Angeles' one and a half seasons creates, for the most part, brown. Yes, you can water it, but naturally it's brown... what else is brown...
But water was brought in to LA.
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Old 04-27-2018, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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If you travel east on I40 heading out of Los Angeles, it's pretty much a desert all the way to Oklahoma. The north of this country and everything east of Texas/Oklahoma has a lot of beauty visually. We live on the edge of a desert. Yes our mountains can be beautiful and many of the things people have created in this city are beautiful, but at the end of the day it doesn't compare to the majesty of many other parts of this country. Love it or hate it, the seasons create beauty. Los Angeles' one and a half seasons creates, for the most part, brown. Yes, you can water it, but naturally it's brown... what else is brown...
I think the OP was talking about the city of Los Angeles. If they are talking about the entire region then I think LA is tops or near the top in natural beauty. Try driving on 95 in DC to northern NJ on the NJ Turnpike and tell me how beautiful that is.
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Old 04-27-2018, 11:36 PM
 
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Why do people choose to uproot their lives to live in an overpopulated, overpriced city?

"I love the weather." It's boring... you have summer, and summer light.

"It's liberal". What's liberal about paying several thousand dollars in rent for a modest apartment?! Or millions to buy a house that's worth maybe 50k tops?!

"I'm here to make it! This is where dreams come true in the entertainment industry!" Grow up! You aren't 12!

"I want to pay a ridiculous sum of money to have the privilege of traveling 20 miles in an hour and a half." Wouldn't you prefer to park your car in your drive way rather than the 405?!

Why do so many buy into it?
So take your elderly parents cash out and move. What difference does it make what state you take care of them.

This bs whining crap about how bad LA/So Cal/Ca is, is getting old. HEY IF YOU DONT LIKE IT HERE MOVE THE F OUT. I don’t think it’s that hard to comprehend that. Yet they don’t. They come here whining about how life is unfair, hard, stressful etc. Go already. Move to some little town population 600 where you can work at the Piggly Wiggly for $8 a hour and found nirvana I guess.

What I don’t get is people who ***** about SoCal yet do nothing to move. Or the ones that never lived here or were here on a vacation for a week and went back to whatever state and somehow they are ****ing experts on California and Californians. Wtf seriously?

I had a few tenants from out of state. Every one moving here basically got a 30% raise in wages for the same job just by relocating.
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Old 04-28-2018, 02:21 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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So take your elderly parents cash out and move. What difference does it make what state you take care of them.

This bs whining crap about how bad LA/So Cal/Ca is, is getting old. HEY IF YOU DONT LIKE IT HERE MOVE THE F OUT. I don’t think it’s that hard to comprehend that. Yet they don’t. They come here whining about how life is unfair, hard, stressful etc. Go already. Move to some little town population 600 where you can work at the Piggly Wiggly for $8 a hour and found nirvana I guess.

What I don’t get is people who ***** about SoCal yet do nothing to move. Or the ones that never lived here or were here on a vacation for a week and went back to whatever state and somehow they are ****ing experts on California and Californians. Wtf seriously?

I had a few tenants from out of state. Every one moving here basically got a 30% raise in wages for the same job just by relocating.
As long as they have a high salary, and pay tons of taxes I don't mind them staying here. I mean who's really winning in that situation.
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Old 04-28-2018, 07:44 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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Are property taxes not a deduction on CA income tax?
They will be capped at $10,000 beginning next year.
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Old 04-28-2018, 07:59 AM
 
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As long as they have a high salary, and pay tons of taxes I don't mind them staying here. I mean who's really winning in that situation.
How exactly are they losing? I had a tenant making 80k in Texas. Moved here and off the bat made 110,000 and within 6 months has another offer for 10k more. Moved a year later and bought a house. So how exactly was he a loser......

The job was exactly what he had in Texas
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Old 04-28-2018, 10:21 AM
 
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I drove from Denver to LA years ago on the old route 66 which I guess is I40 now. Didn't hit real desert except from Barstow to San Berdadino. Flagstaff, Az. certainly isn't dessert. It's covered in pines.
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If you travel east on I40 heading out of Los Angeles, it's pretty much a desert all the way to Oklahoma. The north of this country and everything east of Texas/Oklahoma has a lot of beauty visually. We live on the edge of a desert. Yes our mountains can be beautiful and many of the things people have created in this city are beautiful, but at the end of the day it doesn't compare to the majesty of many other parts of this country. Love it or hate it, the seasons create beauty. Los Angeles' one and a half seasons creates, for the most part, brown. Yes, you can water it, but naturally it's brown... what else is brown...
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Old 04-29-2018, 12:47 AM
 
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Because L.A offers a lot of opportunities for those who follow the steps towards it,as well as a lot of variety of things to see and do for all ages and types which is why it draws people from all over to live in,work in or vacation in.

Yeah you have summer and summer light,but guess what that's one of the attractions of L.A is the weather,because in L.A you can practically be outdoors most of the year whether it's summer or winter...The microclimates of L.A is also something that amazes me.

If your worried about traffic,then try mass transit or find a job closer to your home where you can walk or ride a bike or use a motorized bike.

If you don't want to pay the $$$$ to live in L.A and don't like the traffic then just move somewhere else...I for one wouldn't live someplace that i'm not happy with or if I cannot afford it.

L.A does have it's problems,but it is still a very desirable place which is why it continues to attract people and investors as well.


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Why do people choose to uproot their lives to live in an overpopulated, overpriced city?

"I love the weather." It's boring... you have summer, and summer light.

"It's liberal". What's liberal about paying several thousand dollars in rent for a modest apartment?! Or millions to buy a house that's worth maybe 50k tops?!

"I'm here to make it! This is where dreams come true in the entertainment industry!" Grow up! You aren't 12!

"I want to pay a ridiculous sum of money to have the privilege of traveling 20 miles in an hour and a half." Wouldn't you prefer to park your car in your drive way rather than the 405?!

Why do so many buy into it?
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