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Old 04-29-2018, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Another thing I don’t think mentioned is that living in L.A
You are also close to a lot of other nice places for weekend trips or even day trips . Santa Barbara , Palm Springs , San Diego etc
A flight up north to San Francisco /Napa Area is only an hour or so .. a flight to Vegas about 45 minutes .
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Old 04-29-2018, 10:00 AM
 
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I currently live in Denver. Once I relocate to LA, my salary will literally double, and my rent will only be a few hundred dollars more a month for a bigger place. I pay $1,400 for a studio here. COL is high all over.

LA isn't for everyone.
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Old 04-29-2018, 10:19 AM
 
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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
Not necessarily an entire loss, but if you they hate it here, but continue to live here, and pay taxes then I think Californians are the ones gaining from this. If you hate where you live, but you're contributing to that place, i'm sorry you're losing!!
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Old 04-29-2018, 10:20 AM
 
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I currently live in Denver. Once I relocate to LA, my salary will literally double, and my rent will only be a few hundred dollars more a month for a bigger place. I pay $1,400 for a studio here. COL is high all over.

LA isn't for everyone.
We'll be welcoming you with open arms, Welcome to LA amigo!!!
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Old 04-29-2018, 10:58 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.
Oh, large parts of Nevada, Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico are desert, so you would traverse large parts of desert driving from Denver to LA. And Denver itself is technically in a "cold" desert; it's located on the leeward side of the Rockies and therefore in the rain shadow, but thanks to it's elevation and northerly latitude, Denver is not a true-blue desert -- but definitely has some "desert-like" characteristics.
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Old 04-29-2018, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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I currently live in Denver. Once I relocate to LA, my salary will literally double, and my rent will only be a few hundred dollars more a month for a bigger place. I pay $1,400 for a studio here. COL is high all over.

LA isn't for everyone.
Seems to be a no brainer in that situation.

I’ve been to Denver once and it was nice but it’s kind of crazy how expensive it is .

Is it more recently it’s gotten so expensive ?

Average house price there is $500,000 .

https://www.denverpost.com/2018/03/0...ge-home-price/
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Old 04-29-2018, 11:32 AM
 
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Yeah I’ve heard a ton of people that grew up there say after decades “I had to get away from the cold weather “ and they end up moving to CA or Florida.
It seems a lot of people never get used to it .

I don’t see putting on with snow on car and plowing it and worrying about frozen pipes and putting on so many heavy jackets and gloves being fun .

I’m kind of surprised especially of how expensive New Jersey is and the property taxes are really insane much higher than L.A

I guess some people must like it to pay that much to live there.
Honestly, I think the majority of people hate the weather here in the northeast. Some just stoically endure it. Or use it as a badge of honor and tell themselves people who live in California or Florida are somehow soft or lack character.

Also people develop selective amnesia. Everyone has been complaining about how rotten our March and April has been. "Where is spring!?". I've heard like 399 times recently. Granted, it's been colder than normal, but March and April are almost always lousy. We don't have 3 months of winter, we have about 6. But people give in to wishful thinking.

But this thread is interesting. The people from cold climates who move to California seem to feel grateful and see it as paradise. The natives often see only the down sides. Human nature in a nutshell! If you've always known perfect weather you are going to take it for granted and only see the faults of where you live. But everywhere there are problems. But sunshine is sure a nice consolation prize that many can't rely on nearly as much.
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Old 04-29-2018, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Honestly, I think the majority of people hate the weather here in the northeast. Some just stoically endure it. Or use it as a badge of honor and tell themselves people who live in California or Florida are somehow soft or lack character.

Also people develop selective amnesia. Everyone has been complaining about how rotten our March and April has been. "Where is spring!?". I've heard like 399 times recently. Granted, it's been colder than normal, but March and April are almost always lousy. We don't have 3 months of winter, we have about 6. But people give in to wishful thinking.

But this thread is interesting. The people from cold climates who move to California seem to feel grateful and see it as paradise. The natives often see only the down sides. Human nature in a nutshell! If you've always known perfect weather you are going to take it for granted and only see the faults of where you live. But everywhere there are problems. But sunshine is sure a nice consolation prize that many can't rely on nearly as much.
Yeah that’s true. I know people that when it’s like under say 65 degrees out will say “it’s freezing out”

I have heard that before about East Coasters thinking they are tougher because of their weather conditions. Always thought that was kind of silly .
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Old 04-29-2018, 12:29 PM
 
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Seems to be a no brainer in that situation.

I’ve been to Denver once and it was nice but it’s kind of crazy how expensive it is .

Is it more recently it’s gotten so expensive ?

Average house price there is $500,000 .

https://www.denverpost.com/2018/03/0...ge-home-price/
Home prices have gotten crazy. But my main gripe is how Coloradans blame everything on transplants (mostly Californians and Texans).

There was a photo posted in the news recently that showed a car with CA plates, and the driver had taped a sign on the trunk that read something like "Not from California. This is a rental!". The hate for CA (and transplants in general) is very real and childish and annoying.

I love California and Californians!
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Old 04-29-2018, 12:49 PM
 
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I used to live up in the Pacific Northwest and I also think life is better down here in California...Way more things to see and do and better weather

L.A is surprisingly green despite it's dry climate and has a large variety of trees,flowers and birds too from what i've seen.

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I came from a place many consider beautiful (Oregon) and I think its better here. We are right in the hills and they aren't always brown and the northern sides aren't really brown ever. Lots of trees too. Finally, even when I go down into LA it doesn't feel like a desert like Phoenix does. Its irrigated so you see lots of interesting trees and bushes.
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