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Old 05-19-2020, 11:10 AM
 
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hell everyone's leaving in droves and you wanna move here
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Old 05-21-2020, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Altadena, CA
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A friend of mine lives in North Hollywood and asked if I was interested in getting a place with him since his lease is up in July, I had always wanted to live in either NYC or LA and thought seriously about making a move to one or the other this summer.

I’m 27 and the late-20s anxiety is getting to me and I can’t shake this feeling that I don’t have much more time to get the ball rolling on accomplishing something big (either starting a business or hell even making some kind of a run at acting).

However with the coronavirus pandemic and everything being shut down, I have to wonder if there’s really even any point in relocating to either city now, especially with the reduction in crowds, no bars/restaurants open, no public transport etc, it seems like alot of the benefits of either city are disappearing, at least until a vaccine becomes widely available.

I had even considered a Chicago move up until now. I just want a major relevant city with things to do and good food.

Any advice?
Unless you have about $50k in savings and a job lined up before you move to California, moving here now is a ridiculous fantasy. California has been hit hard by Covid-19. People living the life and working in dream jobs are collecting unemployment, and the lucky ones that were furloughed, have their fingers crossed that they aren't eventually laid off. The job market will be much more competitive when things get back to "normal", and that new normal is at least 2 years down the road.

Stay where you are and make the most of it until the time is right and smart to move when you have the money and promising job leads.
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Old 05-22-2020, 10:20 AM
 
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L.A. is a trillion dollar GDP economy whose ports exceed the revenue of all the ports of the state of Florida combined. Did I mention it has objectively perfect weather? I'd take L.A. in any life situation at any age.
OoooOoOooooo LOL you mean all the foreign investor companies making tons of $ off us that doesnt hire Americans hahah4

Would you take LA when the supply chains get logistically screwed and there is a water drought?

I have fam in LA and just visited for the 3 times in January before pandemic lockdown. Put 600 miles on my rental in about 10 days and went all over. Decided against ever wanting to LIVE in LA.
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Old 05-23-2020, 08:03 PM
 
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If you're trying to act and you're in your twenties with no attachments plus you say you're friend can get a spot for you to live at I'd say make the move. Hopefully LA will be back open hopefully at the end of the summer. You should also get some good leads on employment here in LA before you move as well. But on the other end California is not that business friendly if you want to start a business here. But you're in your twenties you say, this is the best time to do it.
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Old 05-24-2020, 11:01 PM
 
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due to lockdown, Los Angeles reminds me of living in a retirement village

That's what it feels like. Acts like.

I'm starting to feel old

I think everyone is
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Old 05-24-2020, 11:03 PM
 
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I moved from LA to NY 50 years ago. Without connections or money LA had no opportunities for me. NYC had lots of opportunities for an ambitious hard working person. I always considered LA a sort of Fantasyland. My west coast relatives and friends never progressed from where they were when I left. They have basically stood still for the past 50 years.
that's how it is for everyone

I can name a dozen New Yorkers in L.A. who say the same thing about their people back home

that's human nature
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Old 05-25-2020, 06:28 PM
 
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that's how it is for everyone

I can name a dozen New Yorkers in L.A. who say the same thing about their people back home

that's human nature
i agree. but why jump from one fire into another LOL. lemme guess it's the weatha
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Old 05-25-2020, 08:53 PM
 
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You probably won't end up homeless if you move to LA. If you have a car and are willing to commute a very long distance to your minimum wage job (which is $14.25 as of now) you should at least be able to survive. Maybe a couple years down the road when you're more settled into life you can start more seriously pursuing your passions and career.

I lived there for three years and moved there with NO work experience and I ended up pretty OK. I had a college degree so I was able to get into a secretarial job making $18/hour (with a $2 raise after a year). It's not hard at all to survive in LA, but it's very hard to thrive.

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Old 05-26-2020, 06:37 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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I always considered LA a sort of Fantasyland. My west coast relatives and friends never progressed from where they were when I left. They have basically stood still for the past 50 years.
How sad.
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Old 05-26-2020, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Palmdale, California 93551
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hell everyone's leaving in droves and you wanna move here

"droves" seems to be a word I see repeated a lot in all of these pages.
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