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Old 01-06-2012, 05:41 PM
 
Location: United States
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I'm from Virginia and have also lived in NC. I moved to L.A. in 2006 and had to come back to VA this year because of family here.

I love L.A. and miss it all the time. Not a day goes by that I don't miss it.
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:06 AM
 
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We've recently moved from the NC Triangle area to Los Angeles. It was EXTREMELY difficult leaving close friends, and the beautiful seasons and trees... But we are going to make this work. We moved mainly for my husband's work, but also to be closer to aging family, and to get the kiddos into award-winning schools.

It amazed me with how many incredibly well-educated parents there were in Durham, the schools were really not great. NC was a wonderful, wonderful place to start our family, and the transition to LA has been challenging (folks are simply not as friendly here, and finding a community takes hard work). But I figure that being out here will prepare my kids for the 'real world' a bit better. The weather is fabulous, and I do like the wider variety of styles of homes you can find out here.

If you have further specifics you're looking for, lemme know.
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Old 01-08-2012, 03:53 PM
 
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Im sure you experienced culture shock....I mean moving from the Raleigh/Durham area to Los Angeles. By chance what kind of work does your husband do and was it hard for him securing employment. I am finding it hard to find work when applying for jobs from out of the state.
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Old 01-08-2012, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Relocating to the LA area
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Im sure you experienced culture shock....I mean moving from the Raleigh/Durham area to Los Angeles. By chance what kind of work does your husband do and was it hard for him securing employment. I am finding it hard to find work when applying for jobs from out of the state.
Out of state job hunting is the problem I am facing too. I moved to Fresno, CA from NJ 2 years ago. I wasn't able to secure a job until I moved out there, so I took a HUGE leap of faith. It worked out until I lost my job back in August. Now my boyfriend is being relocated to LA and I am back in Jersey for the next few months while he makes the initial transition. I once again have to find work from out of state only this time I can't move until I have a job to go to. I really don't want to be away from my boyfriend for too much longer than I already have been, but I have never had an ounce of success with online job searching.
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:46 AM
 
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I know you hear all the time about people relocating from California due to the high cost of living, etc...but has anyone moved here from anywhere on the East Coast and actually made it work. I mean is your life a change for the better?
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Old 01-22-2012, 02:43 PM
 
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We've recently moved from the NC Triangle area to Los Angeles. It was EXTREMELY difficult leaving close friends, and the beautiful seasons and trees... But we are going to make this work. We moved mainly for my husband's work, but also to be closer to aging family, and to get the kiddos into award-winning schools.

It amazed me with how many incredibly well-educated parents there were in Durham, the schools were really not great. NC was a wonderful, wonderful place to start our family, and the transition to LA has been challenging (folks are simply not as friendly here, and finding a community takes hard work). But I figure that being out here will prepare my kids for the 'real world' a bit better. The weather is fabulous, and I do like the wider variety of styles of homes you can find out here.

If you have further specifics you're looking for, lemme know.
It sounds like the type of shock I experienced when I moved from the Pittsburgh area to the San Fernando Valley area in 1977. I agree that kids are prepared for the real world better out here though.
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