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Old 03-31-2009, 02:01 AM
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Hey everyone me and my friends are moving out to the beach in Southern California. We are all males in our 20's and have visited Hermosa and Huntington beach and Pacific beach several times but would like some more opinions.

Our goal is to have fun, enjoy life, make some memories and hang out with pretty ladys and have a great summer on the beach in Socal.

We would also like to try out for movies etc but thats one of our lower priorities (once a week) so commuting is not a big issue.

What are you opinions on Hermosa/Redondo vs. Huntington/Newport vs. Pacific Beach?Which one would you recommend? How are different?
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Awalk4444 View Post
What are you opinions on Hermosa/Redondo vs. Huntington/Newport vs. Pacific Beach?Which one would you recommend? How are different?
- Hermosa is very similar to PB, party central, overrun with renters and young people but then very upscale away from the main drag a bit

- Redondo is quieter, older, classier

- Newport is money

- Huntington is like PB or Hermosa but has a quiet side too

- Pacific Beach is a run-down dump compared to those areas. OC / LA beaches are very upscale overall and the wealthy residents would never tolerate the noise, trash and rental problems that PB has.

If you want to party and be noisy, move to PB or HB.
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Old 04-25-2009, 05:28 PM
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Hey Awalk4444, I'm a 20 years old girl from Montreal and I'm going to Huntington Beach this summer... I was wondering if you knew cheap places where to stay??Thanks for the tips
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Old 07-11-2009, 03:03 AM
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Pacific beach is fun though, because although it is "run down" in comparrison its more of a california beach feel that isn't as socal douchey as the other beaches. Also if you want a nice beach area, then go 5-10 minutes north to la jolla, it doesnt get much nicer. As for the young crowd in PB, there are college aged kids, but after living here it seems that 10 years ago college kids moved in and never left so ther are a bunch of 30-40 year old guys and girls walking around and going to the bars still trying to pretend and dress like they are in college, that is what makes the area seem the most trashy to me.
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Old 07-11-2009, 10:24 AM
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I'm partial to Hermosa, but then I like SoCal douchey.
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Old 02-15-2011, 03:01 PM
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Hermosa - I live there and love it. When I moved to SoCal I lived in Santa Monica, then I realized how fun Hermosa is. People are as down to earth as can be in LA (usually from other parts of the country), always out and about at the beach, playing flip-cup at Poop Deck or having tapas at Mediterraneo, surfing, having on-the-fly drinks with a friend you saw playing volleyball, etc. There are always festivals going on, beach volleyball tournaments, live music, whatever. It has a great sense of community, vs., say, Santa Monica, that just gets flocks of inland tourists every weekend. Plus it's in LA county, which has the most amount of job opportunity just because of the size of LA.

Huntington is pretty fun but also has some of that redneck/Ed Hardy/trucks with lift-kits/UFC crowd. I see fights at least 60% of the times I've been there. Hermosa is not completely innocent in this area, but it's not nearly as bad.

Pacific Beach - I don't care what anyone says, I love it there. It's a quintessential beach town. And yes, a party town, though it's calmed down a little bit since banning drinking on the beach a few years ago. Certainly though, once you start getting older, you'd probably want to move elsewhere. Also, being in San Diego, there isn't as much long-term career opportunity. This is a place you live in your early 20s, most likely at a bar or something, before moving on. Not saying you can't have a serious job downtown or something, they're just not as prevalant.

Redondo - Quieter for sure. There are some fun bars and stuff but it's a tad bit touristy in the pier area. Otherwise I'd say it's a little more family oriented.

Manhattan Beach - Very similar to Hermosa, just in general a little bit older crowd and more upscale. Home of the Six-Man volleyball tournament, i.e. one of the best. Events. Ever.
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:19 AM
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Santa Monica : you can't afford it if your in college (unless you are independently wealthy or mom and dad are picking up the tab). You need money to play here. It's expected. Women are spoken for (many are on sponsored if you get my drift and the same goes for men (Kato Callen). Venice: where you live if you are angry at mom and dad and have money or work for a living but enjoy filth and the hippie lifestyle, you could have but probably chose not go to college b/c you'd rather play guitar and aspire to be Vince Neil or an artist and work at a sushi bar or just don't work. Manhattan: you are out of college and working, you enjoy hanging with other college grads and professionals, you work b/c everyone does or you feel like a loser; Hermosa: you are in college or out of college and working or perhaps you are a towny and won't leave; La Jolla: you are working or have a family here, you might be a towny living in Bird Rock and surfing Wind n' Sea, you avoid all the tourists in La Jolla Shores except when picking up women on weekends or going for a jog, you can't find a job that pays much even with your top tier undergrad or grad degrees unless your in wealth management so you live with your parents in their high priced real estate and work at Pannikin or sell real estate until you can find a job in OC, Silicon Valley or LA (or find a crappy job driving cab in San Fran which you can justify b/c you don't plan to raise a family). Marina Del Rey / Playa del Rey....An up and coming place but expensive. El Segundo - probably not a place you want to live. PB is fun but it's skewed very young, lot's of unemployment and crime is high but the women are friendly. Your best chance at meeting women are tourists and other transplants. Locals tend to click with other locals. an Most of San Diego, OC, Santa Monica and West of San Vincente and Beach Cities and Marina del Rey are predominantly white-controlled neighborhoods. All the other residential turf (exclude Torrance and industrial cities) are controlled by the Hispanics, Blacks and Asians. LA is a sanctuary city for illegals. My friends growing up were white kids living in the once predominantly white working class neighborhood of Downey and they were always getting in fights with Hispanics. That town has changed demos and most white people left. There is a general sense of entitlement among Hispanics that California was theirs and they will reclaim it through birth rates and they help themselves to about $20BN a year in public services at tax payers expense. Approximately 40% of the population of CA pays taxes. Everyone else just lives off the dole. It's just a matter of time before the whole State is annexed by Mexico.

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Old 06-04-2012, 12:17 AM
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Heromosa Beach - The "fun" young party beach of LA

Huntington - The "fun" young party beach of OC

Pacific Beach - The "fun" young party beach of SD

Why not go to Long Beach? All the fun of a actual city with Huntington next door AND Hermosa if you wanted.
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:43 AM
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I would pick Hermosa or Huntington over PB any day. Manhattan Beach is awesome too.
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