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Old 04-05-2008, 04:34 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Hey everyone,

I lived in Los Gatos for 20 years before moving down to San Diego. What a difference. If you have not experienced it yet, most of the stereotypes are true. I'd love to move back but I'm priced out so I'm heading to the East Coast, Philly area.
Just a heads up to anyone thinking about relocating. People down here are very kind and then they disappear. No one knows how to drive when it rains and rain down here is like redwood forest fog up there. The weather down here is so constant, you could go into a coma and wake up and have absolutly no idea what time of the year it was. Boring weather, boring peolpe...get me out of here.
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Old 04-05-2008, 04:37 PM
 
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Hey everyone,

I lived in Los Gatos for 20 years before moving down to San Diego. What a difference. If you have not experienced it yet, most of the stereotypes are true. I'd love to move back but I'm priced out so I'm heading to the East Coast, Philly area.
Just a heads up to anyone thinking about relocating. People down here are very kind and then they disappear. No one knows how to drive when it rains and rain down here is like redwood forest fog up there. The weather down here is so constant, you could go into a coma and wake up and have absolutly no idea what time of the year it was. Boring weather, boring peolpe...get me out of here.
Isn't the San Francisco weather somewhat constant...only slightly colder? They are both classified as Mediterranean...so, that is why I ask.
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Old 04-05-2008, 04:59 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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S.F. has more of a seasonal differnece that San Diego. When I mean constant, I mean constant. I haven't heard thunder in more than a year and I can't remember the last time I wore a long sleeve shirt or thought "wow, it's really raining". If you have ever been to Vegas you'll know what I mean: you can never tell what time it is if you stay inside. It's like that here. If you were blind, you would never know whether it was april or october.
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Old 04-05-2008, 07:03 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Quite a jump, going from San Diego to Philly. Why Philly. More affordable cost of living? More culture? More pizazz? People certainly aren't boring in Philly?
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Old 04-06-2008, 02:52 PM
 
Location: yeah
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Isn't the San Francisco weather somewhat constant...only slightly colder? They are both classified as Mediterranean...so, that is why I ask.
Wrong board, buddy. And SF does actually have fluctuations in weather, but they're a little backward. Winter is nicer and summer sucks. The rest of the Bay has standard seasons.
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Old 04-07-2008, 01:44 PM
 
Location: The Powerhouse That Is California
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Wrong board, buddy. And SF does actually have fluctuations in weather, but they're a little backward. Winter is nicer and summer sucks. The rest of the Bay has standard seasons.
Exactly.

I find it annoying when people think all the Bay Area and Northern California in general is "cold". SJ is comparable to anywhere in SoCal in terms of weather patterns. We are not some frigid town with an abundance of fog, quite the opposite.
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:23 PM
 
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You want cold go to my hometown in Iowa.
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Old 04-09-2008, 01:18 AM
 
Location: Denver
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We moved from Redwood City to Orange County last year and feel the same way as the OP. Actually we are planning on selling our house here and moving back up ASAP.
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Old 04-09-2008, 11:19 AM
 
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Haha, maybe you could go to WI where I came from a month ago, the snow just completely melted, and summer is very pleasant.
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Old 04-09-2008, 02:43 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Hey everyone,

I lived in Los Gatos for 20 years before moving down to San Diego. What a difference. If you have not experienced it yet, most of the stereotypes are true. I'd love to move back but I'm priced out so I'm heading to the East Coast, Philly area.
Just a heads up to anyone thinking about relocating. People down here are very kind and then they disappear. No one knows how to drive when it rains and rain down here is like redwood forest fog up there. The weather down here is so constant, you could go into a coma and wake up and have absolutly no idea what time of the year it was. Boring weather, boring peolpe...get me out of here.

If you moved down to San Diego with all these stereotypes already in your head then of course you're gonna notice them, fixate on them, and believe they are true. I was born and raised in the Bay Area and live in SD and I don't find the stereotypes down here any more true than the ones about the Bay Area. And when my friends come down here from the Bay Area with those stupid stereotypes stuck in their head that's all they notice b/c it's what they want to think b/c I don't notice it or feel the same way at all. When you move far away to a different place you gotta move with an open mind and not with stereotypes in your head.

Were you expecting exciting weather in a place known for year round sunshine and constant 70 degree weather? Some may call it boring but most call it ideal.

San Diegan's can't drive in the rain b/c they aren't used to it, but who cares b/c it rarely rains. If you liked rain why the hell would you move to SD?
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