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Old 04-14-2021, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Calgary, AB
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Hey ya'll,

I'm a single mother with a toddler, living in Calgary. And I am looking for change - somewhere where I won't be asked where I'm from all the time or be told to go back to my country, and just in general somewhere where people's mentality does not seem to still be in the past. Somewhere with more liberal attitudes. Maybe with less religious people too, I am not sure. I do like having different faiths around, I just don't appreciate when people try to convert me or verbally attack for being a non-believer. Like somewhere where all of us diverse people with diverse beliefs and different social identities can peacefully live together. I know Orange County is more conservative, but I think it is changing and the quality of life is high for families. And the weather is something that is drawing me to SoCal. And Toronto is amazing with its multiculturalism. But I'm choosing between Toronto, Irvine, or LA. I have been to all three cities and loved all three of them for different reasons. My salary would be around 100K Canadian in Toronto, or around a 100K US in Irvine or LA. I would have to live downtown Toronto close to campus. And in Irvine and LA, I would qualify to live in faculty housing around UCI or UCLA. Do any single parents out there have any experience or recommendations on where to move? Thaaaaaaanks
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Old 04-15-2021, 09:45 AM
 
Location: B.C., Canada
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After checking out the demographics, I'd suggest Irvine for happiness: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irvine...nd_recognition

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Old 04-15-2021, 08:50 PM
 
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How much is a 2 bedroom in downtown TO these days ? North of $2300 ? No need for a car though. Rent might be less expensive in CA especially in faculty housing, I think ? But then you need a reliable car + insurance.

I know I would pick CA based on the social life alone, and don’t even get me started on the weather...
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Old 04-17-2021, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Calgary, AB
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Thank you the info, everyone! Yeah, Irvine definitely sounds appealing. The weather in Calgary seems to be way worse than in Toronto, so that would still be a nice change. But probably not as nice as in SoCal haha
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Old Today, 04:01 PM
 
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I would say cal or toronto for sure
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