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Old 10-02-2011, 01:17 PM
 
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The salary the same, the work is better in DC.
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Old 10-02-2011, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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I moved from Manhattan Beach to northern Virginia. I personally love it here, but I know many Californians who are homesick. The vibe is different, the beach is far away, and many people miss California's weather. If those things are particularly important to you, you might think twice before leaving them. Or, maybe wait until spring since we're expecting a snowy winter this year. OTOH I know many people from southern California who like it here as much as I do. It really depends on what's important to you.
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Old 10-02-2011, 02:11 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Depends on what you want. To me, San Diego is a nice vacation destination with great weather. But Washington, D.C. is a more well-rounded place to live in with a stronger job market.

Plus, I prefer the east coast anyway. It's much more my pace.

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Old 10-02-2011, 05:12 PM
 
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I want to live on East Coast and have a real city feel. San Diego is a resort town (nice to visit but not so nice to live here)

Work is important. I experience lack of growth professionally, sort of a dead end for me here.
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:11 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I want to live on East Coast and have a real city feel. San Diego is a resort town (nice to visit but not so nice to live here)

Work is important. I experience lack of growth professionally, sort of a dead end for me here.
Take the job in D.C. This is your place.
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Old 10-02-2011, 07:27 PM
 
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Wanna trade? I would give my right arm to leave DC for the beautiful California coast.

California people are much more laid back than the DC crowd.


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I want to live on East Coast and have a real city feel. San Diego is a resort town (nice to visit but not so nice to live here)

Work is important. I experience lack of growth professionally, sort of a dead end for me here.
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Old 10-02-2011, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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SD weather is awesome.

I'm not so sure I'd want to live in California though. I was there for a semester (in the bay area) and it was fine but not any better than this area. I think I'd prefer the Pacific NW.
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Old 10-02-2011, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Macao
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I want to live on East Coast and have a real city feel. San Diego is a resort town (nice to visit but not so nice to live here)

Work is important. I experience lack of growth professionally, sort of a dead end for me here.
Than DC is the winner.

I spent 2 months in San Diego....frustrated about the very low paying jobs and high cost of living. Other those two things, it's a very pleasant city in a very pleasant climate.

But, if you don't even enjoy living in San Diego, and your more career-minded, and you prefer the East Coast, than DC all the way.
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Old 10-02-2011, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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this is why being a successful musician is the best career. you can live wherever the hell you want.
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:50 AM
 
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Also, according to Ron Burgandy, San Diego in German means a whale's vagina. So score another point for DC.
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