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Is living in Ca. worth it?


By RandomGuyOffCL

66 days ago



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    “Is living in Ca. worth it?”

    • Yes 48 votes
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    #314 49 days ago

    I have lived in the Midwest (Illinois and Ohio) and South (Florida). Now live in Los Angeles.

    As others stated- it is a big state. If you want to move here you need a job out here salary wise that allows you to cover expenses relative to the area. Yes, compared to the rest of the nation things are higher. When you factor in salaries though even moving out of state you need to weigh in salary versus what local expenses are.

    Minuses are: Traffic, fires, quakes, crowding. Cost of living is high.
    Pluses are: Mostly great weather and all four seasons in driving distance. Ocean is close by, casinos in Nevada are close by, card clubs for gambling are close by. Pinball machines and coin op machines all over the place in collectors homes and barcades. Neighbors are actually neighborly. Lots of great places to eat and food to buy.

    These questions come and go as do the cycles of people migrating in and out of the state

    #468 43 days ago

    Regarding California: The litmus test for me is seeing people who are earning decent wages (2 income families) moving in with young kids. They want to have somewhere safe for their kids to go to school and grow up. Granted a lot of the kids aren't well behaved or have manners - but tends to be the norm these days. Happy to still live out here in California and have friends trying to move out as well as people who moved out trying to move back in

    My fear beyond the fires out here will be when rains start more mudslides and road closures. Anywhere you go you will have issues.

    I am delighted to see neighbors though hauling upright video cabinets, pinball machines and gumball machines into their houses for their kids (which translates to they want to have them more than the kids do .

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