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  • Pros and Cons of living in California

    What are the Pros and Cons of living/working in California?...Living in Florida all you mostly hear about in NYC,Texas and a few other states...I am just curious about California?...

  • #2
    Its not all that bad down in San Diego. Although, for an area this populated, I'm still surprised how early everything closes here. Its not like South FL where everything is 24 hours. Hell, IHOP and most Walmarts close at 10pm...


    • #3
      PROS? plenty of things to do,plenty of jobs-beaches ,babes,mountains,rivers,desert,beautiful state from the north to the south,great weather

      CONS? high COL, overly crowded inner city areas,expensive housing.earthquakes,floods,wild fires
      "we're americans ! We don't quit because we're wrong, we just keep doing it wrong UNTIL it turns out Right"...


      • #4
        That's a good thing....Alot of the 24 hour stores are being robbed almost weekly down here...Especially drug stores CVS,Walgreens,ect...


        • #5
          Is LA nice?...


          • #6
            Los Angeles County is huge and while some parts are s***, others are very nice. I wouldn't live in the City of Los Angeles because of the crappy city council and the way they mismanage the local public services (including the police department). Within the County you'll find areas as nice as Beverly Hills, Torrance and Malibu, or as nasty as Inglewood, Compton or Maywood. Choose your neighborhood wisely!

            One nice thing about working in Southern California is that once you retire, you'll be living on a retirement plan designed to enable you to continue living in a high cost of living area. If you do decide to move out of state, at least you can afford to live well!
            "I'm not fluent in the language of violence, but I know enough to get around in places where it's spoken."


            • #7
              Originally posted by Southflaguy View Post
              Is LA nice?...
              It's nice to work in: always busy and plenty of different things to do.

              It's not nice to live in: too crowded, too much crime, too much traffic.

              Guess it depends what you mean by "nice."


              • #8
                pro- earthquakes instead of hurricanes

                con- earthquakes and crappy CCW law


                • #9
                  If you like living in America, think twice, if you're from China and would prefer Communist-Lite, welcome home.


                  • #10
                    the dude or "dud"? communism? this state is out of control,ala "near anarchy",which is WORSE than any notion of living in a commie state could ever conjure up- where do you guys get this stuff???? please STOP listening to KFI when you are STUCK on the fwys and trying to FLEE the urban areas to those "pseudo G-d fearing,all things americana,uber republican places like financially BROKE OC or San Diego county".....

                    STILL- it beats Michigan or NJ any day of the week, or you can try living in some of those flood and tornado smashed states where what we call "recreational camping" (living in a trailer and using propane gas tank attached to heat and cook) is what most struggling folks call "home"...............(got alot of friends who have "escaped" those worn out states and LOVE IT HERE)
                    Last edited by DOAcop38; 07-22-2008, 03:44 AM.
                    "we're americans ! We don't quit because we're wrong, we just keep doing it wrong UNTIL it turns out Right"...


                    • #11
                      Communism isnt quite the correct term.....SOCIALISM is.......

                      The 'nanny state' types in Sacramento arent happy unless they are controlling every little aspect of your life......

                      I plan on moving out of this state about 5 minutes after I retire......
                      The posts on this forum by this poster are of his personal opinion, and his personal opinion alone

                      "Politicians are like diapers. They need to be changed often and for the same reason"

                      "We fight not for glory; nor for wealth; nor honor, but only and alone we fight for freedom, which no good man surrenders but with his life"


                      • #12
                        Every location has a bad part of town.

                        With that, there are very nice area to live in....the cost of living is very high but the pay equals it all out.

                        I too plan to move out of state.....after retirement.

                        Funny alot of people are drawn here for some reason or another. My question is WHY?????
                        This profession is not for people looking for positive reinforcement from the public. Very often it can be a thankless job and you can't desire accolades, because those are not usually forthcoming. Just do your job to the best of your ability and live with the decisions you've made.


                        • #13
                          Me? Born and raised.

                          Maybe because I'm not a cop yet, but I love California. We spent the first 11 years of our marriage in Ventura County, the Thousand Oaks area. It's clean, safe, pretty, not too crowded at all. Great schools for the kids.

                          Now we're in South OC, also clean and safe, although more crowded than I like. Still, we were able to get a quarter-acre lot (which is average or small for TO but humongous for this area), where the fruit trees are always producing. The beaches are nearby and both San Diego and LA are an hour away. Life is good.

                          Guess I'll have a whole other perspective once I'm patroling the streets, eh?
                          In backgrounds ...


                          • #14
                            One day last year...

                            Surfed Huntington Beach in the morinng.

                            Went to work for about 3 hours.

                            In 'n out Burger for lunch.

                            Drove to Mountain High and snowboarded the afternoon session.

                            Where else can you do that? And get a 4X4 animal style?


                            • #15
                              Like any place, you have to find the nook or cranny that suits you. When you get off the beaten path you find the places that are really worth living in, IMHO. Here's a picture of my Los Angeles County house last winter. My zip code says I live in Santa Clarita, my phone number says I live in Lancaster. I live over 20 miles from both of them.


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