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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #390 on: April 06, 2013, 10:12:00 PM »
West rogers park? Who said that's any safer?
peterson park (see pesach DO)
I feel safe basically everywhere I go. Ignorance is bliss :)
then why are there so many nervous people around  ;)

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #391 on: April 06, 2013, 10:14:40 PM »
I look at it like swimming in the ocean. I'm not scared when I go swimming in the ocean. I don't swim in fear. But I am very aware of how powerful and dangerous it can be at any time and take necessary precautions and avoid doing stupid things.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #392 on: April 07, 2013, 07:22:40 AM »
In my city people come to shul with their concealed weapons as well.  And I'm sure more do that I don't know about.
Though IMO not enough.  I think it would be smart to have at least one in every shul.
I couldn't agree more

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #393 on: April 07, 2013, 10:01:46 AM »
Everyone likes to believe where they live is safe. Perception is not reality.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #395 on: April 08, 2013, 02:55:11 PM »
Safety obviously isn't everything. Just ask all the resident Machalites about their next door neighbors.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #396 on: April 08, 2013, 02:57:30 PM »
Safety obviously isn't everything. Just ask all the resident Machalites about their next door neighbors.
You should be asking our neighbors. We are in their hood, over the green line
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #398 on: April 08, 2013, 11:02:55 PM »
As an LA native and current resident, I'll try my best to give the pros and cons:

Pros:
-THE WEATHER  8)
-Amazing kosher restaurant scene
-Large Jewish community (many schools, shuls, kosher food options, events, etc)
-Equidistant from HI, AK, and NY (all about 5.5 hour flight)
-Friendly Jewish communities (they might be big, but each community is close and friendly in nature unlike NYC)
-Lots of job opportunities
-Lots of parking (all houses and apartments have driveways for at least 2 cars (1 for some smaller apartments)
-Very health-conscious city (in terms of eating and exercising)
-Lots of natural scenery/activities (including mountains, deserts, vallies, beaches)
-Lots of big-city amenities: LA philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, sports teams (no NFL yet), lots of museums, theaters, performing arts, etc.
-The ability to be near snow (1.5 hours from the city) but not having to deal with it on a daily basis during the winter)
-Large, spacious freeways (only a pro during non-traffic hours)
-Multiple ways to get places (a pro during high traffic hours)
-Plenty of CVSs with VRs
 
Cons:
-TRAFFIC
-Expensive housing (a one bedroom apartments start at $1100/valley, $1300/city; houses are about $950k for 3 bedroom)
-Expensive cost of living (tuition, gas, insurance, etc)
-Far from East Coast, Europe, Israel (almost all deals are from JFK :( )
-Not drivable to almost any large cities besides SAN, LAS, SFO
-Parking: Street cleaning (not officially called alternate side, but same deal)
              Permit parking on some streets (a pain for guests)
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #399 on: April 08, 2013, 11:17:38 PM »
You forgot:
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #400 on: April 08, 2013, 11:19:19 PM »
Not sure if you count those as pros or cons  ;)

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #401 on: April 08, 2013, 11:23:04 PM »
You forgot:
Ir hagashmius and the ultimate keeping up with the Joneses
Very true.
And the billboards, xxx stores, ads, and the way people dress leads to kids that are typically far from innocent.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #402 on: April 08, 2013, 11:23:16 PM »
You forgot:
Ir hagashmius and the ultimate keeping up with the Joneses
i thought that was bklyn

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #403 on: April 08, 2013, 11:29:59 PM »
Very true.
And the billboards, xxx stores, ads, and the way people dress leads to kids that are typically far from innocent.

True.  However, in the day-to-day living one doesn't notice the billboards/ads and visit/drive by/see xxx stores.

As for the way people dress...In the winter, people here freeze when it hits 65 so they're all bundled up.  The summers are not as hot (and not at all humid) as most of the country so more pritzus on the east coast.

That said, I agree hollywood definitely has an affect on everyone to some extent.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #404 on: April 08, 2013, 11:38:19 PM »
True.  However, in the day-to-day living one doesn't notice the billboards/ads and visit/drive by/see xxx stores.

As for the way people dress...In the winter, people here freeze when it hits 65 so they're all bundled up.  The summers are not as hot (and not at all humid) as most of the country so more pritzus on the east coast.

That said, I agree hollywood definitely has an affect on everyone to some extent.
As an out of towner just driving down a main thoroughfare I saw a number of billboards and xxx stores that I wouldn't want my kid to grow up seeing.

And in March with temps in the low 70s people were dressed pretty scantily. And I'm talking about both people off the street and frum people.  Surely you'll admit that standards are very relaxed on the west coast.

And the fancy cars that are so prevalent, even among people who complain about being broke is something I'll never comprehend.

Maybe I'm just a too-sheltered Midwesterner though.
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