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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #460 on: April 09, 2013, 12:33:11 AM »
It has 99% of the benefits of LA (and it's technically in LA city).  It's just farther north and doesn't have as good weather.
99%? The weather is not as nice. What benefits does it have?
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #461 on: April 09, 2013, 12:34:28 AM »
99%? The weather is not as nice. No restaurants. What benefits does it have?

I don't know the last time you were in the valley, but they defiantly have more restaurants than most Jewish communities in America.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #462 on: April 09, 2013, 12:34:44 AM »
No restaurants.
That's obviously false.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #463 on: April 09, 2013, 12:34:52 AM »
The people who like in LA.  It's not a cheap place to live.  You need to be making $100k+ rather quickly if you plan to raise a family here.  Those making $150k with a couple of kids are middle class.

I'd hope that this is after taxes and health ins. b/c $100k minus taxes, health ins, tuition for "a couple of kids" and rent/mortgage will pretty much leave a family w/o $ for food/utilities/Pesach/cars/an $8k Bris/a $30k Bar Mitzva/?Wedding/other semi-important necessities.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #464 on: April 09, 2013, 12:35:51 AM »
I don't know the last time you were in the valley, but they defiantly have more restaurants than most Jewish communities in America.
That's obviously false.
My bad
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #465 on: April 09, 2013, 12:36:12 AM »
Of course it's after taxes and insurance  ;) .

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #466 on: April 09, 2013, 12:36:50 AM »
Of course they are.
Living in LA is the high life.  It's like flying First, who could go back to coach?
And yet...you have to pay for flying first and in the game of life you can't always use miles.
And it's not $$$$ it's also spirituality.
On that topic it was after I dated 2 LA girls that I told my parents I had no interest in dating another.
They had zero interest in living anywhere else, even if a job would necessitate a move elsewhere.

I'm sure there are many exceptions, but I can see why it would be very hard for a LA girl to move elsewhere.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #467 on: April 09, 2013, 12:36:58 AM »
Maybe now meat will be cheaper... And kosher  >:(

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #468 on: April 09, 2013, 12:38:00 AM »
and Irene.
Irene? what's that? :)

I'm not saying NY never got hit by a hurricane, but you can't put it in the same discussion as FL.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #469 on: April 09, 2013, 12:39:19 AM »
On that topic it was after I dated 2 LA girls that I told my parents I had no interest in dating another.
They had zero interest in living anywhere else, even if a job would necessitate a move elsewhere.

I'm sure there are many exceptions, but I can see why it would be very hard for a LA girl to move elsewhere.

Midwesterners are happy visiting LA, happy in Miami, happy in Cleveland, happy in Minnesota. Basically we can be happy anywhere...

Another reason I'm happy to have grown up here. All I can say is Thank G-d.


(Though.. I wouldn't too happy living in NY. But that's just me. Most of my Midwesterner friends would love it.  )
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #470 on: April 09, 2013, 12:39:25 AM »
On that topic it was after I dated 2 LA girls that I told my parents I had no interest in dating another.
They had zero interest in living anywhere else, even if a job would necessitate a move elsewhere.

I'm sure there are many exceptions, but I can see why it would be very hard for a LA girl to move elsewhere.

+1

It's even harder when 2 LA people get married.  Their chances of leaving are almost nil.  That's why I'm so happy I spent my teenage years in Milwaukee: I have no problem living not in LA.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #471 on: April 09, 2013, 12:40:19 AM »
(Though.. I wouldn't too happy living in NY. But that's just me.)

+1
I think that's most non-NYers.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #472 on: April 09, 2013, 12:40:31 AM »
How can you put NY and FL together when it comes to hurricanes???

Well, if you're a what have you done for me lately type - NY has had multiple hurricanes and the Oct snow of beginning of last winter which was brutal as well.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #473 on: April 09, 2013, 12:40:42 AM »
+1

It's even harder when 2 LA people get married.  Their chances of leaving are almost nil.  That's why I'm so happy I spent my teenage years in Milwaukee: I have no problem living not in LA.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #474 on: April 09, 2013, 12:40:47 AM »
Midwesterners are happy visiting LA, happy in Miami, happy in Cleveland, happy in Minnesota. Basically we can be happy anywhere...

Another reason I'm happy to have grown up here. All I can say is Thank G-d.


(Though.. I wouldn't too happy living in NY. But that's just me. Most of my Midwesterner friends would love it.  )

Exactly why I married one :)
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And neither of us would ever be happy in NYC.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #475 on: April 09, 2013, 12:42:35 AM »
Exactly why I married one :)
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And neither of us would ever be happy in NYC.

You went to the extreme even..  Kansas, USA  :)

Pretty far away from LA.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #476 on: April 09, 2013, 12:42:45 AM »
I didn't include earthquakes for the same reason hurricanes are not included in NY/FL and blizzards/tornadoes are not included in the midwest: natural disasters don't count.  If anything, damaging earthquakes are a lot less frequent than other damaging natural disasters.
I hear ya though I do think earthquakes are a con in CA as Hurricanes ought to be in FL.
Blizzards are included in CLE=hard winters.  Though I've never heard of a blizzard demolishing a home and we don't get tornadoes in these parts.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #477 on: April 09, 2013, 12:43:45 AM »
You went to the extreme even..  Kansas, USA  :)
Willing to move almost anywhere :D
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #478 on: April 09, 2013, 12:44:08 AM »
I hear ya though I do think earthquakes are a con in CA as Hurricanes ought to be in FL.
Blizzards are included in CLE=hard winters.  Though I've never heard of a blizzard demolishing a home and we don't get tornadoes in these parts.

Fair.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #479 on: April 09, 2013, 12:44:43 AM »
So what are the pros and cons of living in Kansas?
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