move to san francisco or los angeles?

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    May 31, 2011 1:11 AM GMT
    im finishing school in santa cruz (econ) and wanna move to either san francisco or los angeles, but not outside of california yet.

    im looking at jobs in both cities, so assuming that isnt a factor--what do you guys suggest?

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    May 31, 2011 1:19 AM GMT
    You'll get so many different opinions. Might help focus answers if you listed what things you would like to see in a city and others you don't like so much. Then there would be a better basis to reply instead of typical City A sucks, City B is fantastic.
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    May 31, 2011 1:26 AM GMT
    There are too many variables for both of the cities: much of it depends on your personal tastes, climate, culture, ambience and the job you are offered. I'm partial to San Francisco.
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    May 31, 2011 2:38 AM GMT
    LA sucks, SF rocks.

    LA men rock, SF men suck.

    You pick.
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    May 31, 2011 2:39 AM GMT
    I've never heard a positive thing said about LA (seriously).

    I've been to SF very recently and I loved it. Everything about it.

    If I ever move to Cali, that's where I'm going to move.
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    May 31, 2011 2:41 AM GMT
    closer85 saidI've never heard a positive thing said about LA (seriously).

    I've been to SF very recently and I loved it. Everything about it.

    If I ever move to Cali, that's where I'm going to move.


    Im going to say this with as much shame as it accompanies.

    The men of LA are smoking hot.

    That is all.
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    May 31, 2011 2:46 AM GMT
    Pick the city where you can get a job in economics or finance.
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    May 31, 2011 2:47 AM GMT
    xrichx saidPick the city where you can get a job in economics or finance.


    If thats the case come to SF, we are the finance capital of the country.
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    May 31, 2011 2:51 AM GMT
    Chainers said

    Im going to say this with as much shame as it accompanies.

    The men of LA are smoking hot.

    That is all.


    LA is filled with plastic/artificial men that spend a fortune to look decent/good- botox and fillers...


    Have you considered San Diego?
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    May 31, 2011 2:52 AM GMT
    Chainers said
    xrichx saidPick the city where you can get a job in economics or finance.


    If thats the case come to SF, we are the finance capital of the country.


    Really? New York begs to differ. I'm in the industry and if I could get a comparable job with the same career trajectory as in NY, I'd move like...yesterday.

    Maybe I need to do some more research though, if you are correct, this is really good news for me.
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    May 31, 2011 2:57 AM GMT
    There are wonderful things about any city. So before you commit to a certain metro area, I would suggest ... Especially given the job market ... That you take work where you can and make the most of your new home.
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    May 31, 2011 3:03 AM GMT
    Chainers said
    xrichx saidPick the city where you can get a job in economics or finance.


    If thats the case come to SF, we are the finance capital of the country.


    Um not quite. NYC, CHicago, Charlotte, and even Dallas are ahead of LA
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    May 31, 2011 3:08 AM GMT
    I LOVE LA. PLENTY OF HOT GUYS.
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    May 31, 2011 3:13 AM GMT
    I live in San Francisco and love it....but also love visiting Los Angeles for a long weekend.

    I have often contemplated moving to LA for change...but havent done it..yet.

    here are some random thoughts for what they're worth.

    1. Los Angeles is a BIG BIG BIG City and without a car, its virtually impossible to navigate- which isn't true for San Francisco.
    2. San Francisco is more expensive, but you will save $$ by not having a car. About 200-300$ per month I reckon, which can pay for the higher rent.
    3. I prefer the heat of LA, but fear that I might get tired of it after a couple of months.
    4. The smog / air quality in LA, not a big fan off, especially after visiting from SF.
    5. The men in Los Angeles are very good looking, or atleast the ones I've seen/met. Not so much WEHO, but shirtless jocks on Venice beach.
    I'd have a hard time getting any sex icon_eek.gif
    In SF...its easy(ier) Maybe thats not so good either.
    6. People, non LA people, often say they Angelions are shallow/ vapid/ superficial- but I cant comment on that- and feel thats a bit of a generalization.
    7. In general, and i might be biased, I feel the folks in San Francisco are more polite better conversationalists, but maybe there is no truth in that opinion.

    Good luck.
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    May 31, 2011 3:19 AM GMT
    In LA, all the guys are pretending.
    Everything they do is to make an impression.
    And, practically all of it is done on credit.
    Yeh, the boys are pretty, but they're plastic.

    It takes an hour to drive ANYWHERE, in LA

    It's hotter than hell, 8 months out of the year.
    It rains for 3 months out of the year.

    The smog is so bad, you can SEE the air that you're trying to breathe.

    LA has the absolute worst restaurants I've ever encountered in a major city.
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    May 31, 2011 3:25 AM GMT
    atl2atx85 said
    Chainers said
    xrichx saidPick the city where you can get a job in economics or finance.


    If thats the case come to SF, we are the finance capital of the country.


    Um not quite. NYC, CHicago, Charlotte, and even Dallas are ahead of LA


    Good thing I said SF then, now isnt it?
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    May 31, 2011 3:28 AM GMT
    SF too I'm pretty sure...sorry got too caught up with the LA bashing icon_razz.gif
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    May 31, 2011 3:31 AM GMT
    I lived in LA for a year and two summers in SF. Traffic in LA is horrible but has beautiful beaches. SF has that beautiful bay area. They're both good. I like LA but preferred SF.

    I like Honolulu the best if you ask me. LOL
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    May 31, 2011 3:43 AM GMT
    Chainers saidLA sucks, SF rocks.

    LA men rock, SF men suck.

    You pick.


    I agree with that chainers. San Francisco men just are not really engaging as much as LA men are.
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    May 31, 2011 3:45 AM GMT
    Move to a state thats not on the brink of insolvency.
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    May 31, 2011 3:54 AM GMT
    Everyone it seems loves to knock LA. Here is the straight scoop. LA is a large area, and the individual neighborhoods have their own personalities that vary quite a bit. There are many that most would agree are not great, and some that many, if not most, would say are excellent. If you are in a particular neighborhood that you love, and your commute is not bad, you will be extremely happy. Some will say the overall size is a turn-off, but if you are in a neighborhood and don't have to commute far, the overall size will be irrelevant.

    General comparison

    LA - warmer climate, good beaches, outdoor sports year round. Local mountains have skiing approx 2 hours away.

    SF - more rain, closer to Sierras with outstanding skiing and camping, but still a few hours away.

    With either area, depending on where you live relative to where you work, you can have an excellent commute, or a horrible commute. Both have gay enclaves, if that is a factor.
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    May 31, 2011 3:58 AM GMT
    Chainers saidLA sucks, SF rocks.

    LA men rock, SF men suck.

    You pick.


    I always hear LA men suck
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    May 31, 2011 4:03 AM GMT
    hmmm I'm also interested in everyones opinions especially regarding L.A. as I'm hoping to move within the next few weeks so keep em comin lads

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    May 31, 2011 4:05 AM GMT
    Suck cock, but are hot as hell... to be sincere..
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    May 31, 2011 4:15 AM GMT
    socalfitness saidEveryone it seems loves to knock LA. Here is the straight scoop. LA is a large area, and the individual neighborhoods have their own personalities that vary quite a bit. There are many that most would agree are not great, and some that many, if not most, would say are excellent. If you are in a particular neighborhood that you love, and your commute is not bad, you will be extremely happy. Some will say the overall size is a turn-off, but if you are in a neighborhood and don't have to commute far, the overall size will be irrelevant.

    General comparison

    LA - warmer climate, good beaches, outdoor sports year round. Local mountains have skiing approx 2 hours away.

    SF - more rain, closer to Sierras with outstanding skiing and camping, but still a few hours away.

    With either area, depending on where you live relative to where you work, you can have an excellent commute, or a horrible commute. Both have gay enclaves, if that is a factor.


    The gay enclave here sucks. I feel like the only ways to meet people are to 1) do crystal meth, 2) go into rehab for crystal meth. Its weird.