Are you happy with where you live?

  • wesv

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    Jan 27, 2015 2:58 AM GMT
    Despite that I live in the LA area, I'm starting to depreciate the particular suburban city I live in. If not, the close range area. Nothing is walking distance, I have to drive everywhere, and not to mention the guys are not cute. My city is no place for a single or gay guy. It's a place to raise a family, but that's not for me. There's nothing very exciting about West Covina (my city). There are way too many closet cases which indicates how depressing it is to be here if you're an actual gay guy. Oh yeah and they opened up a Hobby Lobby here. West Covina is in Los Angeles County, not Orange County--or should I say Red County?

    How about you guys?
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    Jan 27, 2015 3:05 AM GMT
    I'm in LA county also (San Gabriel Valley area) and I'm pretty content here as I have lived here more than half my life. My family and friends are here. It's quite convenient as it is close to everything. icon_smile.gif

    What annoys me about this area is how people drive! Also my neighborhood is not kept up well so it looks ghetto even though houses are ridiculously expensive for tiny, old house. icon_rolleyes.gif

    But like the OP's neighborhood, my area is not gay-friendly either, but you can always go to Silver Lake area or West Hollywood. It's not that far off. icon_wink.gif

    Yet I can't imagine leaving this area. icon_neutral.gif
  • jo2hotbod

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    Jan 27, 2015 3:36 AM GMT
    Move to west Hollywood or hillcrest in San Diego
  • wesv

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    Jan 27, 2015 3:42 AM GMT
    polfsky saidI'm in LA county also (San Gabriel Valley area) and I'm pretty content here as I have lived here more than half my life. My family and friends are here. It's quite convenient as it is close to everything. icon_smile.gif

    What annoys me about this area is how people drive! Also my neighborhood is not kept up well so it looks ghetto even though houses are ridiculously expensive for tiny, old house. icon_rolleyes.gif

    But like the OP's neighborhood, my area is not gay-friendly either, but you can always go to Silver Lake area or West Hollywood. It's not that far off. icon_wink.gif

    Yet I can't imagine leaving this area. icon_neutral.gif


    Let me guess, Rosemead.
  • metta

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    Jan 27, 2015 3:48 AM GMT
    I love where I live and I live in a very gay friendly community (also in the San Gabriel Valley)...not necessarily the city I live in. Many of my neighbors are my friends. There are some amazing people here and I'm going to be sad when the day comes where I need to sell my home. However, some of my neighbors have actually talked about moving together into our own community....as we get older.

    I also live against a forest (which is now a national monument) with a river and a creek....not in the middle of a bunch of houses.
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    Jan 27, 2015 3:59 AM GMT
    I live in Westwood right by UCLA. And i absolutely love the area over here. I grew up in rough neighborhoods most of my life. And when i moved to LA it was the same. I lived in Vermon Vista for awhile when i moved to LA. I met some great people while i was there. But the crime rate was insane there. I heard gun shots weekly at that place. And my apartment got broken into three times within two months.

    I worked really hard to live in Westwood. So i guess it's a sign of how far I've come.
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    Jan 27, 2015 4:04 AM GMT
    polfsky saidI'm in LA county also (San Gabriel Valley area) and I'm pretty content here as I have lived here more than half my life. My family and friends are here. It's quite convenient as it is close to everything. icon_smile.gif

    What annoys me about this area is how people drive! Also my neighborhood is not kept up well so it looks ghetto even though houses are ridiculously expensive for tiny, old house. icon_rolleyes.gif

    But like the OP's neighborhood, my area is not gay-friendly either, but you can always go to Silver Lake area or West Hollywood. It's not that far off. icon_wink.gif

    Yet I can't imagine leaving this area. icon_neutral.gif



    I love San Gabriel Valley! my roomies are all from the 626. So we go frequently for hot pot and 99 ranch.
  • NeuralShock

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    Jan 27, 2015 4:06 AM GMT
    No... not really. Honestly where I live seems to be nearly dead for gay activity, winters (other than this one?!) have been hellish and with very short (dark) days.

    I seriously want to move somewhere warm, ideally near water, and not need to worry about snow or eternal nights or lack of a gay community. icon_lol.gif
  • wesv

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    Jan 27, 2015 5:01 AM GMT
    lifeduringwartime23 said
    polfsky saidI'm in LA county also (San Gabriel Valley area) and I'm pretty content here as I have lived here more than half my life. My family and friends are here. It's quite convenient as it is close to everything. icon_smile.gif

    What annoys me about this area is how people drive! Also my neighborhood is not kept up well so it looks ghetto even though houses are ridiculously expensive for tiny, old house. icon_rolleyes.gif

    But like the OP's neighborhood, my area is not gay-friendly either, but you can always go to Silver Lake area or West Hollywood. It's not that far off. icon_wink.gif

    Yet I can't imagine leaving this area. icon_neutral.gif



    I love San Gabriel Valley! my roomies are all from the 626. So we go frequently for hot pot and 99 ranch.


    I'm from the SGV or the 626. I grew up here. I don't find the people very interesting except for those in Pasadena. There are too many Asians here and they all seen the same...just kidding. Well they can be REALLY closeted and the immigrant people make it seem like homosexuality doesn't exist.
  • dilfforrent

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    Jan 27, 2015 5:04 AM GMT
    The gayer the locale the more racist it is. I wouldn't recommend west Hollywood for OP icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 27, 2015 5:07 AM GMT
    dilfforrent saidThe gayer the locale the more racist it is. icon_lol.gif

    That's an interesting comment.
    humm... not exactly like that where I'm from. I live in the heart of our gayborhood and it has interracial couples and guys from all walks of life. Age, color and nationality don't seem to be a big deal here in Dallas.

    And yes,, I love where we live. We've made a nice life here.
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    Jan 27, 2015 5:08 AM GMT
    wesv said
    lifeduringwartime23 said
    polfsky saidI'm in LA county also (San Gabriel Valley area) and I'm pretty content here as I have lived here more than half my life. My family and friends are here. It's quite convenient as it is close to everything. icon_smile.gif

    What annoys me about this area is how people drive! Also my neighborhood is not kept up well so it looks ghetto even though houses are ridiculously expensive for tiny, old house. icon_rolleyes.gif

    But like the OP's neighborhood, my area is not gay-friendly either, but you can always go to Silver Lake area or West Hollywood. It's not that far off. icon_wink.gif

    Yet I can't imagine leaving this area. icon_neutral.gif



    I love San Gabriel Valley! my roomies are all from the 626. So we go frequently for hot pot and 99 ranch.


    I'm from the SGV or the 626. I grew up here. I don't find the people very interesting except for those in Pasadena. There are too many Asians here and they all seen the same...just kidding. Well they can be REALLY closeted and the immigrant people make it seem like homosexuality doesn't exist.


    I like visiting there quite a bit. But I'm not sure i would live there either icon_lol.gif the food there is bomb though. One of the few places you can get authentic Chinese food. Not to mention some good boba too.
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    Jan 27, 2015 6:27 PM GMT
    wesv said
    polfsky saidI'm in LA county also (San Gabriel Valley area) and I'm pretty content here as I have lived here more than half my life. My family and friends are here. It's quite convenient as it is close to everything. icon_smile.gif

    What annoys me about this area is how people drive! Also my neighborhood is not kept up well so it looks ghetto even though houses are ridiculously expensive for tiny, old house. icon_rolleyes.gif

    But like the OP's neighborhood, my area is not gay-friendly either, but you can always go to Silver Lake area or West Hollywood. It's not that far off. icon_wink.gif

    Yet I can't imagine leaving this area. icon_neutral.gif


    Let me guess, Rosemead.


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    Jan 27, 2015 6:29 PM GMT
    lifeduringwartime23 said
    wesv said
    lifeduringwartime23 said
    polfsky saidI'm in LA county also (San Gabriel Valley area) and I'm pretty content here as I have lived here more than half my life. My family and friends are here. It's quite convenient as it is close to everything. icon_smile.gif

    What annoys me about this area is how people drive! Also my neighborhood is not kept up well so it looks ghetto even though houses are ridiculously expensive for tiny, old house. icon_rolleyes.gif

    But like the OP's neighborhood, my area is not gay-friendly either, but you can always go to Silver Lake area or West Hollywood. It's not that far off. icon_wink.gif

    Yet I can't imagine leaving this area. icon_neutral.gif



    I love San Gabriel Valley! my roomies are all from the 626. So we go frequently for hot pot and 99 ranch.


    I'm from the SGV or the 626. I grew up here. I don't find the people very interesting except for those in Pasadena. There are too many Asians here and they all seen the same...just kidding. Well they can be REALLY closeted and the immigrant people make it seem like homosexuality doesn't exist.


    I like visiting there quite a bit. But I'm not sure i would live there either icon_lol.gif the food there is bomb though. One of the few places you can get authentic Chinese food. Not to mention some good boba too.


    Yep foods here are abundant and wonderful.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jan 27, 2015 6:33 PM GMT

    I am pretty happy living in Buffalo. It for the most part is a friendly, walkable city and there are a lot of new developments transforming the cityscape. My neighbors are friendly for the most part. Many are straight and married with children but I have no problem with that. Just about everything I need or want is an easy walk from my place of residence.
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    Jan 27, 2015 6:34 PM GMT
    I live in College Station, TX.

    Compared to other places I have lived in my military career, it's one of the best.

    Cost of living is really cheap (no sales tax on food!)
    Restaurants/bars are within walking distance
    Gym facilities at the university are pretty good (although crowded)
    Highway access is easy, with a little over an hour drive to Houston.

    Gay community is all right -- have met up with many of fellow grad students who are gay and have become friends.

    Commute is very low, and not terrible even in university traffic.
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    Jan 27, 2015 7:30 PM GMT
    I live in the South Beach neighborhood of Miami Beach. Very walkable area close to shops, restaurants, clubs and of course the beach. Many beautiful and interesting people from around the world call this place home. Also, lots of tourists (gay and straight) from Latin America and Europe so there is plenty of fresh meat to choose from. icon_twisted.gif

    Despite it's reputation, there are many socioeconomic classes in South Beach. To the ultra rich to the new immigrants to those in the middle like me. I can pretty much get anything I want 24/7.This place is always buzzing with activity. The only down side is when drunk and rowdy tourists don't respect my neighborhood. Other than that it truly is one of the best neighborhoods to live in the country.
  • metta

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    Jan 27, 2015 7:41 PM GMT
    lifeduringwartime23 saidI live in Westwood right by UCLA. And i absolutely love the area over here. I grew up in rough neighborhoods most of my life. And when i moved to LA it was the same. I lived in Vermon Vista for awhile when i moved to LA. I met some great people while i was there. But the crime rate was insane there. I heard gun shots weekly at that place. And my apartment got broken into three times within two months.

    I worked really hard to live in Westwood. So i guess it's a sign of how far I've come.


    Westwood would be a wonderful place to live. I know people that take some fun classes there....like one that they see movies before they come out and the producers and actors come out to answer questions. But Westwood is not exactly considered an 'affordable' place to live for most people.
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    Jan 27, 2015 7:43 PM GMT
    I live in Oklahoma and I'm happy in that I have good friends and family here. However, I will leave the state for grad school.
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    Jan 27, 2015 9:04 PM GMT
    Wow, a lot of LA people here. I'd kill to live in any neighborhood in LA. The weather here in Rochester, NY sucks. icon_razz.gif Long winters, lots of snow (we measure it in feet, not inches), and there's hardly any gay life. I know of one gay nightclub and a gay coffee shop and... that's it. Wish I lived in a bigger, warmer city.

    roadbikeRob said
    I am pretty happy living in Buffalo. It for the most part is a friendly, walkable city and there are a lot of new developments transforming the cityscape. My neighbors are friendly for the most part. Many are straight and married with children but I have no problem with that. Just about everything I need or want is an easy walk from my place of residence.


    This is a much more optimistic view of western NY. icon_razz.gif
  • metta

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    Jan 27, 2015 10:27 PM GMT
    dilfforrent saidThe gayer the locale the more racist it is. I wouldn't recommend west Hollywood for OP icon_lol.gif



    I have never seen any kind of study that stated that gay people are more racist than the rest of society. I have not personally noticed that either. If anything, I have seen more diversity.
  • wesv

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    Jan 28, 2015 6:31 AM GMT
    metta8 said
    dilfforrent saidThe gayer the locale the more racist it is. I wouldn't recommend west Hollywood for OP icon_lol.gif



    I have never seen any kind of study that stated that gay people are more racist than the rest of society. I have not personally noticed that either. If anything, I have seen more diversity.


    I'm in WeHo a lot. It's true among some of the guys there. It really depends on the person. My personal friends in West Hollywood have no racial hang ups. But yes, some guys there do. I can recall that I have gotten dirty looks for being Asian from stuck up bitches. Then I have gone through a period of time when I was discouraged from the community because of racism. But when I think of it, I've also experienced tons of racist shit from straight people as well.
  • metta

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    Jan 28, 2015 6:50 AM GMT
    ^
    I still stand by my statement. I don't think that gay people are more racist than the general population. I have not seen anything that shows that. That does not mean that there are not gay people that are racist. Racism can be found everywhere.
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    Jan 28, 2015 7:31 AM GMT
    I am sorry. Seems odd to me. I do love San Diego!!

    I also love my home town PHOENIX.

    Raised out west and I love it
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    Jan 28, 2015 5:38 PM GMT
    I both fancy the 2 places where i share my life in ..
    Townsville , Queensland Australia , is a relaxed small city with beautiful beaches which you can enjoy all year around .
    Atlanta , Georgia USA , is a very vibrant city , people are friendly , and there are so much think to do , you never get bored .

    It might be because those 2 places are so different from each other , but you always enjoy being there .