(Closed) Anyone Else Tired of LA?

posted 11 years ago in Los Angeles
Post # 18
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750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I love Los Angeles, but my fiancee can’t stand it. We both moved here for college (me from rural Ohio and him from San Diego) and talk about leaving but all our friends are here. We know it’ll be tough to ever afford a house, especially since he’s been laid off since April, but I love my job and don’t want to leave.

I think I got a big of a reprieve when he started back in school to get a second bachelor’s degree. Maybe when he gets a job, things will start to look up.

Post # 19
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246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Sometimes LA definitely drives me crazy! And yes, it’s very hard to find genuine people in LA, but they’re out there. I think what makes LA hard sometimes is that you have to really look for what you want – it’s just not as easy to find it as in other cities. But I agree with ejs4y8 – so much more diversity…in people, in food, etc. Where else can you find great sushi and great great tacos within blocks from each other! : )

Post # 20
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5493 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I love living here!!!  I moved here when I was 9 and then moved to Orange County for college.  I also lived in DC, the Netherlands, Russia and Daytona Beach for  periods of time and I have to say I can’t imagine living anywhere else, (well, except the netherlands). yes housing is expensive but the way I look at it is you’re not just paying for the house, you’re paying for the location.  Sure you can get a house 3 times as big for the same amount of money in Oklahoma, (no offense to anyfrom from Oklahoma), but then at the end of the day you’re in Oklahoma. 

I love the diversity LA offers.  My college BF was from a large city in Texas and told me that until he came to CA he had never met a Jewish person before. And I love that we have access to whatever we want here.   And of course I love the weather, (except today….i hope it stops raining soon).  I love that wearing a scarf and hat is a fashion choice and not a necessity. πŸ™‚

And there are tons of genuine, wonderful people here, (and most of them are not in the industry).

@MissE -I’ve been living on my own in LA since I was 21.  It’s possible.

Post # 21
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950 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

With FH from SF & me from Hawaii, we’re SOOOOO tired of LA – and we’ve been here for 10 years!  (for the record, we are die-hard ND Irish & SF Giants & 49er fans, so living in such close proximity to Raider Nation, Dodger “bums”, & Trojans grates on my nerves)  But, like betagrl said, “you gotta hold onto [the genuine people] for dear life”…our friends are the only thing that make this place enjoyable (well, I guess his job in the industry & my students are a part of it, too)! 

I’d totally be into a LA bee meeting!  The more genuine people you get to know in LA, the better!

Post # 22
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4479 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Seems like the people who dislike LA the most are the people who aren’t originally from here… which I will interpret as being just an act! Because you have less holding you here than us natives do, but you’re still here! πŸ˜‰ Embrace it! You’ll like LA more when you don’t pretend not to. πŸ˜‰ hahaa… sorry, long day! πŸ™‚

Post # 23
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2475 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I love LA too!  There is so much to do, so many things to try, awesome food everywhere for every budget!  Yes, the housing prices suck and the traffic is horrendous, but you get what you pay for!  Of course you can go to BFE and get a nice house for $150K, but the area would not have near the amount of culture, fun, and diversity that LA offers. 

Post # 24
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967 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I can empathize on both sides here, I’m from Northern Cal and am living in LA (the valley.. oh yeah). There are things I love about LA – the warmth, the food, how any and every store is within 20 minutes, the museums, the movies, the beaches.. But then again, I hate the traffic, the smog, the race wars, the price of rent, police helicopters hovering above my neighborhood.. so on and so forth!! I try and think of the good when I’m irritated by the bad, for instance, two of my plans last weekend got ruined by being stuck on the 101 for over an hour!! Sigh!!

Anyways, I am SO down for an LA bee meet up!! I was just complaining to my mom last night that I wish had a friend or two planning a wedding, it would be really fun to pal around with some gals, go to bridal shows, etc. Most of my gal friends are up North so even though the Fi is great, I miss female interaction!! 

Post # 25
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226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

i’m moving to LA soon (in the next month) and would be new in town, so a meet-up would definitely be cool! Smile

Post # 26
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2006 posts
Buzzing bee

I love LA. I moved away for two and a half years to go to school and I couldn’t stand not being at home. The culture and diversity here is a rare find unless you live in say NY or Chicago.

Technically I live just outside of true “LA” (Torrance, Southbay) but I could never imagine living anywhere else. I’m 5 minutes from the beach, don’t have to deal with the smog or much traffic, and am 20 minutes away from downtown.. The only other place I could actually imagine living is San Diego which isn’t really all that different :p

 

Post # 27
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967 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

So if we did a meet up where would be convenient?? Any valley girls? Downtown LA? Hollywood? South bay?

Post # 29
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4479 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I’d vote for downtown since it’s pretty central to most people who are “in”/near LA. Also the easiest place for most people to get to by public transit. πŸ™‚

I’m in Pasadena so I would definitely meet in SGV, downtown, or the Valley. πŸ˜‰

Post # 31
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172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I grew up in LA and LOVE LA!  I hate the traffic and ridiculous housing, but you can’t beat the diversity (people, food, things to do — bars, restaurants, beaches, mountains, deserts!), and the weather!  I don’t think I could ever live anywhere else — except maybe San Diego/La Jolla (FI and I fantasize about moving there all the time).  Totally different and so beautiful.  I’ve lived in Boston, San Francisco, and San Diego and I keep coming back to LA!

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