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      05-11-2011, 10:31 AM   #45
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My vote goes for OC/Irvine. Great weather, lots to do, and better streets for driving IMO. If you are driving around towards LA area, a lot of the streets there have crappy pavement jobs and a ton of pot holes.
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      05-11-2011, 10:56 AM   #46
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San Diego! Second, OC.
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      05-11-2011, 12:51 PM   #47
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Fullerton! Irvine or old town Orange. Thats all you need right there.
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      05-11-2011, 03:44 PM   #48
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Go to socal and you instantly turn into a bro hahaha
bros are gay, u might turn into a pothead thats about it
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      05-11-2011, 04:07 PM   #49
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Whoops...almost read that wrong. +1 on the Potheading scene.
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Just stay away from any town with the names Rio, Rancho, or Linda in it
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      05-11-2011, 11:35 PM   #51
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Just stay away from any town with the names Rio, Rancho, or Linda in it
haha ... my gf and I will be visiting San Diego .. any good places to site see, and grab food?? i've been there once but it was for business and didn't really have a chance to "explore"
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      05-12-2011, 08:53 AM   #52
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haha ... my gf and I will be visiting San Diego .. any good places to site see, and grab food?? i've been there once but it was for business and didn't really have a chance to "explore"
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      05-12-2011, 12:07 PM   #53
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haha ... my gf and I will be visiting San Diego .. any good places to site see, and grab food?? i've been there once but it was for business and didn't really have a chance to "explore"
- phil's bbq (call in your order, otherwise be prepared for a 1.5 hour standing wait)
- cafe 222 for breakfast/brunch
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      05-12-2011, 12:23 PM   #54
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Just stay away from any town with the names Rio, Rancho, or Linda in it
you forgot "Los"!

There is a city in New Mexico by Albuquerque called "Rio Rancho".. Epic failure of a city that is

I might be moving out to San Jose (work's HQ is there).. Is it possible to commute from Santa Cruz or does 17 get too backed up? (sorry, haven't been there since I was 10).
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      05-12-2011, 12:39 PM   #55
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Move To Rio Linda.
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whatever you do...DO NOT live in Sacramento
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      05-12-2011, 01:46 PM   #57
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you forgot "Los"!

There is a city in New Mexico by Albuquerque called "Rio Rancho".. Epic failure of a city that is

I might be moving out to San Jose (work's HQ is there).. Is it possible to commute from Santa Cruz or does 17 get too backed up? (sorry, haven't been there since I was 10).
Depending on day & time it can. I'd aim for something closer to actual San Jose or closer bordering cities.
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Depending on day & time it can. I'd aim for something closer to actual San Jose or closer bordering cities.
+1.. that 17 freeway is crazy during traffic times..
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+1.. that 17 freeway is crazy during traffic times..
Plus all the cops.. my friend is a 17 legend... got a citation on the way to santa cruz... then got another citation on the way to court to pay off the original citation..
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      05-12-2011, 03:20 PM   #61
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Having lived in Northern, Central, and Southern California I have visited or been though most of these places and they are very diverse in what they have to offer or lack of it.

It all depends on what you are looking for and what is important to you. Here are just some things to think about:

Art/Culture/Food/Nightlife
Low housing prices
Suburban or Urban living?
Traffic/Commutes
Weather
Distance to beaches, ski resorts, hiking trails, lakes, VEGAS, etc...
Distance from major airports (SFO and LAX good for international flying convenience - many direct flights to everywhere)
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I personally like living in West LA because I like the nice weather year around, close to the beach, close to ski resorts, amazing, diverse, and unique food (i'm a foodie), always something to do never bored. But I do have to put up with traffic (rush hr is every hr, but I don't mind esp top down in my e93) and higher cost of living. But then again priorities may change when I get wife and kids...

If I had choose, I would prioritize as follows:

LA/West Hollywood/Burbank
Woodland Hills
San Jose
Orange
Burbank/Glendale
Sacramento
Westminster
Riverside

Rule of thumb: The more inland you go, the less exciting the place but also has less density making for less traffic and lower cost of living. But sometimes crime/gang activity can be increased in those areas too...
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      05-15-2011, 01:54 AM   #62
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Orange County all the way! The weather is always nice and everything is much closer to each other here (ie, beach, markets, food, hang out spots). Orange County is pretty much at the center of everything if you think about it.

If you're into asian food then westminster is cool ... beware of asian drivers though. I live near there and it makes me nervous everytime I go into the area
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      05-15-2011, 02:08 AM   #63
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i unfortunately live Sacramento and moved here from Dallas and now FINALLY moving back next month. This place is horrible, stay far away!
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      05-16-2011, 02:27 PM   #64
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Closer access to 57/60/10 incase you wanna head North, East, or West for whatever reasons.
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      05-18-2011, 12:04 AM   #65
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Woodlands is a great area to live in. Good neighborhood, everything within reach and good place to shop by.
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