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    What are the BEST and WORST things about living in L.A.? Lots of people think it's traffic, but I honestly find it harder to get across Philadelphia at 5 p.m. than I did getting home from West Hollywood to near Burbank in the afternoon.
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    I guess they're El Nino and La Nina storms. In any case, you will get really heavy rain in Los Angeles that you don't tend to get in other parts of Southern California.

    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    What are the BEST and WORST things about living in L.A.? Lots of people think it's traffic, but I honestly find it harder to get across Philadelphia at 5 p.m. than I did getting home from West Hollywood to near Burbank in the afternoon.
    Traffic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf View Post
    I guess they're El Nino and La Nina storms. In any case, you will get really heavy rain in Los Angeles that you don't tend to get in other parts of Southern California.


    Traffic.
    Cost-of-living will get to me, I am sure. Fortunately, I can cook. What is particularly awesome, outside of weather, scenery, women, and work opportunities?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    Cost-of-living will get to me, I am sure. Fortunately, I can cook. What is particularly awesome, outside of weather, scenery, women, and work opportunities?
    It's funny, I don't consider any of the four things you mentioned to be on the positive side of the ledger. Although I second Wolf that traffic is hands down the worst aspect of living here. When you start arranging your schedule around not being on the road between 3 and 7 PM, you know it's bad.

    I would say the best things about living here all revolve around LA's status as a center of media and (pop) culture. The media choices and number of special experiences available here are excellent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou View Post
    It's funny, I don't consider any of the four things you mentioned to be on the positive side of the ledger. Although I second Wolf that traffic is hands down the worst aspect of living here. When you start arranging your schedule around not being on the road between 3 and 7 PM, you know it's bad.

    I would say the best things about living here all revolve around LA's status as a center of media and (pop) culture. The media choices and number of special experiences available here are excellent.
    I enjoyed June and July in L.A. way more than I enjoy them in Philly. And the women were, on average, amazing. There were a few of the fake-boob bimbo types, but just more attractive people around overall, and they are often single and out socializing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CzeCze View Post
    Continuing the derail I would like SF better if it wasn't so grimy in a seaside kinda way and the weather didn't suck. The weather in SF is a deal breaker. You freeze your ass off in June and July and then suddenly the sun comes out for a few hours and you get sunburned. WTH.

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    I mean, I don't mind a bit of dilapidation but if I'm gonna have griminess in a city I'd rather it have some glamour to it and be full-on urban, which I have to hand it o NYC, it does. Chicago has glamour and is urban but it's much less grimy from my visits there.
    I love the aspects that you hate.

    I've got fisherman, dreary/gloomy port town sensibilities. I don't know where they came from really though.

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    Traffic isn't that much of an issue. You keep your Thomas Bros. at hand and know when to get on and off the freeways and you're fine.

    The worst thing is the inland air pollution.

    The best thing is everything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skip View Post
    Traffic isn't that much of an issue. You keep your Thomas Bros. at hand and know when to get on and off the freeways and you're fine.

    The worst thing is the inland air pollution.

    The best thing is everything else.
    I am getting a GPS before I leave. I am driving out there, first cross-country drive I will have taken.
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    Oops - make the worst thing the illegals. Inland air pollution is second-worst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skip View Post
    Oops - make the worst thing the illegals. Inland air pollution is second-worst.
    I don't mind immigrants. Especially ones who make cheap burritos.
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