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Best major city on the West Coast?
San Francisco
8%
 8%  [ 3 ]
Seattle
5%
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San Diego
27%
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Portland
8%
 8%  [ 3 ]
San Jose
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Los Angeles
50%
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:51 pm    Post subject: Best major city on the West Coast?

I'm guessing there will be a lot of LA bias, but what do people think?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:14 pm    Post subject:

Other than LA, San Diego.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:16 pm    Post subject:

Grew up in LA and spent the last 10 years in SF. And I've either lived or worked in each of the cities listed minus Seattle.

I voted SF.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:17 pm    Post subject:

Depends on what you define as important criteria. To me, I like the PNW cities of Portland and Seattle, with SF and LA being really great in different ways but not places I'd choose to live (that's not a knock, more my style than anything), and SD being good weather and not much else.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:22 pm    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
Depends on what you define as important criteria. To me, I like the PNW cities of Portland and Seattle, with SF and LA being really great in different ways but not places I'd choose to live (that's not a knock, more my style than anything), and SD being good weather and not much else.


Seattle and Portland were my #2-#3 choices. Absolutely gorgeous cities.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:25 pm    Post subject:

I really like San Diego as a place to relax for a long weekend.

I'm actually moving to the Bay area soon. San Francisco is an amazing city but the rent is just ridiculous. I'm looking at $3,000 for a studio-- not even in SF.

Seattle seems really great too.

I hate Los Angeles and don't understand the appeal.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:51 pm    Post subject:

San Diego for its cleanliness, beaches, and relatively tolerable traffic
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:17 pm    Post subject:

If SF didn’t have so many bums, I’d pick SF.

I might still pick SF actually. Love that city.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:47 pm    Post subject:

Santa Barbara
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:59 am    Post subject:

To live, San Diego.

To visit, San Francisco + Portland.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:18 am    Post subject:

I like LA, such a different vibes from east coast and has everything
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:01 am    Post subject:

To live, San Diego... to visit, I'd go with SF.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:56 am    Post subject: Re: Best major city on the West Coast?

CandyCanes wrote:
I'm guessing there will be a lot of LA bias, but what do people think?
its not even about bias its the truth. L.A.
due to its size, it encompasses different mini cities/neighborhoods within it that can resemble other places on the list. this is why it has an unfair advantage to other cities on the list.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:57 am    Post subject:

CandyCanes wrote:
I really like San Diego as a place to relax for a long weekend.

I'm actually moving to the Bay area soon. San Francisco is an amazing city but the rent is just ridiculous. I'm looking at $3,000 for a studio-- not even in SF.

Seattle seems really great too.

I hate Los Angeles and don't understand the appeal.

what do you hate about l.a.?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:01 pm    Post subject:

splashmtn wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
I really like San Diego as a place to relax for a long weekend.

I'm actually moving to the Bay area soon. San Francisco is an amazing city but the rent is just ridiculous. I'm looking at $3,000 for a studio-- not even in SF.

Seattle seems really great too.

I hate Los Angeles and don't understand the appeal.

what do you hate about l.a.?


More of a sprawling suburb than a real city. Ridiculous traffic and need to drive to get around easily.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:28 pm    Post subject:

Vancouver BC, and by a longshot.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:42 pm    Post subject:

SF's strengths are its dense urban layout, public transportation infrastructure, exciting topography, architecture, civic unity, and on these bases, it beats the crap out of the city of Los Angeles.

Greater Los Angeles is a giant resort with seemingly unlimited diversion and I don't think I will live anywhere else for extended periods of time.

Portland is a great (bleep) city but it's too wet and I need the sunshine.

ditto re: Seattle
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:35 pm    Post subject:

San Diego would be my first choice but the homeless crisis is out of control.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:26 pm    Post subject:

Lived in La for 2 years and San Diego for 6 years. They are both great cities but if were to choose then my vote goes to LA.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:29 pm    Post subject:

ksmgf wrote:
Lived in La for 2 years and San Diego for 6 years. They are both great cities but if were to choose then my vote goes to LA.


Hard for me to believe you'd say that, but at least you have the experience to say it. If you haven't lived in both San Diego and LA, you don't have the credibility to choose LA over SD.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:32 pm    Post subject:

For me, from about the midpoint of Orange County south, the political sensibilities make living there unsuitable.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:37 pm    Post subject:

Huey Lewis & The News wrote:

Portland is a great (bleep) city but it's too wet and I need the sunshine.

ditto re: Seattle


As essentially a native SoCal guy, the weather is one of the seasons I'm looking forward to moving to Seattle in a few years
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:39 pm    Post subject:

DaMuleRules wrote:
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Portland is a great (bleep) city but it's too wet and I need the sunshine.

ditto re: Seattle


As essentially a native SoCal guy, the weather is one of the seasons I'm looking forward to moving to Seattle in a few years


whoa. you done with the sun?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:40 pm    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
For me, from about the midpoint of Orange County south, the political sensibilities make living there unsuitable.


Not even the mid-point. And it's not just the politics. It's just such a sterile (mostly) uninteresting place. La Jolla is great, but outside of that, it's really pretty uninteresting down the San Diego way. There's some great golf, and it's a great place to go out to sea on a fishing boat, but other than that . . .
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:42 pm    Post subject:

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Lived in La for 2 years and San Diego for 6 years. They are both great cities but if were to choose then my vote goes to LA.


Hard for me to believe you'd say that, but at least you have the experience to say it. If you haven't lived in both San Diego and LA, you don't have the credibility to choose LA over SD.


I lived in north county SD and while I loved the weather and the beaches there isn't much to do there...and LA is so much bigger and more things to do. I do like eating out often and there isn't a better place than LA in my opinion.
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