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Moving to Long Beach area

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by somebodyelse5, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. Jan 31, 2014 at 3:38 PM
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    somebodyelse5

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    Hey guys!

    I just got a job up in the long beach / seal beach area and am looking for some suggestions on areas to live...areas to avoid.... basically I need the scoop.

    I am looking for a studio apt, rent in the range of 1100/month and close-ish to the beach. I am young and single, looking to be in a moderately quiet area but still close to restaurants and bars and what not.
     
  2. Jan 31, 2014 at 3:43 PM
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    I'm in Seattle and Just applied to a gig at CSULB. I'll probably not end up moving there but just in case I'll lurk on your thread.

    If $$ is not an issue of course you should live in Huntington Beach. But who can afford that?
     
  3. Jan 31, 2014 at 3:45 PM
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    I live in the South Bay of LA. DM me and we can talk. Keep looking and if you have any questions about the areas you find, give me the locations and I will give you honest advise of the neighborhoods. I've lived in LA for 38 years, born and raised. I'm actually not far from LBC, about 15 minute drive for me. When you get here, lets go wheeling!!!
     
  4. Jan 31, 2014 at 4:15 PM
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    Dont move here very bad idea, you will want to move out of here in like 5 to 6 years.
     
  5. Jan 31, 2014 at 4:17 PM
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    this is how i feel about Seattle
     
  6. Jan 31, 2014 at 4:20 PM
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    Must be a big city thing.
     
  7. Feb 1, 2014 at 5:00 PM
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    Sending you a PM now!

    Thats what I have been told.... I know there are some things about AZ I will miss..... seems that cali isnt too firearm friendly :(
     
  8. Feb 1, 2014 at 5:03 PM
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    It's not.
    If i were you i wouldn't move out of AZ, if you love freedom stay in AZ.
    If you have a decent job in AZ (IMO) there's no reason to move.
     
  9. Feb 1, 2014 at 5:05 PM
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    Honestly, job was too good to pass up. Great opportunity and I can afford to get a tacoma now... been talking about getting one for years.

    Basically I see it as exchanging some rights :( and the scorching hot summers for the beach, nice weather, and a great opportunity.
     
  10. Feb 3, 2014 at 9:09 AM
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    It's summer here 95% of the time, and not AZ hot.

    The firearms issue I can totally relate to. Cali laws suck. Damn hippies have ruined so much of this great state. From the firearm laws, to the smog laws, and everything in between.

    Cali has it's highlights though. Don't know your relationship situation, but the women are the best here. You can surf and snowboard in the same day. The social scene is nonstop fun. The desert is an hour away, so wheeling and camping is very accessible.

    The top drawbacks are traffic, cost of living, and egos.
     
  11. Feb 3, 2014 at 8:35 PM
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    I am EXCITED! Looking forward to some rock climbing, fishing, and wheeling (with the truck I am soon to get)
     
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    I've worked the Long Beach area for 25 years. PM me the info and I'll give you the scoop on the street and area your considering. Best of luck on your new gig!
     
  13. Feb 3, 2014 at 11:20 PM
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    Huntington Beach is nice, I have lived here for about 30yrs. Very close to Seal Beach and Long Beach....
     
  14. Mar 3, 2014 at 6:45 PM
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    Hey guys, just wanted to throw an update in here.
    Got a place in Seal Beach, all moved in, would love to get together one weekend on a wheeling trip if you guys dont mind a non-taco driver tagging along....
    ...its still a yota :)
    1999 Land Cruiser with factory rear locker
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  15. Mar 6, 2014 at 10:14 AM
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    Ill look for ya this summer. I move back to Long Beach after a three year hiatus for school in nor cal. After 30 years in LB I sure miss it!
     
  16. Mar 6, 2014 at 1:23 PM
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    Cool man, keep an eye out! Ive got a best in the desert sticker a tige sticker on the back window
     
  17. Mar 16, 2014 at 3:21 PM
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    Anyone do any fishing out here? Been going off the pier if anyone is interested.
     
  18. Jan 12, 2015 at 3:43 PM
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    Anyone mtb? Looking for someone to ride with.
     
  19. Feb 4, 2015 at 1:07 AM
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    Where do you mtb? It's been a minute... A long minute.
     
  20. Feb 4, 2015 at 6:24 AM
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    Been going to top of the world in laguna, er moro, and san juan trail. Id like to go ride holy jim one of these days
     
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