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Want to move to California...

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by 04LTtacoma, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Jan 21, 2011 at 2:06 PM
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    04LTtacoma

    04LTtacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have been thinking about moving to California one of these days.:)
    It seems like there is a lot of good wheeling down there plus all the huge events that go around! Sounds like there are a lot of friendly people down that way. Being in the tacoma world I have met a bunch of people on TW, I got some really good deals on parts, I also git to know some people who work in the off road shops. California has all the top of the line race shops like Icon, Camburg, TC, Engage, etc...
    I just got off the phone with Scott at Icon about ordering a set of decals for my truck. I originally spoke with Jeremy at Icon awhile ago asking about some decals. Somehow those decals were never shipped to my house... I thought well their probably extremely busy and they forgot about me. lol It's all good!:) Called back later and Jeremy said he wasn't going to charge me for the decals. I was like Sweet! Guess what those decals never shipped. lol Called again to see where the decals I ordered went to... If I lived closer I cold just pick the decals up myself.
    Anyways, it seems like there is a lot of good people at these shops and they are always trying to help people out who are interested in their products. :)
     
  2. Jan 21, 2011 at 2:11 PM
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    Redgrom

    Redgrom http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-builds/29

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    Great all we need is more people.

    Just kidding, its honestly a great place to live and the desert is a great place to spend the weekend. Or just hang at the beach all day. Its 71 degrees in San Clemente now and sunny. Not a bad place at all.
     
  3. Jan 21, 2011 at 2:13 PM
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    I wouldnt move out here just based on that. But I do like living here. I live with in 45 minutes of kartek, camburg, total chaos, all pro, dmz, btf, and the list goes on. I'm also 45 minutes from the snow, the beach, and 30 from great desert wheeling spots.
     
  4. Jan 21, 2011 at 2:17 PM
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    NetMonkey

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    i lived in so cal for over 30 years and i am glad to be outta there.

    ya... the weather is great and all kinds recreation is close, but there are just too many damn people there.... oh... and you can forget about buying a house... its just too damn expensive.
     
  5. Jan 21, 2011 at 2:26 PM
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    tsab916

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    Houses are cheap here in northern california right now...I live in northern cali my whole life and wouldn't ever think about moving anywhere else...we are right in the middle of everything, Tahoe,reno,bay area, central cali
     
  6. Jan 21, 2011 at 2:30 PM
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    04LTtacoma

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    I wouldn't ONLY move out there for those reason. I have family out there and I want to get away from Oregon. I have lived in Oregon for friggen 18+ years and I want to get away!

    EDIT: I know cali is really expensive to live there, especially in San Diego. That is where I want to live.=)
     
  7. Jan 21, 2011 at 2:34 PM
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    Redgrom

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    its not my cup of tea but prices in the 909 and 951 are not that bad, hell a 4 bed room just came on the market here in San Clemente for $400,000 not cheep by any means but not that bad for the area. We got a nice condo 9 years ago for $189,000. That said I am sure its much cheeper in other locations but I could care less what the prices are in Texas, very limited ocean views. But thats just me, I am sure Texas is awesome but just not for me. But yeah make sure you cruse down for a week and check it out and than make your decision. Its not for everyone thats for sure.
     
  8. Jan 21, 2011 at 2:34 PM
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    not anymore...prices keep dropping like a hot potato. but wouldnt live anywhere else.
     
  9. Jan 21, 2011 at 2:38 PM
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    I have some family that live in Sacramento California. I think the last time I went to Cali was back in 02 or 03. lol I am going to try to drive down to cali this summer! Road trip!!!!:D
     
  10. Jan 21, 2011 at 2:47 PM
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    I may doin road trip also but opposite. from So ca to whistler Canada, visiting your town and a few others. maybe we cross paths.
     
  11. Jan 21, 2011 at 2:53 PM
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    HBMurphy

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    Yeah, I'm living in Texas right now but I do miss the weather and the wheeling!
     
  12. Jan 21, 2011 at 4:21 PM
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    I would love being that close to everything. I just cannot get myself to move there just because of politics, laws, and how damn expensive it is out there.
     
  13. Jan 21, 2011 at 4:24 PM
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    i love and hate california at the same time
     
  14. Jan 21, 2011 at 4:30 PM
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    If you like the outdoors socal has 20% of the OHV areas and 80% of the people, Norcal has 20% of the people and 80% of the OHV areas. One of the reasons I like it up here. Though socal does have more mild weather.

    Shoot I was just there yesterday and like 77 degrees in Carlsbad.
     
  15. Jan 21, 2011 at 4:36 PM
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    i'd stay there in oregon. california has too many unnecessary rules and laws. if you own firearms you'll probably have to sell the majority of your collection, you'll have to look for your front license plates, scrape off the tint that's on your vehicle, etc... just little shit like that. people are too scared of their own shadows here in ca. as everyone stated above i hope you can come up with a minimum of $950 a month for an okay place to rent or a minimum of $1200 a month to rent a house, unless you're looking to buy then a minimum of $500,000 for a tiny house that's not in the middle of no where or ghetto.

    i'd suggest since you're in oregon move to the border of oregon and california, but stay on the oregon side, so you can visit at any given time.
     
  16. Jan 21, 2011 at 4:37 PM
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    lol... lately i have been too
     
  17. Jan 21, 2011 at 4:37 PM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    Im loving California right now...it gave me an education and a job, nothing I can complain about
     
  18. Jan 21, 2011 at 4:39 PM
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    I left San Diego in '95 and never looked back... But I do enjoy to visit there often!
     
  19. Jan 21, 2011 at 5:09 PM
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    HBMurphy

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    Yeah but our women know what to do with body hair and I don't mean braid it! :)

    Why don't you trade with him?
     
  20. Jan 21, 2011 at 5:39 PM
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    I don't have a problem with housing being so expensive. I know there are ways around it.:)

    When I think California, I think beautiful weather, beautiful woman, beautiful beaches, beautiful cities, and beautiful everything. lol
    It won't be for awhile until I move down anyways. Haha...
     
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