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Originally posted by Gannon Gannon wrote:

Originally posted by Rumbera Rumbera wrote:

What kind of skills do you have OP ? That will determine where you live. I don't think LA is good for anyone just starting out in Cali.
 

I disagree. You're better off just starting out in L.A then anywhere else. 


 
Seriously ? When is the last time you been to LA ?
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Originally posted by ms_wonderland ms_wonderland wrote:

Originally posted by Gannon Gannon wrote:

Originally posted by ms_wonderland ms_wonderland wrote:

Originally posted by Gannon Gannon wrote:

Cali isn't the same as it used to be. Only so many places worth going to IMO. the town, Richmond, Oakland, and L.A. I guess if you're going to Oakland it's ok. If you're set on the L.A scene why not look into Vegas as a compromise.


what are you smoking? like seriously.



What'd I say?

But yeah really the only issue with L.A is not having a car. No matter where you are in Cali, you will notice a difference being from Chicago in the "on foot" culture though. It just doesn't feel like a state you want to be in relying on public transit even in the good cities for it.

From what you're saying, I'd honesty think you'd be better off in L.A County or check out Las Vegas. Nice opportunities in LV (quiet as kept) and L.A is not too far away so it's a nice compromise as I mentioned before. The Bay isn't one of those "find yourself" places. You'll either love it or hate it-- there is no middle.


no you won't...because San Francisco is a pedestrian city. you're actually better off without a car in a lot of instances. people don't really realize this unless they're familiar with sf...there's a bus, train, streetcar, etc to take you literally everywhere in the city, you don't even have to bother with bus schedules b/c of their frequency. there's a reason why SF is a transplant city. Most people here aren't even from SF.


Who said anything about the city? We're supposed to be helping her. 

LOL, it's all love Wonder. 


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that's my point...How can you tell her Richmond when Richmond is a damn wastelandDead.  You said you need a car everywhere in Cali which is inaccurate if you live in San Francisco or Oakland.  I wouldn't expect her to be able to afford to live in SF but if she works in SF she will make the right amt of money to live in Oakland.  Commuting would be simple.  She said she's interested in Oakland or Sacramento now.
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Originally posted by ms_wonderland ms_wonderland wrote:

that's my point...How can you tell her Richmond when Richmond is a damn wastelandDead.  You said you need a car everywhere in Cali which is inaccurate if you live in San Francisco or Oakland.  I wouldn't expect her to be able to afford to live in SF but if she works in SF she will make the right amt of money to live in Oakland.  Commuting would be simple.  She said she's interested in Oakland or Sacramento now.

I'd choose Richmond over almost any city in Cali. 

I've been on foot patrol all over Cali and didn't like it anywhere. The city is decent for it like you said but who's suggesting she live there? Lol, it seems like that's out of the question now anyway. Oakland on foot? Lol wow. We'll just have to agree to disagree. Maybe you and her being women factors into that. 

As far as being between Oakland and Sac it depends what you're trying to establish as far as living. I agree with Wonder that Sac is definitely naked compared to the town, but depending on the situation Sac can be a decent option.



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not suggesting she live in SF but if she lives in Oakland she can go to school and work in SF which would make her life easier.  there's a ton of decent priced apts in north oakand and along lake merrit which are all close to BART and the AC transit lines that run into embarcadero. 

i am curious about why you like Richmond?  Richmond is probably my least favorite city in the bay area lol  
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not necessarily true.. if you are pretty op many guys black, white and hispanic will hollerWink



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Originally posted by Jr1127 Jr1127 wrote:



Question are you in school? Do you have a degree? If not I hope that you have a plan B cause LA is to expensive to lived. For the dating scene in LA especially for dark skin women good luck with that one. I'm to sum it up LA may not be you best choice find another city. 



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Originally posted by ms_wonderland ms_wonderland wrote:

not suggesting she live in SF but if she lives in Oakland she can go to school and work in SF which would make her life easier.  there's a ton of decent priced apts in north oakand and along lake merrit which are all close to BART and the AC transit lines that run into embarcadero. 

i am curious about why you like Richmond?  Richmond is probably my least favorite city in the bay area lol  

Decent experiences.





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Originally posted by TayTay TayTay wrote:

Originally posted by Daleebra Daleebra wrote:

Hey, im 25 and a student in Chicago, IL. Im getting kind of bored with this industrial city and looking to relocate to where there's actually good weather. Anyone stay in LA and can give me some advice? How is the black community out there? Especially dark-skin black women, would love to hear what you have to say.

I won't have a car starting out and i'm looking into getting into a community college and working. How is the job situation? Are there more affordable neighborhoods in proximity to LA? 

Looking for any advice, I have to decide before the first of the year! Smile

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Abort mission. LOL
Take  her advice. I moved from NYC to LA.....i just got my permit. Being out here without a car is not the way to go.
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