Why do normies like LA so much? What's so special about this place?
Being an oc fag I can kind of see what's so cool about LA.
>There's a shit load of concerts and entertainment that pop up in the area.
>The bar/club scenes vary, most notably the areas around Hollywood and Santa Monica.
>Wew famous musicians and actors
>lots of window shopping
>Venice Beach being infested with weirdos that have almost no limits
>Slowly moving toward train use, even though theres like 2 lines that take you anywhere interesting.
>Tall buildings that look cool(even though they're largely vacant)
>Like minded individuals that want to collaborate on projects like movies, games, music, comedy, etc.
>Weed stores everywhere
I was born and raised here. I can't imagine living anywhere else. We have everything, beautiful Beaches (Manhatten, zuma, and redondo, not venice and santa monica) The Mojave Desert for camping and gun shooting, the snow is less than two hours away, we have the rich neighborhoods, suburbs, farms and ranches, hoods and ghettos all within 200 square miles of nothing but city (see the San Fernando Valley) The taco Shops in East Los, The hollywood hills (here in my garage) and the sunset strip. The South bay is big as fuck but no one ever goes there since it rains bullets. Every type of food you can get within 5 minutes (and its not shit either). Almost every movie, tv show, and porno is filmed here. Every activity or sport exists here.
its a great place to live in if you have a job and make decent money, or if you live with family (which is extremely common)
If your a transplant you can fuck off unless you have a job already lined up. We have WAY too many 'Starving artists' who grew up in Memphis or Cincinnati and wanna come here to make it big. Back in the 80s and 90s if you were a transplant you ended up doing porn in the valley. Now if your a NEET you end up on medical and SNAP living air BNB to Air BNB
I would mention how awesome In and Out is since its so popular, but Im a Tommys man myself.
In and Out is okay I guess, I really don't see the appeal. Otherwise LA is a place of poor urban planning, traffic jams, bizarre excess, crowded beaches with fucking cold Pacific water, and yes good food. So basically save yourself the headache and learn to cook.
To live here you need a job set up already
to get a job setup you have to live here first
its a catch 22, easiest way is to have family living here first, friends are an alternative but most friends dont like other people living 6 months rent free.
Third way is to get a personal loan for a shit tier studio in van nuys for $800 a month and let pisas live with you to help pay rent.
Oh, also this is just LA City, I didnt even mention LA County.
I personally hate in and out, tourists go ape shit for it. It was in GTA V also
Earls hot dogs in The Jungles is good, fuck Pinks.
There is a ton of shit to do in LA. As long as you don't mind crowds, you don't have to be a a chad or whatever. Personally, I can't stand most people here. Social groups are inherited and everyone else seems to ignore each other. It's a soulless city where its best to keep to yourself.
Btw I'm not really worried about school districts and living in an overpriced neighborhood
You obviously are not a local. Lancaster is on the border of LA County and the mojave desert. It is the Armpit of LA County. Basically its like if 5th ward, Texas, Chicago, and South Central Los angeles had an orgy, this is the product. You do not want to live in Lancaster. Its also an hour drive from the antelope valley (Palmdale/lancaster) to Los Angeles.
Heres Lancaster in a nutshell. 2 hour drive to los angeles/hollywood
>Personally, I can't stand most people here. Social groups are inherited and everyone else seems to ignore each other.
This is exactly how I feel about LA, as somebody born and raised right on the 818/323 border.
There's also just this weird expectation of how you should act here that I think is a real robot-generator. I've felt "normal" in other cities like SF and Seattle, the general vibe there suits me, I can socialize, and even get women. Here in LA, though, people think your're some kind of antisocial weirdo if you're not super outgoing and perky all the time. You have to be a turbochad to be normal here.
>not living within walking distance of 92 LA Riot sites
SFV isnt LA
Yup, although only vaguely. I think I would have been 7 or 8 when it happened. I remember watching the chase itself on TV but didn't really have a clue what it was about or who OJ was.
Actually, on that note, anybody remember the LA riots?
I remember my parents being worried about them, and cancelling our annual trip to the Long Beach Grand Prix because getting there involved going through riot territory.
Fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck fuck fuck
I still live in the area. I was 5 at the time.
I remember being in a supermarket (Ralphs on Vermont / 3rd) once with my mom and dad. Some scared clerk rushed up to us and started yelling "THE LOOTERS ARE ACROSS THE STREET!" My parents freaked out and rushed to the exits, dragging me behind. Along the way, I grabbed at some Disney kids alphabet book and asked my mom if she could buy it for me. I think she just smacked out of my hand. Other than that one book, I have the entire collection, A to Z.
San Fernando Gardens, The only(?) Project in the valley. Housed in Pacoima. Center of all gang crime in the valley. I only gave Panorama an honorable mention because some old friends were in a gang out there. Not sure if it was Logan heights or Langdon st.
Lagdon is more north hills. They run Monroe high and yeah, are very scary. But that's closer to the 405.
You don't work at 2 unless you're a security card. In which case let's smoke a blunt or dab-a-dab-a-doo
Not to mention LA is inundated with every other state's shitheads. The ones that wanted to prove their friends and family back home bring their diva attitudes with them a lot of the time.
Yeah, this, totally.
I actually had way too much interaction with one of those asshats, my brother became friends with this party guy moron who moved here from Kansas to become an actor, he moved into my parents' house "temporarily," and it took us literally years to get fucking rid of him.
I was super young during the riots. My dad was a city paramedic, he said that during the riots they were in their ambulance listening to the 4 officers aquitted and right when that happened their dispatcher told them to get ready for riots. They set up a temporary base at the MTA bus depot and they were transporting patients all day and night to MLK and centinella. Most rioters would shoot at cop cars but they usually left the ambulances alone, they would receive the ocassional bottle or rock.
Your mistake was asking on a thursday, try again tomorrow when us wage slaves have the night off
>mfw Californians are buying up all the houses in Oregon and Texas
I somehow get the feeling that he was taking advantage, saved no money, and just coasted on little to no rent being paid to your parents. feel free to correct me lol
Isn't it funny how things come full circle? :^]
that's why i live here
less than half an hour to the ocean, DTLA, Beverly, Malibu, the Santa Monica Mountains, or Hollywood
New train line is gonna run from the middle of culver city to the heart of downtown or santa monica for $1.50
everything else is South LA or shit like Pasadena and the valleys, who cares
>Line extension from Union Station to Santa Monica
fuck yeah nigga. cant wait
Pretty much this. I go to school in Milwaukee which is only the 31st biggest city in the nation and there is pretty much of all this and MKE is considered a rather boring city.
As the population density increases (not the population, the density itself) you'll find more stuff crammed into a particular area with more accessible stuff to do.
>bondage and other sexual fetish parades
I honestly couldn't think of a worse place to live, not to mention I've never met a Californian who wasn't a massive prick. Fuck that place. If I ever moved to America I'd honestly rather live in some inbred redneck town than in fucking LA. Ever heard a Cali girl speak? The fucking vocal fry is awful.
I've always wanted to live in California.
I'm not social at all, but I think it'd be cool to people watch at beaches with some shades on.
Walk through cool open air markets.
Accidentally meet some cool celebrity
Go to the mountains and stuff
California seems to have it all
Plus, it's always warm
How come you nightwalkers don't get mugged, solicited by dazed hookers, stalked by change seeking bums and bit by stray dogs?
This is basically not at all what living in LA is like, aside from chilling at the beach (enjoy sitting in traffic for an hour to get there) or going to the mountains (ditto).
You almost never see celebs unless you make a point of hanging out around celeb hotspots, most of the girls are fat mexicans, and you get sick of the constant warm weather.
Speaking of the weather, it has a weird effect here. I actually never thought about this until the girl who cut my hair the other day, a midwest transplant, was saying it, but the lack of seasons really fucks with your sense of time. It's like years go by here with nothing happening and you don't even notice it.