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Posted: 4/17/2012 6:39:40 PM
Currently living in Tempe, but I plan on selling my place out here and moving to San Diego within the next year. My grandma lived in La Jolla up until a year ago when she retired to Vermont and I would visit every summer. I fell in love with the place. It has everything I'm looking for. Ocean, fishing, good weather, good party scene, golf, sexy woman, etc. My grandma and uncle who used to live there don't think its a good idea to move there. They think its way too expensive and kind of going down the shitter. Hard to find good jobs, etc. What do you guys think? My friends who live in new york and are pondering the move also use the rational it can;t be pricier than NY as their main argument. They are probably right but just because both are ridiculously pricey to live in doesn't make it smart. Are there good suburbs close by san diego that are affordable with a few roommates. How's the job market and is cali's economy gonna rebound?


if Cali plan falls to pieces my next choices will be chicago, florida somewhere by the water. I'm a big fisherman and I'm tired of living in a desert with no water in sight. There are some lakes out here in zona i guess but they blow imo and are stocked by man. maybe you catch a catfish or a bass though. I'm more of a saltwater guy. Only freshwater I can handle is fishing for things like Pike/Musky in Minnesota and Wisky. 

Let me know what you guys think
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Posted: 4/17/2012 6:44:43 PM
Best city in the country IMO.

Never needed to work there though. That's the only thing you'd have to figure out. Other than that the place is perfect.

Wanna open up an underground poker room? (popcorn dude)
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Posted: 4/17/2012 6:48:49 PM
don't they have legal casinos in the area? not sure an underground poekr room is an option. Knowing my luck a guy like Omar from the wire would bust in with a shotgun and rob the place blind.
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Posted: 4/17/2012 6:52:45 PM
  If fishing is your gig I'd suggest checking out the NW. There's great salt & fresh water fishing up here........but the weather is marginal at best & it's very expensive.
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Posted: 4/17/2012 7:32:26 PM
fishing, good weather, fun party scene, decent job market. northwest might be for later on in life. I hear good things about Seattle. 
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Posted: 4/17/2012 7:51:22 PM
I give you guys credit who just pick up and move to a new destination based on your hobbies. 
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  If fishing is your gig I'd suggest checking out the NW. There's great salt & fresh water fishing up here........but the weather is marginal at best & it's very expensive.

Mugg is spot on -Grew up in Seattle and now live in S california 22 years.

No go on La jolla my opinion. Los Angeles you have a shot on employment. Until Los Angeles recovers, San Diego will sit in the basement.

 

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Posted: 4/17/2012 8:20:35 PM
property taxes are one of the highest...

i would think its fairly safe though and not many people smoke.

there are always criminal career crooks everywhere u go though.
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Posted: 4/17/2012 8:21:39 PM
the northwest is the hottest property market that i know of right now. and the food is probably 2nd to none. and the cost of living is pretty solid.


SD cost of living is rel. higher than average.
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Posted: 4/17/2012 8:37:23 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Messier-11:

Currently living in Tempe, but I plan on selling my place out here and moving to San Diego within the next year. My grandma lived in La Jolla up until a year ago when she retired to Vermont and I would visit every summer. I fell in love with the place. It has everything I'm looking for. Ocean, fishing, good weather, good party scene, golf, sexy woman, etc. My grandma and uncle who used to live there don't think its a good idea to move there. They think its way too expensive and kind of going down the shitter. Hard to find good jobs, etc. What do you guys think? My friends who live in new york and are pondering the move also use the rational it can;t be pricier than NY as their main argument. They are probably right but just because both are ridiculously pricey to live in doesn't make it smart. Are there good suburbs close by san diego that are affordable with a few roommates. How's the job market and is cali's economy gonna rebound?


if Cali plan falls to pieces my next choices will be chicago, florida somewhere by the water. I'm a big fisherman and I'm tired of living in a desert with no water in sight. There are some lakes out here in zona i guess but they blow imo and are stocked by man. maybe you catch a catfish or a bass though. I'm more of a saltwater guy. Only freshwater I can handle is fishing for things like Pike/Musky in Minnesota and Wisky. 

Let me know what you guys think

What the hell is your story man?  You come into some inheritance that you are pissing away?  All you do is go to casino's, lose hundreds of dollars at a time, you're a prescription drug addict and no job tying you down ... nor are you really concerned about career opportunities in your desired destination.  
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Posted: 4/17/2012 8:58:38 PM
Pro......the weather
Cons....the Padres and living close to Drew 
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Posted: 4/17/2012 9:28:50 PM
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What the hell is your story man?  You come into some inheritance that you are pissing away?  All you do is go to casino's, lose hundreds of dollars at a time, you're a prescription drug addict and no job tying you down ... nor are you really concerned about career opportunities in your desired destination.  


I've actually been making money gambling this year for a change. I work for my uncle real estate company(why I came to zona). Things were going great when the foreclosures were booming and we were buying from the bank, fixing the place up, and selling them like hot cakes. My uncle made most the profits off those endeavors, but I was also able to get a good deal on a foreclosure that I kept for myself to live in and sell later. I worked for him while I took courses at ASU. I was pondering Law School for a while, still might do it. I keep my options open. I've been working for an engineering company as well when I'm in the New York area and sometimes they send me out on business. I take a few classes a week, a tiny bit of real estate work (foreclosure market has really dried up due to the stalemate with the banks out here). I have a lot of me time for sure though lately. I have been prescribed adderrall since I was 13 and take it as needed. You are right about Xanax though. Even though I'm prescribed it and only take it a few times a week it's going to be a girl to quit. I quit dip after 7+ years and a tin a day habit a few months ago though. I think I can get off the benzos soon as well. With all this free time I've been working out a lot and doing mixed martial art classes, hockey games,and I'm trying to walk on as ASU's kicker this fall I actually practice at the local high school and I'm pretty good.  No huge inheritance though I do come from a wealthy family, but the economy has taken its toll on them though (Lehman Brothers). With my other free time I like to play NHL 11 on xbox, play with my dog, creep on online dating sites, get rub and tugs/hookers if the dating sites take too long or the bars didnt produce. Lot less drinking lately though as I'm trying to get in good shape. Lost 40 lbs since last year and went from 10 pushups to like 70 in a row before i switched that routine up. The frat days took its toll on my body and It was a girl to get back in shape. Carpe Diem.....lifes to short to not do what you like doing. Leafs.....whats going on in your life?
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Posted: 4/17/2012 10:40:36 PM
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Posted: 4/17/2012 10:52:55 PM
suck my person troll  i got nothing to hide and  I'm trying to get some advice on future decisions. You on the other hand have been hiding Bator in your basement for a while now.....let him go already
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Posted: 4/17/2012 11:13:19 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by LeafsNeedD:


What the hell is your story man?  You come into some inheritance that you are pissing away?  All you do is go to casino's, lose hundreds of dollars at a time, you're a prescription drug addict and no job tying you down ... nor are you really concerned about career opportunities in your desired destination.  
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Posted: 4/17/2012 11:17:40 PM

caliennte sports book is right across the boarder, get a sentri card and you don't have to wait to cross

 

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Posted: 4/17/2012 11:21:51 PM
get lost michael.....i disagree with a comment in one of your lame behind tennis threads and you run and cry to covers help to get me in trouble and now you harass me with your nonsense? darn off or play it both ways box
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Posted: 4/17/2012 11:44:09 PM
Live the dream Messier, dont listen to these trolls with no career path  
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Posted: 4/17/2012 11:59:54 PM

I don't get why you guys knock Mess on here. He brings up a lot of valid life situations that allows us to debate them or add our 2 cents to those threads.

It's actually refreshing to read threads that may, in the past or in the future, have an impact on my life or I may have a similar situation.

Mess, all I can say is I moved to Orange County last August(quit my job to go back to school) from a garbage hole desert town I was living/working in. Cost of living sucks and it definitely affects the social life because I can't go out nearly as much. However every thing else is a lot better. Weather is beautiful and I just enjoy being outside more often then ever before.

If you don't mind the heat I would probably stay in AZ unless you are absolutely losing your mind there. I can't say I know Phoenix well because I have only been there for one weekend but it seemed pretty cool. 4 pro sports teams and ASU within a reasonable drive. Casino's and a quality social scene(at least from what I witnessed) added to that and that is pretty much what I am looking for. Obviously the lack of fishing is a problem and that seems like a big deal for you.

I love San Diego and would live there in a heart beat if given the right circumstance. I don't think I would just move there on a whim. I have known a couple of different people who have done that through out my 20's and the results are pretty mixed. Some end up staying but have to share bedrooms because of the cost of living. Others have ended up moving back to where they came from because of cost of living.

I would say do it if you are able to plan everything out, especially if your boys are on board with it. I don't think they will feel the cost shock as much.

Nothing wrong with trying it out for a year or two and moving after that. I would say it's better to try it and have it not work out than to wonder "what if". Just do it with a plan and not on a whim.

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Posted: 4/18/2012 12:00:59 AM
hows the pending dui going bro?
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Posted: 4/18/2012 12:01:47 AM

I just reread my previous post as realized I contradicted myself quite a bit there! lol.

I say darn it and move if your boys are on board with it. If not, Tempe/Phoenix isn't a bad spot to be in....minus the heat.

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Posted: 4/18/2012 12:09:34 AM
still pending bro
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