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Old 10-04-2012, 09:06 PM   #1
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Moving- Looking for advice!!

Within the next year I am planning to move to California. Any advice would be extremely helpful (i.e. best places to look into living, food, shopping, etc). I've vacationed there before but coming from New England I'd like to go into this without being in complete culture shock and knowing nothing. So, like I said, any advice and information would be greatly appreciated
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:17 PM   #2

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What part of CA? That would be most helpful to know.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:23 PM   #3
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I've been looking more in depth at both L.A. and San Diego but I'm really unsure of what the better areas of southern Cali are so I'd like to make sure I'm headed in a decent direction...

I apologize for this starting out as something so broad, but I'm trying to work my way in!
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:24 PM   #4
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I am looking for help too, for the San Francisco area. My DD was just offered a postion there so looking for any sublet info/guidance.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:42 PM   #5
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maybe try looking at newspapers from a few towns/cities in So. Cal to get an idea of what it is like?





etc. Thats where I would start. Can I go with you?

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Old 10-04-2012, 10:01 PM   #6
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Newspapers are a great idea! Thanks so much!
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:18 PM   #7
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Do your financial homework before you move so you don't have any surprises. I work in an industry where we hire a lot of new workers from out of state, and some have been shocked by some of these things:

1) You have 14 days from taking a job/establishing residence to get a California Driver's License and register your car here or face fines.

2) Registering your car may be more expensive here. One coworker came here with a new Explorer that cost $25 a year to register in his old state, it costs $325 a year here. And under certain circumstances, if your car was not made to meet California smog standards, you can be assessed a penalty of hundreds of dollars to register the car here.

3) Gas prices are going to be higher

4) We have a state income tax, it tends to be higher, and many things that are deductable on your current states taxes and Federal taxes, are not deductable here.

5) Your car will have to be Smog Checked every 2 years at a cost of $50 and up, and stupid things like a bad gas cap can cause you to fail.
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:51 AM   #8
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I'm from CT originally and have been living in the San Diego area for 6 years now. I absolutely love it. The weather couldn't be better, there's fabulous shopping (both high end and outlets), and there's always somewhere great to go out to eat. The weather is amazing, and I'm able to swim/bike/run year round. If you do triathlons, San Diego is one of the best places in the country to live. It is expensive though, and I'd have a hard time comparing rent, etc. since I never lived on my own in CT. Feel free to PM me if you have specific questions!
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