Los Angeles, California

Bladerunner Meets The Rose Parade

In Los Angeles, you can have the city life and feel like you're on holiday at the same time.
– Isabel Marant

The Best Thing About Los Angeles?

Seriously, it’s the weather.

Although it’s been said many times, many ways, you just can’t beat it. 72 and sunny. You’ll never truly appreciate what it’s like to never be hindered by rain or snow or sleet or cold or humidity until you live it. The occasional smoke filled air and rattle and roll sure, but a weather free existence surrounded by snow capped mountains, swaying palm trees and one glittering ocean is a pretty amazing one.

Here's the pov of a fan of the weather:
I’ve now visited SoCal during the two most extreme seasons on the East Coast (winter and summer) and can now officially declare y’all win on weather in a 4-0 sweep. Having lived in Michigan and Florida, I can tell you there is nothing like not having 5 months of “feels like 102 with 80 percent humidity” or 5 months of painful winter. Both these conditions make going outside awful.

The Worst Thing About Los Angeles?

Yup, it’s the gridlock traffic.

Angelenos have come to accept it. It just is. Podcasts! Also, the Eastside people refuse to visit the Westside people and vice versa. It’s too much to ask. It takes at least 45 minutes to get anywhere and there’s quite a cultural divide -- the Eastside people think the Westside people are robots with 2.5 kids and a GoldenDoodle and the Westside people think the Eastside people are too scrappy. Figure out which tribe you want to join and burrow in. Sometimes as you’re navigating around Postmates robots and there’s nowhere to park your obligatory car, it feels like you’re living in Minority Report but the Rose Parade always goes off without a hitch.

Here's a local's "balanced" pov on the traffic in LA:
This is the right answer. Most major metro areas have horrific traffic. It's just that Los Angeles is the second largest one in the country so the traffic is spread out over a larger scale. I personally find it to be bad but the drivers are much less aggressive than in "smaller" big cities like Houston, Atlanta, etc. so the experience is more relaxed.

How You Living?

In your own reality.

Pioneers have commandeered far flung eastern locales -- Eagle Rock, Highland Park and environs well outside central Los Angeles. And, North -- Studio City/Sherman Oaks have almost lost their Valley status and merged with Los Angeles proper (almost) and the push through North Hollywood continues. All of these areas have been propped up by development of shops cafes and centers -- some indy, some corporate.

A lot happens in Los Angeles and if you want to see the details check out the calendar of events: https://www.discoverlosangeles.com/events

Why You Should Move Here Now?

The Creative Class

If you are in any kind of creatively driven business you’ll be in good company. It seems like almost nobody has a 9 to 5 office job in L.A. Designers, writers, producers, artists, chefs, etc flood the zone in L.A. Freelancers abound and Type As are fairly uncommon -- there is a great deal of concern for work/life balance and healthy lifestyle and between the outdoor space and all the Goop-friendly alternative offerings, these concerns are very much supported. And, there really are taco trucks on every corner. They’re real and they’re delicious.