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disneyscott Oct 1st 2012 6:13 pm

Alabama or LA ??? So confused!
 
I have a dilemma...my husband has been offered a job in Alabama AND LA! The job in Alabama ( near the Gadsden area) has better prospects and wages... BUT I think I would prefer to live in LA (around the Asuza area), as there looks like there is more to do. I have a 16 year old daughter .... so am worried Alabama won't be enough for her! ANY advice on living in either area will be extremely welcome! Thanks...:confused:

Bluegrass Lass Oct 1st 2012 6:16 pm

Re: Alabama or LA ??? So confused!
 
LA as in Los Angeles or Louisiana?

disneyscott Oct 1st 2012 6:18 pm

Re: Alabama or LA ??? So confused!
 
Hahaha...sorry, Los Angeles!

GeoffM Oct 1st 2012 6:20 pm

Re: Alabama or LA ??? So confused!
 
I have relatives in Azusa - it's okay, not too expensive for the LA area, and a reasonable location in terms of getting around (airport, beaches, touristy stuff, or for getting out of LA completely!). It's an area we've considered but it depends on where the wife gets a job as we don't want to commute (much).

Bob Oct 1st 2012 9:13 pm

Re: Alabama or LA ??? So confused!
 
Cost of living is much higher in CA...plenty of threads on that one though, so worth a look.

As for Alabama, that has come up recently, so might be able to find it and some info.

Sally Redux Oct 1st 2012 9:17 pm

Re: Alabama or LA ??? So confused!
 

Originally Posted by GeoffM (Post 10308681)
I have relatives in Azusa - it's okay, not too expensive for the LA area, and a reasonable location in terms of getting around (airport, beaches, touristy stuff, or for getting out of LA completely!). It's an area we've considered but it depends on where the wife gets a job as we don't want to commute (much).

Beaches?

GeoffM Oct 1st 2012 9:42 pm

Re: Alabama or LA ??? So confused!
 

Originally Posted by Sally Redux (Post 10308916)
Beaches?

Sandy things next to the sea :p. Haven't seen anything wrong with Huntingdon or Malibu... not particularly exciting, only basic facilities, but what's the issue?!

Sally Redux Oct 1st 2012 9:43 pm

Re: Alabama or LA ??? So confused!
 

Originally Posted by GeoffM (Post 10308940)
Sandy things next to the sea :p. Haven't seen anything wrong with Huntingdon or Malibu... not particularly exciting, only basic facilities, but what's the issue?!

I wouldn't have thought of Azusa as being close to them. I suppose you can cut across.

GeoffM Oct 1st 2012 9:46 pm

Re: Alabama or LA ??? So confused!
 

Originally Posted by Sally Redux (Post 10308941)
I wouldn't have thought of Azusa as being close to them.

Ah ok. Well, in relative terms for the US, an hour is nothing!

SpoogleDrummer Oct 3rd 2012 10:39 pm

Re: Alabama or LA ??? So confused!
 
I'd take Alabama any day of the week. More money and no doubt lower cost of living. Not to mention the Gulf Shores are pretty nice too. As for the 16 year old she'll be married and pregnant within a month so she'll have bigger things to worry about :p

Pulaski Oct 4th 2012 12:25 pm

Re: Alabama or LA ??? So confused!
 

Originally Posted by SpoogleDrummer (Post 10312181)
I'd take Alabama any day of the week. More money and no doubt lower cost of living. .........

Me too - the difference in cost of living will be HUGE. Housing costs in California are notoriously high, as is the price of petrol. Congestion and traffic are also a major issue that will impact your life in LA. That said, life in "the South" isn't to everyone's taste, it can take some getting used to, ...... but you could take up hunting deer, or feral pigs, or if you want to start with something smaller and safer, squirrels! :D

Dc12 Oct 4th 2012 12:45 pm

Re: Alabama or LA ??? So confused!
 
La anytime - Alabama is too similar to Florida- not diverse enough for me!

disneyscott Oct 4th 2012 3:47 pm

Re: Alabama or LA ??? So confused!
 
Thanks folks for your input!!! The decision has been made.... Alabama it is!! I think the higher paid job did it! And who is to say that in a few years time we can't move to LA!?:)

sunnysideup Oct 6th 2012 2:37 am

Re: Alabama or LA ??? So confused!
 

Originally Posted by Bluegrass Lass (Post 10308674)
LA as in Los Angeles or Louisiana?

no no no, y'all don't understand. LA is 'Lower Alabama'. That's what we call the central timezone part of Florida.


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