Review of Los Angeles, California

An amusement park to visit, not a home.
Star Rating - 3/6/2021
I’ve lived in the County for 7 years. Long Beach 3.5 years and Sherman Oaks 3.5 years. Now I’m ready to go! (1) Covid sadly seemed to make homelessness and crime explode.(2) I make 75k at a well respected architectural firm designing homes and businesses for celebrities but I can’t even afford a house let alone decent apartment. Something is wrong with that picture. (3)There are too many people. (4)Traffic is horrible, I was hit by an illegal on my motorcycle who had no insurance or a penny to his name and the cops let him drive away in his unregistered car while I was taken away in an ambulance...unfair much? On top of that, it can take 2 hour to go 10 miles in the city......... I had a great time here in my 20s but the city feels more like an amusement park you visit rather than a place to settle down in. You can only live comfortably if you earn well into the 6 figure column. I’m not sure how there will be any skilled middle class people left in CA if it remains this hard to live here. Me and my husband are looking to move ASAP and slow things down possibly in Arizona where middle class people can actually buy a home. The heat doesn’t scare us and we can’t imagine crime any worse than here. Good luck!
Sam | Los Angeles, CA
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