Review of California, California


not what i was led to believe
Star Rating - 3/16/2018
rent is crazy expensive, spaces are cramped, traffic is beyond measure, everything is pricey. spent $7000 to move out here, biggest mistake of my life. cant even afford to enjoy the weather / beach/ etc, bc I have to work 50-60 hours a week to afford to live. this place is bullshit. over crowded, rude people, crime is out of hand. moving back to texas where i once lived comfortably without working 7 days a week. fuck you golden state
k | Katy, TX
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I traded my "Never LA" T-shirt for a "Welcome to California. Now go home." T-shirt when I was recruited to teach in LA. A lot of what you say is also my experience, except the stuff about gangs. I lived in an "efficiency" apartment for years, also worked 50-60 hours a week, save my money, bought a house in LA and (surprise!) a house in Katy for about $34,000, full price during the 1985 oil glut, not even a down payment in LA today. Both houses are paid for, finally. Home costs are lower in Katy except property tax, which is 2.5% in Katy and 1% in LA, except I only pay 0.5% because of Prop. 13, which I believe is the cause many of the problems you describe. You pay NO income tax and I pay about 10%, maybe less. Your sales tax is a little lower. I am retired. I choose LA.
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