Is Everybody Moving to California? - page 4

Just an observation but, it seems like there's a flood of posts lately from people inquiring about moving here. Not too long ago the local news seemed to be filled with stories about people... Read More

  1. by   rosie26
    hey Lizz- where do you live? We plan to move to a small town in the sierra foothills in the next few years. Although home prices are up- our home here in LA county has appreciated an amazing amount since 99 and we plan to cash out and buy a home free and clear. I really am a small town girl at heart and never planned to live in LA this long.
  2. by   Kashia
    California native.....I want to move but don't know where and above things true. rent expensive esp in cities. smog is some areas is nauseating. people in cities are stressed then rude everyone is thinking about making money...forget about human kind. to much stress. Pollution along with plenty of fast food eaters will keep hospitals busy and full so there is plenty of work.
    But I have lived north and south..my assessment:
    Southern california's people are basically superficial. nice weather and air guality along coast ok becasue the ocean winds blow most of the smog into inland areas and even the Grand Canyon making those a grey hell, eyes burn, throat and headache. water is polluted, only drink processed filtered water. Pay is better than most states but rent or mortgage will take most of it. Northern california an improvement..san francisco wonderful city but very expensive. some nurses actually air commute from other areas to work few shifts than return home each week. farther north along coast very beautiful but no sunshine.
    It is a military complex in many areas and the police are corrupt in many areas. along california mexico border there is a war raging about immigration
    there are secret prisons being built for who knows who?

    I know california may seem, and may be , better than other states but my question is..what is happening to north americas quality of life overall? rich are richer poor are poorer and the middle class is disappearing.

    I am not entirely sure the united states is such a good place right now.
    nor any of the countries affected by policies of the united states.

    Which brings to mind Oct 5. day of mass resisitance, see http://worldcantwait.org and lets all pray.

    PS/ smaller towns rural areas in california offer better quality of life and still good wages
  3. by   luv2shopp85
    How is Anaheim, newport beach, laguna hills... areas around there. Are they booming or what? ANy inside scoop would be greatly appreciated!
  4. by   rosie26
    orange county has already boomed. it is waaaay expensive there. that is not to say real estate will suffer too much there- it is a very desirable area with a strong economy.
  5. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from Kashia
    California native.....I want to move but don't know where and above things true. rent expensive esp in cities. smog is some areas is nauseating. people in cities are stressed then rude everyone is thinking about making money...forget about human kind. to much stress. Pollution along with plenty of fast food eaters will keep hospitals busy and full so there is plenty of work.
    But I have lived north and south..my assessment:
    Southern california's people are basically superficial. nice weather and air guality along coast ok becasue the ocean winds blow most of the smog into inland areas and even the Grand Canyon making those a grey hell, eyes burn, throat and headache. water is polluted, only drink processed filtered water. Pay is better than most states but rent or mortgage will take most of it. Northern california an improvement..san francisco wonderful city but very expensive. some nurses actually air commute from other areas to work few shifts than return home each week. farther north along coast very beautiful but no sunshine.
    It is a military complex in many areas and the police are corrupt in many areas. along california mexico border there is a war raging about immigration
    there are secret prisons being built for who knows who?

    I know california may seem, and may be , better than other states but my question is..what is happening to north americas quality of life overall? rich are richer poor are poorer and the middle class is disappearing.

    I am not entirely sure the united states is such a good place right now.
    nor any of the countries affected by policies of the united states.

    Which brings to mind Oct 5. day of mass resisitance, see http://worldcantwait.org and lets all pray.

    PS/ smaller towns rural areas in california offer better quality of life and still good wages
    Secret prisons are being built here, you say? Why not ask the person who told you about them who they are intended to house?
  6. by   Sheri257
    Quote from mercyteapot
    Secret prisons are being built here, you say? Why not ask the person who told you about them who they are intended to house?
  7. by   NurseguyFL
    Quote from Kashia
    California native.....I want to move but don't know where...

    PS/ smaller towns rural areas in california offer better quality of life and still good wages
    Kashia, seems you answered your own question about where to move to. When most non-Californians hear the word 'California' they immediately think about huge cities like LA and San Francisco with crowds, traffic, smog, and fog. As you know, California is a HUGE state and if you don't like living in the cities there are countless smaller, less populated towns all up and down the state that you can move to.

    Not everyone who's moving to California is moving to the big cities either. I was offered several rural positions there, and you are right that some of them do pay quite well.
  8. by   brattyone
    I'm also a CA Native also - 47 years. I agree with you. The State has and seems to be continuing to deteriorate at a rather rapid pace. The allure that it continues to have on those that decide to move here will eventually at some point turn into a culture shock. The California that you see on TV and the vacations to Disneyland that you may have taken, are not by any means indicative of what it's like to live here. It may be good to take a good long look before you leap..and I wish nothing but luck to those who do come. I'm not trying to be negative-just a realist. Lizz your reply is off topic. RN to pt ratios have nothing to do with what I was talking about
    Last edit by brattyone on Oct 1, '06 : Reason: Rude Response Not Appreciated
  9. by   Sheri257
    Quote from brattyone
    The State has and seems to be continuing to deteriorate at a rather rapid pace. The allure that it continues to have on those that decide to move here will eventually at some point turn into a culture shock.
    Yeah ... what a shock California can be. Those ratios are a real shocker. Getting 8-10 patients in other states is much better than California's ratio law ...

    Afterall ... who wants only five patients (soon to be four in 2008) in California?

    8-10 patients is much better. Afterall, I'm sure RN's can enjoy a better quality of life elsewhere if they're totally overworked and underpaid.

    Yep ... the quality of life really sucks here in California.

    Last edit by Sheri257 on Oct 1, '06
  10. by   brattyone
    Hey lizz.Geez since it is 2006 the ratios you point out as "soon to be" have been in place for a couple of years now. 2004 the date on your reply has come and gone. By the way Welcome to Cali. Nice to have the knowlege of your presence in such a pleasant way.
    Last edit by brattyone on Oct 1, '06
  11. by   Sheri257
    Yeah ... I noticed that typo. I changed it to 2008.

    :typing
  12. by   Texasaggie43
    I can't speak for permanent residents but I do know for a fact that California is being flooded with an infkux of travel nurses. We are all coming out for the money. California is a beautiful state but I could never afford to live out here as a permanent resdent.
  13. by   luv2shopp85
    Quote from lizz
    Yeah ... what a shock California can be. Those ratios are a real shocker. Getting 8-10 patients in other states is much better than California's ratio law ...

    Afterall ... who wants only five patients (soon to be four in 2008) in California?

    8-10 patients is much better. Afterall, I'm sure RN's can enjoy a better quality of life elsewhere if they're totally overworked and underpaid.

    Yep ... the quality of life really sucks here in California.

    Holy crap.. thats incentive enough to move to California. So are the patient to nurse ratios that low prettymuch everywhere? I talked to a hospital and they did say the nurse to patient ratio was that low but I figured it was just a really small hospital or something. Thats amazing

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