Moving to LA: Why You Should Move To LA

Why You Should Move To Los Angeles

 

California may know how to party, but that’s not the only reason you should love the thought of moving to L.A. It’s a city so divine, it’s inspired a number of odes to its magnificence, from “California Dreamin’” to “Beverly Hills”. While those songs are great, they don’t quite explain what makes L.A. so great in an easily understood way (that’d probably make for poor lyrical content, after all.) These are our favorite aspects of L.A. we’ve discovered after 5+ years of moving around the city.

 

LA Beach

 

• WEATHER

You’ll have no snow problems in L.A., with a climate that is almost ideal 9 months out of the year. (The summers are a bit hot, but there are plenty of ways to cool off.) The only blizzard you’ll have to worry about is at Dairy Queen. (Carbs!) There are more days to enjoy the outdoors, whether it’s by running, biking, skating, going to the beach, playing soccer at Griffith Park, or shopping at the outlets. There will be days where Angelenos can enjoy “sweater weather” too, so don’t be mourning the passing of autumn when you visit L.A. Los Angeles is a city with built-in weather the city was meant to be enjoyed in.

 

 Venice Beach LA life

 

• LIFESTYLE

As we talked about in our blog advising NYC transplants about L.A. life,the vivacious L.A. lifestyle encourages the city’s residents to stay active, health-conscious and up-to-date on all the lifestyle trends going on in the world. New friends will quickly get you riding a bike, or at a soulcycle, or on the soccer pitch or basketball court, with them. Angelenos enjoy the outdoors and all its treasures, from the hiking trails of Griffith Park to the sunset views on the pier. There’s nothing competitive about all these activities, it’s just the Angeleno way of life. Compared to a city like New York City, there’s an aura of friendliness, and a compassion for your fellow human that seems to be absent in NYC. So feel free to jump in that pick-up baseball game if there’s no one on 2nd base, or ask a stranger about a good place to grab a smoothie.

 

Hollywood Sign

 

• GLAMOUR

“Hollywood” isn’t just a seemingly unreachable idea of fame and style; it’s a real place in Los Angeles. Hollywood, CA is the centre point of the film industry, with all the major studios having a history in the city. At Universal Studios Hollywood, you can tour through the back lots used in hugely famous and successful blockbusters, like Jaws and Jurassic Park. The industry has become fractured, but Hollywood has retained a lot of the best elements of being the film industry’s hometown. Out of Hollywood’s presence, Los Angeles has become a city which celebrates celebrity, from the stars of the screen to stars on the pitch (David Beckham, Landon Donovan), the court (Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal), and the charts (Kendrick Lamar, NWA, Snoop Dogg, 2pac, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and many more.) In a city with so many stars, glamour is a noticeable element. From the shops on Rodeo Drive to the rooms at the Beverly Hills Hotel to the Stars on the Walk of Fame, there is no shortage of class in this city. For those who love art without tremendous recognition, the artistic community in Silver Lake offers an escape from that pressure.

 

LA Koreatown

 

• DENSITY & DIVERSITY

Los Angeles isn’t quite as concentrated as many other metropolitan areas in the United States, especially places like New York City & Chicago. L.A. has a downtown, but not nearly as much of the city is concentrated into DTLA as New York is concentrated into Manhattan. Los Angeles still has a huge population, but that population is more spread out, meaning the city sprawls out farther. L.A.’s population has tremendous diversity, beyond what could be implied by its huge size. If any place were to have the dream “taco truck on every corner” scenario realized, it’d be here; L.A. has a huge population of immigrants from nearby Mexico. (Tijuana is only 3 hours away by car).

Like other major metropolitan areas, L.A. tends to be a hub for immigrants from all over the globe, with areas like Little Armenia, Koreatown, Chinatown, and many other communities with heavily hispanic populations. This all means L.A. is a place where you can try just about anything. Pizza, cricket, hot yoga, empanadas, televised german soccer; there’s a place to enjoy it all. The L.A. area has two of every kind of sports team (except football, which we presume will soon be changed), and plenty of movie theaters and concert venues around so you’ll never miss a game, show, or movie. With all these options to explore and things to do, you should never have a dull day in L.A.

 

LA Metro Train

 

• TRANSPORTATION

Not many cities can offer the transportation flexibility L.A. has.

  • Uber/Lyft and other ridesharing apps
  • Public transportation
  • Parking available most places
  • Dedicated bike lanes in many areas

 

You can drive or take the train almost anywhere you want to go, thanks to L.A.’s rapid transit system and surprisingly good parking. Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing apps are there to pick you up if you need a quick ride somewhere in the city. All these previously described awesome “things to do” aren’t worth much if you can’t get to them. Whether you drive, take the metro, ride the bus, bike, or hail a ride with an app, there are plenty of ways to get around in L.A. that the city has properly accounted for.

 

• SporTs

LA has two teams in almost every sport, including baseball, basketball, college football, pro football, hockey, and soon, soccer. For more information on the awesome LA sports scene, check out our blog on 10 Things You'll Learn About LA Sports When You Move There.

 

 

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