Who's Your City?, by Richard Florida
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Los Angeles


LosAngelesLos Angeles, California is a city where an estimated 20 percent of the year it is cloudy; New York City is a city where an estimated 50 percent of the year it is cloudy. I grew up in sunny Los Angeles, California. Los Angeles is the place I call home, but I am currently staying in an apartment 3,000 miles away from home. The apartment is in New York City, specifically in Greenwich Village.

Los Angeles is the city I love and found everything I ever wanted growing up. I had the opportunity to explore everything. The snow and great mountain resorts were only a five hour drive away and if I drove twenty minutes towards the coast I could spend my day at the beach. In Los Angeles, most of the time, I could wake up to sunshine invading my room. My dog would wake up and greet me with a big wet kiss on the cheek. I then would walk to the window of my home in Los Angeles and look out into my backyard and see the water in my pool gleaming from the sun that is rising. I would walk down the stairs to hear the sizzling of the eggs that are cooking. On Sundays my family and I would usually wake up to a large bag of Western Bagels and we would indulge in the warm bread with cream cheese, but on the weekdays we resort to eggs or bagel leftovers.

The thing about growing up in a place like Los Angeles is that you never feel alone. You always feel like you have someone around the corner whether they are a walk away or even at the grocery store. People are friendly and greet you with a big smile so you feel welcome. Some people might argue that driving is aggravating, but to me driving is time for myself that I enjoy. It is enough time for me to be alone and not to feel alone. It is time for me to gather my thoughts and regroup. In Los Angeles you almost never have to worry about wearing thick jackets or rearranging plans because of the weather. Ultimately I guess what I love most about Los Angeles are the smiles you most often see on everyones faces. You see everyones happy in some way or another and if they are not than one individual can easily change that with just a quick conversation. Los Angeles is my home and where all my friends and family are.

Sent by Sabrina from Los Angeles

4 Responses to “Los Angeles”

  1. angleton Says:

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  2. alan Says:

    WHAT FANTASY LAND L.A ITS THE WORST RAMPANT GANG CRIME RAMPANT D.W.P
    UTILITIES RATE HIKE RAMPANT ILLEGAL INMIGRATION SOME PARTS OF THE CITY LOOK LIKE TIJUANA MEXICO STREETS ARE FILLED WITH POT HOLES ALL OVER ONCE I GET MY DEGREE I AM OUT OF HERE

  3. PLL Says:

    I’ve lived all over – 12 cities in 8 states actually – mostly the Southeast, Midwest, and briefly in the neurotic Northeast in Philadelphia. I was in NYC a lot on business and for fun. I love NYC but could never live there. It really is neurotic.

    I’m so glad I moved to Orange County, L.A.’s sister county in 2007. Yes, people are mostly nice and it’s sunny but I miss the change in seasons and rain – yeah, I know, weird, but I miss rain. It never rains here. People from here are notoriously fake – it’s true. I miss the authenticity and kindness of people from the Midwest and South – those are good people.

    I’m in my early 40s, single, male, and want to settle down but the price of real estate, even in this down economy, is still way over-priced in my opinion. We’ll see where my life and career takes me next.

  4. Anthony Rodrigues Says:

    I was born and raised in San Diego, I did live in LA off and on when I was a kid. My wife and I will get away from time to time and we stay in Orange County. LA is very tight on money as of right now so there are no projects going on to clean up the city. I think it’s the 405 that go’s right through Downtown with the painted murals. Back in the day they were very nice but now they are all tagged up with graffiti which makes it look like a war zone. LA is poor and until it get’s it’s budget in order it will continue to look ragged and run down in certain areas. One thing LA does provide is the fact that EVERY race and culture is represented in LA. You can find a good restaurant in any part of the city. There is always something to do and someone to see. Would I move too LA? NO! I would move too Orange County because it is a much nicer and safer place.

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