Join Date: Jan 2005
My Ride: Suburban LT 4x4
My best friend is from England and he is quite happy here.
Between the socialized medicine, gun control, real estate, population density, etc, he feels America is a better place to live overall.
He misses the neighborhood pubs, etc.
As far as California, cost of living is high (at least in major cities.)
Florida has a similar climate, lower cost of living, and no state income tax.
After our economy dump, you can find some amazing home deals. You can buy a 5 bedroom 4 bath 5,000 sq ft home for $300k in a normal priced city.
What is great about America is the degree of diverse living.
Los Angles, New York, Dallas, Miami, Boston, Las Vegas, Portland, etc are all dramatically different from each other all within the same country.
Perhaps you should rent a home for 3 months and try it out before going all in.
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2016 Honda Accord Sedan V6 Touring (wife)
2007 Chevy Suburban LT 4x4 with Nav/Bose/DVD
1968 Ford Mustang with Polk/ADS (my first car)
2007 Lexus GS350
2000 BMW DINAN M5
2001 BMW 330ci