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The Top 6 Reasons You Should Never Leave Los Angeles

Eugene Adams

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Los Angeles is one of the most famous cities in the world. It also happens to be one of the best. 

Anyone who has lived here for a significant amount of time knows that there are positives and negatives to living here. The cost of living is too high, traffic sucks, homelessness is on the rise, and many other crappy things. 

Thankfully, there is more than enough good to outweigh all the bad. Here are the top 6 reasons why Los Angeles is amazing, and you should never leave. 

1. The Location

The location is by far my favorite part of living in Los Angeles. No matter what you are in the mood for, you can find it in Los Angeles or close to it. 

The concrete jungle that is downtown Los Angeles is enough to keep most people entertained. But, If you are in the mood for a beach day, there are plenty of those to choose from. 

If you want to enjoy some time in nature, the mountains are a short drive away. If the mountains are too far, there are plenty of places to enjoy a nice hike in the L.A. area. 

If you enjoy snowboarding or skiing in the winter, there are several nearby options. 

There are several casinos in Los Angeles. But, you could also make the 3.5-hour drive to Las Vegas if you want. 

Want to spend the day in Mexico? The border is only around 3 hours away. 

2. The Weather

My favorite thing to wear is sweats and a hoodie. Sadly, I rarely get the chance to dress that way here. 

It is sunny and warm virtually all year round. In fact, it is around 70 degrees right now as I write this article. Parts of the country are covered in snow this time of year. 

Rain is also so rare that when it does rain, drivers completely forget how to drive. 

When I was visiting colleges, I visited a college in Kansas shortly after New Years. It was snowing and miserable. I then visited a school in Southern California (a little outside of LA), and girls were wearing bathing suits and tanning in the Quad. Needless to say, I stayed in California for college. 

3. The Beaches 

Let’s be honest; living near the beach is amazing. A small fraction of the world's landmass is near a beach. Most life long LA residents have played hooky from work or school to go to the beach at least once. 

Picking a friend up from LAX? You can leave a little early and stop by the beach first. How many airports in the world have that luxury? 

I once spent 6 months in Poland. I didn't see the sun for 5 of those months. It was downright depressing. Here in Los Angeles, I am tan year-round and never too far from a sunny day at the beach. 

4. The Diversity

Many parts of the U.S., especially in the middle of the country, are not diverse at all. Los Angeles does not have that problem at all. 

According to the 2010 Census, the city of Los Angeles is made up of:

  • Whites-49.8%
  • African Americans-9.6%
  • Native Americans-0.7%
  • Asians-11.3%
  • Pacific Islanders-0.1%
  • Other Races-23.8%
  • Two or More Races-4.6%

This mixture of different cultures is one of the best things about Los Angeles. Being exposed to different cultures, food, ways of life, etc., from a young age leads kids to grow up to be more tolerant and well-balanced adults. 

5. Sports Teams 

Los Angeles is by far the best sports city in the whole world (yes, I know I am extremely biased). 

In the four major sports (Football, Basketball, Baseball, Hockey), Los Angeles has eight teams. 

Note: I’m begrudgingly counting the Angels, which makes me count the Anaheim Ducks (I know Anaheim isn’t L.A.).

The Lakers and Dodgers are both won championships just this year. 

With so many teams, it is rare to see a year where at least one (usually multiple) L.A. teams are serious contenders for a championship. 

Whatever sport you like, you can find a team in Los Angeles that is playing it well. 

6. Amusement Parks

If you are a fan of amusement parks, the area surrounding Los Angeles has everything you could possibly want. 

If you are looking for somewhere to take your kids, try Knotts Berry Farm. 

If you are looking for somewhere for you and your kids, try Disneyland. 

If you love roller coasters, make the trip to 6 flags. 

If you love movies or Harry Potter, check out Universal Studios. 

Note: This section will be a lot more relevant after the Covid-19 pandemic is over. 

Final Thought

I won’t lie; there are some aspects of living in Los Angeles that are absolutely terrible. Thankfully, in my extremely biased opinion, the benefits far outweigh the negatives. 

If you have never been to Los Angeles, please come for a visit. Maybe even stay awhile. If you stay long enough, there is a good chance you won’t want to leave. 

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