A nice place to visit but dam if you want to live there. The city of the angels. The silicon and plastic surgery capital of the world, thanks to the Hollywood culture and Beverly Hills. People are often confused at the term “Los Angeles.” The truth is that there are 3 Los Angeleses: the city, the county (the most populated in the U.S.) and the greater metro area (which includes Orange county). The 2nd largest city and metro area in the United States and home to over 14 million people--10 million in L.A. County alone. It is a hub of commerce, industry, transportation and motion picture production. L.A. is notorious for street gangs (more than any other U.S. city), car chases, traffic jams (the worst in the U.S.), police corruption, earthquakes, wild fires, mudslides, air pollution (the worst of any metro area in the U.S.) and superficial pricks/fake people (your car labels you) and an outrageous cost of living. The metro area is nicknamed “a hundred suburbs in search of a city” meaning that there is no real city center like in most cities. Its native Angelenos probably do not even know where the “real” downtown Los Angeles actually is. The city of Los Angeles covers well over 400 square-miles and is actually composed of a number of included communities as it expanded such as North Hollywood, Encino, Van Nuys, Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Reseda, Van Nuys, Northridge, Tarzana (all in the sprawling San Fernando Valley), Hollywood, Bel Air, Westwood, Watts, Venice Beach, Palisades (all in the L.A. basin) and a number of others.
Los Angeles has good weather and is a nice plce to visit but damn if you want to live there.
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