Top 5 Reasons People Move to L.A.

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Every year, thousands of people choose to make Los Angeles their new home. A choice that can be a difficult one to make, believe it or not. With a population of over 21 million, the reasons why people come vary greatly. Here’ a list of the top 5 reasons why people make the move to L.A.

Top 5 Reasons People Move to L.A.

Los Angeles is the second largest city in the United States, making it one of the many destinations that people flock to for new opportunities and career advancement. The city is also referred to as the “Entertainment Capital of the World,”  leading the way in movies, television, music and gaming. Creative professionals thrive in the environment, but Los Angeles is also known for Aerospace, Tourism, and Technology as well.

When people think of L.A. they think of bikinis, golden tans, convertible tops, beach volleyball, red carpets, and the California Dreaming soundtrack. All of those things exist here, but this is also an “as seen on T.V.” image painted so well by the prominent entertainment industry. The diversity and booming industry makes you feel like anything is possible. The people of L.A. are as gorgeous as they come, and there’s certainly no shortage of things (and people) to do in this town.

Los Angeles is a bustling city, but when you compare  it to other large cities it often takes on a more relaxed persona where health and fitness are a top priority. There are over 30 miles of luxurious beaches that are also very well known attractions seen on movies and frequented by surfers, yogis, tourists and vendors.  In L.A. you can actually go hiking, snow skiing, and surfing all in one day. The Hilly landscape provides picturesque views and the perfect getaway for a quiet place to think and work.

Los Angeles is a foodie’s paradise, with over 25,000 restaurants and bars. There’s truly something for everyone, from Thai food, Chinese, Persian, Mexican, & American. This town also caters to vegans, with a plethora of options that are so tasty you’d never imagine  them being healthy too. You may have also heard of In-N-Out Burger which happens to be a staple in SoCal. It’s a very popular local chain that offers a fresh take on the average burger and fries; a must try while in L.A.

Many people find their way to the city by following their heart. You hear stories of people who move here to follow a significant other or family member, often having no desire to live here until a loved one broaches the subject. I will say that love is one of the riskier reasons to move here,  but the experience itself usually makes everything worthwhile.

Los Angeles is at the top of many people destinations list. With proper planning and budgeting, there’s no reason why you too can’t make Los Angeles your new home.

So, what is it about L.A. that made you want to live here? Leave your comments below!

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Tiffany is an Alabama native and the founder of the LA Transplant. A journalist by trade and an explorer by nature. Away from work, you’ll find her playing competitive beach volleyball, podcasting, or winding down with a documentary and a big ol’ glass of sweat tea.


  • Reply November 12, 2013

    Lynn @ The Actor's Diet

    weather. do NOT miss shoveling snow or raking leaves.

  • Reply November 12, 2013

    Tiffany Williams

    @Lynn! That should totally be the number one reason! How stress free the weather can be!

  • Reply November 14, 2013

    GiGi Eats Celebrities

    People move here for FAME. That’s everyone’s number one, for sure! They want fame and success in some fashion (acting, modeling, hosting, producing, directing, etc). However, you know those who are truly willing to work for it, compared to those who aren’t… Those who aren’t leave within 6 months to a year! HA HA. That’s fine by me, we need MORE ROOM ON THE ROADS!!!

    • Reply November 14, 2013

      Tiffany Williams

      LOL! So True GiGi! Fame drives about 90% of the people who decide to move here. And, those who aren’t dedicated learn very quickly that glitz & glam is only temporary if you don’t put in the work….or at least put in the sex tape.

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