#DEARDELLA VIDEO: I'M A SINGLE MOM AND THINKING ABOUT MOVING TO LA

#DEARDELLA VIDEO: I'M A SINGLE MOM AND THINKING ABOUT MOVING TO LA

Relocating to any new city can be challenging and doing it with children can be even more stressful but it doesn't have to be depending on where you decide to hang your hat and call home.

Today, I answered another #DearDella question. Cassandra is a single mom and is looking to relocate from Chicago to Los Angeles and wondering if this is a good move.

Check out the video below.

To put it plain:

LA Positives

  • You get everything and anything you've ever imagined here (do I really need to add anymore bullet points?)
  • Okay, I'll add this one. The weather is perfect, which includes beaches, mountains and the desert.

LA Negatives:

  • It's the loneliest city in the United States. Making TRUE friends here is hard and at times obsolete.
  • Traffic (don't fight it, embrace it)
  • Cost of living is extremely high

Atlanta Positives :

  • Fresh air
  • Old Southern hospitality exists but you've gotta search for it
  • The best nightlife in the country
  • Good food

Atlanta Negatives:

  • For single black women the city is predominately gay
  • The schools suck
  • Car tags, title and insurance prices are outrageous
  • You need a car

Houston Positives:

  • Good produce and food is cheap
  • Dating is good for single women
  • A lot to explore and see in this city
  • Progressive city
  • Economical rent

Houston Negatives:

  • Traffic, traffic, traffic
  • Everything is so spread apart, you need a car
  • A real, ride or die conservative state (if ya know what I mean) clink, clink

Phoenix Positives:

  • Girl, get you a big house with a pool (may feel like bath water in the summer) for cheap
  • Family town
  • Peaceful
  • You get more for your money any many areas
  •  5 hours away from Los Angeles and Las Vegas

Phoenix Negatives:

  • Hot as HELL!!! 115 degrees in the summer. People stay inside unless going to an event etc.
  • Homes look the same. Adobe clay style. No originality.
  • They just got hip to Uber last year. Yep, they're very late.
  • Everything is so spread apart, (NEVER and I mean NEVER drink, 1 glass of wine and drive) they're always watching.
  • Limited diversity