Panorama City, California 3/10
Junkies, gang violence, and ghettoness give this place a low rating. I remember hearing gunshots going off in the distance at night. Very scummy place to live.
Yorba Linda, Californa 7/10
Very boring, plain, and suburban but the quietness and lack of crime make it nicer to live. Good for solitude and close to metro areas. People are not that great, but at least they will leave you alone. Except for the KKK which left a flyer attached to the doorknob.
Koreatown, Los Angeles 4/10
The actual Korean areas are nice with malls and fancy coffee shops. However, the Central American gangs kind of ruin the experience. Lots of junkies, homeless, and cholos. The area is improving and getting gentrified but not soon enough. Most landlords in this area are probably slumlords. People seem generally miserable in the more run down areas.
Bangkok, Thailand 9/10
Excellent place with a superb nightlife. Easy to meet people and make friends. Very active social life and good for any lifestyle. Low cost of living is a humungous plus given the high quality of life a Westerner or someone with decent money will experience. The corrupt police, the occasional scammers, and government ineptitude keep it from a perfect score. However, this is probably the most perfect place I have lived yet.
Zhengzhou, China 1/10
I had only lived here for a month and a half but there’s the expression “You don’t need to jump in the mud to know that it’s dirty.” There were feces, human and otherwise, everywhere as well as pollution, litter, and other bodily fluids. The people are not friendly at all and will take advantage of you at a moment’s notice. People walk around throwing trash while coughing and spitting everywhere. Extreme xenophobia. Most buildings look like Communist tenements. You can see the thickness of smog everywhere as it impairs vision. People here are very miserable and hateful.
Keaau, Hawaii 4.5/10
Once you get past the beautiful nature and blue ocean you start to see the warts and pimples of living in this area. The tourist brochures do not mention this but the people here are fucked up big time. There are a lot of meth heads who would love to break into your house the moment you leave. Car theft is common as people steal your cars and sell them to chop shops or abandon them on the side of the road to rust and decay. There are a handful of friendly people, but there are also a handful of people who hate you just for being on the island. It is not unusual to have squatters take over the house across from you and set up and meth lab or automobile chop shop. There is a lethargy and incompetence about the services here. Medical services are very subpar which major problems not being diagnosed or mishandled (in some cases resulting in…..death…yikes!). Police can not really do much about the meth labs or squatters. The post office is constantly losing (or stealing?) packages. There are little options for an exciting nightlife. Generally, people are aloof as well. There is a definite mistrust from people because everyone is robbing each other. If you look a smooth running and peaceful place to live this is not the place.