If you ask us, there's no other place to be: Sun, surf, snowboarding and sexy people.

Some of you, however, beg to differ. We're going to guess that your biggest problem with this fine metropolis is the cost of living, which can have a professional with a solidly middle-class salary competing with college students for an apartment.

And so many of you have thrown in the towel:

From 2005 to 2009 more people moved out of L.A. County than any other county in the nation, according to new U.S. Census figures.

Sad, huh?

But here's the thing, being the dynamic metropolis that L.A. is: Ours was also the county with the most people moving here from other counties.

L.A. was also the focus of almost all the top 5 county-to-county moves in the U.S., and most of them were to neighboring places, according to a Census statement:

All in all, the most common county-to-county moves nationally were from Los Angeles to San Bernardino, Calif. (48,456 people) and Los Angeles to Orange, Calif. (41,612). Los Angeles to Riverside, Calif. (29,710); Orange, Calif., to Los Angeles (29,345) …

But all in all, we lost 160,000 people, according to the bureau.

… Los Angeles had both the highest number of people entering from another county as well as the highest number leaving for another county. On balance, however, it lost a net of about 160,000 people in this exchange.

You love L.A? You hate L.A? Which one is it?

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