A couple of years ago, I moved away from my apartment in West Oakland and into the ‘wine country’ of Napa. The area is beautiful, serene, and…… BORING! :roll: Napa is the kind of place that caters to the tourist… and for good reason, since besides the obvious of capitalizing on wine, they’ve been constructing high end hotels and condos all over downtown. That’s not mentioning all the pricey restaurants and $300k condos. They cater to the tourist so much that they forget about the humble residents who live and work in the area.
Meaning… there is nothing to do out here. A couple of bars, tucked away in no-mans-land corners of town… no nightclubs… permits for live music are hard to get… and the venues for performing even harder.
Now, despite how others picture Oakland… and yeah, it is pretty ghetto since I have lived there for many years… I miss the place. :mrgreen:
This wine country is a sham. 10 to 15 dollar drinks in a place without a beating heart. There was an article in the local paper today which speaks of exactly what I am writing about here.
So… what about your town? Do you live in an area thriving with culture and good entertainment? Or do you live in a Napa of your own?