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Should she move to California?

My friend, her husband, and 3 kids want to move to CA. They aren't sure where. She says they love the lifestyle, the beaches, and CA overall. I say it's very expensive, and there are all different lifestyles there just like anywhere else in the world. If you have lived there, what are your opinions. I only lived in San Francisco for 6 months, so I am not a good judge, except for what I've read or heard. She stays at home the kids and he's a self-employed personal trainer. I am interested in pro's and con's of moving to CA (from GA, if it matters).

Asked By: Wendy B - 2/16/2007
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I lived in San Diego and the surrounding areas for some time. It is very expensive! Housing, food, gas, electric, water, taxes. It is very beautiful, and it does have a lot of lifestyles. The beach is awesome! Be prepared to pay 500,00 for a small home... More
Answered By: mudd_grip - 2/16/2007
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I would probably try down south in cali..Los angeles sounds nice..or mabbe santa barbara..the beach is awesome...i use to lived there...and i loved it........
Answered By: miss_xiong03 - 2/16/2007
 
wish your friend good luck and stop trying to run her life
Answered By: teadropsue - 2/16/2007
 
well i live in san diego and its amazing. even though its expensive, its only in certain areas. CA is very diverse and plus the weather is perfect. i've lived in many states and i don't know anywhere else that is better then san diego. but if you try los angeles it gets very expensive and its a dangerous place to live... More
Answered By: frickenawesomekoreanandyouknowit - 2/16/2007
 
The weather is good. Gets a bit hot in places but it doesn't snow unless you are in the mountains. Things are more expensive but people make higher salaries. I spent a year doing business trips all over the US and twice to Canada. The only place I would have liked to live was San Diego, CA.
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Answered By: Martin P - 2/16/2007
 
Finding work that pay enough to get you buy is hard but you can find it. home here are a lot small then back east. but if you love the water and heat then this is the place for you.. In the last 5 year are summer have been real hot from 100-110 but that just part of living here. if you wondering iam in Orange CA born... More
Answered By: celticdragon - 2/16/2007
 
I am born an raised in CA. I lived in the Bay Area for 5 years and moved back home to So Cal where I live now. California has everything you could want and more. The weather is wonderful and that is what people like most and that does drive up the cost of living here. The Bay Area is cooler, a tad more romantic but... More
Answered By: Monsieur Rcik - 2/16/2007
 
If you're moving to California, try Monterrey, Santa Cruz or Santa Barbara. Very beautiful & peaceful towns with very nice and friendly people :-) Aaaahh d**n! I miss Cali so much!!!!
Answered By: Der Führer - 2/16/2007
 
Lifestyle is one thing. As most of us here already mention living in CA is expensive. Apart from the movies or MTV showing all glamours beaches, cars, nice environment. How about something more practical like Jobs, school for kids (if you are not a US citizen, you will pay a premium like foreign student rate... More
Answered By: Q Tai Long - 2/17/2007
 
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