I'm just a dumb ole surfer/RE broker/general contractor but I can tell you from first hand experience that the coast is the coast. That means lot's of fog and overcast skies. But it's the coast and there's no better place to live. You just can't beat the quality of life.
That stated, if you have an artritic or some type of respiratory contition that is sensitive to inherent dampness a more arid climate may be a better choice. Or if you're the type that likes mostly warm and sunny days that too would be an area of concern.
I've lived on the beach most of my life. It doesn't matter whether it's San Diego or Crescent City you're going to have a lot of gray, overcast and foggy mornings and evenings. It just comes with the territory.... more