I want to move to California but should i move to California ????

Asked by Danaye, Philadelphia, PA Sun Jan 18, 2009

I'm from the east coast and i am not use to earthquakes but i would love to move to California. A lot of people tell me that its really hard to find a job there and i want to know wheres the best place to live with a young child

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Robert Chome…, , San Diego, CA
Tue Dec 13, 2011
I'm originally from the East Coast and CA is still a really nice place to be. Hard to find another place with beach's, snow capped peaks, deserts, Redwood forests, Hollywood, Silicon Valley all in one state. The main drawback is the coast has very expensive housing costs from San Francisco to San Diego. I've lived in San Francisco and San Diego. I personally like San Diego right now because of the year round warm climate, it has a lower cost of housing than the SF Bay Area and less congestion and traffic.
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Shawn Ryan R…, Agent, Belleville, NJ
Tue Dec 13, 2011
not every part of California is prone to earthquakes.
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Sylvia Barry,…, Agent, Marin, CA
Mon Feb 15, 2010
HI Danaye:

We lived in Manhasset, NY (on Long Island) for four years before we moved to Novato, Marin County, CA; and we have been very happy with our move since.

We have nice public schools, great weather (No digging out of the snow and mostly sunny days other than a couple winter months where there is rain), nice, safe, small town feeling, clean air, wonderful environment for the kids, tons of open space for hiking, biking, horseback riding, close to beach, national seashore, national parks, national forest and don't forget, 30 minutes ride to San Francisco... the list goes on and on.

Yes, people thought I was crazy - the earthquake - but you get northeaster, hurricanes, tornado, flooding and even earthquake at other parts of the country; so one place is not necessary less safe than other places. And yes, you can earthquake proof your house and buy earth quake insurance, just in case.

I just made a slide show about Mt. Burcell, Novato on YouTube (see link below). Check out one of our open space.

Sylvia Barry
Marin, Sonoma County
Frank Howard Allen Realtors
(415) 717-0293
' http://;www.SylviaBarryRE.com
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Tony Abad, Agent, El Cajon, CA
Sun Feb 14, 2010

I live in Brentwood and born in raise in the SF Bay Area. Don't sweat the earthquakes (bark is worse than the bite). People in Caly feel the same way about tornadoes and such - it's just a fear of the unknown.

As far as work, it depends on what it is you do. What is it that you do? Perhaps find a job first, than move unless you can do it the other way around.

Feel free to email me any questions.
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