Hi there Ambrose, It would be a good idea to think about what is important to you, and what you like to do. Do you like th beach, do you like parks, views, safety, convenience, prestige, mountains, arts, shopping, etc. This will really help you make a intelligent decision about which neigborhoods offer you these . WHat is right for ine person does not mean it is right for another Everyone had different tastes.
There are a lot of good neighborhods but unless you know what is really important to you it will be difficult for you to determine the best one for you. Trust me I moved here myself from Boston 15 years ago and I am gald I did this.
Hope this helps
First Team Real Estate