4 Reasons to Move to California

There’s a reason California is called “The Golden State.” That’s because it’s the best. The winner. The reigning champion. Top dog. Okay, so it actually got the nickname thanks to the 17th-century gold rush. The fact that it’s the best U.S. state out of all 50 is just a coincidence.

Don’t believe me? You will.

Here are four reasons you should move to California, pronto:

The Stars

Let’s get this one out of the way first. One thing a lot of California newbies seem to think is that the whole state is just crawling with celebrities. The truth, however, is that… actually, that’s totally true. Of course, some areas are more star-studded than others.

While you’re probably not likely to cross paths with Gal Gadot or Chris Evans while you’re scoping out Oakland houses for sale, don’t be surprised if a day-trip to Los Angeles climaxes with a sighting of Scarlett Johannson and Jason Momoa hanging out on Rodeo Drive. Try not to stare; it’s so gauche.

The Climate

You may or may not see some stars if you come to California, but no matter what you’ll definitely get a lot of sun. For those who like the temperatures warm, their skies clear, and their winters mild, California is a dream come true. Picture Florida with less humidity and hurricanes and more mountainous areas for hiking and enjoying the breathtaking views. Your kids might be disappointed they don’t get any snow days, but you certainly won’t miss having to shovel your car out of the driveway.

The Culture

Actually, make that “cultures.” Like, plural. Like, with an S. Why? Because California has one of the most diverse populations in the nation, that’s why.

In addition to having its own fascinating history stretching from the cowboy days of the Wild West all the way through Hollywood’s Golden Age and on to the present day, California’s proximity to Mexico and Asia has resulted in developing into a rich melting-pot of different peoples, all living together peacefully and enjoying a mutual exchange of ideas.

California’s eclectic nature has helped it become one of the country’s beacons of progressive politics and individual acceptance, while also giving it one of the most unique food, art, and music scenes anywhere.

The Tech

Ever since Apple Computer was born in a suburban garage in the 1970s Los Altos, California has been a hotbed for scientific and technological progress. Today, the area known as Silicon Valley is home to such giants of industry as Google, Facebook, Adobe, Twitter, Tesla, Paypal, Netflix, and, yes, Apple.

Together, these and other tech companies bring in trillions of dollars each year, providing the state of California with a booming economy and a constant source of job opportunities. See, we’re not just pretty and glamorous; we got smarts, too!

Simone Ribeiro
I'm a Brazilian journalist based in West Midlands. In Brazil, I have worked with International Trade and Logistics publications.

Now in the UK, I keep writing and I dedicate myself to a new project : Midlands Trade - a blog focused on business in Europe and Brazil. It's also supporting small businesses throughout the #MeetTheBusiness.

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