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Old 09-17-2006, 09:17 PM
Location: los angeles
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I know everything is relative to individual preference but wonder what the consensus is on the climates of California.

If you look at the state population it seems most people prefer to live near the coastline where the weather is the mildest in California; rarely hot and never really cold. Inland it is both too hot in the summer and can be chilly on winter nights. The desert areas, especially from Palm Springs to El Centro are the sunniest and warmest all year long but unbearably hot for about 6 months straight.

So what's the opinion about where the best weather can be found in California?
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Old 09-17-2006, 09:30 PM
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Default Best Climate in California

If you want year round, mild climate,, with several micro climates with in a 30 mile radius,, you will like the Central Coast of California. Pismo Beach can be 65 degrees, any day of the year. It is rare to see a 90 degee day in Pismo in the summer. On the other hand you can see a 90 degree day in the middle of winter. Winter on the Central Coast is rain, and temps that go down to the
30's on the coast and lower 20 miles inland.
Paso Robles which is 30 North east of Pismo Beach same county,, reaches into the 100's in the summer, and gets into the 20's in the winter.. Living on the coast,, you will see very cool evening,,, rarely are there warm evenings,,,
warm evening in Paso Robles, Atascadero,

No snow,, No tornadoes, no hurricanes, I have lived her 50 years and have only experienced one minor earthquake,,,, not big waves,,,, everything is moderate,,,

I don't think you will find a more mild climate ANYWHERE than in San Luis Obispo County,,,, the key is MILD,,, you will find places that are warmer,
hotter, colder,, sunnier, (is that a word),,,, the weather is boring,,, is the BEST, that is up to you,,,,
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Old 09-18-2006, 03:16 PM
Location: Newport Beach, CA
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I'd say the best climate is in Southern California in the beach cities. The climate here is perfect.
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Old 09-19-2006, 08:04 AM
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And to be more specific, Santa Barbara is touted for having the best Mediterranean climate in the entire world, surpassing even the actual Mediterranean. Lowest it gets in winter is about mid-50's, highest it gets in summer is about high 80's on the average!
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Old 09-19-2006, 08:33 AM
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Near the beach around San Diego. My dad has an uncle there who says most of the year it's 75 F.
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Old 09-19-2006, 09:15 AM
Location: Southern California native, last 20 yrs in Milwaukee Wisc.
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Default Central coast

Well, climate preference is very much a subjective thing, but I love the area from Santa Barbara north to about Monterey. Great, comfortable temps, and not a ton of rain but definitely some fog issues. If I could afford it, and Calif didn't have all the other fiscal and social issues, I think Morro Bay would be the place for us.
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Old 09-20-2006, 01:13 AM
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Default weather, what weather :)

That is the beauty of California. It can be as diverse as you like it, we have the mild coastal communities, dry hot deserts and four season mountains....

Although very subjective,
I say the best weather in SoCal, is to live 7 to 15 miles inland from the coast......just a short 10 minute drive to the beaches. 55 minutes to the mountains..but....
you get none of the coastal "late night and early morning low clouds"
and very little of the inland "Santa Ana winds bring in the Heat wave again"

We are spoiled. Out in the backyard, I can see the cloudy coastal city as I sit outside with a cold drink and no air conditioning....

Now just dont ask me how the housing market is nor the cost of living.....that's a whole different subject!

North County San Diego
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Old 09-20-2006, 05:38 PM
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San diego. That's why prices have sky rocketed in the last few years. It used to be that SD was considered the back of beyond. Not any more.
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Old 09-20-2006, 05:42 PM
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Santa Barbara except for the "May Gray" and "June Gloom" that can seem endless. But, if you live in the Santa Barbara foothills you except coastal fog and it is an awesome view!
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Old 09-20-2006, 05:50 PM
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Default Southern California's South Bay Is The Best!

The most favorable weather in California is found in the Southern Part of the State, and along the coast. The only trouble is, the median price for homes in the South Bay Cities (Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, and Hermosa Beach) are very prohibitive to the ordinary family.

The median price of homes within three miles of the ocean is around $500,000. Now unless you have a huge down going in, the payments will break your back. It just depends. A downshot about this area is that you do not get the feeling of community, although the people are decent, they tend to stay to themselves. Also, having a yard or lawn here is a luxury. Most lots are 25-foot frontages and there is not much yard.
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