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Old 09-27-2016, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Westminster/Huntington Beach, CA
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Northern California (specifically far east bay, Dublin, Fairfield, Concord areas) has a climate that is almost identical to most of Spain and Italy. Any time of year look up and compare the weather of those places. There's a good chance it will be very similar.
That's because it's far enough inland to share the same climate as Southern California.
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Old 09-27-2016, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Hello, all. I'm recently retired and looking for a Mediterranean-type locale in the U.S. in which to live. My needs are modest, and I'll be selling my house to live in a smaller, more manageable place. Renting will be fine for me. Am reasonably healthy and have excellent health insurance, a paid-off Honda CRV, no dependents, no debt, and a yearly income of 60,000. Have lived in the Texas Hill Country for a number of years and am ready for a change; also it's increasingly hard for this aging lady to endure the heat! Would like to move to a sunny, warm (but not blast furnace), pretty, relaxed place with a Mediterranean ambiance. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
The Central Coast of California which "begins" (roughly and it's just somewhat arbitrary but not really) in Santa Barbara and extends on up to the Monterey Bay with Santa Cruz being at the most northern part of it. There are nit picky arguments about where the central coast begins and ends but whatever.
But it's very expensive on the coast of California so it depends on what your budget will allow. Some communities are more expensive than others.
If you can afford coastal CA i certainly recommend the central coast over Southern California.
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Old 09-27-2016, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Try the Central Coast part of California. It'll be cheaper than the major cities and it's pretty nice.
It's absolutely not "cheap". Nothing near to it. Extremely expensive but like i said in my previous post, some communities are less expensive than others.
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Old 09-27-2016, 09:41 PM
 
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That's because it's far enough inland to share the same climate as Southern California.
It gets slightly colder there than southern California, those places are about the same longitude as Naples Italy and Athens.
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Old 09-27-2016, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Westminster/Huntington Beach, CA
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It gets slightly colder there than southern California, those places are about the same longitude as Naples Italy and Athens.
True, but compared to the coastal areas (which are considered cool-summer Med or Csb), inland areas of the Bay Area share the same hot-summer Med climate (Csa) as most of SoCal excepting the desert and high elevation areas. Therefore, the East Bay cities are closer to a SoCal climate than all of the Northern California coastal areas.

You originally referenced Northern California in your other post, which was too all-encompassing for the point that you were trying to make, IMO.
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