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Old 08-30-2017, 10:12 PM
 
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just my opinion but because those small towns have nothing (most of the ones listed if not all) except to say they are a coastal town. I rather live in a big city inland where weather gets over 100+ (sacramento, fresno) that will have most things, stores, amenities, variety of education options, and just the usual crap big cities have.

Most will complain about the weather in the central valley or sac, but in contrast ill complain with these small towns having no big malls, familiar chains, things to do etc. They can have the weather and being close to the waters, I'll have a bigger nicer newer house with a pool in my backard and more option in things to do, places to eat, and education options for my kids with more diversity of classes and neighborhoods.

Oh and there are more job opportunities in bigger cities. Sacramento being the 6th largest city in CA, Fresno being the 5th, heck even bakersfield will have more job options--of course for the qualified and educated as unemployment opportunities still needs work for those not as highly educated.

I come from being in big cities so I cant just move to a small sleepy town. The heat doesnt bother me, I've lived in Las Vegas, AZ myself so inland temps of sac valley, central valley, inland empire is no problem in the summers as I would almost be certain I'd live in a newer development with great home insulation, ac, and a pool. And hot areas in CA are sometimes better than hot weather in other states, and dont have to worry about floods or other crazy natural disasters like in TX--hot and humid in summers then bam tornados/floods. Even inland big cities of CA that people crap on from CA are still superior to big cities in other states.
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Old 08-30-2017, 10:14 PM
 
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just my opinion but because those small towns have nothing (most of the ones listed if not all) except to say they are a coastal town. I rather live in a big city inland where weather gets over 100+ (sacramento, fresno) that will have most things, stores, amenities, variety of education options, and just the usual crap big cities have.

Most will complain about the weather in the central valley or sac, but in contrast ill complain with these small towns having no big malls, familiar chains, things to do etc. They can have the weather and being close to the waters, I'll have a bigger nicer newer house with a pool in my backard and more option in things to do, places to eat, and education options for my kids with more diversity of classes and neighborhoods.

Oh and there are more job opportunities in bigger cities. Sacramento being the 6th largest city in CA, Fresno being the 5th, heck even bakersfield will have more job options.

I come from being in big cities so I cant just move to a small sleepy town. The heat doesnt bother me, I've lived in Las Vegas, AZ myself so inland temps of sac valley, central valley, inland empire is no problem in the summers as I would almost be certain I'd live in a newer development with great home insulation, ac, and a pool. And hot areas in CA are sometimes better than hot weather in other states, and dont have to worry about floods or other crazy natural disasters like in TX--hot and humid in summers then bam tornados/floods. Even inland big cities of CA that people crap on from CA are still superior to big cities in other states.
Arcata has a nearby Costco, fast food, a hospital and tons of indepdendent book stores. It even has bars.
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Old 08-31-2017, 12:39 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Compared to la and the Bay Area pretty much 0. Also isn't Santa Maria kinda far from Santa Barbara?
An hour away. People looking for cheap rents or RE put up with the commute. It's not a big trend, or anything, though.
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Old 08-31-2017, 12:43 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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just my opinion but because those small towns have nothing (most of the ones listed if not all) except to say they are a coastal town. I rather live in a big city inland where weather gets over 100+ (sacramento, fresno) that will have most things, stores, amenities, variety of education options, and just the usual crap big cities have.

Most will complain about the weather in the central valley or sac, but in contrast ill complain with these small towns having no big malls, familiar chains, things to do etc. They can have the weather and being close to the waters, I'll have a bigger nicer newer house with a pool in my backard and more option in things to do, places to eat, and education options for my kids with more diversity of classes and neighborhoods.

Oh and there are more job opportunities in bigger cities. Sacramento being the 6th largest city in CA, Fresno being the 5th, heck even bakersfield will have more job options--of course for the qualified and educated as unemployment opportunities still needs work for those not as highly educated.

I come from being in big cities so I cant just move to a small sleepy town. The heat doesnt bother me, I've lived in Las Vegas, AZ myself so inland temps of sac valley, central valley, inland empire is no problem in the summers as I would almost be certain I'd live in a newer development with great home insulation, ac, and a pool. And hot areas in CA are sometimes better than hot weather in other states, and dont have to worry about floods or other crazy natural disasters like in TX--hot and humid in summers then bam tornados/floods. Even inland big cities of CA that people crap on from CA are still superior to big cities in other states.
Many people see the absence of malls and chain stores/restaurants a plus.
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Old 08-31-2017, 01:27 PM
 
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These cities have hospitals, schools, business, and even chains. There's plenty of industry for 99% of jobs.
I'm sorry, but you clearly don't have a grasp of the vast variety of types of jobs that exist, or you wouldn't make this statement.
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Old 08-31-2017, 01:29 PM
 
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I'm sorry, but you clearly don't have a grasp of the vast variety of types of jobs that exist, or you wouldn't make this statement.
Things such as tech companies could easily be set up and outcompete Bay Area companies that have to deal with expensive real estate which increases their expenses.
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Old 09-01-2017, 11:43 PM
 
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Two words: no jobs
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Old 09-02-2017, 12:07 AM
 
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Two words: no jobs
5% unemployment.
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Old 09-02-2017, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Oroville, California
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I lived in Salinas for seven years and still regularly go down there to visit friends and go to a doctor I don't want to replace. I'd rather live in Sacramento. Decent job opportunities scarce and the cost of living is ridiculous given the prevailing ag town wages. Plus the schools suck. Its saving grace its the climate and clean air. Still, many people make the hideous commute to San Jose for work. Spending three hours on the road a day to have a $500,000 to $700,000 home instead of a $1,200,000 one is rather sad. Sacramento's economy and COL is a lot more normal.
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Old 09-02-2017, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA/São Paulo, Brazil
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Sacramento and Stockton are by far the biggest destination of people who move out of the Bay Area.
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