Many people migrate to the state of California for many reasons. Both Americans and foreigners are drawn to the exciting prospect of living in a place like California. Having lived in California for almost 25 years, I can see plenty of reasons why people want to live here which explains why this is a perfect second home to many immigrants. Here is a short list of the great things about living in California:
The weather – California is famous for its sunny weather. For the most part of the year, we got nice, warm, sunny weather but there are some parts of California that is elevated enough that it gets a lot of snow perfect for those who likes to ski and winter weather. So both snowbirds and sun worshipers can appreciate the weather here.
The beaches – California has some of the best beaches in the country. Whenever you see postcards from California, it is often photos of beaches, sands and perhaps surfing. People who likes the sun and the ocean would flock here to enjoy beach activities.
National and State Parks – The biggest and most famous national park in California in Yosemite National Park. But there are national and state parks here in the Golden State that have different natural reserves perfectly preserved for those who appreciated this type of landscape. Some are small, others with acres upon acres of land. Some are famous, some lesser known but just as spectacular. Most of these national and state parks are open to the public.
Diversity of People – because people from different cultures flock to California, it created a great diversity of people living here in the Golden State. If you look closely, especially in the big cities, there are a great diversity of restaurants offering different types of cuisines to everyone. If you walk around, you will hear different languages other than English spoken on the streets. These are clear signs of the diversity of residents in this great state.
Education – some of the best universities in the US are located in California. Places such as Stanford University, University of California in Berkeley, and University of Southern California are well-known around the country and the world. Students wanted the best university education would also stay here in California to look for jobs ad settle here.
Birthplace of Tech Innovations – in recent years, California have been producing one tech prodigy after another, most of which would become the biggest and the most influential companies in the world. Ever heard of Hewlett Packard, Yahoo!, Facebook, Twitter, Google and Apple? There were all born in California. Those who have great innovative ideas would come here to be close to like-minded people. As a result, there are two big conventions in the San Francisco Bay Area that would hold annual events hosted by two of the biggest high-tech companies in the world – Open World (by Oracle) and MacWorld (by Apple).
Creative and Film Arts – this is what the southern part of California is known for. Because of this, people who dreamed of becoming famous or infamous go to Southern California. Some of the largest film and television studios are based in Los Angeles which is why most people from this industry would flock to find work and like-minded people. Unfortunately, a lot of them become products of broken dreams.
Great Wines – California, they say, has the perfect weather to grow grapes to make great wines. There are several parts of the state that had become great wine regions in recent years, making California them the best wine growing region in the country. Some of these wineries and vineyards have tasting rooms where you can sample their products. The best wines in the country comes from California.
Great produce – again back to the weather, the Golden State has the best produce in the country. Produces like avocados, strawberries, olives, tomatoes, grapes, lettuce, spinach, artichokes, cherries, onions, garlic and the like are grown here. Aside from these, we also have great dairy products making California one of the best producers of dairy products in the country.
Because of all these reasons, California became one of the most populated state in the United States. Aside from the great weather, people from almost all industries and walks of life live here enjoying a great quality of life with great places to go and products to enjoy. I don’t think I’d want to live anywhere else in to the US.