DC300 I know the weather is nice, but I can not fathom living in that mess. Best of luck on your inevitable relocation.
It is a mess, but it is a beautiful mess. Having lived in two low cost states (Texas and Kansas), California was a shock no doubt. But where I live, we have 350 days per year where the weather is 60-80F and dry. 5 minutes to the beach. 90 minutes to the mountains. CA has warts, big ones, but it also has advantages you don't get anyplace else.
No plans to relocate, ever. However, I am looking forward to retirement and living off cash reserves for 5-6 years so that I can get every handout imaginable. 😁