The down side is that it is prohibitively expensive, so choosing to live here would mean other trade-offs. So if I end up here or not is a completely open question. But if I had all the money in the world, and I still had to work and contribute (as opposed to go to Hawaii and enjoy perpetual pleasure), I would be one happy Californian!
When I’m here, I’m happier. I just enjoy the culture, the people, the diversity, the sunny skies, the lack of humidity, the amazing food, the brilliant minds, the gorgeous and varied nature. When I first moved here in 2005, it didn’t take me long to start saying that, for the first time in my life, a place felt like “home”. Being in Boston again and only periodically returning here, there is a lightness in my step and a smile on my face.