Originally Posted by BunsGettingFirm
I lived in California, and it wasn't all that it was cracked up to be.
A lot of people seem to just adore California, and more power to them, but reading the title of this thread always seems to bring San Diego to mind for me. I have lived for years in each of seven different states (eight if one acknowledges that southern and northern California are essentially two states), and southern California was my least favorite by a mile.
I suppose that if living there meant the difference between working and FIRE, I would live there. Luckily, there is absolutely no reason why that would be the case.
Even San Diego had a few positive aspects. Gardening and birdwatching were fun there. But mostly it was not my cup of tea.