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Why Living in California is So Amazing

At OpenHouseDay, we know a thing or two about what it’s like to live in California. Our real estate listing platform focuses on California for a reason: life here is good, no matter where you are in the state. Here’s what makes it so special.

The Changing Landscape

Love the outdoors? We’ve got everything you could possibly need right here. You can ski in the Sierras, surf in the Pacific, hike through the Mojave desert and camp among the redwoods. California occupies more than 800 miles of coastline, and driving from north to south in the state is an incredible experience. You don’t even have to go the whole way to experience just about every kind of landscape possible. Go from mountain snow to coastal sun in just a few hours, then make your way home to rest and do it all again tomorrow.  

The Food

Cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland and Sonoma show that no state does food quite like California. Even our street food is fantastic, with some of the best tacos you can imagine just waiting for you to take a bite. California is also home to some of the best restaurants on the planet, from Berkeley’s stalwart Chez Panisse to LA’s many glitzy celebrity chef restaurants, including Spago, the Wolfgang Puck restaurant arguably responsible for making “celebrity chefs” a thing.

But it’s not just good restaurant food that makes life in California so incredible. Most of the nation’s citrus is grown here, and other fresh produce, including delicious strawberries and crisp lettuce, grows here all year round. In most parts of the state, you don’t have to wait for summer to get amazing local fruit on your table every day. Plus, meat, seafood, dairy...there’s just no end to the awesome variety of great food available to Californians. And that’s not even taking all the world-renowned local wine and beer into account. You could serve an entire multi-course meal only with ingredients that come from the Golden State and not miss a thing.

The Culture

While different parts of the state have their own vibe, being a Californian means having a special sort of cool that sets you apart from the crowd. There are plenty of ambitious, hardworking people here—after all, two of the nation’s most successful industries, entertainment and tech, are basically headquartered in California—but there’s also a laid-back feel that you just don’t get in most other places. Maybe it’s because the weather here’s almost always nice, or that we have so many natural wonders to enjoy. Or maybe it’s because there are so many fun things to do and see. Hollywood offers a wealth of film, music and art. San Francisco has its own fun quirky culture. And throughout the state, sports, festivals, attractions and events draw tourists from all over the world. It’s no wonder so many wealthy, famous people choose to make California their home. There’s just no place in the world quite like it.