The most refreshing part of the change is that people are genuinely nicer and more friendly around here than anywhere I lived in California (OC, SD, SF, Berkeley, Stockton for college). I really didn’t expect that, which I think was probably due to crude stereotypes Californians like to spread about Texas. Ultimately I think the grind of just trying to live a decent life in the crowded/expensive parts of CA takes its toll on the populace.
The weather takes some adjusting, but not more than it took to adjust to the Bay Area fogginess for this SoCal native. Most of the year it’s beautiful out here.
Portland likes to spread crude stereotypes about Californians just the same. When I visited San Diego I was truly surprised at how nice everyone was. Outside of Hawaii, it was the nicest encounter I'd had with large groups of people ever.
Some of the folks I encountered in Sacramento, SF, and San Jose definitely lived up to their alleged reputation though... they were not so nice.
4 months a year above 90F, 7 months above 80F. I'm glad it works for you, but that's some adjusting indeed; people don't set their thermostats to 80F or 90F for a reason, and it's not just cost.
Regarding Bay Area fogginess, did you mean SF / Pacific coast fogginess? Most of the Bay Area seems to be fog-free. I don't remember the last time I saw fog in San Mateo.
If we want to go for some real good skiing, Utah or Colorado are short flights and will likely have much better & more consistent snow than CA has for the past decade :)
but he headline seem to be talking SanFran, but I can not know for sure
However actual statewide data, based on US Census totals, shows that over all CA is one of only a few states that have a net Population LOSS over the last 10 years, so much so they are losing a congressional seat.
I will link to some non-paywall sites for you, like proper Netiquette dictates
Not only did it not lose population, its not even one of the five slowest-growing states.
“The five states with the slowest population growth, all under 2.5%, were: Connecticut, Michigan, Ohio, Wyoming, and Pennsylvania.”
This is simply wrong.
Your links all clearly indicate CA had a population loss for the first time ever in the year 2020. Not for the entire decade. CA lost a seat because growth slowed, not went negative.
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 39,538,223
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 37,253,956
I absolutely love Nashville and Tennessee and even bought a house at the height of Covid. The people and southern hospitality are amazing (though I am seeing a lot of California plates lately around which frankly is making me nervous). Nashville is a such a beautiful city, opportunity is unlimited, amazing night life, food, culture, and of course music. Southern is way more my style and speed.