Five Reasons to Love California

The average American moves about 11.5 times in their lifetime. But for me – I have blown past that number by nearly double! I have actually lost count after 30 moves.

Some of them have been across the country from California to Texas to Virginia. Then all the way back to California. But the majority of my moves have been locally in California. has been a staple for us when deciding on where to live next. They have an enormous list of professionally managed apartments in most major cities across the United States.

Now to help potential renters feel more comfortable in their new city, they have available locals guides. These guides are carefully curated to share local spots and hidden gems.

Of course I had to check out the California guide! If you are looking for the perfect apartment, the guide goes into great detail about living in California and what to expect. But I have created my own list!

Five reasons to love California

The Outdoors

If you like to be outside, California is the place to be. From gorgeous beaches, endless hiking trails, to snow-capped mountains, there is an activity for everyone.

Lately, Ernie and I are attempting to be outside more and take advantage of the scenery. Just last weekend, we headed off to Los Gatos with Mochi.

Of course, the possibility of brunch after a hike is a great motivator. 


Living in Silicon Valley definitely feels like being inside of a bubble, but it’s actually very exciting. The start-up boom means that there are endless amounts of companies who are trying to launch their company – and lots of opportunities for the people who want to be here.


To be honest, I never really thought about the food in California until I left for Europe. After two weeks of travel, I was craving cheeseburgers, pho, sushi and more.

Luckily, now that I am back in California, I can satisfy my cravings whenever I want!

Amusement Parks

Some of my fondest memories growing up in California involve amusement parks like Great America and Knott’s Berry Farm. I remember finally being tall enough to ride the “big-kid rides”…and instantly regretting it once coaster took off!

Of course there is Disneyland, which holds a special place in my heart. 

^^If you can’t tell from my face, Ernie was in the middle of proposing to me!


From someone who has lived in Virginia for a number of years, I can definitely appreciate the weather in California. Even though I can handle thunderstorms and snow, it’s kinda great that I don’t have to deal with it each season.

If you are thinking about moving to California, or just dreaming of your next apartment, visit out

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  1. I actually live in Southern California, and I loved this roundup!! All of it is to true too. I love In N Out, and Orange County is my hangout spot!! 🙂 What isn’t there to love about Cali?

    Posted 7.6.17 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      AHHH, I totally left out In and Out. Yes – I was definitely craving that too when I got back to California.

      Posted 7.7.17 Reply
  2. Bianca K. Vaccarini wrote:

    I personally love San Diego. I think it has all of the great things about California within reasonable distance. Joshua Tree, Pacific Beach, Disneyland, Temecula, MEXICO! It’s all nearby and the days are warm without it being sweltering hot.

    Posted 7.13.17 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      Oooo I love San Diego as well. The Gaslamp Quarter is my favorite area down there!

      Posted 7.17.17 Reply
  3. Elizabeth Colette wrote:

    I have never been to CA, but it’s funny you said amusement park, because I was just looking up Disneyland. We have been to Disney World a couple of times and I thought it would be fun to do something different and that a trip to CA would be fun. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Posted 7.13.17 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      Awww you gotta go! We haven’t been to Disney World yet – it would be fantastic to go!!

      Posted 7.17.17 Reply
  4. Carly Ned wrote:

    Gotta love California! So much to do and see.

    Posted 7.17.17 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      There are truly endless things to do and see here!

      Posted 7.18.17 Reply