4 Big Reasons to Move to Southern California
Are you California dreamin’? Wouldn’t it be nice to live somewhere the sun shines most of the year? There’s a reason why there are so many songs about California. It’s a magical place to live – especially the southern part. From the year-round pleasant weather to the mountains and beaches, there’s a lot to love about living in SoCal. Read on for four big reasons to move to Southern California.
If you never get tired of sunny days, then Southern California is the place for you. While the mountain regions do get snow in the winter, for the most part, Southern California’s Mediterranean-like climate means its residents get to enjoy comfortable weather throughout the year. The summer is warm and dry, while the winter is mild. Rain is low to moderate, depending on the area. What does all this nice weather mean? Super chill, laid-back vibes abound. Grab your shades, put the top down on your car and take a drive down the scenic Pacific Coast Highway.
The Natural Beauty
Southern California’s natural landscape is made up of desert and coastal regions, and includes mountains, rivers and beaches. Its rich, diverse geography makes it one of the only places in the country where you can swim at the beach in the morning and hike up a mountain in the evening. And if you’ve always wanted to learn how to surf, Los Angeles and San Diego’s coastal regions are home to some of the best beaches for surfing, such as Zuma Beach in Malibu and San Onofre State Beach in San Diego County. Or go on a camping adventure and take in the mesmerizing trees of Joshua Tree National Park near the Inland Empire.
The Active, Outdoor Lifestyle
Surfing isn’t the only sport Southern Californians love. The generally pleasant climate has helped create a culture of healthy living, making it easy for SoCal residents to lead an active, outdoor lifestyle. Hike along scenic trails in the mountains, cycle through the hills and valleys, or just take a stroll down the street to a local farmers’ market. (Hello, locally grown produce!) And, thanks to snow in the mountains, residents can also enjoy winter sports like skiing and snowboarding. There are a number of popular ski resorts in Southern California, including Big Bear Mountain Resort in the San Bernardino Mountains, and Mountain High Resort in the Angeles National Forest, about 80 miles from Downtown LA.
The Stylish Homes
Homes in Southern California just feel different, from the sleek, modern exteriors to the easy, breezy interiors. Many homes in the region are Mediterranean style with open floor plans and rooms that flow into each other, and generous outdoor spaces that were made for entertaining. All Pardee Homes communities follow this open, modern style with homes that are thoughtfully designed for the way you want to live. Our Southern California communities are ideally set in the Inland Empire, Santa Clarita in Los Angeles and San Diego, so homeowners can enjoy everything the region has to offer.
Ready to make the move to California or Las Vegas? Connect with a New Home Specialist today.