California

If you are considering a move to California, these guides will provide you with important information about the state’s popular cities and how to make your move a happy and successful one.

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Anaheim, CA

    Jenna Farmer  Posted by Jenna Farmer on April 3, 2013

    Home to Walt Disney's first big venture, Disneyland, Anaheim offers a tourism industry like no other. But beyond Ferris wheels and Mickey Mouse, Anaheim is a city flourishing with high profile businesses, charming neighborhoods and vital city centers - the best Southern...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Antioch, CA

    Jenna Farmer  Posted by Jenna Farmer on May 30, 2013

    Named after the Biblical city of Antioch, Turkey in the 1800s, this California city in the San Francisco Bay Area is one of the oldest in the state, and began a center for coal mining and copper. It is home to over 100,000 people, including many commuters who work in Oakland and...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Bakersfield, CA

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on April 23, 2013

    Bring it on home to Bakersfield is what residents who live in the California community do. With more than 350,000 locals residing in the region, the 143-mile wide city is a complex community of commerce, education and entertainment. Known as California's Country Music Capital and...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Carlsbad, CA

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on June 14, 2013

    A coastal resort city home to million-dollar beach houses, luxury hotels, and green golf courses, Carlsbad is one of the most beautiful places in the San Diego area to call home. Year-round warm weather and sunshine-filled days make residing in this city the epitome of the good...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Concord, CA

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on June 21, 2013

    The East San Francisco Bay community of Concord is just 29 miles away from the major metropolis, making it a great place to live. Also centrally located to Napa and Silicon Valley, as well as Sacramento, the California sector constantly cultivates a sense of camaraderie among...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Daly City, CA

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on July 12, 2013

    Home to the Cow Palace Arena, center stage for the Grand National Rodeo Horse & Stock Show, Daly City does it right. Not only is business strong here, but education is excellent in the vibrant California community filled with family-friendly subdivisions. If you've ever...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Corona, CA

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on June 19, 2013

    No it's not just one of the most popular beers, Corona is a place that is filled with Southern California life all over the 38 square mile town in Riverside County. From excellent education, bountiful businesses and notable neighborhoods, why wouldn't you want to move to the...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to El Cajon, CA

    Jenna Farmer  Posted by Jenna Farmer on June 12, 2013

    A valley surrounded by moutains at the southern most part of California, just outside of San Diego, El Cajon's pleasant Pacific Coast weather makes for a great place to live if you are considering relocation. Read on to get plenty of tips and tricks for your potential move to El...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to El Monte, CA

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on July 3, 2013

    Famous singer Frank Zappa said it best in his song Memories of El Monte . The residential, industrial, and commercial Los Angeles County community gives Southern California some serious swag with its rich history and present day fun. A respite for Spanish missionaries as early...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Escondido, CA

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on May 29, 2013

    Sitting in a shallow valley just north of San Diego, Escondido is a serene environment surrounded by majestic mountains. With so much to offer itself, the sector is only complimented by its close distance to San Diego, the second most famous city on the West Coast following Los...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Fontana, CA

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on May 6, 2013

    Feel like picking up and moving your family? Fontana may just be the place for you. Founded in 1913, the California community, located in San Bernardino County, has not only become a state stop for fun over the generations, but is now noted for being a great place to reside....

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Fremont, CA

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on April 9, 2013

    Sitting on the southeastern edge of San Francisco, Fremont is but 40 minutes away from the famous City on the Bay. Though close enough to access the celebrated metropolis, Fremont is far enough away to create a small community feel among its more than 200,000 residents. It's also...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Fresno, CA

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on April 23, 2013

    As the center of San Joaquin Valley, Fresno has the California feel of palms trees and friendly people that can only be found on the West coast. Known for the famous Tower District, Fresno touts top-of-the-line entertainment, arts and dining, always giving residents a place to...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Fullerton, CA

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on June 18, 2013

    Though the City of Brotherly Love is often associated with Philadelphia, there was some serious sibling sentiment between the Amerige kin who founded Fullerton. Brothers George and Edward made their way to California from Massachusetts, turning from grain merchants to railroad...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Glendale, CA

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on March 1, 2013

    Nicknamed the Jewel City and nestled at the foot of the Verdugo Mountains, there are many reasons why the Glendale region is recognized by residents and visitors alike. Living in Glendale and visiting the vicinity is a gorgeous experience. With scenic mountaintop landscapes,...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Hayward, CA

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on May 21, 2013

    There is a heck of a time to be had in Hayward. Whether working, schooling or kicking your feet up, the California community has so much to offer family members of all ages. Once called the Heart of the Garden of Eden for its temperature and soil, the community was congregated by...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Huntington Beach, CA

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on May 2, 2013

    Surf's up! That is the only way to describe Huntington Beach. The town, trademarked by the U.S. Patent and Trade Office, is titled Surf City USA, proving the province has the most popular West Coast waves. The coastal community, located in Orange County, is located 35 miles...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Inglewood, CA

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on July 9, 2013

    Southwestern Los Angeles County looks the best from the Inglewood angle. Just 20 minutes outside of the City of Angeles, the California community in Centinela Valley is a small vicinity made up of notable neighborhoods, bustling businesses and a slew of schools. If you have ever...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Lancaster, CA

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on June 26, 2013

    Located in the Antelope Valley of the Mojave Desert in North Los Angeles, the Southern California locale of Lancaster was considered One of the Best Places to Live in 2012 by CNN Money . With that being said, why wouldn't you want to read through this brochure to find out more...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Long Beach, CA

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on April 25, 2013

    With L.A. less than a half an hour away and an exciting life of its own, Long Beach, California looks good from any angle. The community comes with several zip codes and two area codes that cover more than 50-square miles of land located on the water. The Port of Long Beach, also...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Los Angeles, CA

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on February 4, 2013

    Renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the world's most famed and powerful draftsmen who said "Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles." And he was right. Billed as the "Creative Capital of the World"-- one in every six residents...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Moreno Valley, CA

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on May 3, 2013

    Moving to Moreno Valley is more than just a thought. This is proven by the province's explosive growth between 1984 to 1990. More than doubling its population from 49,702 to 118,000, Moreno became the second largest city in Riverside County, putting itself on the map as one of...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Oakland, CA

    Jenna Farmer  Posted by Jenna Farmer on April 3, 2013

    With beautiful lake views and a hearty port industry, Oakland draws plenty of people to the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California. If you're thinking of being an addition to this city in Alameda County, take a look at the information below to help guide you through your...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Orange, CA

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on June 4, 2013

    It is not just a fruit, it is a secondary color. Orange is a California community that has so much to offer visitors and residents alike. Incorporated in 1871, the town still touts a family-friendly atmosphere 142 years later. With excellent education and recreation all around...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Oxnard, CA

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on April 4, 2013

    Opportunities in Oxnard are endless. Between business, education and recreation, residents enjoy both work and play in the province. With a comfortable year-round climate and 20-mile long Pacific coastline, locals live the good life in the California community that is located in...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Palmdale, CA

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on July 2, 2013

    In the center of North Los Angeles County, this California community has been the backdrop to major Hollywood productions including Star Trek Generations and Mac and Me . Though not mentioned by name in either fabrication, Palmdale's beautiful desert is obviously why the region...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Pasadena, CA

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on May 28, 2013

    Stopping to smell the roses is what Pasadena is so popular for. The New Year's Day Tournament of Roses parade, watched world-wide, is located in the southern California community, which not only celebrates life on January 1st but enjoys it the other 364 days of the year. Locals...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Pomona, CA

    Jenna Farmer  Posted by Jenna Farmer on June 5, 2013

    Just 30 miles away from downtown Los Angeles is the ever-sunny city of Pomona, located between Inland Empire and the San Gabriel Valley. Picture perfect weather almost all year paired with plenty of outdoor activities like the L.A. County Fair could make for a perfect place for...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Rancho Cucamonga, CA

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on June 3, 2013

    Award-winning architecture that sits under San Gabriel Mountains makes the region of Rancho Cucamonga striking. The breathtaking view just outside locals' windows is why so many have settled in the area, calling the California community home. Whether it be to work or play, the...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Rialto, CA

    Jenna Farmer  Posted by Jenna Farmer on June 18, 2013

    Scenes from Transformers and the Hangover were filmed at the local interstate in this Southern California city, and one of the biggest firework companies in the country also calls it home. Rialto, California, located below the San Bernardino Mountains and just 60 miles away...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Richmond, CA

    Jenna Farmer  Posted by Jenna Farmer on June 7, 2013

    It was the backdrop for scenes in Forever Young and Patch Adams films, and was founded and incorporated in 1905. Located in the eastern part of the San Franscisco Bay area, the 53 square-mile California city of Richmond offers history, many different types of wildlife, sunshine...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Riverside, CA

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on April 26, 2013

    Sitting aside the Santa Ana River, the California community of Riverside rates high for beauty. Aside from its aesthetic attributes, the region boasts strong business and quality education for the professional and student alike. The balance between work and play is important to...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Roseville, CA

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on June 10, 2013

    Located in the Sacramento metropolitan area, Roseville is a fast-growing city and retail hub with pleasant weather, good schools, and relatively low crime. If you are planning or considering a move to this family-friendly city, read on for more information about the education,...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Sacramento, CA

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on May 6, 2013

    Although it may have started out as a supply town for gold miners, Sacramento is presently a constantly evolving metropolis. Victorian houses, tree-lined streets, and perfectly crafted bungalows will make your experience in Sacramento even more interesting. From the California...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Salinas, CA

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on May 30, 2013

    The birthplace of renowned author John Steinbeck and the setting of his acclaimed novel Of Mice and Men , Salinas is an agricultural city specializing in vineyards, the floral industry, and lettuce cultivation. The beautifully mild climate is ideal for farming as well as living!...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to San Diego, CA

    Jenna Farmer  Posted by Jenna Farmer on March 13, 2013

    Picturesque beaches and a glittering coastline may be the catalyst that caused you to consider moving to the Golden State, but San Diego has much more to offer its potential residents beyond surfboards and suntan lotion. If you're searching for information as you consider a long...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to San Francisco, CA

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on January 9, 2013

    Since its founding in 1776, San Francisco has served as an influence to countless authors, musicians, and artists, who have been inspired by its many sights, sounds and experiences. Today, it is one of the most exciting and vibrant cities to call home, offering anyone who wants...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to San Jose, CA

    Jenna Farmer  Posted by Jenna Farmer on March 3, 2013

    It's no doubt that San Jose carries a high end reputation with Silicon Valley's top execs seeking refuge in this picturesque city under the California sun. If you too are considering nestling down in the city that dubs itself the Capital of Silicon Valley, take a look at the...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Santa Ana, CA

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on April 24, 2013

    As the seat of Orange County California, Santa Ana is busy with the hustle and bustle of business and government. But don't let all that regional responsibility fool you. Santa Ana is full of fun activities area residents relish in all year through. With L.A. only 40 minutes away...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Santa Maria, CA

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on June 13, 2013

    Located in the Santa Barbara Valley, Santa Maria's beautiful wine country and year-round mild, sunny weather make it a pleasant place to call home. If you are planning or considering a relocation to this peaceful and laidback city, read on to find out more about its schools,...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Santa Rosa, CA

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on May 16, 2013

    There is no better place to open a fresh bottle of wine than in Santa Rosa. The wine and farm country is surrounded by rivers and redwood forests that literally take your breath away, leaving you dizzy with spirits and beauty. As the Sonoma County seat, Santa Rosa is only 55...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Simi Valley, CA

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on July 10, 2013

    Recently recognized by self-help guru Dr. Phil as a community leader in the fight against heroin addiction, Simi Valley has set the bar high. The Southeast Ventura County has a grand sense of purpose and can be counted strong in other ways, with its war against drugs as just one...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Stockton, CA

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on April 30, 2013

    As the San Joaquin county seat and 4th largest city in the California central valley, almost 300,000 residents are settled in Stockton. Though the city has seen hard financial times, filing Chapter 9 bankruptcy in 2012, it strives to survive. Seeing brighter days for the future,...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Sunnyvale, CA

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on May 30, 2013

    Sunnyvale sits smack dab in the center of Silicon Valley, the southern part of San Francisco Bay that houses the biggest technology businesses in the world. Needless to say, it thrives in so many ways, making the municipality a lucrative place to live. Aside from the booming...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Torrance, CA

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on May 22, 2013

    Less than 30 minutes from Los Angeles, Torrance touts tons of sand and surf along the Pacific Ocean, where locals love to ride the waves. The Southern California community is an ideal spot to live, with businesses, schools and activity on almost every corner. And if that isn't...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Vallejo, CA

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on June 28, 2013

    Vallejo is vibrant and alive. Between the education, business and recreation in the region, the Northern California community is committed to providing an excellent quality-of-life to all residents, young and old alike. If you have ever considered moving to Vallejo, see why the...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Victorville, CA

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on June 17, 2013

    Located in Victor Valley in southwest San Bernardino County, Victorville is a small desert city with much lower costs of living than most communities in the area. If you are planning a move to Victorville, it is a good idea to find out more about the city before relocating. Read...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Visalia, CA

    Jenna Farmer  Posted by Jenna Farmer on May 30, 2013

    Nestled in the San Joaquin Valley of California, Visalia has breathtaking views of the Sierra Nevada foothills and a vibrant agriculture industry - making the city perfect for those who enjoy nature and the great outdoors. From the Sequoia National Park to the Visalia Fox...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to West Covina, CA

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on July 11, 2013

    Declaring independence in 1923 since they wanted nothing to do with the sewage farm being built in the area, West Covina still lives by its motto, "Live, Work, Play". Residents, young and old alike, live life to the fullest within the city's 16 square miles, making the Eastern...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Burbank, CA

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on July 17, 2013

    The Media Capital of the World, Burbank boasts stardom. Only a few miles northeast of Hollywood, the region is where dreams come true. Actors become celebrities overnight after shooting pictures within the borders. But it's not just a get-famous town by any means. Burbank is...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Santa Clara, CA

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on July 18, 2013

    Imagine oranges growing in your back yard all year round. During any season, simply stretching your arm in the leaves and coming out with a healthy, juicy treat that just so happens to be a great color. If you like the thought, imagine the reality of living in such a luscious...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Berkeley, CA

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on July 18, 2013

    According to the website, Berkeley is a city with a small population and a big reputation. And they are right. Who discussing the North American education system would not mention Berkeley in the conversation? The West Coast community most popular for the University of...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Norwalk, CA

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on July 19, 2013

    What do The Postman Always Rings Twice, The Karate Kid, Speed and Grease 2 have in common? Norwalk, California. All the Hollywood hits shot in the sector reveal the region's gorgeous scenery which is a real life back drop for more than 106,000 locals. If you have ever thought...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Oceanside, CA

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on July 19, 2013

    Oceanside is located just south of the nation's b usiest military base, the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, within San Diego County. Oceanside has among the most affordable coastal housing in all of Southern California and its year-round sunshine and perfect weather make it an...

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