Are you finally ready to move out of the Rocky Mountains? Like many people, you may be looking forward to living in a nice comfy life in your first small home. Or maybe apartments with full amenities are more your style to help you live out your California dream.
Regardless, you might be in the mood for a change and you may be tired of the Colorado lifestyle. Or maybe you need to relocate to California for work. Whatever the case may be, just know that living in California is very different than living in Colorado.
To help you better get acclimated to your new home, we’ll share some important things to know about moving from Colorado to California with you today. After all, once you’ve learned this information you’ll know a lot more about your exciting new home. Now that you’ve officially decided to try California, we’re happy to share our best information below.
1. It’s hard to get around California without a car
For the most part, you will need a car to travel around California unless you happen to live in San Francisco. Even still, this is a humongous state so getting from community to community, and town to town, is very difficult since most do not have adequate public transportation.
On a side note, you might as well get used to spending time in traffic once you begin living in California. This ultimately depends on where you end up, but just know that traffic is a regular fixture in many a Californian’s daily lives. This is especially true if you plan on spending time in Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Diego, Sacramento, Irvine, Oakland, San Francisco, and many other communities.
2. Speaking Spanish in California is a huge advantage
As you most likely know already, California is considered multilingual. Spanish is spoken quite regularly in this state, so it might be a good idea to learn the language before you move here if you don’t know it already.
Why? Well, for starters, you’ll be able to communicate with a lot more people in California once you speak Spanish. And this will make it a lot easier to understand everyone and it will make your life a whole lot easier in stores, bars, restaurants, and the like. Plus, you’ll have an easier time making friends once you begin speaking Spanish. It will give you many more options as a California transplant so heed this advice and seriously consider this recommendation.
3. It’s very easy to eat healthy in California
Is your health important to you? If you answered yes, then you’ll absolutely flip and fall head over heels in love with California. It’s the easiest place on earth to maintain a healthy diet. This is especially true if you consider a healthy diet one with lots of fresh produce.
How about fresh juice or smoothies? Are they part of your healthy diet? You’ll absolutely have access to plenty of fresh juice, smoothies, and lots of places to go to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner even if you prefer to skip gluten, sugar, and meat along with other controversial ingredients.
Out of every state in the United States of America, it’s much easier to eat a healthy diet in California because the people living here are so health-conscious. It’s a huge part of living in the state and since there are so many wonderful Farmer’s Markets and easy access to fresh produce, you’ll never feel too fussy or out of place if you have special dietary requirements and needs.
As you can see, life is going to be very different when moving from Colorado to California. But it’s going to be a fun adventure nonetheless and if you pay attention to the advice shared above, you’ll have no problem getting along in your new West Coast home. Remember to enjoy the experience and open up a place in your heart for the Golden State.
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