Making the move to California has many choices to consider including what part of the state will you be moving too. California is located on the Pacific Coast is bordered by Oregon, Nevada and Arizona. It is home to over 33 million people.
The Capital is located in Sacramento. There website is a great resource for information and links for virtually every aspect of the state, including business and agriculture, education, etc.; in addition to Southern California real estate. There are 478 cities in California in 58 counties in the state.
The Governor of California was movie actor and former bodybuilder, Arnold Schwarzenegger. He was elected on October 7th, 2003 to be Governor of California.
- Area, 158,693 sq mi (411,015 sq km).
- Population of the State is over 33,871,648, a 13.8% increase since the 1990 census.
- Largest city, Los Angeles
- 5th Largest City is Long Beach
- Nickname, Golden State.
- Motto, Eureka…..”I Have Found It”.
- State bird, California valley quail.
- State flower, golden poppy.
- State tree, California redwood
Why Move to California? The Weather
California climate varies. Most of the state enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with cool, rainy winters and dry summers. The best snowing skiing is found in the Sierra Mountains, Lake Tahoe and in the Southern California mountains.
California’s farms are highly productive as a result of good soil, a long growing season, and the use of modern agricultural methods. Irrigation is critical, especially in the San Joaquin Valley and Imperial Valley. The gathering and packing of crops is done largely by seasonal migrant labors. Fishing is another important industry. The gross state product is about $1.62 trillion, the largest in the country.
California continues to be a major U.S. center for motion-picture, television film, and related entertainment industries, especially in Hollywood and Burbank. Tourism also is an important source of income. Disneyland, Sea World, Knott’s Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain and other theme parks draw millions of visitors each year, as do San Francisco with its numerous attractions.
There are hundreds of airports in the state. The most popular include: Long Beach Airport, Ontario Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne International Airport, Fresno International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, Palm Springs International Airport, Sacramento International Airport, San Diego International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, San Jose International Airport and the San Bernardino International Airport.
California Home Values
Discover an estimated value of your home or condo in any city in Southern California through our estimated home values property estimator with local comparable sales. To get a true current market value of your property in today’s real estate market place, contact a California Realtor®.
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