Moving to California

Written by Alyssa Howard, Moveboxer.com

California plays host to endless choices for exploration and recreation. Bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, it boasts beautiful beaches, magnificent mountains, renowned vineyards and giant redwood forests. Special adventures include visiting Disneyland and Hollywood, camping in the Muir Woods and shopping on Rodeo Drive. California allows its inhabitants to get to the heart of American culture and recreation.

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California Compared to USA Averages
USA California
Population: 311,591,917 36,132,147
Home Ownership Rate: 66.6% 57.4%
High School Graduates: 85.0% 80.70%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 27.9% 30.1%
Persons Per Household: 2.59 2.89
Persons Per Square Mile: 87.4 239.1
Average Commute (min.): 25.2 26.5
Average Home Price: $188,400 $458,500
Median Household Income: $51,914 $43,104
Persons Below Poverty Level: 13.8% 13.7%
Features of Car Insurance Requirements*: 15/30/5

* Car Insurance Requirements: The first number is bodily injury liability limit per person, the second is bodily injury liability per accident, and the third is total coverage for property damage.

Source: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/30000.html

Key Facts About California Key Facts About California
State Capital: Sacramento
Top 5 Cities:
Major Newspapers: Los Angeles Times
San Francisco Chronicle
Sacramento Bee
Orange County Register
San Jose Mercury News
Major Sports Teams: MLB: Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Oakland A's
NFL: San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders
NBA: Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings
NHL: Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks

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