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by marie88 marie88 (New Member) New Member

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Can somebody tell me the difference between northern and southern Cali? How much is the rate for nurse, the cost of living? Do you think where is the best place for a family of 5?

What can you say about Riverside area? Thanks alot.;)

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Okay, don't anybody jump on me, but many moons ago Riverside was not the best area of CA to live in.

Cost of living in CA is high, but the salaries are high because of that compared to other states. Starting pay is in the 30's per hour.

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Northern Cali is gorgeous ... and has the price tag to boot. SoCal is mostly sprawling suburbs for the most part and is much cheaper in comparison but still expensive.

There are, actually, some really nice areas of Riverside but, as always, it depends on which area you live and where you work. The 91 freeway is pretty bad ... we intentionally avoided Riverside for that reason. It's also pretty smoggy during the summer but that's true of other surrounding areas also.

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Neveranurseagain has 26 years experience as a RN.

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How about Central CA?? Look up http://www.bearvalleysprings.com or Tehachapi, CA--they are between Bakersfield and Lancaster (about 45 min drive)--nice rural are that has several hospitals--then in 2 yrs when new hospital opens here you can live where you work. Housing is affordable in Bear Valley/Stallion Springs/Tehachapi. Has deer, elk bobcats. etc in a laidback kid friendly area

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I live in the San Jose area, but was in SoCal for almost 15 years as well. The areas are very different, like comparing NC to the Florida Panhandle or NYC (about the same distance from NC.) That being said, California is California. I would suggest a visit (or two or three) before planning a move to check out different areas. There is such a HUGE diversity of geography, people, and culture, you really need to be clear on what you are looking for. Good luck!

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There is also Sacramento to Red Bluff to Redding to Alturas to Mt. Shasta . . . ..

It is hotter up here - nice winters. Close to mountains with snow skiing and lakes and camping.

Our wages are lower - starting nurses way up here in the mountains don't make $30 :uhoh3: But the cost of living is a bit lower than SF or So. Cal.

steph

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I'm from the Monterey Bay Area and it's just gorgeous around here. We're within driving distance to San Jose which is nice if you want more to do. What Monterey has that the big city of San Jose doesn't have is the scenery. Don't get me wrong, San Jose does have some views, but for the most part Monterey is just breathtaking and you are surrounded by hills and of course the view of the ocean. Both areas are very expensive to live in, but in my opinion I wouldn't leave the area for much cheaper places like Fresno, Bakersfield, or Modesto. Although those areas are nice places to visit.

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I'm from the Monterey Bay Area and it's just gorgeous around here. We're within driving distance to San Jose which is nice if you want more to do. What Monterey has that the big city of San Jose doesn't have is the scenery. Don't get me wrong, San Jose does have some views, but for the most part Monterey is just breathtaking and you are surrounded by hills and of course the view of the ocean. Both areas are very expensive to live in, but in my opinion I wouldn't leave the area for much cheaper places like Fresno, Bakersfield, or Modesto. Although those areas are nice places to visit.

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Okay, don't anybody jump on me, but many moons ago Riverside was not the best area of CA to live in.

Cost of living in CA is high, but the salaries are high because of that compared to other states. Starting pay is in the 30's per hour.

Booo! Hisss! Hisss! :crash_com

NORTHERN California is the best place to live.

Unless you have your heart set on San Francisco Bay (in Southern California...) :chair:

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What about the salary and cost of living in North/south Cali?

Why is it best to live in northern Cali?

I heard there are lots of fun living in Cali, there are mountains, lakes,and beaches. Which is good to unwind after work. Which hospital is the best to work?

Thanks to everyone...

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