When you tire of tacos, check out the pizza in the capital city. You can get thin crust or deep dish, red sauce or green. If you think of pizza as the Number One Food Group, make sure you check out Zelda’s Pizza, it will rock your world.
House prices and rents vary tremendously, but you can find many great homes at reasonable prices, especially if you hail from the Northeast. That means you might be able to upsize, which comes in handy, considering how important dinner parties are to the cultural scene. Another important reason why dinner parties rule: incredible fresh fruits and vegetables that will reawaken your belief in flavor.
Both cities are taco-crazy, with hundreds of places to get your taco on. We’re talking taco joints, taco trucks, taco stands, and homemade tacos everywhere you look. Mexican and Southwest cuisine is ascendant, which is great to know if you are on a budget. There are few eats that provide more flavor per dollar, and you can get away for well under $10 a person.
OK, we know Seattle is the coffee capital of the world, but few places come as close as LA and Sacramento. The LA hipster culture is vibrant — it wants great coffee and lots of it. If that sounds good to you, consider relocating to the places like Echo Park and Silver Lake. By the way, Sacramento roasters Old Soul and Temple produce four out of the country’s Top 30 coffees, as rated by Coffee Review.
LA and Sacramento have more than their fair shares of sunny, dry days with perfect temperatures. If you’re moving from a northern location, you may want to jettison your sweaters and parkas before relocating.
The lifestyle is relaxed, and folks don’t go nuts when meetings start late. Casual clothing is the norm, so don’t bother packing a dozen suits that you’ll never wear. If you have lived in New York, the city than never sleeps, know that LA bars close by 2 AM, we guess because the residents don’t want to miss the beautiful sunrises.