So for as long as I can remeber I've wanted to live in CA and the time has now come since I recently graduated college and now have the chance to go. I've visited there multiple times from San Fran to Laguna and I like most places I've been. My question to you guys is how do you afford it? All I ever hear is how expensive it is to live there so do you guys have high paying jobs or are there more affordable places to live without ending up in the ghetto? Also, I kinda like the idea of living away from the big cities somewhat to avoid all the traffic and everything, any info you guys could gives would help. And I hear Santa Cruz area is nice and it's further north away from LA which would be nice I would think. And is it a lot cheaper to live further inland and then just travel to the shore? Thanks in advance, hope you guys can help me out.