Hey, Boxcar. There's actually a Facebook group for us here. It's called SF Primal, but I know a lot of people consider Santa Cruz to be the greater bay area. It's about the same distance from my hometown from SF I I consider that bay area. Check it out.
[QUOTE=sakura_girl;1148083]It depends on how much you dislike Democrats and Liberals.[/QUOTE]
Truth. I've spent my whole life in CA. And in a lot of ways, I love it. But, politically, my libertarian ass can't handle it anymore. Only way I see myself staying in CA is if I can land a teaching job in the Tahoe Basin....though I will miss Disneyland...and my family too, I guess :)
Housing in Santa Cruz is extremely competitive it helps if you know some one and if you have dogs, good luck. Last time we lived in the area 93-99 (had 2 dogs) we ended up living way off the beat and track and husband had a tedious commute, 101 during commute time is a serious pain.