In some ways, it’s a blessing to live in California.
In other ways, it’s a curse.
The air is nice (usually), the ocean’s close, they film movies and TV shows all around you, there’s no shortage of things to do, and the rest of the country is jealous of you. (They might say they’re not, but they really are.)
On the flip side, real estate here is horrendously overpriced.
If there were anything worth doing in Boise, Idaho, you could buy a sweet 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 3 car garage, 2400sq ft home for $219k.
Something like that in LA or OC might START at $600k.