California's allure isn't fading anytime soon. Well, it's not for me. At least I love going back and visiting family, especially during the cold winter months in Idaho. It is on a steady rise. In 2022 alone, California welcomed over 475,000 Americans nationwide with open arms. But what is it about California that makes it such a crowd-puller? Let's dive into the pros and cons of moving to this state.  We will also look at the top 10 states where people move from, according to 24/

What are the PROS of moving to California?

Starting with the pros, California's unparalleled state and national parks are a nature lover's paradise. The state offers abundant natural beauty, from the towering redwoods to the stunning coastline. The sunny weather is another major plus. Who wouldn't love constant sunshine year-round and mild winters?

California's vibrant economy provides ample job opportunities and high salaries, particularly in the tech and entertainment industries. The state is also a cultural melting pot, offering a diverse lifestyle. Not to mention, California's agricultural bounty means access to fresh food year-round.

What are the CONS of moving to California?

However, every coin has two sides, and so does living in California. One of the major cons is the high cost of living, especially in cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles. Housing prices can be exorbitant, and even day-to-day expenses can add up quickly. Traffic congestion in major cities is another downside. Additionally, the state is prone to natural disasters like earthquakes and wildfires, which can concern new residents. I'm sure you can think of your cons as well.

Despite these challenges, many find the pros outweigh the cons. The appeal of California's sunny skies, diverse culture, thriving economy, and natural beauty continues to draw people in. The dream of California living is alive and well, as evidenced by the hundreds of thousands flocking to its shores yearly.

Top 10 States Sending The Most People To California

According to 24/7 Wall St., these are the top 10 states that had the most people move to California.

Gallery Credit: Kyle Matthews

The 10 Most Stolen Vehicles in California

According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau's most recent "Hot Wheels" auto theft report, these were the 10 vehicles that thieves helped themselves to the most in California. The most recent data available reflects cars stolen in 2022. We expected the numbers from 2023 to be released sometime this fall.

Gallery Credit: Michelle Heart

9 Big Brands That Are Closing California Stores in 2024

From stores to restaurants, these brands are closing the door at some of their California locations in 2024.

Gallery Credit: Michelle Heart

More From 104.3 Wow Country