Living in California

Ava talks about the three best things about living in her home state of California, USA.

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The best thing about living in California... there's probably, I'd say, three things that are really good about living in California.

Number one, the weather is really good here for the most part. It's sunny, it's mild. (It) depends, Southern California's a lot hotter, Northern California's a little bit colder, but for the most part it's mild. There's not a lot of tornadoes, or big storms, or anything like that. It's (a) very mellow climate, there isn't really a lot of snow. So, like I said, mild.

And then, the second thing is probably, the, I'm not sure what you call it, I'll say the region-ing. The regions of California. Because California's a very long state, so some areas, like, places like Tahoe and near Mount Shasta, those are very mountainous. And then if you drive somewhere else in California, then there's deserts, and then you drive somewhere else, there's lakes, and you drive a little further down and there's beaches. So it's very diverse, with the regions within California. There's lots of places you can go. So, it's not all the same climate everywhere. So though the weather pretty much everywhere is good, there's little pockets of different types of climates and environments. So if you want to get a change of scenery, you don't have to go very far. So that's cool, because a lot of states and places, the whole, the climate of the whole area is all pretty much the same. So if you want to go to the beach you have to go really far, and if you want to go skiing in the mountains, you have to go really far. But in California if you drive a few hours in any direction the scenery changes, so I find that very interesting.

And then the third thing, that's very good about living in California, is in the United States, there are two areas that are more productive with business and industry, the East Coast, and the West Coast. California's on the West Coast, and it's a whole hub of productivity, and business, and new companies, and technology. So there's lots of jobs here. A lot of people end up moving out to California, or to the East Coast because that's where most of the jobs are, so the fact that I already live here is very convenient because whenever I need to look for any sort of job, I'm already close to the location, I don't have to move. So that's really convenient. And there's lots of opportunities here so I really appreciate that.