It doesn’t matter where you live in California or what your political philosophy. You have probably said privately something like this or a variation of this:
I hate the idea of leaving California. My family has lived here for three generations. My parents left me this ranch, and I know every inch, every tree, every valley, every trail. We’ve seen good times and bad times, floods and draughts, and we lost our share of cattle during the winter of ’62. My son is buried on the back 40 overlooking the valley. In all these years, we always pulled together as a family and got through it all. But California is no longer the California I’ve known. It’s different now. I hardly recognize it. This state is headed on a trajectory that goes from bad to worse, and there’s no turning back anymore. If we don’t sell and get out soon, I’m not sure we’ll be able to a few years from now. It’s a damn shame.
It is a shame. The most beautiful state in the union with such grand opportunities is no longer. It has been destroyed, not by global warming, not by any lack of resources, but by politicians and people.
Is there any place you can go that is beautiful and reminds you of what California used to be? What if you could find a place that has all these criteria:
1. A mild climate year round?, 2. Not too much rain, but no droughts either?, 3. No temperature extremes in winter and summer?, 4. Low crime issues?, 5. No traffic congestion?, 6. Privacy and Confidentiality?, 7. No hurricanes, typhoons, tornadoes, snow storms like New York, fires like California, flooding, mudslides, sink holes like Florida, and virtually no threat of tsunamis?, 8. Real estate at a fraction of California prices?, 9. Where property taxes are a fraction of California’s?, 10. Where there is no state income tax?, 11.Where the pristine mountains and bays to the ocean are stunning?, 12. Where outdoor recreation is some of the best in the world?, 13. Where you have access to a private local airport for your jet to anywhere?, 14. Where wildlife and fish and sea life are abundant?, 15. Where maintaining security on your property is easy by comparison,? 16. Where the local population could care less about the rich and famous, and 17. Safely beyond the reach of millions in metropolitan areas (in times of natural disaster or apocalyptic times)?
If this kind of checklist is appealing, read on my friend. You might like what you discover in this book. The San Juan Islands and the Olympic Peninsula in Washington are arguably the best kept secret.
Last Updated on August 14, 2020 by Chuck Marunde
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