California relocation resources
Check out our California moving guide and "Find Yourself Here". No matter if your moving to Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose you will find state information, moving companies, Realtors, taxes, school information, motor vehicle, employment and drivers license information to get your license changed.
California is home to some of America's greatest Parks including, Disneyland and Yosemite. Usually people don't think of those two as being related, but Disney has funny animals and tall castles and so does Yosemite, El Capitan. Even though El Capitan isn't really a castle if you visit the lodge at Yosemite and dine in the Ahwahnee Dining Room you will feel like royalty. Cinderella had her glass slippers, but we recommend hiking boots if you visit Yosemite or Sequoia or Kings Canyon Park. If you want to really see the power of nature, visit one of those parks and appreciate the size, beauty, and diversity of mother nature. Visit immense mountains, rugged foothills, deep canyons, vast caverns and then when you are done, drive down the coastal highway, 101 and see some of the scenery. Take Interstate 5 down into San Diego and visit the Zoo, one of the best in the world. Enjoy.
Moving advice and tips:
Visit the State of California website and learn what you need to know about your new home. California provides extensive resources to her residents including social services, medical care, education, employment training, environmental protection and more.
Well, since you gotta change your address at some point, you might as well do it online at the USPS website. That way you don't have to say, "It must have gotten lost in the mail".
Moving means entrusting your valuables to a moving company, find a reputable, bonded carrier by visiting Vanlines.com. They have a convenient list of moving companies in California allowing you to get a free quote and make sure they are reliable.
Everybody drives in California, remember the song, "Walking in LA". The state of California Department of Safety has made learning the requirements and changing your license easy.
Here is a resource where you can view all the cities of California real estate online making it easy to make an informed decision.
Measure schools in California and be an informed parent. Great Schools.net helps you see what you need to choose a good school for your kids. See what other parents have to say in the parent reviews.
California Home Price Appreciation (Average Annual Rate)
California Vs. National Average
1 Year California 14.3% National Average 8.6%
3 Years California 11.9% National Average 7.4%
5 Years California 9.2% National Average 6.1%
10 Years California 3.3% National Average 4.3%
10 Largest Cities in California:
1. Los Angeles 3,694,820
2. San Diego 1,223,400
3. San Jose 894,943
4. San Francisco 776,733
5. Long Beach 461,522
6. Fresno 427,652
7. Sacramento 407,018
8. Oakland 399,484
9. Santa Ana 337,977
10. Anaheim 328,014