I live in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Monterey Bay, California. It’s located about an hour and a half south of San Francisco, depending on where on the bay you are going.
Buying a house is not a cheap endeavor and in fact most can’t afford to ever buy a house here. The median price of a home here for a 2 bedroom 2 bath home with very little yard is about $500,000 to $700,000.
Total CRAZYNESS right? There are so many other places in the world that you can buy a home for $150-200,000 and have over an acre of land, and have much more square footage than you would here.
Well I agree, it’s stupid and crazy. However, the below pictures are why we live here.
The below pictures and video were taken at Capitola Beach (Capitola Village) on September 18th, 2014 at high tide, in the evening. Yes, it’s foggy, but it usually is during the evening in the summer. Our best weather is usually in the spring and fall.
We also live in a micro climate that keeps our temperature between 50-85 year round during the day. We don’t have to uncover our cars in the morning to go to work during the winter, we don’t have to deal with 100+ degree heat during the summer, and we get to do this in the evenings. Go down to the beach after all the crowds have left, relax and feel the sand between our toes. I pull so much inspiration for my writing at the beach.
It may not be for everyone and it may cost a fortune to live here, but this is paradise!