This is a great place to live. I prefer it over Southern California. We've got great rivers, lakes, mountains & parks. My commute is 12 minutes. We bought our house for 155 seven years ago. The same house & yard in Long Beach, where I'm from, would go for 850. My wife can stay home with the kids.
Despite the Southern California reputation for bombshells, the girls here are way prettier. It's not even close.