16 Reasons Not To Live In California

1. California’s entire coastal line is within the “Ring of Fire” seismic zone close to the Pacific Ocean.

This is why the state is prone to seismic activities and other vibrations of the earth’s crust at any given time. The well-known San Andreas Fault has been recounted as a “time bomb” that at any moment may cause a disastrous earthquake that would cause region-wide devastation. The fault’s notoriety is based on the catastrophic earthquake in San Francisco in 1906. Recently, a US Geological Survey research showed new proof that a major earthquake is long overdue along the San Andres 100-mile fault line.

2. California has the highest income tax rates in the country.

Imagine this! The tax savings you will get if you live in Texas instead of California is enough to help you buy a car.

3. California has been categorized as the worst state for business in the US for 12 consecutive years.

In last year’s list of the Best and Worst States for Business survey of CEOs conducted by the Chief Executive magazine every year, Californian again rated last and has been so for the past 12 years. All 50 states in the US were rated based on taxation and regulation, where the state earned the 50th place; on living environment, where it ranked 26th; and on workforce quality, where it ranked 35th.  California had the distinction of being the worst performer in all three categories in the Western region.

4. Major cities of California are distressed with heavy traffic.

It is getting worse and worse in fact. The USA Today reported that Los Angeles holds the title for having the worst traffic globally, followed closely by San Francisco.

5. Poverty is worsening and spreading.

Despite the wealth build-up in Silicon Valley, poverty is not being addressed. In fact, the homeless went on and started large tent cities all over California and the L.A. City Council requested California Governor Jerry Brown to call for a statewide emergency over the problems brought about by homelessness.

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