I used to travel a lot and was looking for a place to settle down and I love it here! I love that it is close to the big cities like San Francisco and LA, but far enough for me to enjoy some nice quiet evenings with a glass of wine. The view is just amazing, it's so close to the beach, but you can still see those beautiful California hills. It feels like california with that awesome weather, but also still have that small-town feel that I love. And since it is smaller, it is one of the more affordable cities in California.
There are a ton of things to do between the wineries, beaches, and hills. The job market is great too! When I moved here, I was looking for a job and there are so many options here. My husband and I have been looking for schools as well since we are planning to start a family and the schools are just incredible! and even though there are a lot of tourists, it doesn't feel crowded or crazy at all unlike the bigger cities.