I've lived in Eureka over five years, and it has definitely had it's ups and downs. Eureka is the largest coastal city between San Francisco, and Portland. I knew I wanted to live in a city on the coast, and Eureka did not disappoint in that aspect. One of the best areas in Eureka is the downtown area. It has one of my favorite attractions which is the Sequoia Park Zoo.
One major issue I've had with the city is the crime rate. While the crimes are not too serious, there are far too many break ins, robberies, and theft for my liking. I have not been victim yet, but I know numerous friends who have been. Keep your belongings close, and lock up anything around your house, do not leave it out.
Despite that, I still find that I enjoy living in Eureka. When family comes to visit, there are a lot of attractions to visit. Like the numerous museums, and in the summer time the weather isn't too bad, and we can head down for a beautiful walk along the coast.