Foothill Farms is an expensive city not too far from the state capital. I was living in Foothill Farms for a few years but eventually left due to how pricey the real estate can be. If you're looking for a job in technology or state government, you'll probably be able to find something good, though.
What I did like about the city is that there was a lot to do. It has a lot of places to go shopping, restaurants and cafes to try out, and more parks than you can shake a stick at. The summers stay pretty mild and it was always fun to take my dog out to the park.
It's hard to choose the best area in Foothill Farms because I really enjoyed the whole city while I was there. One of my favorite weekend activities was to go to the movies, and there are certainly a lot of cinemas to choose from.