I've lived here now for 15 years. It is not SF, L.A., or SD. Life here is relaxing. The mountain vistas are all around to enjoy with just enough yayaness. Yes, there many semi retired and retirees here; however, there are plenty of 25-45 somethings here as well. The schools in N. LQ are in hot demand. Many families come here from the coast to live in order to escape the traffic there as well as be able to put their kids into quality schools. Each neighborhood has its own feel. There are both gated and non-gated communities as well. Take your pick along with price range to buy or rent. There are plenty of restaurants that are not fast food serving up live entertainment. From French, to Mexican, to Thai, LQ has it. If you're after nightlife, head to PS. It's 20 minutes up the freeway. The winter and spring activities are non stop. In the summer when everyone at the coast thinks we are boiling (at times we do boil here), it's the night activities we like. Rents are still reasonable, and buying house can be achieved. Enjoy!