I live in a small town in northern California and I want to move closer to the beach. However, the cost of living there is too high. How does one go about moving from a smaller city with lower prices to a larger city with higher prices? What are some good cities near the beach that have less crime and better schools for my kids? – Kim
Editor: A Google search will provide you with all sorts of rankings lists, but you’re going to hear only from people who’ve been successful at making these moves. The key is knowing what “good” means to you personally—and working within your budget constraints.