Welcome to California!

The State of California is rich in history, natural beauty, high-tech influence and agricultural excellence. Located along the Pacific coast, this extensive area was once a part of the Spanish and Mexican Empires. Earning statehood in 1850, it is now the most populous state in the U.S.

During the gold rush days of the mid-1800s, California enticed wagonloads of adventurers to head west to seek their fortune and hopefully strike it rich, and some mining continues today. The state is now an agricultural wonderland, supplying the country with a large percentage of vegetables and fruits, as well as livestock, dairy and nuts. The wine country is centered around the northern Bay area, famous for its grapes and local wines, notably Cabernet and Zinfandel, wine tours, fine cuisine and gorgeous scenery.

As the state’s largest city, Los Angeles is the entertainment capital with its Hollywood movie industry, producers, actors and recreational destinations. To its south along the Mexican border, San Diego is a year-round playground with beautiful weather, the world-famous San Diego Zoo and prominent U.S. Naval Fleet Operations. Further north, San Francisco is well known for its Bay Area, Golden Gate Bridge, hilly streets, cable cars and Alcatraz Island, while the neighboring San Jose has become a global technology center known for its innovation and prosperity.

Hot-spot destinations in California are the Yosemite National Park with its breath-taking landscape and waterfalls, the family-friendly Disneyland Park with amusement for all ages, and the age-old redwoods in the national and state parks. Families find the weather and natural settings in California charming, and since it is such an expansive state with 840 miles of coastline, there is an appeal for everyone. From urban to rural and beaches to mountains, families can find the business opportunities and housing options that are right for their chosen lifestyle.

With unlimited possibilities for personal and professional growth and contentment, you’ll find advantages worth exploring. If you are considering a move to California, you have many regions to choose from and many careers to pursue. Housing is available in countless styles and locales.

At HOMEiA, we’ve reviewed local real estate agents to help you find an agent who knows the regions, residential housing, commercial properties, market values and trends. If California is at the top of your list, check out HOMEiA’s list of preferred agents who have the credentials, reviews and customer focus to make your transaction a smooth one.