Could You Live on the West Coast?

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By: Ashley Linkletter

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The West Coast boasts sunny beaches, rainforests and awe-inspiring mountain ranges as well as a solid reputation for easygoing vibes and a focus on healthy living. When inhabitants of California and the Pacific Northwest tell you, "no worries!" — which they definitely will — they actually mean it (after all, it's difficult to worry all the time when you can attend free outdoor yoga sessions by the beach at a moment's notice). Being outdoors as often as possible is a must if you want to thrive on the West Coast — exercising in a natural setting is definitely preferable to setting foot in a gym or in your living room. If you consider yourself a foodie, you'll be right at home in any small town or large city on the Pacific coast; your options for dining out range from authentic Asian cuisine to hyper-local, farm-to-table pop-up restaurants.

Keep in mind, you'll have to forego distinct seasonal changes (the temperature doesn't fluctuate as much as it does on the East Coast), and you may have to start your own successful tech company to afford rent. Not to mention, if you're headed to the Pacific Northwest, you'll have to get used to all rain — at least nine months of the year are wet and gray.

You'll have to answer some questions before we can tell you for sure, but if this sounds heavenly, we'd like to welcome you to your new life as a resident of the West Coast.

Coffee culture is huge on the West Coast. Where do you like to get your caffeine fix?

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Out of the following weather options, which one would you be most comfortable with nine months out of the year?

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It's a rainy afternoon and you've settled in to watch a movie. Which of the following will you be watching?

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How would you describe your sense of style?

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It's time to get some exercise! Are you heading to the gym or to the great outdoors?

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Your car breaks down and you need to find an alternate mode of transportation to get to work. How are you getting to work?

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The West Coast is well-known for its global cuisine. What kind of food excites you the most?

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How do you feel about vegetarian and vegan food?

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The West Coast music scene has always been ahead of the crowd. Which genre of music do you listen to the most?

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Congratulations! You've just launched your very own tech startup company. What does your company do?

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You have the opportunity to go camping at a National Park of your choice. Where are you going?

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When it's hot outside, where do you go for a swim?

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You've decided to visit the West Coast before making the decision to live there. What was your impression the first day you went exploring?

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One drawback associated with living in bigger cities on the West Coast is the cost of rent. How much would you be willing to pay for living accomodations per month?

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If you had to choose one pair of shoes to wear every single day, which ones would they be?

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It's time for dessert — West Coast-style! What will you be having?

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The West Coast offers lots of options for buying groceries. Where do you like to go grocery shopping?

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It can be tough to find an apartment in some parts of the West Coast. What are your thoughts on living with roommates?

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There's nothing better than a white Christmas — unless you live on the West Coast. What are your thoughts on a snow-free holiday season?

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Now that you're on the West Coast, you'll need to find new employment. Which job will you be applying to?

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People who live on the West Coast are soccer-obsessed! Which women's soccer team are you rooting for?

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If you could visit any of the following museums, which one would you like to see the most?

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In your opinion, where is the best place to see live music?

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The West Coast is a popular shooting location for TV shows and movies — which TV show are you a big fan of?

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How would your closest friends describe your personality?

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What is your exercise routine before you head to work in the morning?

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Some of the best colleges in the United States are located on the West Coast. Where did you, or would you, go to school?

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You're spending a relaxing day at the beach. What kinds of activities are you interested in?

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Are you able to leave your work at the office or do you feel tied to your work phone at all times?

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The West Coast is at least an hour behind the rest of the country. How do you feel about TV spoilers?

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