“I’ll probably only stay for a year.”
A year is not enough time to really get to know Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, or San Francisco. And if you’re not living in any of the major California cities, that’s barely enough time to visit all of them. Plus there’s Yosemite to visit, the Redwoods to explore, ski mountains from Big Bear to Mammoth, Lake Tahoe, Joshua Tree for climbing and lots of fascinating small towns. You’re not leaving right away.