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20 Undeniable Reasons Why Everyone Should Love Northern California

We occupy the spot on the map that John Steinbeck called home and where Steve Jobs gave birth to Apple. Northern Californians boast of their Mediterranean climate and the ability to ski the slopes of the Sierra Mountains and surf the Pacific Ocean all in the same day, but there are more reasons to love the northern half of the Golden State than you might think.

Of course, you can still choose to like one of those other much smaller, less shaky and less weather-friendly states, but there are millions of people in Northern California who would disagree. Why do YOU love Northern California?

Joanne Kraft
Joanne is a fourth-generation Northern Californian. She knows good sour dough bread when she tastes it and understands the best parts of the Golden State are nowhere near Los Angeles.