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11 Weird Side Effects Everyone Experiences From Growing Up In Northern California

Ah…memories of growing up in Northern California. Those long summer days playing outside until our names were called when the streetlights came on. Jumping in lakes, rivers, and pools to beat the heat. Watching the sun set over the Pacific. Growing up in Northern California is a treat but there are some rather, well, interesting side effects to the experience, including…

We were certainly lucky growing up in Northern California but, if you’ve just moved here or are thinking about it, here are 11 Things You Quickly Learn When You Move To Northern California.

Jill S.
Jill is a freelance writer from a small Northern California town and lives in the Sierra Nevada mountains. If you have an idea for an Only In Northern California story, email her at