11 Things Longtime Southern Californians Wish They Could Tell Newcomers

If you’ve lived in Southern California for a long time, you know exactly just how wonderful it is to live in this little slice of paradise. However, living here also gives you some special insight to a few of the not-so-wonderful sides of SoCal. Take a look at these 11 things about Southern California that only us longtime residents know. From the good to the bad to the absolutely wonderful — here are a few facts that any newcomer to SoCal might want to know.

If you’ve lived here long enough, I bet you most likely agree with everything on this list. Are there any other items you’d add to the list to share with newcomers to Southern California? Please share in the comments — we’d love to see what you have to say.