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California is the USA’s most populous state. It is the third largest state in size, behind Alaska and Texas, and runs almost 800 miles from north to south. It is not surprising that it offers a varied landscape and a diverse topography. California's Pacific coastline is 840 miles long. 

From the coastal town of Eureka on California's Redwood Coast to sunny San Diego with its wide and sandy beaches, the Golden State covers a wide range of topography. While the Southern Californian beaches are generally wide open and laid back, the Northern California coast is wild and dramatic. North of Big Sur, the waters are colder, the cliffs steeper, and the natural wonders perhaps even more spectacular. 

The Central Coast features many beach resorts and oceanfront areas including Big Sur, Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara and Monterey. California has what you are looking for when it comes to lake, river, and ocean view homes for year round living, or the special vacation retreat. There are myriad water view homes and waterfront homes in California -- something for everyone!

California is home to more than 420 recreational lakes and 7,734 square miles of California are covered by water. The three biggest rivers are the Sacramento River, the San Joaquin River, and the Colorado River. The Sacramento delta with its many water channels is a playground for boating and fishing. Lake Tahoe, Clear Lake, Salton Sea, Owens Lake, and Searles Lake are the more important sweet water bodies in California. The San Francisco Bay is the largest natural harbor and estuary on the West Coast.  

But with an average width of 150 to 200 miles, no Californians are far away from the Pacific. You might have to cross a desert or a mountain range but, in general, you are never more than three hours from the ocean. 

As of January 2010, the total state population was 37,253,956 - approximately 12 percent of the United States total population. The population in California's five largest cities. as of July 2009, are as follows: 

  • Los Angeles: 3,831,868 
  • San Diego: 1,306,300   
  • San Jose: 964,695     
  • San Francisco: 815,350       
  • Sacramento: 466,676 

Besides spectacular growth and formidable earthquakes, people still want to live in California. Here are three good reasons to live in California: 

1. Weather: California has mild weather – very little humidity and not too cold nor too hot in many areas. 

2. Educational opportunities: California is known as being home to some of the best colleges and universities in the world. Aside from the University of California, the California State College and University system, CalTech, USC, and Stanford University, there are many other world class colleges. universities and community colleges in California. 

3. Beaches: California has wonderful beaches -- many are sandy, long and wide – from the Mexican border to Oregon.

"Middle Fork Ranch" Spectacular Smith River front retreat!

Gasquet, Del Norte County, California

SMITH RIVER FRONT "WILDERNESS RETREAT FOR SALE, THE MIDDLE FORK RANCH! Endless opportunities! Encompassing 14.62 acres, MFR offers 3 river front guest cabins, "The Ravens Nest", "The Yurt" & Rustic Retreat" plus main living quarters, organic gardens, greenhouse, chicken coop, barn etc and a "step back in time" atmosphere. Aerial & interior video by "Humbots" includes exterior/interior views of all the cabins & main house. Dedicated website:http://middleforkranch.net/

Donna Zorn Zorn , Ming Tree Real Estate

15.00 ACRES
2250 SQ FT
Lincoln Log Home with Lake Views

Bass Lake, Madera County, California

Fabulous opportunity to own a custom, original Lincoln Log Cabin in Bass Lake Estates. Live and play where the classic Bass Lake movie, "The Great Outdoors" starring John Candy was filmed! Recreate the famous waterski scene on your own; or perhaps not....There is a formal living room plus family room, utility room, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths in 2525 sq ft PLUS 325 sq ft finished hobby/game room and large storage area in basement next to the attached garage, for a total area of 2850 sq ft. Fashioned from fire resistant Eastern White Pine logs with Eastern White Cedar decking, this lovely home with just one owner features lake views, post & beam ceilings, 3 decks with awesome views, all dual pane windows, two concrete parking areas, and an extra large finished garage with space for 'two cars plus' and insulated rollup door . The gourmet kitchen is open to the family room and separate dining area, and includes custom pine cabinets and Kitchenaid appliances, plus "Dakota Mahogany" granite counters in kitchen and bathrooms. This home is perfect for year-round living or a vacation getaway, and may be purchased furnished with very few exceptions. Call today!

Beth Carver , Bass Lake Realty

0.15 ACRES
2525 SQ FT

Discovery Bay, Contra Costa County, California

Virtual tour can be viewed at: 5070CabrilloPoint.com. Move right into this stunning spacious single story waterfront home with gorgeous views AND side yard access (with separate drive way). Sought after location close to fast water. Oversized U-dock and vinyl deck with glass railing. Bright, open floor plan with great room concept, features 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. One bedroom has private entrance and its own half bath. Beautiful kitchen features granite slab counters, stainless steel appliances (including double oven), breakfast bar and a breakfast nook. Gorgeous newer vinyl plank flooring. Custom touches throughout include crown molding and shutters. Newer heating and air conditioning (approx. 3 years old). Security cameras with alarm system, outdoor speakers. Garage wired for electric car or RV. Perfect for entertaining. Plenty of room for all of your toys. Truly too much to list!

Kelly Wall , Realty Investment Solutions, Inc.

0.17 ACRES
1750 SQ FT
Waterfront Retreat

Isleton, Sacramento County, California

Live, work and play in this one of a kind property. Escape to peace and quiet in the heart of the Delta on Geogiana Slough. Remodeled home has beautiful upgrades and amenities with a craftsman style. Features abundant wraparound decking for outdoor living, entertaining and enjoying the river views and spectacular sunsets. Private dock and boat lift plus a detached garage and RV area with full hookups. Close to local wineries and unique dining. Year round vacation home, sleeps five. Endless possibilities!

Diane Pennisi , Coldwell Banker

0.47 ACRES
1250 SQ FT
Phenomenal Panoramic Ocean Views

Fort Bragg, Mendocino County, California

This bluff-top, oceanfront property has become a popular vacation rental in recent months. Spectacular ocean views and whale watching opportunities abound in this three-bedroom home with an open living area that is ideal for entertaining and enjoying coastal life. There is a path leading to the beach for neighborhood occupants. Enjoy the ocean views from the hot tub on the deck. There's room for a pool table off the open living area and a three-car attached garage currently has one stall dedicated to ping pong table. A loft upstairs has french doors that open to let in the fresh ocean air and provides extra living space. A short drive to Fort Bragg and Mendocino, this home would make a perfect place to live year-round or continue its use as a vacation rental.

Stephanie Berry , CENTURY 21 Fort Bragg Realty

1.04 ACRES
2848 SQ FT
Oceanfront Jem!

Albion, Mendocino County, California

An immaculate and well-crafted oceanfront home with enormous ocean and bay views. Single story 2,800+/- sq.ft. 3 bedroom, 2 bath home tucked away in a small gated community less than 15 minutes to the Mendocino Village and only 5 minutes to fine restaurants. Extensive redwood decking spans the ocean side to enjoy the outdoors while whale watching and enjoying the pulsing sounds of the crashing sea. Spacious great room and master suite with expansive views and stone fireplaces. Well equipped kitchen for gatherings and so much more!

Kira Meade , Mendo Sotheby's International Realty

1.30 ACRES
2800 SQ FT
Beautiful River Front Estate

Anderson, Shasta County, California

One of a kind Sacramento Riverfront Estate! 3620 sq ft custom gated home in very private secluded setting. Home features 3 bed, 3 full baths + an office, beautiful pebble tec pool & hot tub surrounded by lush landscaping. Quality built home with 2x6 construction and owned solar! 3 car attached gar. + 3 car detached gar. Property sits on 2 acres adjoining a wildlife preserve.

Michael Staplecamp , Venture Properties

2.00 ACRES
3620 SQ FT
Waterfront home in Oxnard with 3 boat docks

Bakersfield, Kern County, California

This waterfront home is located in the Channel Islands harbor in Oxnard, CA. Its 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and 2198 sq ft with 3 docks - a 40', 50' and 60' . Boat to restaurants, yacht clubs or to the islands.

Arlene Beckwith , Keller Williams Realty

3300.00 ACRES
2198 SQ FT
Beautiful Cabin one block from the American River in Kyburz, California.

Kyburz, El Dorado County, California

What a charming get away for that come back to nature experience. Sit on the deck and hear the Silver Fork and South Fork Rivers. Just across the river from Hwy 50. Only 30 minutes to Tahoe or Placerville. Just over 4000 foot elevation. Fire Hydrant next to driveway.

Helen Rivard , Century 21 Select Group

0.16 ACRES
960 SQ FT
On the Sand with Channel Island Views in Mandalay Beach / Oxnard Shores

Oxnard, Ventura County, California

Fantastic white water and Channel Islands views! Watch the dancing dolphins from this beautiful ocean front home located in ''the wedge'' on Mandalay Beach/Oxnard Shores. Built in 2003, the home features a beachfront family room including beamed ceilings, a stone fireplace and surround sound. The French doors open to the deck leading to an inviting spa and is only a few steps from the sand. The open gourmet kitchen is adjacent to the family room with a large center island with abundant seating, and stainless appliances. Five large en-suite bedrooms, including one bedroom downstairs. One laundry room is located downstairs and can also be accessed from the exterior for sandy towels and feet. An additional laundry room is located upstairs. The master suite includes a gym, coffee bar, comfortable sitting area with ocean views and double-sided fireplace. Enjoy a warm bath in the master bathroom's soaker tub while enjoying the ocean view and fireplace! In addition, there is a large walk-in closet and dressing area. The upstairs work space offers built-in shelves and desk. This stunning property has 4 fireplaces (one exterior), an outdoor shower, central air and heat as well as space to potentially install an elevator.

Donna Marks , RE/MAX ONE

0.10 ACRES
4347 SQ FT

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