In California, we have so much at our fingertips: the ocean, the mountains, the desert, the city... It's part of the reason that California is, by a long shot, the most populous state in the nation (try 38.8 million residents as of 2014!).
Another huge upside is that we are close to Nevada! I may be partial (a Reno native and a Nevada lover at heart), but it is undeniable that the Silver State offers many benefits to both individuals and businesses that aren't available here in California.