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24 Traits Of The Bay Area You'll Miss When You Move Away

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4. Composting everything.

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You know exactly what needs to be separated and that almost everything can always be compostable. You're so good that you've almost eliminated plastic from your life.

6. Savoring Bob's Donuts and Dynamo Donuts.

You know that if you ever find yourself on Polk Street after 2 a.m., you're going to go to Bob's for the glazed donut.


8. The beach never being too far away.

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If you want to dip your toes in the sand, you don't have to travel far. Stinson Beach, Point Reyes, Ocean Beach, and Baker Beach are all close by.

11. Redwoods, sequoias, and palm trees are our skyscrapers.


The "largest tree on Earth," General Sherman lives in the Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park, just four hours away from the Bay Area. The tree weighs 2.7 million pounds, is 2,100 years old, and is 275 feet tall.


13. The rite of passage road trip down Highway 1.

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You'll go over the Albion River Bridge in Mendocino, cross the Golden Gate Bridge, drive along Bodega Bay and Big Sur, drive along the Newport Beach area, and end at Capistrano Beach.

14. West Coast hip-hop, both the classic and the new, are the sounds you crave.

If you haven't listened to the classic songs of E-40, Too Short, and, Mac Dre or newer artists like Iamsu or Clyde Carson, you need to start today.

16. National monuments, forests, and parks being part of your backyard.

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Best part is sometimes you'll find yourself in a national park and won't even realize it.

17. "No bag please."

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You're always prepared with at least three reusable bags when you go grocery shopping or else you'll look like you don't care about the environment.


19. No such thing as a "dress weird" or "be naked" day.

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It's a given that someone will be naked at any time and any day and they won't treat it as an anomaly.

21. There may be fewer teams to root for, but that doesn't stop fans from being super prideful.

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If you ever find yourself at a San Francisco Giants game, be prepared to see nothing but orange and some of the most intense fans ever.

22. Knowing that a 2 a.m. closing time is the perfect closing time.

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This means more time to watch Netflix till 3 a.m. and still feel like you socialized for the evening.

24. Or the pitter-patter of rain falling during the winter season.

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You'll never find yourself without an umbrella or raincoat during the rainy season.


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