By Whitney Hicks
Following closely behind Los Angeles and San Diego is the third largest city in California, San Jose. San Jose holds the nation’s best public safety record for all metropolitan areas, making it not only a beautiful large city to live in, but a safe one, too. San Jose prides itself on its diversity, size, reputation, culture and weather. The climate in California speaks for itself. The temperature reaches a perfect 70 degrees in the summer and a cool 50 degrees in the winter. It is a great place to vacation and an even better place to reside. If you love to be outside year-round, San Jose is the place to be.
Be made in the shade with umbrellas
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This photo comes to us courtesy of Carol Pires who lives in the heart of Salinas Valley, “The Salad Bowl of the World,” as she and other residents refer to it because of its high production of lettuce, strawberries and mushrooms. The climate is ideal for many beautiful grape vineyards and wineries. Salinas Valley Calif., was also a great setting for many John Steinbeck novels but this quaint setting provides us with another story, one that is authentic and real to many families across this great country.
It’s certainly evident that creating outdoor rooms is becoming the latest lifestyle movement. With television shows such as “Yard Crashers,” “Take it Outside” and “The Outdoor Room with Jamie Durie,” we are looking at our outdoor spaces as extensions of our homes. It really makes sense to invest in a great outdoor space because it may add to the value to your property as well as give you and your family a better way to spend time together outside.