Don't forget property prices: average house, $400,000, wages no higher than Dubuque, Iowa; San Diego has 1 lake we can ride on in the whole county-- and it is closing in a year or so for 4 or so years to raise the level of the dam; you definitely do not come here to wakeboard. Surf, yes. Wakeboard, as Rex said, "Forget about it."
We do have good weather most of the time. But there is more to the "standard of living" or the "quality of life" than what temperature it is outside the office your stuck in for 9 hours or so 5 days a week(and another 1.5 hours stuck inside a car getting to and from work).