01/22/2014 05:29 pm ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

20 Things Nobody Tells You About Moving Out Of Southern California - RantLifestyle

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So you've decided to move out of Southern California. That's a life decision you've made, you're comfortable with it and here you go.

I grew up in Claremont, CA just outside of Los Angeles. When I left for college in North Carolina, there were a ton of things I found out about being a SoCal ex-pat. Things people think about Southern California, misconceptions, things I had no idea I was doing, and massive culture shock. 19 years later, I still live in Eastern NC, and still run into culture shock being away from Southern California.

If you're thinking of moving away, especially to the East Coast, think about these 20 things before you bail on Cali.