thanks all for the input. I have never visited the west coast, but I love the change, so does the wife.
We are from Sao Paulo, Brazil, a city as big as NYC, she lived her whole life there till we moved to the US in 2001. I moved a lot in Brazil as well, going from as far south as Porto Alegre (in the southern most state) to Maceio in the Brazilian Northeast coast.
When we moved to the US in 2001, we started in Miami, FL, then moved to Maryville, Tn, then Orlando, FL and now we are in Mooresville (20 miles north of Charlotte, NC)
I don't care much to be in a very hispanic area, they don't bother me hehehehehe...
The thing that got my attention looking online was the air polution, is it really that bad?? is it polution or just very dry air??