Lived there for 10 years. It isn't the worst, and it isn't the best. However, I have yet to live in a true perfect place.
Note: You visited during the Paradise season, so of course it is easy to fall in love with it. For me, although I love dry climate, my nose did not. I woke up most mornings with a raw, dry nose. The good thing for you is, you will be one of the few people with a job there, and this is the best time to buy a home there. Depending on what part of the city you want to live in, currently you can find a 2,200+ sq ft, 3 car garage home there for as little as $130K. Just don't loose your job there because the market is tough. Also, be prepared to pay astronomically high vehicle licensing fees there. They are some of the highest in the country. Gas prices are considered to be on the low, to moderate low side. Groceries are cheap compared to other places I have lived (not sure why).
Good Luck and Congratulations!
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