Need some help - looking at taking a job in the Monterrey area. I've traveled all over the U.S. and lived in Chicago, NY, STL and Dallas. Really enjoy biz travel to Bay Area/San Jose but this would be a big move after living in flat, cheap Dallas for the past 20 years. Pros: Weather looks great...big wine drinker...we'll be empty nesters when it happens so a small place will be fine. I lean left so the politics and "People's Republic of California" stuff doesn't bother me. Cons: Cost, state income tax, gas prices, traffic. Your pros and cons please? Howard related because maybe Jimmy will make a party for me when I arrive.