I already live in and am a resident of California. I'm finishing up a rudimentary part of my education and am going to look onward to higher education. I basically can do this anywhere in the state. I live outside Los Angeles (near Pasadena) and am thinking of of northern California as an option (Santa Rosa, Bay Area, Nevada County, Mendocino). One of the thoughts I had was to look at communal living for a year. Anyone here have any experience with these. Please don't suggest ic.org I have looked at the site. Everything is in "forming" state and is a waste of time.