‘Nice but not kind’ vs ‘kind but not nice’ — A Californian’s take on California vs New England

Marc Hoag
6 min readJul 21, 2023
Photo by Oliver Plattner on Unsplash

Ever since my wife and I returned with our baby to Marin County, CA back in February of this year following our delightful two year stint in New England, we often get asked what we loved most about it there; more cynically, we get asked whether we returned because we didn’t like it.

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