My husband has been offered a job in Northridge CA. We've been told that many people who work there live around Simi Valley. They have a relocation specialist who should be contacting us in the next few days. We don't yet know what the relocation package is but we now know the salary offer so I can start doing some math. We live in Southern NV now so we'd be moving from a low cost of living/low tax area to a high tax/high cost of living area. We want to make sure this is at least a horizontal move lifestyle-wise if not a move up. We wouldn't be buying too soon since we'd want to get to know the area first but we'd eventually want at least 3bd 2bth house. Is this a reasonably priced area to live in? If it helps, the base pay is $110,000 with a possible bump to 132,000 if he gets a full bonus. We'd count the bonus as a down payment and not as a means to pay regular bills. Is that a decent income in that area?