Cali, I want to live wherever you live. I'm serious. I love the city, but the only stories I can tell you folks deal with pigeons (the cool birds that they are), and the occasional rat. So not only do you get to see amazing wildlife that I've only seen in pictures and zoos, but you get to use words like "cistern" and "woodstove". I'm not going to lie to you; I don't know what either of those things are (although I can guess what a woodstove is). The word cistern is fun to say, though. It's been running through my head ever since I read it.
Good Lord. I need a hobby or something. Or more ice cubes.