I also found that California was about 10-20 years ahead in many of its ideas and practices. I have had to be very patient with all of the infinitesimal shifts that needed to happen in the East. Now I can easily find an acupuncturist, massage therapist, decent health food stores and now even the Shoprite is offering decent organic produce.
What I have never found is a slower pace of life and daily friendliness. In addition, I have not found a welcoming community of artists or of healers. During vacation, we went to two art shows in Rocky Neck and they were wonderful. There appears to be a thriving artist and healing community up there.
I am not sure why it is so hard to find it here. I do miss it though.