The area of California from Sacramento north. While SoCal kids may think NorCal begins and ends in the bay area, they and their Rainbow sandals are sadly mistaken. There are only about, oh, 325 MILES OR SO between San Francisco and the Oregon border; this is the true NorCal. NorCal is known for its abundant and beautiful wilderness, including the coastal redwoods, Mt. Shasta, and the high deserts of the east. No, Yosemite is not in NorCal, nor is Monterey. Furthermore, if it's plastered with cement and filled with chain stores, it's most likely in SoCal. Similarly, if you breathe the air and smell exhaust or can't see the stars from your backyard, you're not in NorCal. And finally, if you don't know what the "state of Jefferson" is, you're definitely not in NorCal. Go back to the bay.
Bro 1: Dude, bro, wanna go up to hella NorCal?
Bro 2: Bro, you mean road trip all the way from here in the O.C. to the NorCal town of Modesto? Can I wear my Rainbows?
True Northern Californian: *shakes head*
by atowndaog August 15, 2009
Norcal is the word to describe Northern California. We are a peaceful people who love to love. We are liberal. We are hippies. We like the scenery and the greenery. We are a completely different breed from socal, and that's not a bad thing.
And we say hella.
Norcal's hella better than socal.
by karmakills February 07, 2008
rich white kids with lifted trucks that think they are hell of extreme and hard core
fuck yaa nor-cal extreme lets get in our 30in lifted truck and ride around the mall
by goodi April 20, 2005
northern california, where people generally trade eggs rather than using currency
Its hella chill when i cruise norcal in my sic ass lifted toyota and pretend i know how to surf
by marshial September 12, 2006
shitty ass place to live compared to SoCal
-theres absolutley nothing to do up there
-the guys are all ugly
-they say hella and hyphy way too much
-its like a total different state
-they dress weird
-they think there cooler than SoCal which will never ever be
-oh and did i mention there is litteraly nothing to do up there
kid 1: NorCal is hella cool!!!
kid 2: Dumbass
kid 1: Hey! Im not a dumbass im fron NorCal!!
kid 2: Even more of a reason to be a dumbass..dumbass
by anonymous987654321 June 07, 2007
rich white kids with lifted trucks that think they are hell of extreme and hard core and some how have hot girlfriends
fuck yaa nor-cal extreme lets get in our 30in lifted truck and ride around the mall with our fat norcal stickers
by goodi April 20, 2005
The dumbest way to refer to northern California. Usually heard from the lips of spoiled ass college folk. Also a horrible line of clothing worn by the same worthless trash described in the prior sentence.
UCSC student: "(wearing a fucking Nor Cal sweatshirt/t-shirt/hat)"
Me: "Santa Cruz insn't even northern California you fucking idiot - try central coast."
by Mike Anarch September 22, 2005
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