BB, the Starwind is just one of many, many choices available to you but here are some criteria I´d encourage you to consider, given your location, inexperience, and future plans:
1. Ease of resale - what´s favored in your new LA area? what do the brokers tell you are the easier boats to move in your class/size/cost category?
2. Variable draft
, not just due to the waters there but it also gives you more options if you can't or don't want to pull the boat and a tropical storm is approaching.
protection from the sun - as you know, the summers where you are can be tough and the cockpit
of a small boat will get the most use at that time of year. What lends itself to cover, ventilation and, in late fall/early Spring, might most easily lend itself to an owner-rigged cockpit enclosure?
Just a few thoughts to get you thinking. Good luck on the move, and on the boat shopping!