The Bay Area: Goings & Comings

Sure, housing in the Bay Area is outrageously expensive – the median home price is now about $900,000 and a six-figure salary is now considered “low income” in San Francisco – but there are other reasons why some residents leave. And, interestingly, compelling reasons why some ultimately return. The San Francisco Chronicle has been running an interesting series entitled “The Grass is Greener” which includes some of these highlights:

  • Besides housing, other reasons some leave the Bay Area: pricey childcare, traffic, dirty streets, car break-ins, taxes
  • Reasons why some return: quality of the Bay Area people, politics, weather

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