According to a KPIX 5 report, a record number of Bay Area residents are packing up and leaving San Francisco, many claiming the city’s progressive policies have driven them away.
“Of course people come and go from the Bay Area all the time, but for the first time in a long time, more people are leaving the Bay Area than are coming in,” the report states. “And the number one place in the country for out-migration is now, right here.”
Another factor is the high cost of housing that’s driving people out, even those working in high-income Silicon Valley. Employers are finding it hard to recruit because no one can buy a home. U-Haul businesses says they can’t keep stock of moving trucks because everyone is leaving and not coming back.
But then there are long-time residents who feel like Carole Dabak, a retired engineer who has lived in the Bay Area for 40 years.
“I loved it here when I first got here. I really loved it here. But it’s just not the same,” she said. “We don’t like it here anymore. You know, we don’t like this sanctuary state status and just the politics.”
Luckily, Dabak will sell her home for a million bucks and plans to move to Nashville, Tennessee, where that kind of money can buy a much bigger home on much bigger land.
Wave goodbye to Nancy Pelosi for us on your way out. Use the special finger!
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