"It's Just Not The Same" - People Are Fleeing The Bay Area At The Fastest Rate In Years

As the avalanche of tech money dramatically inflates the value of even sub-par housing stock - and the state's Democratic political hegemony has seven some Republicans in the state's more rural counties rooting for a breakup - residents of the Bay Area are taking off for more affordable areas where they can more comfortably mesh with the local culture.

As CBS San Francisco reported, the number of people packing up and leaving the Bay Area has reached its highest level in more than a decade. And fo the first time in ages, the number of people leaving are outnumbering the people coming in.

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The exodus has gotten so severe, that a San Jose-based U-Haul company business says one of the biggest problems is getting its rental moving vans back because so many are on a one-way ticket out of town.

Carole Dabak spent 40 years living in San Jose and now she’s part of the mass exodus that is showing no signs of slowing down.

"I loved it here when I first got here. I really loved it here. But it's just not the same," Dabak said.

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Dabak cites crowding, crime and politics as the reasons for her own exodus.

“We don’t like it here anymore. You know, we don’t like this sanctuary state status and just the politics,” she said.

Another departing resident, Russell Hancock who works with Joint Ventures Silicon Valley (JVSV), said even professionals can't afford a home in the Bay Area - let alone service workers.

“You can’t even contemplate getting into the housing market here,” Hancock said. “And I don’t mean just service workers, but highly skilled professionals. The tech elite are having a hard time affording reasonable housing in Silicon Valley. That makes it difficult for employers to recruit.”

JVSV's own study of the out-migration says workers are moving to Sacramento, Austin, and Portland for a number of reasons. But the number one reason is the lack of housing.

"You can’t even contemplate getting into the housing market here," Hancock said. "And I don’t mean just service workers, but highly skilled professionals. The tech elite are having a hard time affording reasonable housing in Silicon Valley. That makes it difficult for employers to recruit."

One woman who spoke with CBS says she plans to sell her home for about $1 million, buy a much larger place near Nashville for less than half the price, and live closer to family and friends.

Of course, in a city where couples making $138,000 qualify for subsidized "affordable housing" - and are willing to attend countless meetings and wait hours in line to enter their names into lotteries with little chance of success - none of this should be surprising.

 

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MK ULTRA Alpha sabaj49 Sat, 02/10/2018 - 00:17 Permalink

These people are being REPLACED. If one drives around LA, there are houses built in the 50's and 60's, it was all white. This population was replaced in the late 80's and 90's. It was the first wave of white flight from California. Since then, there have been many waves of white flight. 

There will be many more waves of white flight from California, but now, there are new waves of ethnic peoples, from Koreans to Mexicans fleeing California. The main driver of these new waves of ethnic peoples is money, these are professionals, entrepreneurs, wanting a better business climate.

Thus, we have a new phenomenon both white and ethnic flight from California. The California demographic change is being translated into extremist people of color controlling California's legislative branches. We hear of more and more extremist radical social and economic destructive statements, laws and policies at the local and state level. This is leading to a massive business relocation to other more business friendly states and a loss of a wealthy class of professionals and entrepreneurs.

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css1971 MK ULTRA Alpha Sat, 02/10/2018 - 05:53 Permalink

The gradual takeover of the USA by Mexico. State by state.

  1. Liberals move in.
  2. Liberals change the culture to one of collective feelz.
  3. Welfare and state involvement is increased dramatically within the state.
  4. Immigration levels increase dramatically.
  5. Existing population move out to other states (Ref 1).
  6. (Future) Legislature declares itself independent.
  7. (Future) Then part of Mexico.
  8. GOTO 1

You're doomed as a nation unless you can prevent 1. At some point you have to prevent the locusts from spreading.

FWIW, muslims call this process Hijrah: Conquest by migration.

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Canoe Driver css1971 Sat, 02/10/2018 - 09:20 Permalink

Excellent point. The main difficulty with both Euro and North American so-called “liberal” culture is that (1.) most of these people regard themselves as educated; and (2.) they have made a grave error in failing to consider the notion of soft warfare,i.e., that a foreign land can be conquered without firing a shot. 

Only the disadvantaged and poorly armed contemplate such realities. The powerful begin to consider themselves invulnerable, and hence see themselves merely as enlighteners.

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Meat Hammer auricle Fri, 02/09/2018 - 21:23 Permalink

I honestly think people in areas where these libs move should be openly hostile to them. You see a Subaru Outback with a Coexist bumper sticker in your new neighbor’s driveway, your daily salutation should be, “Good morning, libtard faggot. Go fuck yourself! We all hate you and will fuck with you daily until you move. We don’t accept your kind around here.”

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A Sentinel tmosley Fri, 02/09/2018 - 23:50 Permalink

Excellent article T. 

To add a couple cents, my interpretation of commentary on a board like this places higher value on a smaller number of more mixed votes- it means, sometimes, that an original idea was conveyed that the majority didn’t connect with enough to support or attack.

The flip side is that the one time my comment received several thousand upvotes (on a board where a “best” comment typically might be in the low 10’s) I looked in shock wondering to learn what profound genius must have dribbled from my lip. It was an entirely banal, obvious but also inflammatory point. Definitely not something I’d list as a good insight worth sharing.

Again: thanks for the link. I’ll mark it (I used to do some physics stuff too). Thanks.

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tion A Sentinel Sat, 02/10/2018 - 00:48 Permalink

Jmo people are more quick to rush to judgement to support or attack discourse that buttresses/contradicts their own cognitive biases or pathologies, but more willing to suspend judgement on something they had not previously considered. You would think the lofty ‘intellectuals’ would rise above such asinine behavior, but they usually seem more than happy to disabuse you of such a notion early and often.

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Mustafa Kemal abbottmd Fri, 02/09/2018 - 22:35 Permalink

"funny, back in the NINETIES the people in Denver said the same thing, about California people"

In northern new mexico, we go to sleep with our lights off. It is black. When the californians moved in it was like a spaceship landing pad. Sometimes we would take our 22s and shoot out the lights. That helped but it was risky. Full moon nights.

But we havent gotten to the issue of dogs........

 

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Chauncey Gardener abbottmd Sun, 02/11/2018 - 16:06 Permalink

I distinctly remember "Don't Californicate Colorado." Now, Denver is SOOOOO inclusive that they will soon issue poop maps, just like San Francisco. I have dear friends left in CA who are blindly "a-political." They don't care, don't know, and don't want to know. My advice to them, wake up, sell your homes for the outrageously over-priced current "market values," take the money and run.

 

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Blue Vervain auricle Sat, 02/10/2018 - 03:49 Permalink

Unfortunately they bring their shitty politics and liberal tax voting agenda with them and destroy the places they move to. California is the way it is because of the voters, even the ones that are leaving. 

I've seen this phenomenon closer to home. It's due to the sense of guilt and shame for having betrayed their principles by joining the white flight. They then double-down on the virtue signalling.

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toocrazy2yoo auricle Sat, 02/10/2018 - 07:01 Permalink

Same thing here in New Hampshire. Boston and general purpose Ma. residents escape the high taxes of Massachusetts towns by moving here, commute to their jobs in Boston on the cheap, go back home to NH and vote full-on Democrat. They wreck formerly low-tax Conservative townships in New Hampshire and flipped the State to Hillary this cycle past. Now they're busy as bees writing Massachusetts-style gun laws. They're in Vermont and Maine, too, between us, a pretty permissive gun culture. But Massachusetts-Liberals are working on THAT..

When Liberals move, reject them if they come to you..

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Stevious toocrazy2yoo Sat, 02/10/2018 - 09:26 Permalink

Uh...that's a bit mixed up. Sure there are some who buy in Nashua and surrounds because they can buy a bigger house for the same buck. But heads-on, NH property tax is double what MA's property tax is. Also if you're making $100k in MA, while living in NH you're still paying about 5.1% MA income tax. I do agree with you about the Dems though and Taxachusetts will eventually spread to NH.

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