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Old 06-18-2008, 09:19 PM
 
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Why are so many Californians moving to other States, and what can local governments and citizens do to reverse this trend?

 
Old 06-18-2008, 09:22 PM
 
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There are a ton of people moving from and to California. It's just so big that it seems like a lot of people are coming from there when really it's relatively normal. I mean it's a good 35 million people living there. Honestly, you can't escape invasions of Californians because there's just too many of them.
 
Old 06-18-2008, 09:25 PM
 
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There are a ton of people moving from and to California. It's just so big that it seems like a lot of people are coming from there when really it's relatively normal. I mean it's a good 35 million people living there. Honestly, you can't escape invasions of Californians because there's just too many of them.
What I was referring to was the amount of Californians whom where born and raised in this state moving to other states.
 
Old 06-18-2008, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Denver
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What I was referring to was the amount of Californians whom where born and raised in this state moving to other states.
Can you link to a source that corroborates this statement?
 
Old 06-18-2008, 09:29 PM
 
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More often than not it's the higher cost of living compared to other places. I think some people just come to the conclusion that they would rather have their money go a bit further and not pay an arm and a leg for a small house.

For me personally if I were to ever leave California it would be because of this reason, other than that I couldn't tell you. Some people just grow to not like it here, and so to each his own.
 
Old 06-18-2008, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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Well most Californians are moving because of the ridiculously high cost of living here. People move out and double there property size, it's just incredible. So if you live in an area with cheaper house prices and low cost of living, you'll find Californians.
 
Old 06-18-2008, 09:33 PM
 
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Can you link to a source that corroborates this statement?

I only have a few, here they are:

native Californians being priced out of housing market

Immigration is Destroying California -- 06/27/2003 (http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewCommentary.asp?Page=\Commentary\archive\200306 \COM20030627f.html - broken link)
 
Old 06-18-2008, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I only have a few, here they are:

native Californians being priced out of housing market

Immigration is Destroying California -- 06/27/2003 (http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewCommentary.asp?Page=\Commentary\archive\200306 \COM20030627f.html - broken link)
There is your answer then .
 
Old 06-18-2008, 09:42 PM
 
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There is your answer then .
The later hasn't been answered.
 
Old 06-18-2008, 09:46 PM
 
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I would like to move because we could sell our house and with the equity we have in it we could buy another house outright and not have to make those $2500/month payments. My husband could work 6 months a year instead of all year and we'd still have more than enough money to live on and he'd have 6 months of freedom to enjoy instead of waiting for retirement. Here we are slave to a house that needs a ton of work and lots of upkeep on top of the mortgage payment. In other places we could buy a cheaper house and still have enough to renovate, or spend more and get a house all ready to go and just do stuff on it for fun. I think this is the main type of reason why Californians are moving. Some have equity and want to use it to have more and a better quality of life, and others here just can't even afford to buy anything.

Plus it is too crowded here, and for all the natural beauty in California, there is plenty else that is ugly and getting uglier every day. And the places that are still pretty are way too much money.
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