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Old 10-14-2008, 01:05 PM
 
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I just got back from a business trip to the Dallas Fort Worth area and it seemed like almost everyone I talked to was a California Refugee. Many left in tears and anger and left many friends and family in Southern California but just could not take what it had become.

Many people told me they sold their homes in California for $700K or more and bought a new home in Dallas for $300K and invested the difference. Some moved to part time and live partially on the income of their home sale proceeds.

Other than Dallas, what other places have the most California refugees?

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Old 10-14-2008, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Actually Phoenix and Vegas get the most Southern Californians. Even then, the biggest desitnation from LA-OC is the Inland Empire, not really out of state.

In Northern California, approximately 90% of the people who have left the Bay Area are actually moving to the surrounding Central Valley. Tens of thousands of them are actually commuting back and forth.

From North to South though, the population exodus has actually slowed down significantly in the last 2-3 years.
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Old 10-14-2008, 01:12 PM
 
Location: The Rock!
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Northwest Arkansas is a big one. I'm sure places like Springfield, MO, Tulsa, OK and OKC are also places getting plenty.
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Old 10-14-2008, 01:14 PM
 
Location: yeah
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Whichever place has the most, I would hate to be there. I can't stand the prudes who come out here and complain about the very things for which we're stereotyped. How can they not expect immigrants and superficiality? Please, keep leaving for the peace and quiet of Plano or wherever.
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Old 10-14-2008, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Well, if you listen to Oregonians, ALL Californians are moving here! Funny thing is, many of the people I know and work with ~ while the majority are from Calif ~ come from a variety of states. Let's see now. . .

Two are from Texas, one's from Canada, one's from Wyoming, two from Washington, two from Utah, another one lived in Canada awhile (where she decided that the grass is NOT greener there), two are from Illinois, one's from Alaska, one's from Missouri. That's 12. 8 are from California.

Lots of California transplant somewhere, yes. But there are even more who won't leave it. My family is still all there and aren't going anywhere, but I don't think it would benefit them to do so, anyway.
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Old 10-14-2008, 02:10 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Seattle area has a lot.
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Old 10-14-2008, 02:19 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Denver
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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I would guess there are Californian refugees just about anywhere.

If you're looking to move, I would suggest using other criteria to decide.
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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Considering about 13% of the United States is "Californian," it is unsurprising that Californians would be one of the most common groups of people moving to other states. California is very much like the Northeast now with expensive homes and crowded cities, so you see a similar emigration from California. Lots of people move from California simply for cheaper homes and more space. The state is far from going empty though. For every person that leaves, some star struck person moves in (and usually fails) or an immigrant replaces them.

Arizona and Nevada by far get the largest number of ex-Californians.
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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I found an article. 67,000 people left California in 2006. That is less than 1% of the state's population interestingly enough.

California population nears 38 million, LA tops 4 million (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2007/05/01/state/n151653D18.DTL - broken link)
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