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Old 05-26-2018, 08:40 PM
 
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Aside from the university towns, where do medical school graduates (and upper level nurses/medical professionals) tend to live in California? Feel free to list multiple answers but be specific please. Don’t just say “Orange County” but say the city and neighborhood if you can.

I ask because it seems with today’s housing market, even general physians can’t afford to live comfortably in the desirable beach cities like Laguna and Manhattan Beach unless they settle down for an older small townhome or apartment.
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Old 05-26-2018, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Laguna Niguel, Orange County CA
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It's so odd I know, but in OC we have a high number of doctors and specialists dying to come here so there is never a shortage. I suspect the other coastal counties are similar although I am not sure it is like it is here. I wonder why this is the case? Might it have anything to do with QOL?
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Old 05-26-2018, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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They go where the jobs are. When they're starting out, they may go where nobody else wants to go, like the smaller towns out in the boonies. And then, when they get their resume brushed up, they move to another area where they can earn more money and have more fun and better weather.

Which would basically be the metropolises. In CA, that would be Sacramento, SF, LA, San Diego, mainly.
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Old 05-26-2018, 10:16 PM
 
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Any primary care doctor who would do house visit would be godsend for many older and frail patients.
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Old 05-26-2018, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Laguna Niguel, Orange County CA
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Do you think the city of San Francisco will ever be forced to make affordable housing for doctors because of prices? The new condos in that city could easily start at 1.2m for 400 square feet.

So the only doctors who can afford those salary would ether be pre-gentrification long time residents, super commuters, dual income family, or single with many years of experience in your field.

I don’t think any city in the United States has ever been so unaffordable where doctors are considered middle class getting by as SF (and coastal SoCal).
Couldn't doctors, especially newly minted ones, commute into the city as do other people?
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Old 05-26-2018, 11:01 PM
 
Location: NNV
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Aside from the university towns, where do medical school graduates (and upper level nurses/medical professionals) tend to live in California? Feel free to list multiple answers but be specific please. Don’t just say “Orange County” but say the city and neighborhood if you can.

I ask because it seems with today’s housing market, even general physians can’t afford to live comfortably in the desirable beach cities like Laguna and Manhattan Beach unless they settle down for an older small townhome or apartment.
Why do you care? Why don't you live where you want to live? Why do you feel you have to live in Laguna or Manhattan Beach?
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Old 05-27-2018, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Why do you care? Why don't you live where you want to live? Why do you feel you have to live in Laguna or Manhattan Beach?
This.^^^

Medical providers live where they do because they can. Some like big cities. Some like small towns. Most people would hate living in Laguna or Manhattan Beach. But some like those two cities and that’s why they live there.
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Old 05-27-2018, 11:21 AM
 
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I don’t have exact numbers, but SoCal is the most populated and I think they’d be there. San Diego, L.A., OC, San Bernardino.
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Old 05-28-2018, 09:26 PM
 
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Short answer---highly educated medical professionals tend to cluster in big metropolitan areas with a lot of amenities. So in California, any major city--LA, SF, San Diego, Sacramento, or any nice coastal city--that is where you will find the vast majority of medical professionals.

It's not that you won't find them in smaller markets. It is harder to recruit them, especially those who specialize.
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