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Old 04-06-2016, 12:49 AM
 
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It was just a matter of time.

On a side note I had a Lyft driver last week that was surprised to find out I grew up in San Diego. We're a rare breed.


More people moving out of San Diego, than in - CW6 San Diego
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Old 04-06-2016, 01:06 AM
 
Location: San Diego CA>Tijuana, BC>San Antonio, TX
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The same thing happened during last decade's bubble around 04-07 and many young families started to leave as it became very costly to live here and home-ownership was unattainable for many. In that time frame San Antonio took San Diego's place as the 7th largest city (not metro).

It looks like part 2 to the same story. Dallas is creeping up on SD.
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Old 04-06-2016, 09:08 AM
 
Location: New York City/San Diego, CA
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Is $51,000 really the average wage in San Diego? That strikes me as incredibly low...
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Old 04-06-2016, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Hyrule
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I was born in San Fransisco and the same thing drove me south. It's so expensive up there. I notice more people from Northern California coming on the threads stating the same.

I guess it's just how life goes. Maybe home prices will come down a bit because of it. LMAO!!!
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Old 04-06-2016, 09:19 AM
 
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I went to school in San Diego and spent most of my adult life in the Bay Area. Retired 11 years ago and moved to New Mexico. The cold NM winters got to me, so I decided to return to California. Because I couldn't afford a place in SF, I plopped down my money on a place in Eastlake.

Glad I did it because of the weather, better traffic conditions, a more reasonable COL, and an abundance of taco shops.
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Old 04-06-2016, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Hyrule
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Is $51,000 really the average wage in San Diego? That strikes me as incredibly low...
It's actually about the average for the whole country. The median income for a household is around $50,000. So to live in SD you'll have to make a household income that falls into the top 15%.

How much do Americans earn? What is the average US income and other income figures. Fiscal cliff talks only useful in context of incomes.
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Old 04-06-2016, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Hyrule
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I went to school in San Diego and spent most of my adult life in the Bay Area. Retired 11 years ago and moved to New Mexico. The cold NM winters got to me, so I decided to return to California. Because I couldn't afford a place in SF, I plopped down my money on a place in Eastlake.

Glad I did it because of the weather, better traffic conditions, a more reasonable COL, and an abundance of taco shops.
A lot of people are gravitating toward Chula Vista. I've even thought of plopping down in National City. lol Weathering the storm, and sucking the food out of the little shops. I figure one day it will rise up and I'll be close to the beach in a prime spot. lol

You can get a lot of home for the money in Eastlake!!
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Old 04-06-2016, 11:28 AM
 
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I bet if they did an update on the couple in say 2 years they will have already or be in the process of moving back. I think the thought of "stretching your dollar" like mentioned in the article sounds good but after living in Austin (which in itself is a great city- but c'mon it's no San Diego) they will realize how much they miss San Diego.
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Old 04-06-2016, 01:15 PM
 
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Nothing new here. Same story we already experienced in San Francisco Bay Area. If you are not in high tech, biotech, investment banking, medical practice or R&D, and some other, San Diego is expensive since you need to compete for the same housing stock with Google, Illumina, ViaSat, etc. engineers which make 2-5 times more money.
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Old 04-06-2016, 03:11 PM
 
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Everything here is a competition. The people leaving are middle class and are being replaced with the wealthy. You will fight for traffic, transportation, access to amenities.
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