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Old 01-04-2010, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
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Troll?
Has anyone seen the HUGE amounts of people the Bay Area is losing to other parts of the country??
Actually the Bay Area has lost a relatively small amount of people to other parts of the country. Sacramento and Stockton are by far the 2 biggest destination of people who leave the 11-county bay region. Sac and Stockton take more than the majority of people leaving the region.

And in the past 3 years that trend has actually reversed as the Bay Area is now growing faster than Sacramento and Stockton.

Furthermore, the number of people leaving at the moment are really a very small amount because to quite frankly Texas and Las Vegas' economies are not really doing well either.

Why don't you hurry up and join your bretheren in TX baydude, I mean isnt area more your cup of tea?

 
Old 01-04-2010, 03:15 PM
 
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I was offered to move from Seattle to the Bay, with hopes of this "big 120k" salary, but little did I know that 120k is the equivalent to 75k in Seattle. People are NOT wealthier here, salaries are adjusted for cost of living. I am NOT wealthier.

I lived a MUCH better life in Seattle than I lived in this dirty, smelly, taxed to death city. The city is disgusting for what I pay.

With all the professionals and corps leaving here in droves for greener pastures in TX, it will be SO bad when the tech industry goes bust and the Bay is the new rustbelt Cleveland.
 
Old 01-04-2010, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Riverside, CA
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I've been to Dallas and it is a great city. It is hard to believe how much house you can buy there. On the other hand, if you want to go to the beach in Dallas, go wine tasting, go to the Sierras, go to a Redwood Forest, go sailing....you are out of luck.

Dallas has great restaurants, the Bay Area has great restaurants, Dallas has great bars, the Bay Area has great bars, Dallas has the George W. Bush library, the Bay Area doesn't want the George W. Bush library! The Bay Area offers so much more than the Dallas area. That's why people want to live there. Most people live in the Bay Area for what's outside their front door. If all you want is a huge house for a great price move to Dallas.
 
Old 01-04-2010, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
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I make over 100k and have a sister who makes 65k in Dallas who lives a WAY better and wealthier life than me.
If I could deal with food that tastes like paper and weather that feels like HELL and natural surroundings that are drab, then perhaps I might also consider moving to such a place.

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QOL of here is poor.
Then quite bit*hing and get a 2nd job.

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Can't wait to leave.
I can't wait for you to leave either. There are a few Indian Programmers who would love to take your place.
 
Old 01-04-2010, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
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it will be SO bad when the tech industry goes bust and the Bay is the new rustbelt Cleveland.
LOL...dream on hater.

Now you just sound jealous.
 
Old 01-04-2010, 03:23 PM
 
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I've been to Dallas and it is a great city. It is hard to believe how much house you can buy there. On the other hand, if you want to go to the beach in Dallas, go wine tasting, go to the Sierras, go to a Redwood Forest, go sailing....you are out of luck.

Dallas has great restaurants, the Bay Area has great restaurants, Dallas has great bars, the Bay Area has great bars, Dallas has the George W. Bush library, the Bay Area doesn't want the George W. Bush library! The Bay Area offers so much more than the Dallas area. That's why people want to live there. Most people live in the Bay Area for what's outside their front door. If all you want is a huge house for a great price move to Dallas.
How many people do all of this nonsense? I am supposedly "wealthy" but I have only been to Napa once. Who has time for that?

The vast majority of people stay where they live, go to work and back and don't go anywhere. I am "wealthy" but I can't even afford to travel.

And the city of SF needs to be shut down for a day or two and scrubbed down really well. The filth and smells is really beginning to bother me. Where are all my tax dollars going to?????

I'm not one of those yahoos that whine about taxes and "socialism" but if my taxes went towards things that produced results instead of wasted, I would be fine. This place is overtaxed and overpriced for nothing.
 
Old 01-04-2010, 03:26 PM
 
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If I could deal with food that tastes like paper and weather that feels like HELL and natural surroundings that are drab, then perhaps I might also consider moving to such a place.


Then quite bit*hing and get a 2nd job.


I can't wait for you to leave either. There are a few Indian Programmers who would love to take your place.
Sorry, I'm guessing 90% of the people in the Bay Area do not go to any of these restaurants and don't go to Napa. Where do you think this is? Most people here can't afford it.

Most people here live in crappy neighborhoods.

We just live in third-world conditions for what we pay for. THAT'S why people are FLEEING the Bay Area in alarming numbers.gl
 
Old 01-04-2010, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
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Sorry, I'm guessing 90% of the people in the Bay Area do not go to any of these restaurants
That's right, these excellent restaurants just keep popping up for no reason at all. Comedy.

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THAT'S why people are FLEEING the Bay Area in alarming numbers.
Prove it.
 
Old 01-04-2010, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Riverside, CA
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Sorry, I'm guessing 90% of the people in the Bay Area do not go to any of these restaurants and don't go to Napa. Where do you think this is? Most people here can't afford it.

Most people here live in crappy neighborhoods.

We just live in third-world conditions for what we pay for. THAT'S why people are FLEEING the Bay Area in alarming numbers.gl
A day trip to Napa, lets see $4 for bridge toll, 6 gallons of gas, typical $5-10 per tasting and a free day. It's not that expensive, you probably spend that much having a couple drinks at a dive bar and thinking of how much you hate it in the Bay Area.

If I go somewhere on vacation, but never leave my hotel and then complain how much my vacation sucked, whose fault is that.
 
Old 01-04-2010, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Alaska & Florida
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I don't understand. How do people afford this third world ovepriced region? don't even get me started on the taxes and the bankrupt state.

The VAST majority of people here do not make even $100,000..or enough to afford to buy. Is everyone a renter for life? Am I destined to live in a ghetto neighborhood? (ghetto by normal American non third-world standards?)

Why should a middle-class live in this dump as opposed to Vegas or Houston or Dallas? Why!!!?

Now we see why everyone is fleeing out of this city. Do normal americans even move to bay area? No. American outflow from the bay area into normal regions of the country is much larger than the inflow. Everyone moving is some poor person from the third world. Now we see why the state is bankrupt. What happened to this city I used to love???
It's still a great city, I'm sorry you're so bitter lol.
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