South San Francisco, CA July 18, 2022
How many locals have you known who have moved out of State recently?
Have you considered moving? Where to?
And IF you moved – you are part of the increasing trend –
‘In 2018-19, 56% of moves in California were families fleeing the state. In 2020-21, that figure jumped to nearly 60%’
SiliconValley.com published an interesting article citing stats for those moving out of California in the past few years, and where most are moving to. They also acknowledge Illinois as a state many are fleeing from as well.
Reporter Tammer Bagdasarian does a great job weaving together the complexities on why many are leaving the Golden State, and where they are headed. Read Tammer’s article ‘Moving out: California cities are bleeding residents. How long will the trend last?’
Remote work is only one of the reasons. Housing affordability is another. And some workers are following their companies who have bailed from California in recent times, including Oracle, Tesla and Hewlett Packard Enterprise who have moved to Texas.
Yet others, many who were deemed ‘unessential workers’ during the shutdowns, retired and moved to areas better suited for their new lifestyle. And while not noted in this article, some have cited social issues, such as unlawfulness and homeless camps as reasons to move to other areas that provide more safety.
Locals in South City, and surrounding areas, continue to witness cranes in the air, one City seeming to compete with the next, as high rises reach new levels never before seen. From the Biotech east of Grand, to El Camino Real and beyond, developments for housing and pharma campuses are rising fast and furious yet leaving too many out of the housing market due to affordability. Backyard units are popping up in nearly every neighborhood, as well as homes of high end mansion status like we see on Country Club/ Alida and on Dorado Way. But every day we see our area lose neighbors for other States – and Countries.
The State of California has always been home to ingenuity and new ideas and has witnessed influx of those coming and going many times in the past. However, at this time, it is an interesting development to be aware of.
If you were to move out of California, where would you move to?
To view a 2018 article relating to this subject ‘California Legislative Analyst’s Office Reports State Losing Residents Via Domestic Migration’