(National Sentinel)Â Unsustainable: In the past few years more people are leaving many California cities than coming, despite the lure of good-paying high-tech jobs and other opportunities.
There are a number of reasons for the net outflow of California’s residents, but the principal causes are the high cost of housing, illegal immigrant crime, and the state’s far-Left politics.
“I loved it here when I first got here. I really loved it here. But itâ€™s just not the same,”Â Carole Dabak, a retired engineer who’s lived in San Jose for 40 years, told local stationÂ KPIX.
She’s preparing to sell her home for about $1 million then buy a bigger home for less than half the price near Nashville, Tenn., where she has family and will retire.
Dabek cites crowding, crime, and politics as the reasons for her own exodus.
â€œWe donâ€™t like it here anymore. You know, we donâ€™t like this sanctuary state status and just the politics here,â€ she said.
KPIX describes the outflow of people as a “mass exodus.”
Russell Hancock of Joint Venture Silicon Valley said, â€œSilicon Valley has been this place that is growing. And it was mostly growing becauseâ€¦people relocating here and relocating from other parts of the world. Thatâ€™s changing.â€
The company’s own survey found that people are moving to Sacramento, Austin and Portland, Oregon.
â€œYou canâ€™t even contemplate getting into the housing market here,â€ Hancock said. â€œAnd I donâ€™t mean just service workers, I mean highly skilled professionals. The tech elite are having a hard time affording reasonable housing in Silicon Valley. So this is difficult, this makes it very difficult for employers trying to recruit.â€
KPIX reported that nationwide the biggest migration centers areÂ Phoenix, Las Vegas, Atlanta, and Nashville.
Others who have left California have cited the state’s high taxes and growing number of homeless people living in the streets.
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