Bay Area - for those who left it

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Jul 5 26 Comments

Any success stories from those who left Bay Area after making enough dough. How’s life been ? Do you miss Bay Area or you are happier somewhere else ? How’s TC ? How’s wlb ?

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  • Comcast G0ku
    10/10 would leave Bay area again 👍
    Jul 5 5
    • Amazon hatebay
      OP
      Where did u move ? Any more data about tc or housing or wlb
      Jul 5
    • Comcast G0ku
      Phily. TC likely won’t change if you transfer internally, also some large companies like FB pay the same everywhere in US. East coast work culture is awesome. People work 9-5 sharp and then take the same 5:10 metro home every day. Great city housing under 700k purchase/2k rent. McMansions with swimming pools AND a jacuzi under 1.5M in suburbs under 30 min commute.
      Jul 5
    • Google 1234-/:;(
      But do you like having to shovel snow? Northeast winters are brutal
      Jul 5
    • Comcast G0ku
      Personally I enjoy seasons. And if you live in a city condo there’s no shovelling snow! No driveway no probs. In fact I do not own or need a car here. When I lived in San Fran, my cars windows were smashed 3 times. Each time it was a $300 repair. Good riddance
      Jul 5
    • Flowcast lulll
      But then you live in phily ><
      Jul 5
  • Zillow Group ^H
    Seattle is great 👍
    Jul 5 4
    • VMware offshore
      Why? What did you fine great there? Housing is almost same. BTW I will be moving there by the end of this year. Hoping it will be a good decision.
      Jul 5
    • Amazon hatebay
      OP
      Same questions. I heard it’s 20% cheaper there
      Jul 5
    • Zillow Group ^H
      You will be able to save more money in WA for many reasons, like CA taxes, rent is cheaper (compare to CA), pay rate is very similar to CA, gas is cheaper but I recommend to use the car only on the weekends or not going downtown with a car.
      Jul 5
    • Google / Eng pumaupma
      ^ I can get my own place for the same rent as a room in the Bay area
      Jul 5
  • Symantec
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    donobmore
    My ex boss moved to Austin. He got a huge mansion for half the price of a condo he sold here.

    No debt, salary reduced a bit but no taxes. He liked music and Austin has good vibes and places to hangout. Summer is hot but he isn't an outdoor guy so it doesn't bother him.
    Jul 5 3
    • Pinger / Eng create💻
      I'm sure the house and financials look great, but is he happy with his decision to move there overall?
      Jul 5
    • ^ Real question.
      Jul 5
    • Symantec
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      donobmore
      He is elated by his choice.
      A better life, relaxed and has good neighbors. They have many social activities on weekends.

      He travels more than before. He made new friends in no time and feels good to be there.
      Jul 5
  • Google / Eng dontneed
    I wish more people would leave Bay Area. It’s a great idea. Please do so.
    Jul 5 1
    • Amazon hatebay
      OP
      Huge number of people leave every year. Mostly citizens. Population doesn’t go down co we replace them with H1Bs. Google for stats
      Jul 5
  • HERE vCov08
    Left it for Chicago. Can’t say my life is better off, but at least I can afford a house. Weather sucks though. Wlb is great. Home by 6pm every day. Have a more active social life.
    Jul 5 0
  • Arthrex quarks
    Moved to Florida and got the same TC, so it gets a lot more here. Have a bigger house, weather is awesome and life is simple. Downside, miss the mountains and hike.
    Jul 5 3
    • Intel Benzy
      95 degrees with 95% humidity is awesome?? And when weird shit happens, it happens in Florida. No thanks, although I hear Tampa/St Pete is one of the best areas in FL...
      Jul 5
    • Arthrex quarks
      There is more than what you have described. Have you been to Florida during winter? It is the perfect weather in the entire world (trust me I have traveled a lot lot). Every wealthy person in east coast has a winter home here including the great Edison. I would take warm weather anytime than a cold/gloomy depressing weather. Have you heard of Naples? Come see how beautiful those houses by beach are.
      Jul 5
    • New ianto
      Was in Naples this past Christmas and can confirm how awesome the weather and area is at that time. Your stress just melts away.
      Jul 11
  • Intel Pointless4
    Moved to Austin and bought a big house with a backyard. It was the best decision of my life. I’m married and our TC is 310k no kids.
    Jul 5 2
    • Google / Eng dontneed
      How are the allergies?
      Jul 5
    • Intel Pointless4
      Terrible! I got cedar or hay fever this year with all the rain, but my allergy medicine and shots take care of it pretty well. 😊
      Jul 5
  • Amazon / IT Prevail
    I love bay area and dont plan to leave.
    Jul 6 0