Next location after the Bay Area

F5 Networks / IT cyber_n00b
Jun 30 31 Comments

Hi,
My Gf and I moved to San Jose, CA last year from Atlanta, GA. The inability to buy a house here, traffic, and just the general prices of things is making us consider moving to either Miami, Austin or back to Atlanta.
For people living in the Bay Area, If you had an option to move, which city will you move to?
Others living in different cities, what’s keeping you in that city.
Thank You :)

P.S : I’m 28 years old and my Gf’s 25.

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  • Roku
    nutcra

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    nutcramore
    Austin
    Jun 30 6
    • Roku
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      I live in Bay Area, work and culture wise I fit here. Austin has a good job opportunity, cost of living is much cheaper.
      Jun 30
    • Apple / Eng lmfaoapple
      I fear that Austin is next on the list for people I’m trying to move away from, is it getting saturated by techies?
      Jun 30
    • Facebook rcrtr
      Austin here. It’s not reached any remote level of saturation like the Bay Area. Cost of living is great, the city is vibrant, young, and educated. Google it.
      Jun 30
    • Apple / Eng lmfaoapple
      Thanks for the info
      Jun 30
    • Microsoft Mephistopheles
      In 5 years Austin will be the new Bay Area and will have the same issues.
      Jun 30
  • Twitter handoff
    Seattle. It’s not as crazy as Bay Area (yet)
    Jun 30 3
    • F5 Networks / IT cyber_n00b
      OP
      I’m assuming you’re based our of Seattle. My company’s HQ is there so thats one location I should be easily able to make that happen.
      Jun 30
    • Amazon Vulgar
      He’s from Georgia. He needs the sun more than 10 days a year.

      Austin, definitely. Traffic sucks there, but housing still relatively affordable
      Jun 30
    • Twitter handoff
      With global warming, Seattle has very mild winters and good weather all year round. There’s occasional snow storm, but it’s sunny on those days too.

      In terms of opportunities, Seattle >>>>> Austin

      Yes, f5 HQ is here and in great location for transit connectivity
      Jun 30
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    • Cisco meoww
      Grow up
      Jun 30
  • Google cEMj22
    Seattle for good tech opportunities in future. Lot of companies have their second office there
    Jun 30 0
  • Roku
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    May not apply to a southern dude, but consider Vegas or Portland. Pro: hip culture, great vegan food, people are very welcoming and less racist.
    Jun 30 2
    • F5 Networks / IT cyber_n00b
      OP
      Thank you. Will def check out the job opportunities there.
      Jun 30
    • New / Sales
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      Portland? Have you checked the news lately?
      Jun 30
  • Netflix mr.clippy
    Go Austin. Seattle is a shitty climate trap. Austin has solid job market and affordability.

    I’d strongly consider Denver as well. Beautiful city. Reasonable job market. Lots and lots of sunshine.
    Jun 30 1
    • The Home Depot / IT NWOM01
      I second Denver
      Jun 30
  • VMware VmWhere18
    Austin , no state income tax ..
    Jun 30 6
    • SAP sq2
      Still nowhere close to the Bay's, I'd reckon
      Jun 30
    • The Home Depot / IT NWOM01
      Agreed.. but I don’t know why people compare Austin to Bay Area... just that it has companies... It’s backward in so many things... more allergies.. no good flights..
      Jun 30
    • SAP sq2
      '..Don't know why people compare it to the Bay Area'

      Uh, I thought the discussion was with reference to the question asked in this post, which IS about & outside the Bay
      Jun 30
    • The Home Depot / IT NWOM01
      Lol.. that’s true..
      Jun 30
    • VMware VmWhere18
      Taxes yes but overall it’s still a win. Smaller city, lesser traffic, lots of physical activity. Sure there’s not much to do around but Denver is a short flight away and I prefer not having to shovel snow.

      Also the people in Austin are generally much more progressive and smarter and the population is balanced.
      Jul 1
  • Comcast G0ku
    Wherever you move, try an internal transfer first, keep the bay area TC outside bay
    Jun 30 1
    • F5 Networks / IT cyber_n00b
      OP
      Thank you for this. Solid advice.
      Jun 30
  • Amobee YYal52
    What TC u got makes you feel this way
    Jun 30 1
    • F5 Networks / IT cyber_n00b
      OP
      I make 140k before taxes.
      Jun 30
  • Alteryx WBkQ70
    I third it!
    Jun 30 0