Is it true that everyone is fleeing the Bay Area to move to places like Austin?

Lionbridge WgEW84
Nov 30, 2018 28 Comments

I’ve read a lot about the crazy cost of living in the Bay Area and folks are leaving for Denver, Austin, Nashville.... would this be a bad time for someone to relocate to the Bay Area if there’s an exodus? Thoughts?


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TOP 28 Comments
  • Google / Eng ;O 𓂺
    Sorry, we're full.

    But seriously, life is mostly amazing here. Frustratingly expensive rent prices, and dinner can be pricey. But income more than covers it.
    Nov 30, 2018 2
    • Mphasis / Project McGyver
      You speak like my wife. She’s like - where else in the whole country would you get $200k for the kind of work you do 🤦🏻‍♂️
      Nov 30, 2018
    • Google / Eng ;O 𓂺
      $600k household income here. It's great.
      Nov 30, 2018
  • Google / Eng Bluths
    Depends. Do you want to raise a family in a house and live close to work? Then don’t move here.

    I love the weather and don’t plan on having kids. Love the Bay Area.
    Nov 30, 2018 0
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    • Wells Fargo qUyB01
      What was your comp in the Bay Area and how much of a hit did you take when you moved?
      Dec 1, 2018
    • Snapchat MiseryLife
      I thought most companies adjust ur compensation when you move. Which company still keeps 🌲 fiddy TC in Denver/Austin ??
      Dec 1, 2018
  • Lockheed Martin / Eng iEkO37
    What are you reading? People are leaving the Bay area but more are moving in. Austin is also growing, I am not familiar with Nashville or Denver area. From a job seekers perspective though, Austin cannot compete with the number of jobs in the Bay Area. Just as an example go on Angellist and filter for companies in the Bay area and then compare it to the Austin area. Not even close.
    Nov 30, 2018 1
    • Pure Storage orangeg769
      Denver and Boulder are the new hotspots
      Nov 30, 2018
  • I know a few who moved back. Weather sucks and can’t deal with huge mosquitoes.
    Nov 30, 2018 0
  • New Bihari
    Good, you guys leave and we will ship more people from Andhra to Bay Area.
    Nov 30, 2018 0
  • Facebook public2
    No, not even a little but wish it were true so there would be less traffic on on the 101
    Nov 30, 2018 0
  • Apple


    Spittoon of Upper Mgmt
    Moved to Bay Area from Austin. I don’t even think of going back to that sleepy town. I love it here.
    Nov 30, 2018 1
    • Google jalapeño!
      Right? Austin thinks it's big but it's widdle.
      Dec 1, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng legend
    So nobody is left in Bay area now?
    Nov 30, 2018 1
    • Facebook / Eng NopeNope!
      Total ghost town. Tumbleweed in the streets. No traffic at all!
      Nov 30, 2018
  • Facebook / Eng NopeNope!
    It’s a total exodus. That’s why the rents are so low here.
    Nov 30, 2018 0


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