Every weekend since we moved to Silicon Valley, we notice moving trucks in our neighborhood.
The San Francisco Bay Area is transient. There is so much here! It’s incredible! There are few places in the world where one can make hundreds of thousands of dollars every year, yet drive a half hour or less to surf. Or hike. Or check out an amazing museum. Ir have a world class meal. Drive a couple hours and you’re in the Sierra Nevada mountains – Lake Tahoe has limitless fun [though it typically comes with a hefty price tag].
The Bay Area has its challenges, to be sure, but one look at the topography is enough; it’s drop dead gorgeous.
There is a reason people stream from across the country to live here. It’s an amazing place to live, pure and simple.
Once they get here, however, the difficulties can be intimidating for people from any station in life. A couple years ago, 46% of Bay Area residents were planning on leaving within a few years. But why leave? Continue reading “the meaning of home”