Here’s another awesome comment I thought I’d feature:
Home sales jump 29% in the San Francisco Bay Area [Burbed.com]
May 23rd, 2008 at 5:30 pm
I think I agree with bob 100%. I think to live and survive in BA, one requires a different mentality. These are the type A personalities who treat life as a running race with no end line. It’s all about keeping on running. Good for them. I personally tend to enjoy smaller things in life. If you belong to this class and ready to devote all your life for working, stay in BA. I’ll quote something I read on internet. BA is about overoworking to facilitate overspending to facilitate overconsumption. I guess one aught to be like a machine to think this way.
Especially, when it comes to the schooling, California is about the worst one can get. State has no money to fund it. The tax money goes to all those who benefit from prop 13. As a new comer you are at a disadvantage from the get go. Add to that the income tax. It make you participate in a orgy of financial overcommittment. Becuase even if you don’t buy a home, you pay tax. So the state wants you to buy a house and save on taxes. That raises the demand and housing becomes unaffordable.
That in itself is further proof that Silicon Valley is the place to be if you want to become rich and successful. Sure you might be earning $300k (standard married couple income) a year, but spending $400k a year to have the same quality of life here as someone making $300k in a crappy place like New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut, but at least you have great company.
And isn’t that what life is about? Being surrounded by people who share your values? Who share your interests?
Why would you want to live somewhere full of boring, lazy people?
If fremontrenter’s comment isn’t the biggest case for why you should live here, I don’t know what is.