Last month, there was this interesting comment:
May 25th, 2008 at 9:10 am
The previous commenter seems awfully bitter and should probably move elsewhere if he hates it here so much. Like “Been there done that”, I appreciate the Bay Area for the great outdoors, mild weather, diversity and culture. Try living anywhere else after living here, and you’ll either regret it or miss certain things. I know someone who decided to “cash out” of their big Marin home last year and move near his wife’s family (in Ohio) in order to gain a “simpler lifestyle”. And guess what? Within six months, he was back. Another friend moved to Colorado a few months ago, just outside of Boulder (because keep in mind, Boulder is now just as expensive as it is here, so it’s hard to get IN to Boulder). She absolutely hates it; says there’s no culture (restaurants close by 8pm there!) and the weather is too harsh. So don’t take the Bay Area for granted, because it truly IS “special”.
Well – now that certainly sounds like a challenge to me. Let’s take a look and see if this is true. For a compare and contrast, let’s use this modest Real Bay Area house featured earlier as a starting point…
Alright… now let’s see what that price gets you in Boulder:
199 S 80 St
Boulder, CO 80303
MLS ID# 570349
5 Bed, 5 Bath, 8,068 Sq. Ft., 1.75 Acres
Single Family Property, Area: Suburban Plains, Subdivision: Davidson Mesa, County: Boulder, Approximately 1.75 acre(s), Year Built: 1990, City view, Hill/mountain view, View, Single story, Central air conditioning, Basement, Dining room, Handicap features
I knew it! Thank god! Boulder housing is absolutely dirt cheap! Look at the monstrosity. Why would you want to live there? It’s insane! You’d go broke furnishing it. Better all getting a smaller house so you don’t need to buy as many Wifi repeaters!
Sorry Target-Addict, I know you meant well, but really, you should have used an example like Paris, London, Manhattan, Russia, or Tokyo when comparing to Cupertino and San Jose.