So yesterday we looked at an affordable house with easy commutes in the Bay Area – just $288 per square foot in East Palo Alto.
Now, let’s look at what’s going on for about the same $/sqft in one of our two mortal enemies: Seattle!
Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Sq. Ft.: 1,800 $/Sq. Ft.: $292 Lot Size: 7,725 Sq. Ft. Property Type: Residential Style: 1 Story View(s): Territorial Year Built: 1969 Community: Microsoft County: King MLS#: 165784 Source: NWMLS Status: ActiveThis listing is for sale and the sellers are accepting offers. On Redfin: 8 days Cumulative: 151 daysLarge elegant rambler. Giant open living room + formal dining + breakfast counter. Lots of Italian tile, new carpet and paint. Remodeled baths and kitchen. Entertainment size deck with hot tub. Tam-O-Shanter Golf Club community with golf, Olympic pool and tennis courts.
So it’s in a golf club. So it’s got some of the nation’s best schools. But is it near Google and Facebook? Does it have the Bay Area schools? Does it have great sushi? (No, all they have is teriyaki!)
Sure they’re similar in price per square foot, but let’s face it – Redmond simply isn’t as livable as East Palo Alto. Add to that the lack of a state income tax… well… what would you do with all your money? Save it for retiring? Stop working and become a slacker?
Further proof that the Bay Area reigns supreme and why our awesome ho
using prices help drive our awesome innovation.