Bay Area’s high prices, traffic could spur exodus

Updated: Jun 2, 2018

POSTED: 03/30/17

Author: Bob Egelko

Publication: SF Gate


An increasing number of Bay Area residents are planning to move out of the area, or at least considering it, primarily because of housing prices, the rising cost of living and traffic, according to a new poll.

The survey of a randomly selected group of 1,000 registered voters from the nine counties, released Thursday, found that 19 percent “strongly agreed,” and another 21 percent “somewhat agreed,” with a statement that they were likely to move out of the Bay Area in the next few years. Forty-six percent of the respondents disagreed, either strongly or somewhat, and the rest said they didn’t know.

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