You’re not the only one dreaming of ditching the Bay Area for a Midwestern college town or a coastal city in the Southeast.
Two out of five residents of the nine-county region have given serious thought to moving away — mostly because of high housing costs, according to a survey released today by a business and public policy group.
The Bay Area Council’s annual poll found that concerns about housing ranked as the region’s second-most-vexing problem, behind transportation woes.
Even with some recent cooling in the local housing market, the price for a middle-of-the-road single-family home hovers around $628,000, or about triple the national average.
Sub Millionaires’ Row
February 28, 2006 By