At least one major California metropolitan area is currently experiencing its largest mass exodus in a decade because of its left-wing policies, constant crime and its exorbitant home prices.
“I loved it here when I first got here. I really loved it here. But it’s just not the same,” one departing San Francisco Bay Area resident, Carole Dabak, told location station KPIX.
Though Dabak spent 40 years living in San Jose, about 50 miles south of San Francisco, she reportedly plans to relocate to Tennessee because of “crowding, crime and politics,” according to KPIX.
“We don’t like it here anymore. You know, we don’t like this sanctuary state status and just the politics here,” she added.
And it isn’t just the Bay Area that’s bleeding. According to an Orange County Register report from April, 2017, “the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates show that domestic migrants continue to leave the state more rapidly than they enter it.”
Considered one of the most left-wing metropolitans in the United States, the Bay Area hosts some of the country’s most radical policies in regard to illegal immigration, taxes, crime and other top issues.
The Bay Area’s lax attitude “toward vagrancy and homelessness” have been especially detrimental, gradually transforming Bay Area Rapid Transit system into a secondary home for drug-addicted drifters, as reported by Breitbart.
But even more damaging to the quality of life in the once-beloved metropolitan has been its lawmakers’ embrace of sanctuary city laws that prioritize the well-being of illegal immigrants over the safety of the lawmakers’ own constituents.
The Bay Area’s lax attitude toward homelessness and illegal immigration likely played a role in spurring the metropolitan’s violent crime rates to “rise much faster than the national average” in 2016, as reported last year by The Mercury News.
And many suspect it’s also to blame, in part, for the killing three years ago of San Francisco resident Kate Steinle by five-time-deported illegal immigrant Jose Ines Garcia Zarate.
According to Russell Hancock, the president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, the exodus is also being driven by skyrocketing home prices.
“You can’t even contemplate getting into the housing market here,” he told KPIX. “And I don’t mean just service workers, I mean highly skilled professionals. The tech elite are having a hard time affording reasonable housing in Silicon Valley. So this is difficult, this makes it very difficult for employers trying to recruit.”
In a report published earlier this month, Mansion Global magazine revealed single-family homes in San Francisco now have a median price of $1.415 million. In contrast, the median price of a single-family home in my town of Raleigh, North Carolina, is $234,300, according to Zillow.
Question: Who would want to live in a leftist-dominated metropolitan that welcomes illegal immigrants like family, treats homeless criminals with kid gloves and prices homes out of the reach of everyday Americans?
Certainly not me. And apparently, not Dabak and many like her.
And what cities in the country are drawing the most new residents? According to the real estate services firm Redfin, the top draws in the United States are Phoenix, Arizona, Las Vegas, Nevada, Atlanta, Georgia, and Nashville, Tennessee. It’s probably no coincidence that each of those states has a Republican in the governor’s mansion.
Did I mention yet that the San Francisco Department of Public Health recently voted unanimously in favor of launching a “safe space” for drug users to get high?
“The facilities provide a safe space where people can consume previously obtained drugs, such as heroin and fentanyl, under the supervision of staff trained to respond in the event of an overdose or other medical emergency,” reported local station WXIN.
Again, who the heck would want to live in this dump!?
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