More people are fleeing San Francisco than any other metro area in the United States in July and August, according to real estate listing website, Redfin.
According to SFGate.com:
The Bay Area leads the country in people planning to relocate despite an overall decline in those looking to leave from this time last year, which the report attributes to a recent drop in the area’s home prices. These numbers are determined by how many Redfin.com users were looking to leave an area compared to how many were looking to move in.
According to Redfin, 24.1% of its local users searched for properties outside of the Bay Area in July and August. Their top in-state destination is only a hop, skip, and a jump along Interstate 80 away, in Sacramento. The top out-of-state destination for San Francisco home buyers in Seattle.
Droves of home buyers in places like the Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Boston are moving in favor of more affordable cities like Miami, Sacramento, San Diego, Las Vegas, and Tampa.
San Francisco has suffered a mass exodus due to growing crime, homelessness, and the high cost of living.
Meanwhile, almost half of San Francisco residents said they had been victims of crime in the past five years.
Two-thirds of San Francisco Residents also say their city has rapidly declined due to homelessness, crime, and soaring house prices, while a third say they plan to escape within three years.
As The Daily Fetched reported earlier this month:
A recent poll surveyed 1,653 adults from the city, finding that 65 percent said the city was declining, while 37 percent said they plan to live elsewhere in three years.
The city, famed for its Golden Gate Bridge and colorful ‘Painted Ladies’ homes, is being destroyed by Democratic leadership.
The city is now described as a “rancid drug-ravaged pit of human misery” as it becomes another failed city under Democratic leadership.
As The Daily Fetched reported in July, Americans are now relocating to more people are fleeing San Fransisco to more affordable metro areas.
Redfin reveals an all-time high of 32.6 percent of its users “looked to move from one metro to another in the second quarter, up slightly from 32.3% in the first quarter and roughly 26% before the pandemic.”
Unsurprisingly, eight of the top ten cities with the highest outflows of residents are Democrat-run cities, while the other two cities are Washington, DC, and Boston, Massachusetts.
Charlie Baker, the Bay State’s governor, is a Republican, but Massachusetts has also gone blue in every presidential election since 1984.
These are the ten cities with the highest net outflows of residents, and they are all led by left-leaning mayors:
San Francisco, CA – Net Outflow: 48,718
Los Angeles, CA – Net Outflow: 40,632
New York, NY – Net Outflow: 35,165
Washington, DC– Net Outflow: 24,492
Seattle, WA – Net Outflow: 18,594
Boston, MA – Net Outflow: 12,492
Detroit, MI – Net Outflow: 7,334
Denver, CO – Net Outflow: 5,635
Chicago, IL – Net Outflow: 4,769
Minneapolis, MN – Net Outflow: 2,795
The LA Times notes that California ranks second in the country for outbound moves — a phenomenon that has snowballed during the pandemic, according to a report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, which tracked data from moving company United Van Lines. Between 2018 and 2019, California had an outbound move rate of 56%. That rate rose to nearly 60% in 2020-21.
Citing changes in work-life balance, opportunities for remote work and more people deciding to quit their jobs, the report found that droves of Californians are leaving for states like Texas, Virginia, Washington and Florida. California lost more than 352,000 residents between April 2020 and January 2022, according to California Department of Finance statistics.