Survey: One third of San Fran residents want to leave; recent arrivals most disillusioned

Survey: One third of San Fran residents want to leave; recent arrivals most disillusioned
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Residents of the California’s Bay Area are eyeing the exits.

Some 34 percent of San Francisco-area residents are considering leaving because of high housing costs and traffic, according to a survey by the Bay Area Council.

People who have lived in the area for five years or less are those most likely to start packing their bags, according to the report. San Franciscans with lower income and those putting more of their income toward housing expenses were also listed among those prepared to leave.

Residents noted that the most serious problems facing the Bay Area included high cost of living, poverty and income inequality, crime rates and homelessness.

The biggest concern for the Bay Area is the potential loss of its young labor force…

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