Karen Francis and her husband left the San Francisco Bay area in January after he was offered a job in Vancouver, Washington. While their move was career motivated, it's been good for their budget.
They now own a 2,600-square-foot home that is almost double the size of the place they were renting in California.
And it's not just their housing costs that have shrunk. The couple, which have an infant daughter, are also paying less in gas, utilities and services like garbage collection. And commute times are significantly better.
"You have to drive 20 minutes to get anywhere in Silicon Valley," the 28-year-old said. "Here, the drive to the store, church, gym where I workout, everything is 10 minutes or less."
Monday, December 26, 2016
Why a lot of people are moving out of California
Yes, life is BETTER somewhere else.