Congrats on a very smart move on your part. I guess jobs and family are one reason folks stay in places like NY, CA, IL. We live fairly close to the CA border and I can’t believe the cost of living (if you can call it that) in CA. Fifteen hundred sq/ft house for 500K? WTH? Taxes are ridiculous. Gas prices are ridiculous. Don’t think I’ll be going there any time soon.
” Fifteen hundred sq/ft house for 500K? WTH?————”
We have that type of situation where I live in Eastern MA.
I've been looking in areas around Greenwich, CT; Tarrytown, NY and Ramsey, NJ and see endless neighborhoods of million dollar homes. I wonder how it can be that so many people can afford to live there but apparently it is being done. NYC might be on the decline but it's still the largest metro area in the country by far.