Not that we want to be smug or anything like that, but it’s hard not to experience a bit of schadenfreude when you hear stories like the President of the SF Federal Credit Union relocating to Oregon because of housing prices. The details are HERE.
Also, recently, a Palo Alto planning commissioner announced that she was moving to Santa Cruz after going to extreme measures, including renting a house with another couple. Her story is in the sidebar to the Palo Alto story. Santa Cruz isn’t much of an answer. And in Sonoma, people are paying half a milll for houses that would go for $300K up here. Unbelievable but true.
Even Humboldt County’s housing prices have become out of reach for many. In a review of properties on http://www.realtor.com Del Norte County is the only real affordable coastal county.
You are correct. And most people who have seen Del Norte County up close don’t want to live or buy property there.
I own a huge house on a massive lot one mile from pebble beach..bought it for 150k 10 yrs ago..yes, crescent city isn’t for everyone..glad it isn’t as well..couldn’t pay me to move back to humboldt
Each to their own I used to have to work in CC one day a week and I grew to hate the place.
Just looked at the Carlotta listings. Can’t believe anyone would pay $430K for a acre + house in CARLOTTA. Seems really overpriced.