More people left the San Francisco metro area than any other metro area in the country in July and August, according to real estate listing website Redfin, despite a downward trend in residents leaving, due to the recession of housing prices in the area.

According to Redfin, 24.1% of its local users searched for properties outside the Bay Area in July and August. Their main in-state destination is just a hop, skip and a jump along Interstate 80 away in Sacramento. The top out-of-state destination for San Francisco homebuyers is Seattle.

Throngs of homebuyers in places like the Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York City, Washington, DC and Boston are moving in favor of more affordable cities like Miami, Sacramento, San Diego, Las Vegas and Tampa.

San Francisco has been experiencing an exodus since before the pandemic, thanks to the high cost of living, rising crime and homelessness. Ironically, then-Mayor Gavin Newsom, who is now governor of California, promised in 2008 to end chronic homelessness within ten years.

Recently, almost half of San Francisco residents said they had been victims of crime in the past five years.

Joel B. Pollak is a senior editor at Sageznews News and host of Sageznews News on Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday nights from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM ET (4:00 PM to 7:00 PM PT). He is the author of the latest e-book, As Free as Fair: The 2020 US Presidential Election. His latest book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential election from a conservative perspective. He is the winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Scholarship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

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