Whether or not the SF Examiner lands in my driveway on any given morning is totally random but this morning it did and what a nice cover story it had titled: Amid population boom, many homeowners are selling and leaving SF. Let the Voice be among the first to welcome our new residents and remind ourselves this is not news
When Deann and Jason Sonoda sold their 2,000-square-foot condo in the Haight recently, they did not buy another home in San Francisco — they had already relocated to Burlingame.
The couple, both in their mid-30s, decided to decamp from The City for a variety of reasons, not the least of which was better schools and fewer hassles associated with urban life.
“We looked for around six months between San Carlos and Burlingame and ended up buying a place in Burlingame,” Deann Sonoda said. “It’s a single-family home, in a great school district and has parking. It’s only 15 to 20 minutes from San Francisco, a 10-minute walk to Caltrain and an easier commute to the South Bay.”
The bottom line was
Sixty percent of all people who sell their homes in The City are leaving San Francisco after they sell, according to a survey of real estate agent sales over the past 12 months.
And then there is this gem which speaks for itself or you can look here
The perception that San Francisco schools aren’t as good as public schools in nearby counties is wrong, said Gentle Blythe, a spokeswoman for the San Francisco Unified School District.
Here's a warm welcome to B'game for all our newest ex-EssEffers.