Single woman thinking of leaving Bay Area- too $$ here!
Hi- I am a recently divorced woman who has decided it might be time to get out of the Bay Area. It is simply not affordable. I earn 125K and still can barely make ends meet. I need to retire at some point and unless I win the lottery I won't be able to do it while living here.
A few questions----has anyone just up and left the Bay and if so, was it really hard to leave? I have tons of friends here and some family in the South Bay (just as $$$)
My kids are grown (one in Bay Area and one in So California.) I am very social and make friends easily. I could most likely keep my current job as I work remotely anyway.
I am concerned that I will be lonely and regret the decision--
Also- where to go? I love the diversity of the Bay but am willing to live in a less diverse place in order to live a decent life.
The only town that really pulls at me is Austin. I love hot weather and it seems like a very cool place. I have never lived in snow so would not know how to manage that piece...
Any ideas helpful. I am at a crossroads....