Another city that is seeing people leave in droves is Baltimore…
“Thousands of people are fleeing the city each year as total population plummets to 100-year lows. There are about 46,000 vacant rowhomes scattered throughout the area, or roughly 15% of the housing stock is dormant. On a per capita basis, the city has the highest rate of homicides per 100,000 in the country. Opioids from Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland Medical Center continue to flood the poorest of neighborhoods, leaving the African American communities in a perpetual state of addiction, along with the need for constant government assistance programs. With the local economy basically a black market, gangs roam the streets like a third world country.”
I remember going to Orioles games as a kid, and at that time Baltimore was still somewhat of a vibrant city.
But now it is a rotting, decaying, drug-infested nightmare that is slowly dying right in front of our eyes.
And of course we continue to see an exodus from the California coastline, and one of the big reasons for that is because housing has gotten way too expensive…
A full 43 percent of Californian voters, and an astounding 61 percent of those aged 18 to 34, feel they can’t afford to live in the state, according to a recent Quinnipiac University poll. And over three-quarters of voters agree that there’s a “housing crisis.”
The median value for a house in the Golden state is about $550,000, according to real-estate website Zillow. That’s more than twice the national median.
Of course there are many other reasons to leave California as well. For much more on that, please see my previous article entitled “Nobody Does It Better: The Amount Of Human Feces On San Francisco Streets Is Going Up Every Single Year”.
Before I wrap up this article, I want to also say a bit about retirement migration.
As the Baby Boomers retire, millions of them are moving from cold weather states to warm weather states.
For ages, the state of Florida has been the number one destination for retirees, but now that has apparently changed. According to Fox Business, this is the very first year that New Mexico is on top of the list…
This was the first year New Mexico topped the list. Forty-three percent of moves to New Mexico were related to retirement, while 60 percent of people moving there were between the ages of 55 and 74. The cost of living in the state is 3 percent less than the national average, while income taxes are low.
I never would have guessed that.
Perhaps the cost of housing is low and that is why a lot of retirees from California see it as a good option.
And yes, lots of Baby Boomers are still retiring in Florida, and the state is still number two on the list…
While it did not make the top spot this year, Florida ranked second with 39 percent of moves into the state being retirement related. Aside from the warm weather and beach communities, Floridians are not subject to state income taxes.
In addition to everything that I have just shared, many Americans are migrating across the country for more ominous reasons. They can see the direction this nation is headed, and they want to be positioned for what America is going to be like in the coming years.
The fabric of our society is unraveling right in front of our eyes, and a lot of people just want somewhere safe, secure and sane to raise their families.
Unfortunately that is not so easy to find anymore, and the social decay that is eating away at our country like cancer is spreading a little bit more with each passing day.