If I move to the Bay Area from Austin, are there any major negatives that will be really hard for me?

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- SF isn’t cool, and Austin still is (for a few more years) - a SFH in Austin can still be had for <$1mm - Local politics are more annoying in SF. Despite being well intentioned, they’re typically just as destructive as alternatives

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State income taxes will significantly decrease your take home pay. Going from no state income tax in TX to up to 12.3% is no joke. I used to live in TX and now WA. I won’t move to CA because of the taxes and high cost of living there.

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The only thing I can think of is the cost of living. If you can deal with that, you’ll be fine.

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Cost of living will kill you. As someone who used to live in Southern CA and now lives in the midwest, I say CA is a good place to be from! Traffic, smog, taxes, water conservation, housing density, very dirty streets, and more. No thank you. Stay in Austin. It's definitely much cooler!

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