No Room in Hotel California

The following infographic comes from today’s San Diego U-T. While the U-T uses it to argue that coastal California is over-priced and people are no longer moving in, you might equally argue that it shows how coastal California is either protected or fully built-out, and so there is nowhere to put significant numbers of new people. Either way, some data worth thinking about with respect to the ardor for coastal living.


  1. I treat this as an experiment…an experiment in PAIN. Many of these inlanders are actually trying to do a coastal commute. Insane! Where I work (Sunnyvale), people have tried to do the Sacramento commute. INSANE! Most of them burn out within six months…what is your LIFE worth???
    Most of these people will have to weigh cheap housing against higher paying jobs. MAny will end up going coastal again.