Young empty nesters looking for a new start in a better location not too far away from family in STL.
With the ability to work from anywhere now while still keeping my LA salary, I figured it made a lot more sense to get out of one of the most expensive areas of the country and start saving. “Never know what the future might bring” has never been a more true statement than in 2020.
Moving home with my parents to save money. Not sure what the future holds, but I do know that I want a positive cash flow to get through it.
I don’t want to raise my children in a highly taxed, liberal city with a terrible mayor and an awful governor. The Chicago violence is awful—way too many gun laws.
For the last 15 years I’ve been in SF. I love it for the activities it allows and the people. I’ve also stayed for work. Now, work is remote and my studio apartment was tiny for that. I can’t really be with people, and much of what Is unique to the city that is not outdoors is closed. For the short term, I’m living with family. A trade off of California life was missing daily proximity vs vacation mode with family. I’ll be with them until things settle and then will find somewhere in the mountains for the winter and tbd thereafter. Flexibility feels freeing right now. We will see in 4 months how it feels.