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Thursday, April 08, 2021

San Francisco has lost more residents during the pandemic than any major city in the country " and hundreds of them have moved to Florida. In total, as many as 89,000 households moved out of San Francisco. Although most Bay Area residents moved to nearby cities, like Sacramento, a whopping number moved to Texas and Florida. According to Business Insider's analysis of a new report by commercial real estate services and investment firm CBRE Group, moves from San Francisco to Florida increased by 46.2%. Experts believe the cause of this is due to major tech companies who transitioned to work-from-home models, as well as millennials who reached "prime family formation age" just as the COVID-19 pandemic hit, explains the report. Consequently, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Tampa have seen a real estate boom in terms of single-family housing, with families in search of single-family homes outside of San Francisco, New York, and other major cities.


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According to the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council, 115 people are moving to the Tampa Bay area per day, and recent data from expects the Tampa metro area to be among the top cities for both year-over-year price growth and sales growth.


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... Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Tampa ...

Oddly, those are two of the areas that my Florida-based Trump-supporting friends tell me "do not represent Florida."

But I've asked this before (and have never gotten an answer)...

So, what effect will all these Democrats moving to Florida (from San Francisco, New York and elsewhere) have upon the Florida electoral results?

In other words, how will Florida try to suppress the power of their votes?

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-04-08 08:12 PM | Reply

Gracie threads are easier to spot than one from Boaz.

#2 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-04-08 08:17 PM | Reply

Be afraid, GRACIE.

Be very, very afraid.

#3 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2021-04-08 08:22 PM | Reply

In other words, how will Florida try to suppress the power of their votes?

Great question.

All I know is BOAZ must be dropping bombs in his undies, what with all these liberals draining out of California and infecting red states like TX and FL. Cuz, you know, if you didn't hear....liberalism is a disease.

#4 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2021-04-08 08:24 PM | Reply

She's just worried gong to open a Thai place on every corner. :)

#5 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-04-08 08:25 PM | Reply

Look at it this way, with the influx of all the new east Asian folks,(Orientals in SE American dialect) the cost for manacures and pedicures will drop precipitousy. I bet even the sucking fish have a greater vacuum on their lips.

#6 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-04-08 08:28 PM | Reply

Is "whopping" more than "most"? Seems a really unscientific way to describe any real analysis of value. This reads like just comfort food, for ------

Anyway, just wait till August. If any of them are left, they will be wishing they had died rather than move there.

#7 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2021-04-08 08:48 PM | Reply

@#5 ... She's just worried gong to open a Thai place on every corner. ...

There was an awesome Thai restaurant in this area, Bangkok. In the 1970's it was given a very good (four star!) review by a NYTimes critic who apparently got lost one day and wound up in Danbury, CT.

Unfortunately, the owners of the restaurant died in a plane crash.

Danbury Restaurant Owners Feared Dead in Plane Crash

...A couple who owned a restaurant in Danbury is feared dead after their plane disappeared on approach to Danbury Airport and crashed into a reservoir in North Salem, New York.

Family members believe Val and Taew Horsa were flying the plane when it crashed on Thursday afternoon.

The couple owned Bangkok Restaurant, a Thai restaurant in Danbury. Taew Horsa was also the head chef. A closed sign was posted in the restaurant's window on Friday. Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton says it was the first Thai restaurant in the area and immensely popular....

"Val and Taew were living the American Dream. They had a vision to build a restaurant, they opened it 30 years ago, built it up, got a four-star rating because of the culinary delight that it was." He said. "It's a huge loss for the community, for Danbury and the greater Danbury area, and our business community. Certainly we extend our condolences to the family as well for this tragic loss," he added....

Back in the day, I all but lived in that restaurant.

I used to add on to my order "very hot" to which I got the reply, "how hot?"

I said, "Thai hot."

After that, Ms Horsa used to come to the table and ask (confirm), are you sure? I'd say, "yes."

When the entree was presented to me by Ms Horsa, she would warn me, that in addition to the "Thai hot", those sliced peppers garnishing the entrees are habanero peppers. Be careful.

Val told me he met Taew in Thailand while he was working in the Peace Corps, and he convinced her to come to the United States to marry and live their dream.

An amazing couple. Such a loss, their untimely death.

#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-04-08 09:19 PM | Reply

This could get interesting...

Silicon Valley Is Flooding Into a Reluctant Austin

...The city, which has been booming for a decade, has been the top destination for tech workers leaving California during Covid....

For years, Austin has attracted far-flung newcomers with its food and music scenes, along with low taxes and cost of living. The city grew 30% from 2010 to 2019, making it the fastest-growing major metro area in the country. It was adding about 170 people per day by the end of that period, according to the latest census count. So while rapid growth is nothing new for the city, the population shift associated with Covid-19 has intensified the struggle to, as the motto goes, "Keep Austin Weird." Even Congrove"a software engineer who moved from Florida seven years ago"is most concerned about how the new wave of tech workers is affecting his adopted city's culture. Lately, he's seen more T-shirts bearing startup logos than band names. New condos have sprouted up where quirky bungalows once stood. And the commute time to his downtown office has tripled.

"They just keep coming," Congrove says. "The fleece vests, the tech bros"that's definitely imported from California."...

[emphasis mine]

Gonna be interesting, fer sure...

#9 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-04-08 09:26 PM | Reply

I got some Thai food the other day, I asked what Thai food isn't traditionally served "Thai hot."

The answer was: Vegetable fried rice is usually not spicy, and Pad Thai is only mild spicy.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-04-08 09:27 PM | Reply

I had some good Thai food in Seattle. It was hotter than a coal fire ready for branding.

#11 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-04-08 09:31 PM | Reply

I have an excellent Thai place 3 miles from the condo. Cooks are grandma, grandpa and adult daughter. Servers are their other kids. Best Mee Krob and Pad Thai around. I walk in and they all smile and shout, no spice, no candy (nasty free hard candy after the meal) is here.

#12 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2021-04-08 09:54 PM | Reply

My favorite restaurant in SF: Lucky Creation Vegetarian Restaurant. So, so good!

#13 | Posted by Karabekian at 2021-04-08 09:56 PM | Reply

I love Thai food.
As far as spice goes. Undramatically, you just add more hot chiles to any food and it gets spicier. So a restaurant you know may have cornered the market on some 'hot ass dish' but you can replicate their bad-assery by buying hot peppers and applying to your own food. There's nothing hard about making something so hot it melts your brain pan. They aren't doing anything other than increasing the content of the chiles.
Look up a recipe for jerk sauce (caribbean, usually on chicken, allspice, ginger, garlic, some other fun, and scotch bonnet or habanero - same thing) two or three habaneros in that will provide a satisfying burn. still not happy? add two more.


#14 | Posted by schifferbrains at 2021-04-08 10:10 PM | Reply

I've found that hot-hot is of course very good, but there's a space for 'comfort burn'.

Guajillo - dried chiles, around the heat of poblano (ancho is what they're called dried out) are quite good as a background heat provider. I made what was basically a pot roast (beef chuck, slow cooked) in a handful of those peppers with the tag-alongs, garlic, oregano, chile powder.
Thumbs up.
Slow burn.

#15 | Posted by schifferbrains at 2021-04-08 10:19 PM | Reply

Thai food is better than Chinese. I don't know if it's the lemongrass or the coconut milk. Japanese food still wins hands down. Raw fish and rice. Simple but tasty.

#16 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-04-08 10:19 PM | Reply

Moving from the second housing crisis in the nation... to a place aspiring to be the third worst housing crisis in the nation.

#17 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-04-09 09:42 AM | Reply

So California is still growing every year and now they are going to turn Florida blue. Got it.

They are helping do the same in Texas.

Thank you California!

#18 | Posted by Sycophant at 2021-04-09 12:56 PM | Reply

"most Bay Area residents moved to nearby cities, like Sacramento"


#19 | Posted by Tor at 2021-04-09 05:16 PM | Reply

Be afraid, GRACIE.

Be very, very afraid.

#3 | POSTED BY RSTYBEACH11 AT 2021-04-08 08:22 PM | FLAG: Correct because libbies are so stupid that when they move to get away from all the their imposed taxes and laws, rules and regulations, that they will vote to impose the very things they ran away from. Proof that libs are incapable of learning from their mistakes.

#20 | Posted by MSgt at 2021-04-10 12:14 PM | Reply


"what with all these liberals draining out of California"

You sure it's the liberals leaving?

#21 | Posted by Billjohnson at 2021-04-10 07:49 PM | Reply


California still has a lot of Republicans...for now.

#22 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2021-04-10 07:50 PM | Reply

When people leave California for Florida the IQ level goes up in both States.

#23 | Posted by Tor at 2021-04-10 07:59 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

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