Why Americans Are Leaving California—And Where They're Going Instead

By Ian Banks | May 4, 2024

Many residents

In recent years, perceptions of California have shifted among Americans. California has experienced a notable increase in its overall cost of living. 
 

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This heightened expense has made many residents unable to afford living in their own neighborhoods, prompting them to relocate elsewhere. California's reputation for high taxes is a well-known fact that has persisted over time. 
 

New levels

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However, the recent surge in taxes has taken this burden to new levels. Despite having tolerated high taxes in the past, Californians are now finding it increasingly difficult to cope with the escalating tax rates.