Residents from the San Francisco Bay area are bolting from the region.
The rate of people leaving the area is the most in the country.
High housing costs and crime are reasons for the high departure rate.
A U-Haul rental moving company in San Jose reports a high demand for one-way rentals.
One individual, Carole Dabak, is leaving because of the local politics including California being a sanctuary state.
Dabak cites crowding, crime and politics as the reasons for her own exodus.
“We don’t like it here anymore. You know, we don’t like this sanctuary state status and just the politics,” she said.
She plans to sell her home for about $1 million, buy a much larger place near Nashville for less than half that and retire closer to family and friends.