We can no longer afford to live in Berkeley, after our rent was jacked up by $800 a month.
We hate to leave the San Francisco Bay Area, which has the best climate we’ve ever experienced. but we’ve been gentrified out.
Our own neighborhood used to be mainly African American, but it’s now a haven for Anglo professionals, a phenomenon that’s happening throughout the region, recently named as the country’s most expensive place to live..
So we’re headed to Torrance in Southern California, where two kids and a grandkid live, and two bedrooms in a home in Torrance where our younger son and his spouse live.
We’ll be leaving behind the best friends we’ve ever had, the kind of friends who’ll stick by you when times get rough.
We’ll keep posting here at esnl, though infrequently till the move is over.
We’ll keep you updated.