Two recent articles on Amazon’s nation-wide beauty contest won’t tell us Silicon Valley old-timers–defined as anyone who’s been here more than five years–anything we shouldn’t already know. But the effects of having an overwhelming Big Tech presence have snuck up on us so stealthily that a refresher course might be in order.
The older you are, the more likely you are to feel a sense of community. But the younger you are, the more likely you are to feel you should be doing more to help the community.
The polarization over Palo Alto renter Kate Downing’s letter of resignation from the city’s Planning and Transportation Commission continues, as does the Silicon Valley housing crisis that triggered it.
The San Francisco Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes most of the Bay Area, gets an A+ (but, curiously, not an A++) on the HomeAdvisor Homeowner Happiness Index. In fact, no metro is more chipper.
Palo Alto renter Kate Downing’s public letter of resignation from the City of Palo Alto’s Planning and Transportation Commission raises both valid points and largely unanswerable questions, at a time when Silicon Valley’s housing crisis makes national news–and as prices and rents show signs of moderating.
Wouldn’t it be great to know which Silicon Valley cities and neighborhoods have appreciated the most in the last twenty-plus years? Better yet, wouldn’t it be great to know which types of Valley cities and neighborhoods have appreciated the most over that period?
Recently it’s come to my attention that some of you home buyers are buying by the pound: you’re focusing on cities and neighborhoods where homes cost less per square foot.