If San Fran is in such dire straits; can someone explain to me how the entire area has the highest property values in the country? You can't even consider moving into that area of the country unless you've got a job that pays $800k or more. The rents are so high, they make New York City look cheap. A small 2-bedroom house is a million bucks.
But there's an army of homeless pissing everywhere?
New York was apparently smart enough to move all the undesirables further away, so now the outer edges of queens and the bronx are the hell-holes, while Manhattan and Brooklyn are hipster paradises.