San Diego: No 1. pleasant place in US
Zillow uses climate to rank 25 best in America
Roger Showley, U-T SAN DIEGO
Friday, December 19, 2014
Kelly Cunningham, economist at National University System's Institute for Policy Research, said he moved to San Diego from snowbound Colorado but acknowledged there's a price to pay for living in "paradise."
"You don't get paid quite as well," he said. "It's sort of like a discount for being able to live here that wages are not as high as they are in some other places where they probably have to pay people more to live there."
And yet, he noted, San Diego has grown its share of hometown billionaires, who moved here and grew successful businesses in spite of the siren call of sun, sand and surf.
"It worked for Irwin Jacobs," he said of the Massachusetts-born Qualcomm cofounder.