From climate to culture and scenery, San Francisco remains one of North America’s best regarded cities. It has, however, gotten expensive to live in over the last couple of decades. It is difficult to see the attractiveness of a place amp up its economy only for that to jeopardize the qualities that made it attractive to start with. Suburban poverty has been one of the by products of this process in many places. For the San Francisco Bay area documentation was published in January by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in a Community Development Research Brief on the suburbanization of poverty. It seems the region is somewhat ahead of the national trend.
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