Alexa David and her husband, Josh, had never planned on staying in Los Angeles forever.
They’d moved to L.A. after he got accepted to grad school at USC in 2018 and figured they might stay a few years after he graduated, both working in the tech industry, but would have to leave eventually “because the cost of living was so out of control,” she said.
Then came the pandemic, and L.A. tech companies largely stopped hiring, David said.
“When COVID-19 hit, we decided to leave sooner, and move somewhere we felt like we could still have access to the outdoors, but with a better cost of living,” she said.
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