Originally Posted by figner
I suppose by the OP's definition I might be an anti-downsizer. I live in expensive SoCal, and for now I'm not planning to move when FIREd. Family, activities, weather are all reasons why I'm staying. So I'll just have to plan for a portfolio to cover the higher expenses. If the excrement really landed on the propeller blade, though, I'd consider moving to a lower cost area as an emergency Plan B.
Ditto, except I'm a NorCal guy.
I have a modest 1700 sq ft house that is worth $900k according to Zillow so I could unluck a lot of money by moving to Colorado or Washington or Arizona or one of those other places that californians retire to all of which are great places by the way but the present plans are to stay put.
I just don't think that you can beat coastal California for my outdoor-centric lifestyle and the extra cost is worth it.