Saw this flyer from local real estate agent for Cupertino. If you want to move here be prepared to pay top-dollar for a house you probably wouldn't look at in the mid west. With Apple opening their new campus for 12K+ employees, the traffic will be even worse.How about comparing a $500K house in rural IL to a similar house in rural Cali, an hour drive from Silicon Valley on a early Sunday morning with no traffic. I did a quick search on Zillow for houses in Sunnyvale (right in the middle of it all) and it's interesting, a bunch of inexpensive houses, then a big jump into $1M+ houses. It seems the $400-600K houses are few and far between, probably because they get snapped up before they can even make it to Zillow.