If you had vision, you would have made tons of $ if you went investing from the outskirts of the bay area to the very core. But no! You went from the inside to the outside.
Now, I've seen that sentiment before. People cashing in after selling their condos and whatnot in the bay area (San Jose) flew to the outskirts, but with the noble/stupid idea that they would double their money at the very peak of the market, right months before the last crash.