My district was a "good" district according to state test-taking statistics--rural/suburban, though, and I doubt a single teacher would buy a home due to higher real estate prices...most of our faculty were married, with spouses who made quite a bit more (generally--not in all cases). FWIW, I'm not a younger teacher...mid-40s, with children and I still decided to pursue greener pastures. I have a variety of work experience outside of teaching and I felt myself getting horribly burned out so much that I felt it was time to move on. Some of it was admin, some "high-test-scores-at-all-costs" (which I, as an educator, do not embrace--more to education than a multiple choice test) and frustration with poor management of resources. My kids love our schools, however, so I will stay here.