Richard Florida and the Brookings Institution examined some demographic data and came to the conclusion that young people are losing favor with places like Las Vegas and Phoenix. Instead, Pittsburgh, Baltimore and St. Louis are attracting more young professionals, according to the report.
Just let that sink in for a minute.
So you’re probably thinking, what about all my high school friends who are scattered across the South and Southwest? At least that’s what I’m thinking.
But it’s true that I moved to Cleveland two years ago, willingly. And we’ve had a handful of people step up to write posts for us about moving from Florida to Pittsburgh, etc.
I know I would totally love to live in Baltimore or Pittsburgh. And I know I would totally hate to live in Phoenix or Las Vegas. But I thought that was because I am weird.
Hmm. We’ll see how this develops. What a sea change that would be.
Still doing well in the South, according to the report: Austin, Dallas, Houston, Denver, Seattle.
Phoenix, Las Vegas, not so much.
The common ingredient in the successful cities was quality of life and, in the North, civic reform efforts, Slate says.