In America, the trend seems to be that cities are getting bigger. Metropolises like Austin, Denver and Houston are among those seeing the most significant growth.
By The Numbers: Cities Are Getting Bigger
With the exception of New York City, each of the 15 cities that gained the greatest number of people between 2014 and 2015 were in the South or the West.
“It’s like a gold rush in Colorado,” said Kelly Brough, president and CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.
“People want two things as they make a decision of where to live these days. They want a good job and they want a great quality of life. Back in my day, you would have been willing to sacrifice quality of life for a good job. Today, I think this generation is saying, ‘No, I want both.'”
As big cities are getting bigger, cost of living is fluctuating. Home prices are skyrocketing all over the country and wages have been slow to keep pace.
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