The reason the affluent move away

The Saint ReportNews 2006, saintblog0 Comments

December 7, 2006 Fort Worth Star-Telegram

It’s a common enough scenario: A family moves to Arlington, works, prospers, prospers some more, and then just as Mom and Dad start making really serious money, they move to an upscale municipality somewhere else.

In short, they bail out on the very entity that provided an environment in which they became wealthy. How ungracious. And ungrateful.

This is not just anecdotal. According to census studies, since 2000 Arlington has had a net loss of about 21,000 mostly upscale Anglos and about 1,000 mostly upscale Asians. That’s white flight and Asian flight.

The reason the affluent move away

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