02 Apr Sky-High Prices Got You Down? Here Are the Top Middle-Class Housing Meccas
Being in the middle is notoriously tough. The middle child. Middle age. Middle films in trilogies (we’re giving you a pass, “The Godfather, Part II”). And then perhaps the most challenged group of all: the middle class.
Because the American dream sure ain’t cheap these days, or easy to achieve. Politicians may fight over middle-class voters like hyenas over a fresh kill, but all their hyperbolic campaign promises (“time to ignite America’s middle-class miracle once again!”) and hashtags don’t seem to be making life much better for this defining chunk of the nation’s population.
The Pew Research Center defines middle-class Americans as those households earning between $42,000 and $125,000 annually—although most hew closer to the $59,000 median. As a group, they face endless challenges: income stagnation, rising costs of living, ever-escalating debt loads.
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