Originally Posted by kpexpress
We all have seen the images of the white pickett fences and a red car in the drive way, nicely trimmed grass and a pretty hedge (for some reason that "Lets take on Orbitz" commercial comes to mind)
But lets be for real. The post-war baby boomer definition of "The American Dream" is out of date IMOP. It is becoming less and less affordable and desirable. Isolation, commute times, wasted materials, destruction of valuable farmlands and open space is all a by product to this so called DREAM.
In your opinion, what is the new Generation X American Dream?
It depends on where that Gen X'er chooses to live and work actually. If the intrepid Gen x'er wants to live in a place like New York or San Francisco then this person better have lots of money. And I mean inherited money. Many of those that reside in high dollar places like NY, SF and Miami Beach are of the type that were given their wealth. Ordinary people cannot compete with this type of wealth so you see millions flocking to less expensive locales like Dallas, San Antonio, Charlotte and Phoenix. These towns are markedly more affordable and offer all the wants and dreams of even the most choosy Gen X'ers.