Your American Dream

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What is the state of your America Dream?  Have you ever wondered how your pursuit of the American Dream is affected by where you live?  Do people who live in the South feel the same way about their American Dream as those who live in the North?  When we think about the iconic American Dream, do other people think of it in the same way?   Most probably we all perceive the American Dream as having employment which allows for the growth of wealth, including home ownership.

There is even a way to measure how strongly people feel about their ability to reach the American Dream.  All across America each state has different economic factors which can shape this index.  Forbes.com recently released the latest results of their American Dream Index, in which they measure “the prosperity of the middle class, and…examine which states best support the American Dream.”  The monthly index measures several different economic factors, including goods-producing employment, personal and commercial bankruptcies, building permits, startup activity, unemployment insurance claims, labor force participation, and layoffs.

The national index score was rounded out to 100.0 in January as a baseline for comparison and it rose the fourth straight month in a row to 101.8.

Alaska, coming in at 89.4, represented the lowest score on the index due in part to the recent collapse in oil prices. In contrast, Wyoming came in with the highest score at 115.1.

As you can see, moving to York Co. South Carolina is a good idea with a current reading of 103.6.  Things are moving, and people are happy in York County.

All real estate is local. York County South Carolina has a lot to offer. Whether you want to visit the lakes, or be entertained you will not be let down. York County also has medical centers and higher education centers available. If you are thinking of making a move, give us a call. We have the deep community roots and network to help you find your next home. We can show you all of the beautiful areas of York County.